This scholar and Freemason donated a collection of curiosities that became the basis for one of Britain's - and the world's - great museums.
The museum opened in the heart of Oxford in 1683
The museum is called the Ashmolean!
20 May, 1313
Ordinance of the Staple
The Ordinance established a compulsory depot through which all wool exports had to pass. The first 'Staple' was St Omer
Close to the ancient stannary towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and the medieval town of Totnes, midway between Plymouth and Exeter, this charming character 16th Century former corn mill offers the warmth of a homely atmosphere with hotel quality and service in a superb central location, perfectly placed for holidays … more >>
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