Our ‘Medieval’ Wax and the Magical Aging Chamber

Filed under: Messing about in the lab — Hollie Morgan at 3:11 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017  Tagged , , , ,

As you might remember, a few months ago we spent the day in a lab using medieval recipes to make sealing wax. We had been careful to ensure that we had followed the recipes as closely as possible in order to replicate the methods used in the Middle Ages (ignoring the fact that medieval seal […]

The curious case of the pressed-in ring

Filed under: Adventures in archives — Hollie Morgan at 1:45 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016  Tagged , , , , ,

After two weeks of training with our specialist equipment, we were unleashed into The National Library of Wales to work on the Penrice and Margam charters. January is a strange time to be introduced to Aberystwyth: it is beautiful, the people are very friendly and there are postcards in the shops saying ‘Come to Sunny Aberystwyth’ but […]