A Nottingham Medieval Mystery: What is the Fishpool Treasure Hoard, why was it buried in Ravenshead?

Gareth Howell


Region:
East Midlands
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: 40 plus travel costs, less for charities
Category:
History
Updated:
21st May 2019
Tagged:
Wars Of The Roses | Nottinghamshire | Medieval | Local History

In 1966 workmen made an unbelievable discovery - a fortune in medival coins and jewellery. It is now rated as one of the ten most important treasures found in the UK, and the largest hoard of Medieval coins found in the UK. But where might they have come from? Just why was a fortune in rare coins buried near Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire? 2 different theories are examined, shedding light on the War of the Roses, and a bloody period in our history.

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About Gareth Howell

I regularly appear on BBC Radio Nottingham as an historical adviser, most notably as the military historian when Armed Forces Day was hosted at Nottingham. I have also spoken on BBC Notts on topics as diverse as Richard 3rd, the tanks, the home guard and the Easter Rising (for which I also appeared on a programme with BBC Ulster). I am also a regular guest speaker for Abingdon Museum in Oxfordshire, the British Biomedical Institute, Buxton Museum and various Rotary clubs. I have done some TV work for BBC Ulster and for Channel 4. If you have a particular interest for a history talk that's not on the list, feel free to ask if I'd be able to field a talk on the subject, after all the worst I could say is no!

I am a confident and engaging speaker after many years teaching in a Nottingham Secondary school.


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