Leading cultural researchers tell stories of places around the world. For the full spatial multimedia experience and more episodes visit www.placecloud.io.
A northern saint-king in Gloucester
In 909 the bones of Oswald of Northumbria were brought to Gloucester from Bardney in Lincolnshire by Æthelred and Æthelflæd, rulers of Mercia. In time the minster they had founded in Gloucester came to be named after this northern king. Find out why a northern king was an attractive patron to Merican rulers and how the northern connection was later reactivated by the Archbishops of York.
Maldon’s medieval leper hospital
The St Giles ruins are Maldon's only ancient scheduled monument. While in popular imagination medieval leper hospitals are thought of as places of exclusion, the truth is more complex and the community at St Giles was embedded in networks that stretched from the town centre out into the surrounding countryside.
Peterborough’s Right-Hand Man
One of the most precious possessions of the monks of Peterborough was the incorrupt right arm of King Oswald. What was this relic? And how did it come to be installed in a chapel in Peterborough Abbey?
The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – A Heroic Freemason
Recounts the story of Dr Alexander Stewart Brown from Brockley who lost his life following a series of unfortunate events.
The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – Death in a High Tension Chamber
Recounts the story of Constable Percy Edwin Cook, who died in 1927 trying to save some workmen from a High Tension Chamber in Kensington.
The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – A Controversial Tragedy
Recounts the controversy around the death of Fireman Joseph Ford who died in 1871 while helping to rescue people from a burning house on the Grays Inn Road.