This week: Hadrian’s Wall

This week on The Past, we are delighted to celebrate a very special milestone: the 400th issue of our sister publication Current Archaeology โ€“ the ground-breaking specialist magazine, first published in March 1967, that is now firmly established as Britain’s favourite archaeology title. Over more than five decades, CA has gone from strength to strength โ€“ bringing you all the latest news from around the country, as well as reporting on digs, talking to excavators, and reviewing a seemingly endless supply of books and papers โ€“ all part of the never-ending work of keeping readers up-to-date with everything going on…

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The secrets of church walls

had King Charles been in need of distraction or amusement during his Coronation in May 2023, he could have done worse than study all the graffiti carved into the woodwork of the Coronation Chair…

Conserving the keep

Orford Castle in Suffolk has reopened to visitors after detailed conservation work โ€“ a project 13 years in the making โ€“ was completed in January. The castle was originally built for Henry II between 1165 and 1174, as a royal…

The Wars of the Roses

Our special feature in this issue explores the art of war in late 15th-century England with an article…