Unlocking the Winchester Cabinet

Third year history student Emma Herbert-Davies writes about her Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship project: cataloguing one of the coin collections. The Winchester Cabinet is a collection of over 3000 coins, medals and tokens dating from Ancient Greece to the eighteenth century. It was compiled by a barrister named William Eyre who bequeathed the cabinet…

Wartime Revolutionaries: Cryptography, Cyanide and the SOE

One of the most famous images of the modern revolutionary is that of the defiant French Resistance fighter, obstructing their German occupiers through acts of sabotage and subterfuge. Yet the French, and other resistance movements in occupied Europe, were given invaluable assistance, training and weapons supplies by a lesser-known and fascinating organisation, the Secret Operations…