General Scarlett led the Charge of the Heavy Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava this “foolhardy attack” uphill and defying military doctrine was a success but it is largely overlooked due the notoriety of the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The medieval Whalley Abbey Vestments were given to the Towneley Family at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries so they would be kept safe. Dating from the Middle Ages they are sewn in a style of ecclesiastical embroidery, Opus Anglicanum.
This human shaped burial object of just five or six inches tall accompanied a Chachapoyan mummy on its journey to the afterlife. Very few mummies and their associated objects are found outside Peru