Digging into the Past: Excavating Chichester’s Roman remains

CPS 1876/4: Roman remains at Fishbourne, 28 July 1963 By Jenny Mason, Team Leader (Collections Management) Britain’s Roman past has long captured the imagination of antiquarians and archaeologists alike and surveys and excavations of Romano-British sites have taken place since the 16th century. One of the earliest, and most famous, Roman finds in Chichester was…

Potter’s Museum of Curiosity, 1977 (Lib 12426)

Kate Mosse, novelist, playwright and researcher I first hit the Archive in 2013, researching for my Gothic thriller - The Taxidermist's Daughter - which is set in Fishbourne and Chichester in 1912.  I needed maps, I needed information, but I mostly needed to connect with the texture of the period. I love research, so I pored…