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…

The House at Bayeux, 1818 (Bray 4/1)

  Chosen by Simon Barker, Head of Department, English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester (text by Holly Wright) This 1818 watercolour of the house in Bayeux is poignant and significant. Bray was newly married to her first husband Charles Alfred Stothard who had been commissioned by the Society of Antiquaries to undertake drawings of…