Medieval jug from France

For the classroom

The Saintonge jug


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Bronze ewer


Bronze ewer from the court of Richard II of England; found in the Asante kingdom (present-day Ghana). See the link in About the object for more information.

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Tiled floor from Hailes Abbey


Part of a tiled floor from Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire, showing ale barrels. Many medieval monasteries produced ale on a commercial basis.

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Video demonstration of pottery-making

Source: youtube.com

English Heritage video demonstration of pottery-making with a style of wheel based on late medieval images.

See this video on youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6rxr07sqp8

Medieval manuscript showing a potter

Source: visualiseur.bnf.fr

French medieval manuscript showing a potter with a simple wheel.

Visit the site http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Daguerre&O=7806784&E=JPEG&NavigationSimplifiee=ok&typeFonds=noir

Saintonge jug found in Exeter

Source: rammcollections.org.uk

Information and video about an elaborately decorated Saintonge jug found in Exeter that mocks the loose morals of bishops.

Visit the site http://rammcollections.org.uk/content/catalogs/ramm/jug-1899-10-1.ashx

Saintonge jug found in merchant’s waste pit

Source: hants.gov.uk

A Saintonge jug found in a merchant’s waste pit in Southampton.

Visit the site http://www3.hants.gov.uk/heritage100/item.htm?itemid=30

The house of a medieval wine merchant

Source: english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage resource about the house of a medieval wine merchant in Southampton with very useful classroom activities.

Download this document http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/medieval-merchants-house-southampton-information-for-teachers/medievalmerchantshouse20050221145240.pdf

Medieval Winchelsea

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC video extract in which Professor Robert Bartlett shows how medieval Winchelsea was once part of England’s wine trade with Gascony.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01w56yr

Wine-bearing ship wreck

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC video on wine-bearing ship wrecked off the Welsh coast.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zr4vr82

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Lesnes Abbey Woods and the ruins of the abbey where the jug was found

Source: bexley.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3906

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Source: rammuseum.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.rammuseum.org.uk

Medieval merchant’s house in Southampton

Source: english-heritage.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/medieval-merchants-house/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org
Contact your local museum to see whether it has a handling collection that includes pots or pottery sherds from the medieval period.

Medieval jug from France