Folklore, Rebellion, and Reclaiming Robin Hood for Sheffield

Dr David Clarke explores… In this online event using Zoom, FoSC Committee member Dr. David Clarke from Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Contemporary Legend explores two legendary heroes from Sheffield’s folklore. Considering the city’s rich history of rebellion, David will talk about the last Saxon Earl of Hallamshire, Waltheof, who was executed by William the […]

Festival of the Mind Podcast: River Don and the Castle

As part of the University of Sheffield, Festival of the Mind 2020, Prof John Moreland narrates a history of the Castle and its relation to the River Don, called Salmon of Steel: Steel City River Walk https://festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020/spiegeltent/salmon-of-steel-city-river-walk-podcast/  

Press Release: Launch of the new book on Sheffield Castle

Please see the link below to the press release issued by the University of Sheffield on the forthcoming book ‘Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration 1927 -2018’. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-castle-history-britain-england-uk-greatest-castles-yorkshire-latest-1.907443 The book and on line resource will be formally launched at the Festival of the Mind on 26th September however the book can be downloaded for free or […]

Archaeological Evaluation Report – Sheffield Castle

The final report on the archaeological investigations carried out by Wessex Archaeology in 2018 is now available to read/view on the Wessex website.  Follow copy the following link into your browser https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/sheffield-castle-final-reporting In the coming weeks, a summary of the findings will be available as part of a book and on line resource, Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, […]

Evaluation of the Site of Sheffield Castle – webinar by Wessex Archaeology

The Motte, The Bowling Green and The Furnace If you were not able to watch the live broadcast by Mili Rajic on the 10th June, you can still hear the talk and see the associated slides at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5418421196968470530 You will need to fill in your name and email before you can watch the recording.

Mary Queen of Scots

With thanks to David Templeman from Friends of Manor Lodge, here’s a fascinating article about a forthcoming anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ stay in Sheffield  

It’s best not mess wi’ Yorkshire folk…

25th August, 1642, the Royal Standard was erected at Nottingham. One of the first acts of open hostility in the neighbourhood of Sheffield was an attack upon the house of Sir Edward Rodes, a zealous Parliamentarian, at Great Houghton. This was made by Captain Grey, a Northumberland gentleman, at the head of 300 dragoons. Instantly the whole of the western […]