11 edition of The Mildenhall treasure found in the catalog.
Describes how a British plowman unearthed a collection of Roman silver in the 1940s and the events that followed this tremendous discovery.
Originally published: U.K. : Jonathan Cape, 1999.
|Statement||Roald Dahl ; pictures by Ralph Steadman.|
|Contributions||Steadman, Ralph, ill.|
|LC Classifications||DA147.M64 D35 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||79 p. :|
|Number of Pages||79|
|LC Control Number||00024683|
In , when he was making a living by writing fiction for American magazines, Roald Dahl wrote a true story called THE MILDENHALL TREASURE. It tells how Gordon Butcher, a Suffolk ploughman, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles, a horde of Roman silver of unparalled beauty and value. “The Mildenhall Treasure” Buy this book: Description. During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure’s value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered.
The Mildenhall Treasure is a nonfiction work written by British author Roald tells the story of the discovery in near Mildenhall in Suffolk of the Mildenhall Treasure, now held in the British Museum.. Background . Dahl first published his account in the U.S. weekly magazine Saturday Evening Post, on 20 September , under the title He Plowed Up $1,, The Mildenhall Treasure by Richard Hobbs. In , while ploughing a field near Mildenhall in Suffolk, eastern England, Gordon Butcher stumbled upon a hoard of 34 silver objects that he turned over to his boss and owner of the land, Sydney Ford.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Mildenhall treasure by Roald Dahl; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Antiquities, Roman, Buried treasure, Roman Antiquities, Silverware, Romans, Treasure-trove, Juvenile literature; Places: England, England) Mildenhall. Numerous brilliant full colour illustrations, wonderful and eccentric, by the great Ralph Steadman. Full and double page illustrations and a few b/w line drawings. This book tells tells how, in near Mildenhall in Suffolk, a Roman Silver Hoarde was discovered by a Suffolk ploughman, and how he was cheated out of .
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The Mildenhall Treasure is a story based on the true events of an archaeological find during the s. It tells the tale of Gordon Butcher who finds some Roman artefacts and unaware of the significance of the find, confides in his friend Ford who assures him that he will look after the rusty old stuff/5.
The unusual illustrations strongly support Roald Dahl's true story of the finding of the Mildenhall treasure in Suffolk. Read the book then visit the Cited by: 1.
The unusual illustrations strongly support Roald Dahl's true story of the finding of the Mildenhall treasure in Suffolk. Read the book then visit the British Museum to see the fantastic treasure for yourself/5(20).
Dahl (The Umbrella Man and Other Stories,etc.) weaves the story of the treasure and greed that unearthed the richest collection of Roman silver plate ever found in British soil.
When Dahl was a young writer selling stories to magazines, he read a newspaper article about The Mildenhall treasure book find of Roman silver in a small town. The story so interested him that he traveled to the town and interviewed the. Inwhen he was making a living by writing fiction for American magazines, Roald Dahl wrote a true story called THE MILDENHALL TREASURE.
It tells how Gordon Butcher, a Suffolk ploughman, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles, a horde of Roman silver of unparalled beauty and value. And how, not appreciating what he had discovered, he was cheated out of the 4/5(1).
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Animated film made by children and families during workshops at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. This was a Colchester and Ipswich museums service project. Animation Workshops by. Mildenhall is a small market town and civil parish in Suffolk, town is near the A11 and is located 37 mi (60 km) north-west of Ipswich, the county town.
The large Royal Air Force station, RAF Mildenhall as well as RAF Lakenheath, are located north of the former is used by the United States Air Force, as the headquarters of its th Air Refueling Wing and nd Special District: West Suffolk.
Discovered in Suffolk inthe Mildenhall Treasure is one of the most important collections of Late Roman silver tableware from the Roman Empire, and one of the British Museum's most iconic finds. It features some of the finest pieces of Roman craftsmanship known from throughout the Roman Empire.
This book offers new perspectives on the Treasure and its significance with the wider Roman. Get this from a library. The Mildenhall treasure. [Roald Dahl; Ralph Steadman] -- A true storu of the discovery of a hoard of superb Roman silver of immense beauty and value.
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gripping. the pictures of course make the story a bit more tragic.4/5(1). : The Mildenhall Treasure () by Dahl, Roald and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(). One of Dahl's only non-fiction books, The Mildenhall Treasure tells the true story of a ploughman who dug up a buried Roman treasure in the 's.
The ploughman was entitled by law to the full amount of its market value, but a greedy neighbor took advantage of his situation. The Mildenhall Treasure is a non-fiction work written by British author Roald Dahl. Unlike his later work, the story is not children's fiction.
It tells the story of the discovery in near Mildenhall in Suffolk of the Mildenhall Treasure, now held in the British Museum. 1st edition 1st impression in fine condition.
Flat signed by Ralph Steadman to title page. No markings, all pages clean. Dust jacket has some edge wear. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pics. PayPal accepted, any questions get in touch. A concise and accessible introduction to the Mildenhall Treasure, one of the most important collections of late-Roman silver tableware ever found, this book tells the captivating story of the treasure, beginning with the discovery and the respective roles of Butcher and Ford.
It explores the sixty- year-old mystery that surrounds the find and. Buy a cheap copy of The Mildenhall Treasure book by Roald Dahl. Buried one foot below the surface of a field called Thistley Green in the English town of Mildenhall, a most fantastic Roman treasure lay for centuries until a Free shipping over $/5(4).
Get this from a library. The Mildenhall treasure. [Roald Dahl; Ralph Steadman] -- Describes how a British plowman unearthed a collection of Roman silver in the s and the events that followed this tremendous discovery. Buy The Mildenhall Treasure 1st by Dahl, Roald, Steadman, Ralph (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(19). This generously illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of the 28 pieces of the Mildenhall Treasure, the majority of which was crafted in the fourth century AD.
The catalogue section provides an in- depth study of the form, decoration and mythological themes of the individual pieces, as well as discussing parallels with other items of.The Mildenhall Treasure by Roald Dahl. Great book. Excellent true story and nice artwork. Enjoyed it!
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Chapters: Boy, the Mildenhall Treasure, My Year, Memories With Food at Gipsy House, Going Solo.4/5.