Edit 3: (July 4, 2023) I just checked the links and the WCVB ones are no longer available so if interested please go to the CNN link- it is available to all, I believe. Enjoy!
I came across this article and thought our folks here would be interested. Link goes to a Boston News Station webpage WCVB.
It’s about clothing from the late 1600’s found in a shipwreck.
I don’t know how to do the thing where you can see the box of what it is here in the post, sorry, I can only do links. I hope you enjoy it!
It’s an amazing discovery, imagine what a white wedding dress hand embroidered with actual pieces of silver must have looked like? I’m not surprised they found a book cover with the emblem of the Stuart family on it. That’s a wedding dress suitable for royalty.
It is apparantly in a museum in NL! Unfortunately, on an island, pretty far from where I live, but I hope I can get a look at it one day.
I have actually been in that museum, I think! But a long time ago, in the 90s. I had family on the island, we visited them and I know we went to a museum full of stuff they found in shipwrecks. It’s a small island so it’s probably the same museum.
The island of Texel is a bit out of the way for me - it’s 3-4 hours by train or car to the harbour, then half an hour on the boat, and the island is nice but not really anything special. It’s a little too far away for a day trip but not really special enough for a vacation. Maybe @Ewulotta has had a chance to see it, if I remember correctly she goes on holiday there!
I understand why they want to keep their own treasures on their own island but I think it’s special enough to be shown in our national historical museum.
@Immaculata I’ll finally see the silver dress! As usual we’re spending our summer vacation here on Texel and I’m so excited to have the chance and see all the treasures from the shipwreck! Thank you @AntBee for sharing the article!