The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked

Another very interesting book about the Lewis Chessmen.

The humorous and intricately designed Lewis Chessmen were discovered in 1831, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. To preserve the hoard as intactly as possible in a public collection, the majority of the pieces were acquired by the British Museum where they are on permanent display. National Museums Scotland holds 11 pieces, again on permanent display. The book looks at the mystery and intrigue surrounding the chessmen and their discovery, and shows how the characters reflected society at the time they were made.

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The Chess Piece Magician

The Chess Piece Magician

Douglas Bruton’s first novel tells a fictional story behind the famed Lewis chessmen, which date from the 12th century and were found in Uig Bay in the 1830s.

This fantasy adventure accompanies the recent craze about the Lewis Chessmen and is used by the National Museum of Scotland to get children acquainted with them and excited about them.

I think I would have loved this as a child! I must get hold of a copy.