Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Jackdaw History Folders
Does anyone else remember the Jackdaw series of history folders at school? This would be around the seventies. Essentially they were a series of folders on particular topics in history containing several of what, if I remember rightly, were termed broadsheets of general text about the topic, plus a whole bunch of facsimile documents from the era in question.
I vividly remember school having the 1066, Romans and Domesday book ones, and there's a part of me pretty sure (and this is why I'm remembering it now) that I read about the Battle of Towton from one.
What's maddening is I can't find a list of the UK titles online (the US ones appear to be still in print, but the US isn't a complete list - see for example Richard III and the English Civil War in the picture above, which aren't on the US list).