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October 03, 2011

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A leather jug made from the hide of Oliver Cromwell's war horse turns up at the Antique's Roadshow.

The trusty steed died in 1651 after the end of the civil war and – perhaps to honour the animal's memory – Cromwell had a number of leather jugs made from its hide.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 3, 2011 08:43 AM