Brian Bonnard

At a time when Brian Bonnard's late wife, a retired HMI, was Honorary Curator of the Alderney Museum, he discovered in an old chest full of newspapers an 8-page sheepskin parchment bound with pink ribbon and written in Latin which had never been recorded in the Museum Accession Book. This is probably a 17th century copy of the 1560 charter of Queen Elizabeth 1st granting the Fief of Alderney to George Chamberlain as a reward for evicting a force of French pirates occupying the island. This...See more