Archive - Sep 25, 2005

Medieval Englishmen Same Size as Modern Men

Contrary to popular belief, our medieval ancestors were not smaller than we are. A new study of medieval skeletons shows that the average height of English men and women then is about what it is now.

A Question of Style: The Historical Tournament

This week, Dame Aoife brings us a list of links for fencing and armoured combat tournament styles, and the heraldry that adds to their pageantry. If you're planning an event, this edition of Aoife's Links will help make it more fun.

Oxford Inspires Dreamers

Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.