Archive - Aug 18, 2011 - Story

"Magnificent" finds at Perperikon

Bulgaria's top archeologist, Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov, has been happy to announce the discovery of incredible finds at the Thracian rock sanctuary Perperikon in southern Bulgaria, including a "magnificent bronze cross from the 10th – 11th century."

Graham Ryder discusses the firearms of Henry VIII

In a short BBC video, Graham Ryder from the Royal Armouries in Leeds discusses Henry VIII's fascination with and promotion of firearms.

Medieval skills showcased at Hobbyfest

Residents of Sarnia, Ontario were transported to the Middle Ages while viewing the fighting prowess of SCA members wielding swords and shields. The demo took place at the city-sponsored Hobbyfest. Cathy Dobson of the Observer has the story. (photo)

Portrait of Elizabeth of York revealed

Duncan Leslie of Hever Castle explains about the importance of Elizabeth of York, the mother of Henry VIII, in a short BBC video. A 16th century portrait of the queen has been recently revealed.