Archive - Mar 3, 2012 - Story

"Unscrupulous foxes:" Contemporary views of medieval military orders

In the 12th and 13th centuries, European military orders such as the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller were powerful and rich. Did their contemporaries love them or hate them? Helen Nicholson of History Today does the research.

Will linguistic research pinpoint 9th century battlefield?

Keith Briggs, a visiting research fellow in linguistics at the University of the West of England, believes he has discovered Hægelisdun, the site of the 869 CE battle between the East Anglians and the Vikings which led to the death of St Edmund. His research involves the use of linguistics.

Photos from Market Day at Birka 2012

Cateline la broderesse and Brita report that they have created albums of photos from Market Day at Birka 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. Cateline's photos are available on PicasaWeb. Brita's photos are available on Kodak Gallery.