701 CE to 800 CE
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-11-15 08:57
Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 08:46
On November 24, 2007, the University of Melbourne in Victoria will present Vikings and Their Enemies: A Symposium from 9.45am - 5.30pm at the Wood Theatre.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-02 08:33
Benjamin Bagby offers a performance of the Anglo-Saxon classic epic Beowulf accompanied by a six-string Anglo-Saxon harp.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 12:00
Archaeologists working on a dig at Crowcastle in Aldbourne, England have discovered 12 graves dating back to the 8th century. The remains were unearthed during excavation for a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-04 14:04
Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 15:03
On Sunday March 4, 2007, the History Channel will premiere a two-hour program on the history of the Dark Ages. Long characterized as barbaric and uncivilized, the program will attempt to dispel the myths and explore the real and varied history of the period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-25 21:35
Hungarian researchers report that viking sailor used special crystals they called "sunstones" to aid in navigation. These stones helped polarize sunlight that was obscured by clouds and fog common to sea travel in Arctic climates.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 16:22
Writing for Now Online, Michelle Lynch looks at the famous Tara Brooch, one of the great treasures in the National Museum of Ireland that "makes the heart sing."
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-01-24 12:56
Leofwen Taverner of Eoforwic, modernly known as Nan Hawthorne, is an historical novelist and member of Regia Anglorum who writes a wonderful and detailed diary of her persona, presented to our modern eye as a blog.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-01-23 09:40
Leofwen Taverner of Eoforwic, modernly known as Nan Hawthorne, is an historical novelist who writes a wonderful and detailed diary of her persona, presented to our modern eye as a blog. Installments talk about the daily goings-on, from the pedestrian to the sublime, in an 8th century CE town in Saxon England.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-10 10:16
Charles Martel's forces won the Battle of Tours fought on October 10, 732. Gibbon and other traditional historians credit his victory with saving Christian Europe from Muslim domination.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-08 09:19
Researchers working in a Benedictine monastery in Rajhrad, Czech Republic, have made an accidental - and priceless - discovery: a fragment of an 8th century CE document, one of the oldest in Moravia.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2006-09-03 15:00
A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 10:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2006-06-23 19:38
Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-05 09:28
St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-25 20:44
On May 25, 735, the Venerable Bede ended his peaceful, learned life in the Northumbrian monastery where he had lived over fifty years.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 11:46
On May 15, 756, Abd ar-Rahman was proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, beginning the three-century Umayyad dynasty of Moorish Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 12:10
On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-02 18:27
Prof Martin Carver and the Sutton Hoo Research Project are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital archive: The Sutton Hoo Research Project (1983-2001) Archive. The ten volume study of the archaeological site is available online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-26 13:21
A £50,000 grant will pay for a tour of Dewsbury Minster, showcasing its 'lost' heritage. It will also pay for improvements to the Grade II-listed building’s outdated lighting, heating, access, signs and literature in the site's west end.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 12:52
English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-01 08:31
Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-31 10:53
Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-06-29 12:27
"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" is now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 14:02
Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 16:01
David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-20 08:29
Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-19 20:07
35 skeletons, discovered recently near Lisbon Portugal, are believed to be from one of the largest medieval Muslim burial grounds in Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 18:07
Archaeologists are exicted about the recent find of 200 medieval skeletons on a farm near North Berwick, Scotland, and wonder if the graves might be linked to St Baldred, who founded a monastery nearby.