901 CE to 1000 CE
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 12:05
Dr Andrew Heald, the Later Iron Age and Early Historic Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, tries to lay to rest myths about the cruelty of Vikings in an article for The Scotsman.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-22 05:47
Archaeologists working on a trench near Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, have discovered a 10-foot-long, wooden boat believed to be from the Viking era. The craft may have been a cargo carrier or a fishing boat.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 09:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-07-03 11:03
Hugh Capet was crowned King of France on July 3, 987, ending the Carolingian dynasty. His descendants would continue to reign until the French Revolution.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-27 11:02
Conan "the Crooked," Count of Rennes and Duke of Brittany, died on June 27, 992.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-23 13:32
The first session of the Icelandic Althing, often considered the world's first parliament, began on June 23, 930.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-12 10:26
Ethelfleda, oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, died on June 12, 918.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-14 09:54
Pope John XII died in his mistress' house on May 14, 964.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-02 12:21
Boris I of Bulgaria died on May 2, 907.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 19:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 19:21
Patrick Kelly of the Albion Benefactor's Society, has written an article on the history of weapons used by the 10th and 11th century Normans.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 15:50
Boyana Church near Sofia, Bulgaria has received a UNESCO grant to help with restoration in the aftermath of 2005's floods.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-01-06 08:28
Volunteers in the village of Nobber have uncovered a 10th Century cemetery, 12th Century church and concrete graves in the shape of Celtic crosses.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 15:30
A British lottery fund has donated approximately $100,000 to the Aberdeenshire Council to help maintain the 10th century Rattray Chapel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-04 14:31
Former European Commission president Romano Prodi, who is running for election as Italy's prime minister next year, says if elected he will try to revive the 1,200-mile Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome dating back to the 10th century.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 09:05
Archaeologist Hildur Gestsdottir has dated nine skeletons which were excavated from an ancient Icelandic gravesite to before 1000 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-13 18:23
700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-18 07:58
The remains of a young man, believed to have died of a spear wound in the 10th century, were discovered recently at Golden Lane in the city of Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 16:02
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 07:51
Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-06 17:42
Professor Murray McGillivray of the University of Calgary is offering an interactive course in Old English online.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-27 13:47
Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-27 09:28
Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005. The LHE will be in the SCA camp, and public hours--the times when it will be as accurate as possible--will be announced later but will not conflict with other activities on or below the hill.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-05 08:40
It's true! Based on research of medieval documents, the Easter Bunny does not exist! So says a new study by an Australian academic.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 12:18
Metal detector hobbyists in Cumbria, England may have found the country's "most important Viking burial site."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 16:20
The Jomsvikings, a Viking re-enactment group, recreates the fighting and lifestyle of 10th century Scandinavian warriors in the southern Baltic.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 20:20
A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a hoard of Viking-era jewelry near Huxley, England.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 18:21
New analyses of remains at archaeological sites suggest that over-fishing in and near England became prevalent around AD 1000.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2004-11-17 17:38
Regia Anglorum is a medievalist organization that recreates the life and culture of England in the period immediately preceding the Battle of Hastings in 1066 CE. Officially, their time period of interest is the period from 950 CE to 1066 CE.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2004-09-24 13:27
Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?