1001 CE to 1100 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-08-08 09:04
Discovered in 1991 in Gloucestershire, England, a small pile of 11th century human feces has become something of a phenonmenon with the British public, drawing 11,000 visitors to the Discovery Zone of the Cheltenham Science Festival. Recently the exhibit was displayed at the Tewkesbury Medieval Fair.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-18 07:53
On Wednesday August 11, the battlefield at Pennsic XXXIX will feature the Battle of Hastings - Chainmail Battle, a period armor battle for those with 11th century armor.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2010-06-06 18:40
Swedish rune stones conveyed their meanings to their contemporaries in more ways than just through text, new research claims.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-08 07:45
The entire Parker library, a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University, has been made accessible online. Librarian Suzanne Paul narrates a video tour of the collection's highlights.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 11:58
Historians have long debated the motives and actions of the medieval crusaders who took the Holy Land by force in the 11th century. New York Times reviewer Eric Ormsby has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-15 15:06
The discovery of “bows and parts of bows, arrows and arrow fragments and an array of arrowheads” in an Irish bog dating to the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland may give insight into the types of equipment used by the Normans.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-04 15:47
Workers for the Office of Public Works (OPW) in Dublin, Ireland have unearthed evidence of an 11th century Viking settlement on the north shore of the Liffey River.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-02-04 19:12
The SyFy Channel is offering viewers a chance to name a film set in the Middle Ages. The winner will receive an "amateur filmmaking kit," including camera, computer and software.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-01-29 15:39
In an article for the physorg.com website, Traci Thomas looks at the origins of skiing, from the swift Norse god Ullr to its depiction in an 11th century Swedish rune stone.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-02 16:20
The Celtic Psalter, Scotland's oldest book, dating to the 11th century, has been placed on display at the University of Edinburgh for the first time in history. The book contains "hand-written psalms in Latin, with Celtic and Pictish illustrations."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-28 12:58
The discovery of more than 1,000 pieces of iron, including arrowheads and axe heads, have led experts to believe that they have found "York’s first metal recycling centre." The materials were gathered together after a battle for reuse.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-26 16:15
A Scottish crofter working on a drain on the Isle of Skye was "stunned" to discover an anchor that is believed to date to Viking times. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-15 20:21
A makeup kit, which includes scissors and tweezers, dating to the Heian Period (794-1192), has been discovered in a tomb in Nishiwaki, Japan. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-03 13:18
A team of archaeologists from the Institut national des recherches archaeologiques has discovered the fortifications of medieval Paris.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-01 12:03
Dr Laura Ashe, a professor in the English Faculty at Oxford University, has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize given to academics under the age of 36 for "contribution to their particular field of study, are recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 15:16
1066, an online game produced by the BBC's Channel 4, allows players to recreate the "English vs Vikings" battles of 1066.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-02 19:37
A rusty helmet labeled "Viking Helmet found in the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge by D R Lancaster, May 21, 1950" has been discovered in a Midlands, England antique shop. The helmet has been dated by experts to the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-29 09:18
A new series of articles in the online BBC History Magazine will cover famous historical sites. The first article looks at ten "places associated with the momentous events of 1066 and its aftermath."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-25 18:15
Restoration work at England's Canterbury Cathedral has uncovered oak roof rafters dating to the time of William the Conqueror. While much of the cathedral's roof has been destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries, some of the 11th century timbers survive.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-05 18:18
Christie's auction house in London is trying to verify claims that an ornately-decorated piece of wood, found at an English car boot sale, might be the door of a Templar tabernacle, dating from between 700 and 1200 C.E. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-29 15:58
Archaeologists have discovered a star-shaped tree mark near Celakovice in the Czech Republic. The mark, probably the oldest such mark ever discovered, is believed to have marked territory.
Submitted by Fabric Dragon on Thu, 2009-08-27 14:34
Fabric Dragon sells many items, but of especial interest to most SCAdians are the linen threads in multiple weights and colors, silk threads in multiple weights, colors, and degree of twist, beads (including those small enough to use easily in embroidery) and pearls of various types.
Submitted by Pierre on Thu, 2009-08-13 12:03
A thirty-minute podcast from BBC Radio 4 features the story of the Winchester Troper, a seminal musical book created around 1030 CE in Winchester, England.
Submitted by Agnes berengarii on Wed, 2009-08-12 03:17
Purveyors of fine needlework supplies, Krazy Kat Fiberhaus carries all kinds of threads, patterns and notions usable and appreciated by the Historic needleworker. They have Sylke Gilt Twist, Slate Frames, fine linens and threads of silk, linen and gold.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-29 07:51
Officials at English Heritage are "very angry" over the vandalism of Launceston Castle in Cornwall. The 11th century structure was originally built by William the Conqueror's half-brother in 1075, and largely reconstructed in the 13th century. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-25 17:48
A new study by James Barrett from Cambridge University's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, shows that around 1,000 C.E., medieval people were forced to begin fishing in the ocean due to a shortage of fresh water fish.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-02 17:01
In mid-May, 2009, Channel 4 of the BBC premiered a two-part mini-series dramatizing the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The film, 1066: the Battle for Middle Earth, was directed by Justin Hardy who was interviewed for the Telegraph.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-19 17:50
New research by experts at the University of Cordoba and the School of Arabic Studies seems to indicate that the first tulips in Europe were brought to Islamic Spain by way of Byzantium. The bulbs could then have been brought to Holland, where they became the country's symbol.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-10 16:52
Rainy weather, washing mud from a parking lot marker in Sweden, brought about a near "religious experience" for Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson, who was able to identify marks on the stone as runes.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2009-04-19 20:55
Ælfheah, Archbishop of Canterbury, was martyred on April 19, 1012 in Greenwich, England.