1001 CE to 1100 CE
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-26 11:25
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of rare Anglo-Saxon grace markers in the walls of Peterborough Cathedral. The markers, which are believed to date from the 11th century, were discovered during restoration work to the cathedral.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2008-03-18 07:25
A funeral service, spoken in Anglo-Saxon, will be held in North Lincolnshire, England, to re-inter over three thousand skeletons that were discovered there almost three decades ago. The bones were disinterred as part of a study on the history of diseases.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-26 19:47
Writing for The Guardian, Jim Al-Khalili sheds light on the contributions of Arab scientists in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 13:05
For the first time, those wishing to do research on medieval England online will have access to one of the best resources, William the Conqueror's Domesday Book.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-02-01 17:28
An 11th century Egyptian rock crystal jug, one of only six known examples of its kind, may sell for as high as US$10 million at auction.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 09:40
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-22 18:45
In-depth examination of a Saxon cemetery in East Yorkshire has given archaeologists some insight into the society's system of justice with the study of a dozen decapitated skeletons.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-06 10:15
On the Christmas Eve 2007 All Things Considered radio program, reviewer Lynn Neary spoke with Laura Miller of Salon.com and blogger Mark Sarvas of The Elegant Variation about which books from 2007 should not be missed. Included was The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-08 19:52
On About.com's Medieval History page, visitors are invited to take the Quest for Conquest Quiz to test what you really know about the Norman Conquest.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-29 16:49
Experts believe that they have identified a mysterious runestone discovered under the floor of Hausken Church in Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-22 15:04
Archaeologists working in Norwich, England have discovered city walls dating back to Viking times. “Our finding gives us the old geography of the city and lets us look at the history of the defensive mechanisms used in Norwich at the time," said Andy Hutcheson, archaeology manager for NAU Archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-09 07:03
Over 60 silver coins from Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East have been found in a vegetable patch on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The discovery proves the extent of trade or looting of the Vikings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-07 18:03
Archaeologists from English Heritage have yet to formulate a theory about the change in shape of medieval skulls between the 11th and 13th centuries. The shape changed from a long, narrow head to a rounder shape.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-07 18:09
A class of teenagers on a class dig have discovered the remains of a woman believed to have been Saxon in Chediston, England. The woman was buried in classic Christian style in a churchyard.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 15:35
“Wo sich Himmel und Erde Begegnen” (Where heaven and earth meet) read posters advertising Stift Klosterneuburg, a 900-year-old monastery near Vienna, Austria, one of the oldest working monasteries in the country. Sarah Wildman of the New York Times visits.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-08 15:28
Archaeologists in Oestfold, Norway are trying to understand how an Inca Indian came to be buried in the Norwegian city in the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-03 17:45
A controversy has arisen over the authenticity of La Tizona, purported to be the sword of legendary Spanish hero El Cid. The sword was purchased recently for UK£1m by authorities in the Castilla Leon region, but others in the Culture Ministry claim that the sword is a fraud.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:18
British television personality Dan Snow provides several short videos pertaining to English Heritage sites online. The films include a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 11:11
avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 10:10
Critics of a plan to move three 1000-year-old Viking ships to a new museum believe that the plan could destroy the irreplaceable artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-01 19:31
An article by Birgitta Wallace for the online version of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver looks at the settlements of the Vikings in North America and their reasons for abandoning their settlements in the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 19:55
Early Christian burials dating to the 11th and 13th centuries have been found in Chernihiv in the Ukraine. Experts believe that the 30 tombs prove that the city was important in early Russian history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-26 18:25
A dream will come true next summer for a group of would-be Vikings who have volunteered to sail the Danish ship Havhingsten on a seven-week, 1,000-mile voyage.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-11-17 08:51
Seven stones have been discovered in the vicinity of Denmark's 10th century Jellinge stones. One or two of the new stones may also have runic inscriptions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:43
Several video clips from the 2006 Battle of Hastings reenactment have been posted on the Living History website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-02 12:55
Martin of Rivenstar recently attended the Battle of Hastings reenactment and shares photos taken by Lady Johanna.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-14 12:30
The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between William the Bastard's Norman forces and the Saxon defenders under King Harold II. It changed forever the culture and language of the British Isles.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-10-11 21:35
On October 14 and 15, the annual Battle of Hastings reenactment will be webcast live by the BBC. The reenactment of the famous 1066 battle between King Harold the Saxon and William the Norman takes place on the very site of the original event, which gave William the Conqueror his nickname.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-26 11:51
On September 26, 1087, William II of England, known as William Rufus, was crowned king. He succeeded his father, William the Conqueror.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-31 10:45
Leofric, Earl of Mercia and the husband of Lady Godiva, died on August 31, 1057.