1001 CE to 1100 CE
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.
Submitted by jofoster81 on Sun, 2006-08-20 10:09
The Domesday Book, a handwritten recording of lands and properties under William the Conqueror, is on display and also available on the internet.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-18 13:59
Teams of experts from North and South Korea will band together to excavate the ancient site of the Koryo Kingdom in North Korea. The site is the location of a royal palace and tombs constructed in the 10th century CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-08-12 15:41
Excavation of a future construction site in Southampton, UK produced artifacts from the eleventh, fourteenth and twentieth centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-07 16:12
Researchers excavating a site in Bolsterstone, England believe they may have found the home of Robin Hood. Experts base their claim on the belief that the mythical Robin Hood was based on the son of the Earl of Huntingdon.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-16 13:11
On July 16, 1054, the Pope excommunicated Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, setting in motion the events which would divide the Eastern Orthodox from the Roman Church.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-07-06 15:01
The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 08:20
In 2003, when construction workers set out to build a new parking lot for Vietnam's legislature, they were surprised to discover the remains of a 1,000-year-old century citadel buried beneath the city.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-04 12:21
The first Roquefort cheese was made on June 4, 1070. Roquefort is a ewes' milk cheese with distinctive veins of blue mold.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-05-19 17:11
The 11th Century skeleton of a young Anglo-Saxon Christian male has found to contain a rare form of mitochondrial DNA identified as Romani.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-30 13:47
The brightest supernova seen in historical times appeared on April 30, 1006.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 10:17
On April 24, 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the skies over an already unsettled England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 17:48
Robert L. Schuster, Lord Halv of the Kingdom of Calontir, is in the process of finalizing plans to construct a Viking longhouse. Norsa, a not-for-profit, Viking re-enactment group, is sponsoring the project.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-18 22:08
A cache of gold and silver jewelry dating to 638-1099CE has been discovered in Ramle, Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 20:21
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 Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-02-25 11:09
Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-06 15:50
IMAX theaters around the Uunited States are currently showing a new film entitled Vikings: A Journey to the New World.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 19:52
In England, the Knights of St. Edmund are calling down a 1,000 year-old curse upon developers involved in the construction of a shopping center.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-01 19:05
Rougemont Castle, an 11th century structure located in the town of Exeter, England, is for sale. Although no price is listed, bids are believed to be going as high as 1.5 million pounds Sterling.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-27 13:27
A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 08:20
Lord Halv (Robert L. Schuster) has posted several albums of photos from the Battle of Hastings re-enactment held in Jefferson City, Missouri in September 2005.