1101 CE to 1200 CE
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-28 12:26
On his website, French re-enactor Bernhardt de Teyssonnière (his period name) shares photos of his armor as well as the sources he used for his research.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-24 12:23
Archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway have discovered the remains of a stone watchtower built in the 12th century during the reign of King Sverre. The tower is believed to have been five stories tall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-01 12:19
Renovations on the Four Provinces Pub in Coventry, England have unearthed human remains dating to the 12th century. The bones show evidence of leprosy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-28 12:55
Researchers working on artifacts found beneath a 16th century barn near Dunster, England believe they belong to the Benedictine Priory of Dunster which dates to 1127 CE. Archaeologists have so far discovered two walls, paving and glazed tile fragments.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 18:20
A new, edgier Robin Hood will join the ranks of hooded men when the latest series made for television debuts on BBC America March 3, 2007 at 21:00 (EST).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 11:16
An article in Pravda chronicles the history of the brassiere from ancient Cretan underbodice to the Wonderbra.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-12-24 12:50
The future King John of England was born on Christmas Eve 1166 C.E. in Oxford, England to Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. One wonders what his mother thought of her Christmas bundle.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-20 20:19
A new novel reviewed in the Los Angeles Times allows readers "to vicariously experience the drama and political intrigue of the Middle Ages."
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 09:16
Recent bombing and a resulting oil spill in Lebanon have damaged two World Heritage sites, says an inspection team from UNESCO. Roman remains at Tyre and a medieval tower at Byblos are in urgent need of repair.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-09-30 11:58
Matilda, also called Maud, the daughter of Henry I, landed in England to claim its crown on September 30, 1139. She was the first woman ever to rule the kingdom of England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 16:15
Experts from Channel 4's Time Team have discovered the foundation of an ancient monastery beneath the manicured lawn of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-09-03 11:04
Richard I of England, called the Lion Heart, was crowned king in Westminster on September 3, 1189. The crusading king never learned to speak English and spent all but six months of his reign abroad.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-08-30 11:02
Lothair of Supplinburg, Duke of Saxony, was elected King of Germany on August 30, 1125. He would later become Holy Roman Emperor Lothair III.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-08-27 15:59
Marguerite, wife of Henry Plantagenet "the Young King", was crowned Queen of England on August 27, 1172, two years after her husband was crowned during his father Henry II's lifetime.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-09 11:55
The British National Archives has an entire section of their website devoted to the Doomsday Book including downloadable images.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-07-12 13:22
King Henry II of England performed penance for the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral on July 12, 1174.
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 Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-11 10:39
The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey was consecrated on June 11, 1186.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 10:46
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa died while crossing a river on June 10, 1190.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 12:22
On June 6, 1178, a group of monks in Canterbury reported seeing "two hours of light" on the shadowed part of the moon.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-03 11:57
French scholar and famous lover Pierre Abelard was convicted of heresy on June 3, 1140.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-24 20:25
An alembic found at a remote North Yorkshire monastery may be evidence that Cistercian monks were involved in the arcane quest to make gold from base metal.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-12 11:31
The valorous but irresponsible Richard Coeur de Lion married Berengaria of Navarre on May 12, 1991 in a city he had captured a few days earlier.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-27 10:56
On April 27, 1174, Marie de Champagne's Court of Love released its reply to the oft-debated question, "Can real love exist between married people?"
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-16 18:16
Archaeologists have discovered the first provable remains of Knights Templar buried beneath a crusader castle in Israel.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-13 12:12
On April 13, 1111, Henry V, King of Germany, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor after maneuvering that included capturing Pope Paschal II and deposing his own father.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-04 20:07
Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 19:12
At more than 800 years old, it is known as the King of Holderness. But St Augustine's Church in the heart of Hedon is slowly crumbling.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 15:27
Several castles in Scotland were either built from new — Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire — or substantially rebuilt and extended — Roxburgh, in the Scottish Borders — by the English during the Wars of Independence of the 14th century. But there is one famous English castle that can claim to be Scottish.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 20:46
Researchers from around the world are teaming up to explore what lies beneath Aberdeen, Scotland's famous Mither Kirk. In a six-month excavation undertaken to shore up the church's foundations, they hope to learn more about its medieval history.