1201 CE to 1300 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 20:01
Archaeologists working at a dig in the Walkergate area of Berwick, England have uncovered a number of artifacts dating to the "heyday of Berwick," including a silver coin from the reign of Henry III.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2007-01-08 12:40
Rock and roll music will represent Hell in a new opera based upon Dante's medieval epic, The Divine Comedy. The composition by Monsignor Marco Frisina will premiere in Vatican City.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Sun, 2006-12-31 09:22
A new investigation of the cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, has revealed that Icelandic literary hero Snorri Sturluson had been wrong in his documentation of the cathedral’s history.
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 Tue, 2006-12-12 10:02
Paula Laurita, Library Sciences Editor for BellaOnline, has created a website to help librarians and educators teach children learn about the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-29 15:40
Construction workers in Hanoi, Vietnam have discovered what is believed to be an ancient altar from the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) as well as glassware dating to the same period.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-12 15:30
The National Library of Scotland has posted an online version of the Murthly Hours, a richly decorated manuscript written in Paris in the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-11 18:04
A garbage dump dating from the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in Oslo, Norway. The massive collection of discarded items includes over 1,000 shoes.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2006-10-07 15:36
"Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting" will be on display at The Frick Collection in New York City through December 31.
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 Milica on Sat, 2006-09-23 08:18
In a discussion of who actually invented the hamburger, Genghis Khan seems to win. According to sources on MongolianArtist.com Mongols needed a hand free to ride while using the other to eat, and meat was their food of choice.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 19:00
A collection of Papal letters, written as far back as the 13th century and discovered among the belongings of a Wisconsin WWII vet, have been returned to their proper owner: the Polish State Archives.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 11:30
On July 26, 2006, Wikipedia honored the 750th anniversary of American independence with a special feature and a parade to the White House.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-19 19:42
Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-25 09:32
Eleanor of Provence, widow of King Henry III of England, died on June 25, 1291. She was one of four sisters who all became queens.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-21 14:37
Philip of Swabia, a king praised for his kindness and generosity, was murdered on June 21, 1208 by his daughter's rejected suitor.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 19:53
Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-30 19:09
Premier Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born on (or about) May 30, 1265. In his writings, he mentions that he was born under the sign of Gemini.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-28 11:28
On May 28, 1291, during the Siege of Acre, the temple of the Knights Templar was destroyed. With it went the crusading Knights' last foothold in the Holy Land.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 10:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-22 15:52
On May 22, 1216, French troops entered England by invitation in the First Baron's War, a rebellion ignited by King John's refusal to follow some provisions of the Magna Carta.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-19 23:59
The City of London received a charter allowing it to elect its own officials on May 19, 1214.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-17 10:49
On May 17, 1215, the barons of England marched on King John in the uprising that culminated in the signing of the Magna Carta.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-10 11:17
On May 10, 1291, Edward I of England met with the nobles of Scotland to select their king.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 09:29
An archaeology buff in South Wales spent approximately US$50,000 to purchase a 4.5-acre plot of land to see if the ruins of a village lay beneath it.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-05-06 18:27
Travel writer Anthony Peregrine, of Britain's Times On Line, tours Burgundy.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-05 22:51
On May 5, 1260, Kublai Khan was unanimously elected Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 13:04
Traditionally, April 16, 1209 is regarded as the day Pope Innocent III gave oral permission of St. Francis of Assisi to found the Franciscan order.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-09 16:48
On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-04-08 19:40
An archaeologist has purchased land in Wales, convinced it is the site of a medieval village.