1301 CE to 1400 CE
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-26 14:40
Scientists working at the 14th-century Pir Ghaib Observatory in Delhi, India were astonished to find instruments used to tell time and study the celestial skies including a "zenith tube" through which the moon could be observed.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2007-06-15 11:15
As Clerk of Works for London Tower, Geoffrey Chaucer oversaw the construction of a 14th-century wharf which was recently re-discovered along with 15th-century stone cellars and 16th-century majolica.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 19:10
Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the panoramas.dk website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-05-25 12:55
Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-20 19:09
Ivonne Janssens and Daniel Grandjean are modern people who live parttime in a medieval world. The Belgian husband and wife have convinced the city fathers of Aarschot to allow them to inhabit the 700-year-old Sint-Rochus tower as a 14th century duchess and her mercenary husband.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 15:29
Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Steve Trick of Queen's University Belfast have provided a digital resource for maps of villages and townships in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-14 13:21
A 12th century Cistercian missal was offered recently for auction on eBay. The final price: US$49,900.00.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-04-04 07:35
Researchers in York have discovered a small copper-alloy disc dating back to around 1300 that was part of an early mechanical clock.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-30 07:57
A rare 14th century astrolade quadrant has been auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for UK£138,000. The instrument was crafted of brass in 1388 and was used "for telling time, mapping the stars and taking measurements."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 16:51
A 14th century astrolabe quadrant, discovered beneath the clay floors of a 17th century building in Kent, England, has been listed for auction March 21, 2007 with hopes to bring between UK£60,000 and UK£100,000.
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 Milica on Wed, 2007-01-31 18:40
14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-18 16:24
Bran Castle, near Brasov, Romania, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. Now the 14th century castle is up for sale for a "paltry" UK£40 million.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-18 08:50
The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-01-17 14:56
The book of Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai "per manus sororum" - a great book about mediaeval Klosterstich tapestries from the Low German language area is now available at the publishing house Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung.
Submitted by lilli on Tue, 2007-01-16 19:41
Dante Allegheri, the Italian poet whose work, The Divine Comedy, is almost required reading for SCAdians, has been depicted in the past with a classical profile, his nose straight. A team of forensic archeologists is challenging that picture with a reconstructed face of the poet, featuring a flattened nose.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2007-01-02 08:24
Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 14:57
Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
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 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 Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-08 12:26
Chronicles record that on October 8, 1361, Robert Macaire defended himself on trial by combat against charges of murder. The duel was fought on the Ile de Notre Dame, and Macaire's opponent was the murdered man's dog.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 14:48
Australian researcher Brendan Whiting feels he has evidence that can prove that the Shroud of Turin dates to the time of Christ. Whiting published his findings in a new book, The Shroud Story.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-01 12:30
The Revolt of the Ciompi, a rebellion of the lower classes on Florence, ended on September 1, 1378 with the restoration of the old order.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 19:50
Residents of Manchester, England have declared Her Majesty owner of of an abandoned and vandalized house thanks to a 607-year-old law that turns over ownership of abandoned buildings to the Crown.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 18:40
Channel 4's Time Team may have discovered evidence of the existence of the original round table at Windsor Castle. The team has found some evidence of a round structure built by Edward III constructed to house the table and the original 300 Knights of the Garter.
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 Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-29 10:49
One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-26 17:41
In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-11 10:49
Insurgent Flemish peasants shocked the chivalry of Europe by defeating the occupying French cavalry at Courtrai (modern Kortrijk) on July 11, 1302.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-10 12:48
Metal detector enthusiast John Wood certainly didn't expect to strike it rich four years ago when he discovered an odd-looking gold ring, but the 650-year-old artifact is now set to sell at Christies for UK£100,000.