1301 CE to 1400 CE
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 10:15
SCA members might be interested to know that MRTS is publishing a new work by Constance Hieatt on medieval cookery. Co-authors include two Society members.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-02-24 11:24
Geoffrey Chaucer giveth advice, posteth the toppe X searches inn hys netwerk, and "the privitees of the manye abbreviaciouns ywritten on the internette". BSL (by seinte loy!) Thou shalt be ROFL ("rollinge on the floore laughinge").
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 10:08
700 years after it happened, the cause of death of Sweden's oldest human skeleten has been determined: he was murdered!
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-01-27 13:20
Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors, according to research on the changes to the shape of the human skull over the past 650 years.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 17:53
A 14th century, Ming Dynasty village has been discovered near Anshun City in China's Guizhou Province. The well-preserved ancient village was known as Baojiatun.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-19 11:14
Have you been bad? Very bad? Dante Alighieri has an eternal home for you. Use this quiz to find out which of his seven levels of Hell you will inhabit. [PG-13]
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-17 17:00
The execution of Scottish hero William Wallace appears to have been the opening act for a medieval carnival in August of 1305.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 10:08
Fra Angelico was the model of a self-effacing medieval monk whose art was an expression of religion. Pope John Paul II beatified the 14th century monk, bringing him one step closer to sainthood, and his name and his genius are still celebrated 550 years later.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-13 18:37
As Britain celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Tree Week, one Cumbrian farmer is making a valuable contribution to the regeneration of the county's woodland - and uncovering some fascinating facts about the region's industrial heritage into the process, as well as pits dating back to 1350 A.D.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 09:20
The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 19:41
Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-13 19:23
700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 11:47
How sweet it is! Diana A. Galang looks at the history of candy in an article for the Manilla Bulletin.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 17:10
"Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 3.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 11:19
A group of William Wallace enthusiasts have set out to save and preserve the site where the Scottish hero was betrayed. The site, near Glasgow, has become a dumping ground and popular haunt of drug users.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-08-28 13:17
New excavations of wine cellars near Atskuri, Georgia reveal that Georgian tribes from the early Middle Ages worshiped wine. The wine cellars were found during construction of a gas pipeline.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 12:45
A 14th century English home, owned by a lawyer, has a secret in its basement: It is the final resting place of some 10,000 of London's dead.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-12 18:35
Drumin Castle, the 14th century home of the notorious "Wolf of Badenoch," is set to re-open to the public after extensive restoration. The fortress is located on the Glenlivet Estate in Moray, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-07-04 18:30
Archaeologists from the Gibraltar Museum have discovered the pillars of the Gate of Granada, the 14th century main entrance to the city.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 15:13
Humor is ageless, or so believes John Emerson in his weblog 700 Year Old Jokes, a collection of humorous stories from a 13th century Persian Bishop.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 16:51
In an article for Nature, Leonardo Ricci, of the University of Trento, writes that poet Dante Alighieri described the law of motion in physics 300 years before Galileo.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 06:53
A double-handed sword used by Scottish hero William Wallace left Scotland for New York, where it was the centerpiece of an exhibit at New York's Grand Central Station.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-03-28 08:34
Students at a high school in Oakland, California, attended a performance of "The Rap Canterbury Tales" by Dirk "Baba" Brinkman, a "hip-hop Chaucer rapper."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 19:04
A 14th genealogical roll written in Norman French was sold recently to a private collector, assuring that the manuscript will remain in England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 11:34
An online quiz lets you discover who you would have been in the year 1400 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-20 13:33
New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani looks at The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, a new book by John Kelly.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 17:22
Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 14:28
In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Britain, a team of archaeologists are drilling bore holes to try to map medieval Yarmouth.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 16:26
The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 08:36
A 14th century swimming pool has been unearthed under the Mameluke Palace in Cairo, Egypt.