1301 CE to 1400 CE
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-20 09:41
On June 20, 1367, King Edward III of England awarded Geoffrey Chaucer an annual pension and the position of valet at court.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-15 10:58
Edward the Black Prince was born on June 15, 1330.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-14 10:48
On June 14, 1325, Ibn Batuta left his native Tangier on pilgrimage to Mecca. He was not to return for 29 years.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 19:48
A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-09 11:12
King Pedro of Castile, called "the Cruel," was excommunicated by the Pope on June 9, 1365 for his treatment of the clergy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 16:10
A website gives examples, both text and graphical, of English patents and grants of arms awarded in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-09 10:08
On May 9, 1386, England and Portugal signed the Treaty of Windsor, a pledge of mutual assistance which remains in effect to this day.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-08 10:56
Seriously ill, Dame Julian of Norwich had a series of visions of Christ's love on May 8, 1373. She spent years in contemplation of their meaning, finally producing Revelations of Divine Love, the first known English book written by a woman.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 17:32
Swallowfield Manor, a 17th century house with moated 13th century gardens bordering the River Loddon, is for sale.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-02 14:08
Archaeologists from Humber Field Archaeology have unearthed "revealing traces of substantial medieval buildings 'which could prove to be an inn which may have welcomed pilgrims who journeyed far and wide to visit the historic town.'"
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-22 14:44
The legendary dropped-underwear incident that led to the founding of England's highest order of knighthood is said to have happened on April 22, 1348.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-04-17 18:58
Members of the University of Leicester archaeology unit are excavating a large parish cemetery containing over 1,300 skeletons that date from between 1200 and 1600 CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 14:10
After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-14 15:14
A skeleton found in a German swamp proved to belong to a 15-year-old girl who lived 650 years ago.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-12 11:33
Giotto di Bondone was appointed Chief Architect of Florence Cathedral on April 12, 1334. He designed a bell tower for the Cathedral, but it was not finished until after his death.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 19:55
Mapping the Realm: English Catrographic Constructions of Fourteenth-Century Britain is an interactive online version of England's Gough Map.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 03:35
A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 09:39
Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-08 14:32
A product of an overactive imagination or just someone with too much time on their hands, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog is now available online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-03-01 13:23
A small museum is locked in a battle to keep a medieval jug dating possibly to the 14th century in the UK. Luton Museum Services has a month to raise £750,000 to match the price offered by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Wenlok Jug.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 09:15
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 10:24
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 09:08
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 12:20
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 16:53
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 10:14
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 16:00
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 09:08
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 17:37
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 08:20
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.