1301 CE to 1400 CE

Burgundian Treasures on Display in Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art will host en exhibit entitled Dukes & Angels: Art from the Court of Burgundy (1364-1419) October 24, 2004 through January 9, 2005.

14th Century Button Industry in Coventry

Small pieces of bone, the leftovers from button making, have been found on the site of an old Salvation Army building in Coventry.

Independent: 14th Century Cemetery Discovered in Zagreb

A cemetery dating to the 14th century, was discovered recently in downtown Zagreb, Croatia during road construction.

Discovery Channel: Medici Murder Mystery Solved

The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.

14th Century Fresco Discovered in Siena, Italy

A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.

Details of Dante's exile from Florence public for first time

A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.

Was Owain Lowgoch really an Englishman?

New evidence may show that Wales' great hero, Owain Lowgoch, was born in Surrey, England.

14th Century Norwegian Shipwreck Well Preserved

The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.

British Art Fund Offers £500,000 to Help Save Medieval Manuscript

The National Art Collections Fund has offered £500,000 to help save the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter which was recently sold at auction.

14th century brooches declared national treasure

Two 14th century brooches (one in 24-carat gold, with an inscription; the other in braided silver wire) found by metal-detecting enthusiasts have been declared treasures by the British Museum.

"Perfume of Capri" has Medieval Origins

Carthusia Perfumes, the "perfumes of Capri," are a collection of scents that date back to the 14th century.

Bid to save manuscript for Britain

Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.

Archaeologists Research Bishops' Lives at Scotland's Fetternear House

The archaeological dig at Fetternear House in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, does not focus on finding objects so much as studying the lives of the residence's owners, several bishops.

Chaucer's scrivener unmasked

A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.

Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

The Herald: Arrow Pinpoints Where Bannockburn was Fought

Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland have found an arrowhead which they believe will help pinpoint the location of the first day of the battle of Bannockburn.

"Chaucer's Treatise on Using an Astrolabe" Sparks Interest in Navigational Instruments

In 1391, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a treatise on how to use an astrolabe. A transcription of the work is now available online, which sparked a discussion of navigational instruments on the Lochac list.