1301 CE to 1400 CE
Submitted by meli1380 on Sat, 2008-04-12 07:57
The Sports Council in England has agreed that Stoolball, a medieval game mostly localized to southeastern England, meets its criteria to be recognized as a sport. Approximately 4,000 people in the vicinity of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire play Stoolball.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-08 22:38
Archaeologists have discovered a 700-year-old chemists, an herb garden, which supplied the Soutra Hospital near Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 20:57
Publishers of a new book by Senator John McCain claim that the American presidential candidate is a descendant of Scotland's great hero, Robert the Bruce, a claim that historians call "baloney."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-03-14 13:11
A worker dredging in the River Lark in Suffolk, England, recently found a skull and other human remains from the Middle Ages. The find also included bones from a juvenile and a metal buckle that has been dated to the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-12 12:02
Archaeologists believe that they have identified mutilated remains found at Hulton Abbey as those of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger, reputed to have been the lover of Edward II. The remains were first discovered in the 1970s.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:06
Medieval scandals are the hot reads of the day according to London Times reviwer Nicholas Vincent who reviews three new books dealing with powerful men - and women - of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Ron The Hurler on Fri, 2008-02-29 13:20
Build a working model trebuchet! Many sizes and styles are available, all fully functional. Makes a great display piece, educational project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-28 15:35
Police in Seoul, Korea believe arson was responsible for the destruction of a 600-year-old gate considered to be Korea's most important national treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-22 18:42
Two metal detector enthusiasts are laying claim to discovery of a 13th or 14th century seal depicting the murder of Thomas Becket. The seal was found in a North Yorkshire field.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-14 17:44
Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired the Sarmas Collection of coins from 13th-14th century Greece. The 800-coin collection will "help researchers deepen their knowledge about a period of Middle Age history that has been little understood by scholars."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-09 22:36
A new study of nearly 500 skeletons in a London plague cemetery proves that many of the victims had weaker immune systems when they died than normal, leading experts to believe that most who succumbed were old, sick or poor.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-14 09:00
A course being taught at Oxford University, through the Berkeley Extension program, covers the history and role of England's later medieval queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth Woodville.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-08 18:22
WHEAT, the Whaplode (England) Heritage and Educational Action Team, is delighted to have received a grant for UK£10,000 from the Awards for All Lottery organization. The grant will help fund a fair marking the anniversary of Edward I's Royal Charter granting the village a fair.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 13:41
Radiocarbon dating was used recently to help identify the remains of six bishops found buried in at Whithorn Priory in Galloway, Scotland. The skulls dated from between 1200-1360 CE. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 14:36
According to reviewer Edward Hirsch, a Wodwo is a "raw, spooky, elemental," a Middle English word meaning “half-man, half-animal spirit of the forests” which appeared in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Hirsch reviews a new translation by Simon Armitage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 08:26
Just in time for the holidays, Darla Goodroad reports on feasting in the time of Chaucer in an article for Chivalry Sports: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Holiday feasting in Chaucer's Time.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 12:21
Archaeologists working on a site near Usti nad Labem in North Bohemia have discovered a ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus dating to the late 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 18:45
Though he doesn't look a day over 500, Swiss hero William Tell has just passed the 700th anniversary of standing up to the cruel vogt by not bowing to a hat on a pole. The rest is history.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 13:58
A website chronicling the treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in the late 14th century, "offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king." The site includes photos of many of the treasures listed in the Roll.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-25 08:32
British archaeologists are digging through centuries of rubble to search for clues to a medieval disaster: the burning of Mansfield Woodhouse and its church in 1304.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-03 12:37
A 750-year-old church in Heuersdorf, Germany was recently moved to make way for a coal mine. The move happened when the village's 59 residents lost their battle to keep their church.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 12:25
The Archbishop of Canterbury has opened a 13th century church which was relocated from its original site in Pontarddulais near Swansea, Wales to the National History Museum in St Fagansa.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-18 21:25
A new study by author Setsuko Matoba proposes the theory that the island of Zipangu made famous in The Travels of Marco Polo may not have been Japan, as believed, but the Philippines.
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Mon, 2007-10-15 13:48
The Vatican is finally publishing Processus Contra Templarios, the report from the heresy trials of the Knights Templar that was lost in the Vatican secret archives for 700 years due to a filing error.
Submitted by gigi on Fri, 2007-09-28 08:55
Has anyone looked at the latest McCalls patterns for this costume season? They have a wealth of medieval patterns....but I'm having a hard time deciding which elements are authentic and which I should remove. Please advise. Thanks!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-26 11:44
Robert and Jean Hollander have produced a new translation of Dante's masterpiece Paradiso, the third book of the Divine Comedy. Jean Hollander, a poet, was in charge of writing the verse, while Robert Hollander, a Dante scholar, preserved the accuracy of the original. Joan Acocella of The New Yorker has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-14 21:12
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered 15 tombs dating to the 14th century near a medieval fortress in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Experts believe the graces may have been from defenders of the rock sanctuary of Perperikon which fell under siege by the Turkish emir Orhan in 1362.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-05 16:26
WAG Screen is creating a film based on the Luttrell Psalter, an illuminated manuscript from 14th century Lincolnshire. The film will combine images from the manuscript with live actors to produce a work which will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-03 11:18
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 700-year-old pendant bearing a woman's face and the inscription AGLA in Osmington, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 19:36
Archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have found what they believe to be remnants of the Constable's Tower, destroyed during the reign of Elizabeth I. The tower was thought to have been lost forever.