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Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-19 09:01
British actor Sir Ian McKellen delves into Shakespeare's Richard III's most famous speech in a video clip on the Stagework website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 08:58
Bored? Want to have a real literary adventure? Try Hamlet: the Text Adventure, a text-based mystery game.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2007-12-14 19:35
Archaeologists are studying the buried remains of a ship from a Spanish colonization fleet led by Don Tristan de Luna.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-07 20:20
Archaeologists working on a dig in southern Telfair County, Georgia, believed they were looking for a 17th century Spanish mission. Instead they found something even more interesting: evidence of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's 1540 travels through the state.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-02 14:12
A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-25 12:12
A trailer for the new Tudor romance, The Other Boleyn Girl is now available to view online. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres February 29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 16:45
In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-05 08:42
An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-25 23:37
The Sanders portrait of William Shakespeare, the only portrait believed to have been painted during the Bard's lifetime, is one step closer to being proven authentic. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-22 11:29
THL Charles de Bourbon recently attended a showing of the new film Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He shares his review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 19:19
Divers are examining the remains of a ship which sank off the coast of Pensacola, Florida during a hurricane in 1559. The ship is believed to be one of several Spanish ships sent to colonize the area. A previous ship was discovered 15 years ago.
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 07:29
In 1797, Napoleon's army confiscated the masterpiece the “Wedding at Cana” from the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and took it back to France. Now the painting has returned home - sort of...
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 19:38
The discovery of an early 16th century sword has brought smiles to the faces of Swedish archaeologists Katarina Schoerner and August Boj. The sword was found with a metal detector August 30, 2007 near the Harbour of the Sheaf Kings. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 06:16
Researchers such as George Ray hope that hard work and Google Maps may yet discover the fate of settlers of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke in North Carolina, abandoned in the late 1500's.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-10-05 15:40
Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting begins at October 18, 2007 and runs until January 6, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 13:52
Hampton Court: The Lost Palace, a lecture with international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle will take place Friday 16 November 2007 at the Historic Houses Trust in Sydney, Australia.
From the website:
In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the World Monuments Fund. Location:
Submitted by miolfhiodha on Sun, 2007-09-30 12:39
The Barbary Pirates under the leadership of the most dreaded Barbarossa Brothers are advancing into the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Loyal citizens of the Trimarian Crown are being oppressed and attacked. The sea passage is no longer safe, and heralds are being sold into slavery!
As the knights of Rhodes rally the subjects of the Trimarian Crown to defend the lands and the seas, the Barbarossa Brothers did not rest on their Laurels [the ones they kidnapped, that is) and have been recruiting many more scurvy dogs to fill their ranks. The final battle is near! Battle with the knights and the pirates and lead one to supremacy over the Mediterranean Sea!
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-09-27 15:11
The Peutingerian Map, thought to be the oldest surviving road map in the world, is now available for study on the Internet through collaboration between the Austrian National Library and Christos Nüssli of Euratlas.com.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 21:24
The Cumberland Times-News reports that SCA member Ellen McDaniel-Weissler will present a course entitled English Tudor Dynasty History, The Wars of the Roses to Elizabeth I for the CE Institute for Community Services at Allegheny College of Maryland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 09:55
30 years after work began, the restoration of Renaissance master Raphael's frescoes in the Vatican is nearly complete. The restoration is scheduled to be completed within a year.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 21:04
A silver coin dated 1597 has been found on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, possibly predating Captain Cook's discovery of the continent.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-09 15:32
National Geographic reports that a mass grave containing the remains of over 1,500 victims of the plague has been discovered on Venice's Lazzaretto Vecchi, an island used to quarantine the sick.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 11:40
In an upcoming article for The Journal of Modern History Allan A. Tulchin cites the study of documents and grave sites as evidence for homosexual civil unions in 15th century France.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 18:24
The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 16:26
Elizabeth: the Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, is scheduled to open in theatres October 12, 2007. The film is a sequel to the successful Elizabeth.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2007-08-27 18:58
The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 17:10
The fragment of a fresco painted during the time of the Borgia's is causing some consternation in the Vatican with its depiction of Pope Alexander VI kneeling at the feet of his mistress Giulia Farnese.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-05 13:24
Archaeologists are studying what they believe are the remnants of conquistador Hernando de Soto's camp in Tallahasse, Florida abandoned in 1540. The site is near the modern state capitol.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 12:08
The skull of what is believed to be the earliest gunshot victim in the western hemisphere has been discovered near Lima, Peru.