1601 CE and Later
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-23 22:23
The most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born on April 23, 1564.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 21:06
A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-15 09:51
Some former participants are blaming "stitch counters," elitists who demand extreme authenticity for reenactors, for the cancellation of this year's staging of the Civil War Battle of Selma (Alabama).
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-04-11 21:57
What do Harry Potter, King Edward of England, and the Middle Kingdom all have in common? Elements of all three came together recently at Oxford, England, for a most exquisite feast.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 09:06
Extensive DNA testing has yet to reveal the identity of a skeleton found in the Jamestown, Virginia excavations. Researchers now doubt that the remains belong to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 10:08
A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 17:38
New research may prove that a death mask found in Darmstadt, Germany in 1842 may actually be that of William Shakespeare.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-02-27 12:28
John Brooke-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms of England, who did much through his persuasive writings to advance an interest in the subject of heraldry, died on Feb. 13, 2006 at the age of 78.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 17:37
Renaissance clothing, costumes and accessories. Their authentic renaissance line includes wench costumes, twill bodices, Elizabethan clothes, princess gowns and dresses.
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 Karen on Wed, 2006-01-25 09:01
"'Golden Lads and Lasses': Shakespeare for Children" is on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through May 13.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 18:31
Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-17 15:50
Wardens at an historic site in Cornwall are asking for help to conserve the archaeological remains on the landmark.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-13 19:50
Set your Tivos! On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Turner Classic Movies will hold a 24-hour-long Shakepeare film festival beginning at 6:00 am (EST).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-30 17:08
Bridgette Kelly MacLean, from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, relates a story about two weavers, a forgotten book and the importance of documentation for the future.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-26 13:05
Researchers have long questioned Captain John Smith's claim that he explored much of the Nanticoke River in Virginia in a brief, three-day period during the summer of 1608. Now a new expedition may give them answers.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-23 19:17
DNA tests conducted on a 400-year-old Jamestown, VA skeleton have failed to prove that the remains are those of Jamestown founder Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 09:30
An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-11-01 18:42
"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 12:11
Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 18:01
Da Vinci wasn't alone. Now Shakespeare appears to have a "code", according to a new book Shadowplay by Clare Asquith.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 21:52
Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-09-11 09:34
"Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680" will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:08
The National Archives has an online tutorial on Palaeography, the science of reading old handwriting.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 13:19
A year-long project by five experts has uncovered what life was like on a Welsh farm in the year 1620. The article by Megan Lane is part of the BBC series Tales from the Green Valley.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 18:10
Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-20 07:42
The wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Dorset, England, will now be protected from treasure hunters and unlicenced divers by the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-11 09:47
A new study of the Battle of Culloden shows that the Highlanders were closer to winning than previously thought. New excavations of the 1745 battlefield show that Jacobite fighters nearly broke the English lines.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-02 16:24
This summer, the Globe Theatre in London will perform an "original production" of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida using 16th century dialect as close as possible to what the Bard would have spoken.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-02 15:02
A transcript of "The Plague in Britain," from The Science Show discusses the gruesome visit of the plague in 1665 to the village of Eyam, England with author Robert Lacey.