Agriculture

Farming and gardening, animal husbandry, forestry

Alnwick Castle's Poison Garden

The Duchess of Northumberland has a black thumb, at least when it comes to her celebrated poison garden.

Hawks to Protect Herculaneum from Pigeons

Humans are not the only visitors to the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Pigeons have found a goldmine in the tourist hotspot, leaving behind a mess and forcing officials to try a new approach in pest control: hawks.

Prince Charles Offers Plants to 'Elizabethan' Garden

Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.

Ancient Byways to be Opened to Trekkers

British officals have sparked controversary with a decision to open every track and defunct highway for walkers and 4x4 vehicles.

History of Roses Explored

Roses have fascinated gardeners for generations. This short article looks at the history of the flower.

Medieval villagers 'passed human TB on to their cattle'

Tuberculosis may have passed from humans to animals, and not the other way around, according to new DNA research conducted on bones from an abandoned medieval village in the Yorkshire Wolds.

EDP: English Moat Medieval Swannery or Modern Duck Pond?

Archaeologists are trying to puzzle out the purpose of Paul Meale's duck pond. Was it a medieval swannery or a 19th century wildlife sanctuary?

Paris Museum Garden Inspired by Tapestry

The medieval garden at the Hotel de Cluny, France's National Museum of the Middle Ages, was inspired by medieval tapestries.

"Perfume of Capri" has Medieval Origins

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

The Independent: The Care and Feeding of the Renaissance Horse

The British Library has recently acquired a 16-page pamphlet published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1497, the earliest known veterinary textbook printed in Britain.

Horsing Around Through History

Dame Aoife discusses horses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance in the latest edition of Aoife's Links.

Medieval Gardens

As a special bonus, Dame Aoife shares links that are most appropriate for spring. Her topic is medieval gardens, with an emphasis on herb and knot gardens.

Celebrating Lent Medieval-Style

The Easter season is upon us and Aoife shares annotated links dealing with food and farming for a medieval spring.