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Kings and Queens Through Time

How well do you know the reigns of the rulers of England? Explore the reigns of four different periods of British history through a game, putting contemporary portraits in the correct order.

Roman Road Unearthed in Hereford

Residents of Hereford in England had hoped for improvements to their road. Instead, an archaeological survey has found remains of a much older road - one dating back to Roman times.

2,000-Year-Old Water Main Still Working

A 100-foot stretch of pipe, which once fed the Roman fort at Vindolanda, was unearthed recently and discovered to be still working.

Virtual Reality Brings the Hagia Sofia to Life

The trend toward virtual reality exhibits will give many more people access to the museum experience according to a recent BBC article.

British House of Commons Debates Robin Hood's Birthplace

MPs in the House of Commons are arguing over the birthplace of Robin Hood, pitting the 19 Yorkshire MPs against four from Nottinghamshire.

A Murder in Carlisle!

No, it's not an Agatha Christie mystery but a 3rd century Roman murder victim discovered buried in a well.

Archaeologists Rescue 14th Century Salt Ship

British archaeologists are preparing to rescue a ship found buried under mud in Cheshire, which had been originally used to store brine as part of a medieval saltworks.

Doom Fresco to be Viewed for First Time in 400 Years

A recently-restored, rare medieval fresco will be seen by the public for the first time in 400 years when it is put on display in Coventry, England.

King Michael Rightful Ruler of England

History News Network: Australian Michael Hastings is, in truth, King Michael I of England, the heir to the Plantagenet bloodline, and should be living in Buckingham Palace rather than Jerilderie, NSW, according to a British historian.

Exhumation of King Harold Denied

A church court has denied researchers the right to examine the remains of what might have been King Harold.

Thousand-Year-Old Church Saved

A campaign to save the 1,000-year-old St. Lawrence's Church from demolition for a new airport runaway has been successful.

"Warrior of Lattes" Discovered in Southern France

A 2500-year-old stone sculpture depicting an armored warrior has been unearthed in southern France.

Kent Couple Finds Iron Age Hoard

A hoard of coins dating from 150 BCE was discovered recently near Maidstone, England by a couple using a metal detector.

Monarchs and Leaders

Learn British history the easy way with the BBC's "Monarchs & Leaders," an interactive website that covers the country's history from "the Angevins to the Windsors."

Play the Costume Game

Have fun dressing mannequins with the BBC's "Dress the Men" and "Dress the Ladies" history game.

"Lost" Avebury Stones Discovered

An arc of megaliths that were once part of the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire, England, have been rediscovered.

Renaissance Prayer Book Discovered at Hertfordshire School

A Renaissance prayer book, valued at

West Sussex Tomb May Contain Remains of King Harold II

Historians believe that a tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Bosham, West Sussex, may be the final resting place of King Harold II, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings.

Medieval Skeletons Discovered at Llandaff Cathedral

Recent excavations around Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales have unearthed fourteen skeletons believed to be from medieval times.

Oetzi's Finders Wait for Reward

A German couple, who discovered the now famous mummified body of Oetzi, is still waiting to collect their reward.

Roman Well Discovered in Worcester, England

Archaeologists have unearthed a fourth century Roman well in Worcester, England at a construction site for a new footpath.

New Software Allows Peek at the Past

New software being developed in Great Britain may allow researchers to see beneath floors and peek through walls in search of historical buildings.

Psychic Dates Medieval Welsh Ship

Psychic Diane Lloyd Hughes dates Newport ship at 1426.

Robin Hood's Remains Dug Up in 18th Century?

Author Richard Rutherford-Moore claims that the remains of the famous outlaw, Robin Hood, were dug up in the mid-18th century.

Flint Axes Discovered at Wiltshire Bypass Excavation

44 3,000-year-old flint axes have been discovered near Salisbury at the site of a highway bypass.

Roman Weapons Factory Discovered in Devon

A massive weapons factory dating from Roman times has been discovered near Brayford in Devon, England.

Roman "Souvenir" of Hadrian's Wall Found

A 2nd century bronze pan, elaborately decorated with Celtic-style motifs and colored enamel, and engraved with the names of four forts at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, was found in the Staffordshire moorlands.

Lost Imperial Purple Formula Rediscovered

The secret formula for creating Roman imperial purple dye has been rediscovered.

3,000-Year-Old Stone Circle Discovered on Lewis

Archaeologists believe a stone circle measuring 30m and dating from 3,000 years ago may be second in importance only to Stonehenge.

Romans May Have Worn Socks With Their Sandals

A foot from a Roman-era statue was found in London -- wearing a sock under a sandal.