Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 22:08
Metal dectorist John Fereday was "so excited that his hands were shaking" when he discovered a 13th century silver seal on a farm near Newquay in Cornwall. "Medieval seals are very rare in Cornwall and silver ones are rarer still," said liaisons officer Anna Tyacke.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 14:29
Excavations at a housing project in Southampton, England have uncovered what experts believe is the earliest cemetery for the Saxon town of Hamwick. Nine skeletons were discovered which are believed to date from the 7th through 9th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-22 11:54
Anonymous, the new film by director Roland Emmerich which proposes that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else, is causing controversy even before the film hits theater screens. James Shapiro offers his opinion in an op-ed for the New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-21 12:15
The Guardian website offers an interactive history of the British house in its "British architecture guides" section. The site includes homes from the Saxon era to contemporary, with options to zoom in for more detail and description.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-10-19 12:42
An intact Viking boat burial has been found in the highlands of Scotland, the first burial of its kind found on the UK mainland. The artifacts found at the site indicate the man buried there may have been a high-ranking warrior.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-19 07:34
14th century England was a dark time, and a time of change in Britain. In a hour-long, online documentary, historian Michael Wood investigates changes in medieval life by following the family of peasant Christina Cok.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-17 19:04
"When we selected the manuscripts to go on display, we tried to pick those which were visually very strong and had a very strong art element," Kathleen Doyle, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, said about the exhibition, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-14 15:19
Archaeologists working at the Carn Menyn site in the Preseli Hills in Wales, where the Stonehenge bluestones were quarried, believe they have found the tomb of one of original builders monument.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 23:12
Nonsuch Palace, the Surrey home of Henry VIII, built to rival French King, Francis I, has been rebuilt - as a 2.2m by 1.2m (7ft 2in by 3ft 11in) model. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 13:01
Hadrian's Wall Heritage is hoping to attract an investor with the funds to construct a new visitor center at the Bowness House Farm in Bowness-on-Solway, England, the eastern end of the 84-mile (135km) Hadrian's Wall trail.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-10-10 17:13
Experts have reconstructed the face of Simon of Sudbury, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was beheaded in a peasant revolt in 1381.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-09 21:32
Calligraphers, needleworkers, heralds and artists take note. The Retronaut website has posted pages from the Tudor Pattern Book published around 1520.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-08 13:46
A 15th century will from the Norfolk Record Office, one of few records of common soldiers, was left by Thomas Longe who was "willing to die" for King Richard III at Bosworth Field.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-08 11:36
The world's largest collection of beautifully-illuminated British royal manuscripts from the 9th through 16th centuries will be on display this winter at the British Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-07 20:00
Leon Humphreys, of Bury St Edmunds, England, failed to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that his Suzuki motorcycle was off the road, incurring a UK£25 fine, but instead of payment, Humphreys demanded the ancient right to trial by combat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-06 22:04
The editors of the Telegraph pay homage to everyone's favorite brew with a slideshow of photos entitled An illustrated history of English beer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-10-05 17:34
Archaeologists have discovered a rare incised slate while digging at Nevern Castle in England. The slate dates to between 1170 and 1190.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:49
Damaged by years of exposure to the weather, four of the most seriously deteriorated Hampton Court roundels have been restored and will be shown to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-03 17:37
Metal detectorist James Goldswain found treasure in a farmer's field when he uncovered medieval silver gilt ring, known as a fede, or faith ring, near Bishopsbourne, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-02 23:45
Visitors to Stonehenge never have the opportunity to experience the monument the way their early ancestors would have, but now BBC accoustic engineers have re-created the sound of a ritual held 4,000 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-30 15:41
In 2008, the remains of 40 bodies, thought to be at least 5,000 years old, were removed from Stonehenge for scientific study. Recently, in court, a Druid named King Arthur Pendragon pleaded to ''Let those we lay to rest, stay in rest."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-29 10:27
The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will host "Making History: Antiquaries in Britain," September 4 through December 11, 2011, tracing "milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation, and communication of Britain's history."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-26 15:48
German art student Benjamin Harff spent six months creating illuminations and binding for a copy of author J.R.R.Tolkien's Silmarillion. The work constitued Harff's exam at the Academy of Arts. (photos).
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-09-19 16:20
Excavation of one of Henry VIII's palaces has revealed that the site was an affluent home long before Henry VIII moved in. Elsyng Palace is located in Enfield, England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-19 06:04
The British Museum acts as a backdrop for a new manga publication by Hoshino Yukinobu. Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure stars "a portly ethnographer-cum-archaeologist who solves crimes and explains civilisations."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-15 13:40
It's not just about togas anymore. New evidence shows that "the Romans had a surprisingly advanced textile industry -- and possibly a luxury fashion addiction," with garments that included paenulas and laenas of wool, leather or felt.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-14 15:23
As a little girl, Rose Ferraby listened to stories about a Roman amphitheatre near the village of Aldborough in northern England. Now her attention to his tale has paid off with the discovery of England's "lost" Roman cultural center.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-11 15:01
You've read about it. You've seen the photos. Now you have the chance to see the wonders in person when one hundred artifacts from the Staffordshire Hoard go on display at National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-11 07:04
A lack of "great heaps of dead rats in all the waterfront sites" has led The Black Death in London author Barney Sloane to conclude that the rodents were not the cause of plague in 14th century England. "The evidence just isn't there to support it," he said.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-09 06:49
A collaborative project by Queen's University Belfast, King’s College London, and the Bodleian Libraries offers an innovative approach that explores the ‘linguistic geographies’ of the Gough Map, the earliest surviving geographically recognizable map of Great Britain.