Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-06-06 17:07
Medievalists with lots of battery life on their phones will want to download a new app from the British Library, Treasures, which offers viewers "over 100 highlights, including literary, historical, music-related and scientific documents - alongside illuminated manuscripts and sacred texts."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-06-06 14:30
On her blog The Shiksa in the Kitchen, Tori Avey discusses food in Tudor England and the "exotic and lavish culinary habits of the British royal monarchy during the 1500’s."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-06-04 11:13
Visit Guernsey and I Knit London have joined forces to sponsor a competition to revive the tradition of unique knitted sweater patterns on the Island of Guernsey. The deadline for entry is July 4, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-03 21:20
Viewers of the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton may have been surprised to see a knight in armor in the crowd outside Westminster Abbey. The "knight" was Colin Bickers of Littlehampton, England, who walked 55 miles to the ceremony - in armor - in order to raise money for charity.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-05-31 16:14
Delighted by the royal wedding and dazzled by the venue? If so, you may want to visit the BBC's 360 degree virtual tour of Westminster Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-30 16:29
Despite popular belief, Westminster Abbey has not been a popular site for British royal weddings. Only fifteen have taken place there since the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-30 12:16
Visitors to Sutton Hoo, the Anglo-Saxon ship burial site in eastern England, can now experience the royal burial in a new way, complete with "smells and sounds to create an authentic atmosphere." (slideshow)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-30 07:48
Channel 4's Time Team recently carried out an archaeological project at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England where it discovered the floor of what they believe is a medieval hall.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-29 09:32
A team of researchers from London's Kingston University may have located the site of as many as seven 10th century Anglo-Saxon kings including Athelstan and Ethelred the Unready. All Saints Church is located near Westminister Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-05-26 18:32
Prince William of England has something in common with many medieval boys: his name. A new study shows that "William" was the most popular name for boys in the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-05-26 15:09
Buckton Castle in Cheshire, England was occupied for only 100 years, according to archaeologists from the University of Salford, who have been working on the ruin. The castle was built to protect the area from Scottish invaders.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-20 13:26
On the April 17, 2011 edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Martha Teichner visits the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace where she gets a behind-the-scenes look at historic - and future - embroidery projects in England.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-05-19 06:49
Archaeologists have excavated the body of a young woman that they believe was killed by a Roman sword. She was found hastily buried in a shallow grave, indicating she may have been murdered.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-05-18 13:01
According to an article by ObiterJ on the Legalweek.com website, Our legal heritage, part 1: early times and the Anglo-Saxon period, much of English law is based on legal traditions passed down through history from Anglo-Saxon times.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-05-17 12:50
A construction site has revlealed evidence of of ovens and leather tanneries dating between the 12th and 16th century. They have found lime barrels as well as enough cattle horns to indicate industrial animal processing.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-05-11 09:25
John Lippiett, chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, is sending a piece of history into space: "a parrel, a three-inch wooden ball used as part of the mechanism to hoist the sails of Henry VIII's flagship." The artifact will be launched into orbit with the space shuttle Endeavour. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-09 14:11
On a recent tour of English Heritage sites, Charlotte Higgins of the Guardian visited the newly revamped Roman Baths Museum in Bath, England. She blogged her impressions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-08 18:31
A Roman industrial site has been discovered near Peterborough in the Rockingham Forest. The site is believed to be "one of the largest archaeological sites in England."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-08 12:58
The remains of two Roman soldiers, dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, have been discovered beneath the former Hyderabad Barracks in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-06 09:19
For the first time, the public will be able to look at the face of a Viking woman, complete with bonnet, whose skeleton was discovered 30 years ago at Coppergate in York, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-05-04 15:18
Costume historian Drea Leed has recently published the wardrobe inventories of Queen Elizabeth I. Her work is available online in a searchable format.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-05-03 20:04
The planned construction of a new building at Lincoln College in Lincolnshire, England, has led to the discovery of a wealth of artifacts dating to Roman and medieval periods.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-05-03 09:34
For the last five years, a little mouse has been responsible for bringing Latin back to English schoolrooms. Minimus: Starting out in Latin, by Barbara Bell, is the story of a rodent living in the home of a Roman family in Vindolanda.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-01 15:07
Archaeologists working at the site of London's latest Crossrail project have discovered a mass grave of hundreds of skeletons. The grave is at the location of St Bethlehem hospital, the first facility for mental patients. (video & photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-28 06:53
The College of Arms in London has announced that a coat of arms has been created for Kate Middleton, Prince William's bride-to-be, in time for the royal wedding. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-25 17:38
550 years ago, 28,000 men were killed in what is considered Britain's bloodiest battle. To commemorate the anniversary, BBC 4 Today discusses the final brawl of the war of the Roses.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-23 14:46
Grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund charity, as well as public donations, will keep recent archaeological treasures in the United Kingdom. Funds of over UK£1 million will allow such items as a hoard of Roman coins and four gold Iron Age torcs to be acquired by local museums.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-21 13:27
On the blog, A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe, Jonathan Jarrett offers a review of a paper by Jane Kershaw entitled New Insights on the Viking Settlement of England: the Small Finds Evidence, presented to the Institute of Historical Research Earlier Middle Ages seminar on 9 February, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-04-19 16:33
Archaeologists have discovered a cemetery, dating to the late Roman period, is the St. Dunstan's area of Canterbury, England. They believe, due to the placement of the bodies and lack of grave goods, that the burials were Christian.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 19:07
"People come from all over the world to see the Pandora," said Mylor, England resident Cordelia Folland after a fire ripped through the 13th Century thatched Pandora Inn March 24, 2011.