Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-11-27 10:55
X-rays and infra-red photography used during conservation work on a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger have identified the subject as Hans, a merchant working in London's steelyards, rather than the goldsmith Hans of Antwerp, the identity given to the man for over 400 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-24 13:10
The city council of Nottingham, England and a private concern are at odds over plans to construct two major attractions honoring Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire. The city hopes to revamp the Nottingham Castle, while Discovery Attractions wants to build a UK£13m theme park near Edwinstowe. (graphic)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-23 17:45
Apparently fed up with four centuries of sqabbling, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated the Point Reyes Peninsula, north of San Francisco, in Marin County, California, as the site where Sir Francis Drake came ashore and claimed the land for England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-11-22 17:38
The mysteries surrounding remains found under a Leicester, England car park continue with efforts to identify the bones of a woman found in the vicinity of those suspected to belong to King Richard III. Experts are puzzled at the burial of a woman in Greyfriars church, a male institution.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-18 13:08
Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth believes that a state funeral would be appropriate for the recently-discovered remains, believed to be those of King Richard III. "I think he should have a state funeral because he is the last English monarch to have died on a battlefield," said Ashworth.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-18 09:07
How different things might have been for Richard III enthusiasts if Victorian builders had placed their foundation one foot lower. The change would have destroyed the grave believed to be that of the king killed at the Battle of Bosworth. (photo of re-enactors guarding site.)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-17 20:00
BBC Radio 3 The Essay offers a series of 15-minute portraits of great Anglo-Saxons in an audio podcast. The series features acclaimed historians.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-17 19:18
Come join us and start the year in Tudor fashion. This year Caerthe's premiere event will highlight the court of Henry VIII, but you will be able to come and enjoy all the aspects of Caerthe's 12th Night that you have come to love over the years, including merchants, friends, entertainment and the usual feast.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-17 17:03
The 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Battle of Hastings, measures an impressive 70m (230ft). Now an artist from Somerset, England has engraved the entire piece onto a crystal bowl. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-17 14:14
England's Reading East MP Rob Wilson has been paying attention to the possible discovery of te remains of Richard III, and would like to have the same experience in his district. King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, founded Reading Abbey in 1121 and is thought to have been buried there in 1135.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-16 15:23
In June 2012, the 17th century Cupola House, home of the Strada restaurant, burned, but treasure has come from tragedy. During the restoration of the house, experts discovered a medieval well predating the later house.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-14 11:43
An eagle-eyed art expert is responsible for the discovery of a 2nd century Roman sarcophagus overgrown with plants in a Dorset, England garden. The "rare and beautifully carved" sarcophagus is expected to sell at auction for UK£50,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-12 17:54
Over forty years ago, a little ivory cube was discovered in Frocester near Stroud, England. The cube was soon identified as a Roman die, and now, a mystery surrounding it has been solved: The game piece was crafted from elephant ivory. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-11 18:07
Construction on a UK£3.6million main between Banwell and Hutton, England is being held up while archaeologists investigate an unearthed Roman cemetery, possibly linked to a villa, containing a huge hoard of artifacts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-10 17:47
The discovery of over 500 skeletons, some dating to the Middle Ages, has halted plans for the construction of a UK£20m leisure centre in south-east London. BBC London's Nick Beake has a video report.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-10 08:51
The recent cleaning of an Elizabethan tapestry map of the English Midlands has revealed some surprises including the Neolithic Rollright Stones and "cottages nestled among the trees." The tapestry will be used as part of the British Museum's Shakespeare: Staging the World. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-07 17:19
In 2011, metal detectorist Frank Kurzeja discovered a silver brooch 10 inches beneath the soil near Cowfold, England. The brooch has recently been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-11-06 11:18
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will present Supper with Shakespeare: The Evolution of English Banqueting December 13, 2012-March 31, 2013, an exhibit celebrating the spectacular dining experiences during Tudor times.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-11-01 12:48
Tradition (and tourism) have long held that Battle Abbey was the site of the famous Battle of Hastings. However, while as many as 10,000 men may have died there, no bodies or major artifacts have been found. Historian John Grehan thinks that the battle may really have taken place in Caldbec Hill, a mile away.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-11-01 09:13
Bill Gates who? CelebrityNetWorth has named Mansa Musa I, the 14th century leader of the Empire of Mali, the richest man of all time, with a personal worth of over US$400 billion. Mali's role as supplier of salt and gold to much of the known world made the king rich and Mali an economic superpower.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-31 05:47
In Great Britain and the United States, the Magna Carta is revered as one of the bases of law. In an article for History Today, Ralph V. Turner, Professor of History Emeritus, Florida State University, and the author of Magna Carta, looks at the document and its importance through history.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-30 17:56
Women were rarely recognized as poets in Tudor England, but the chance discovery of a love poem by Elizabeth Dacre to Sir Anthony Coke has given new insight into courtly love in Elizabeth I's time. Dr. Elaine Treharne of Stanford University discusses the poem in podcast for WAMC's Academic Minute.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-28 12:55
With the discovery of the possible remains of England's King Richard III, thoughts turn to the fates of other kings who found no peace in their rest. Greig Watson of BBC News has the story.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2012-10-26 08:01
Ever wanted to hear Julius Caesar in Italian, Romeo and Juliet in Portugese, or Othello in hip hop?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-10-25 17:04
An Academic Minute on WAMC radio discusses the recent archaeological discovery of remains which could possibly be those of King Richard III who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The podcast features Norman Housley, a professor of history at the University of Leicester.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2012-10-24 18:42
Sixty-four photos in one album show Hampton Court from the vantage of the rooftops and 16 photos record various staircases in the Palace in the other album.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-21 16:14
The happy combination of history and Legos returns with The Battle of Maldon, an animated version of the 10th century battle between Earl Byrhtnoth and Viking raiders. The film was created by David Waugh for DTG Productions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-19 22:42
There are documents a plenty on how the Vikings influenced the culture of England, but a new study looks at ways that Danish Norse were influenced by the English they conquered. According to Ph.D candidate Marie Bønløkke Spejlborg, it was the English who inspired Danes to organise themselves into cities."
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2012-10-19 21:01
Is this an illustration of a young Henry VIII weeping at his mother's death?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-10-18 17:05
Excavations at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at at Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich, England, are changing minds about life in 5th century Britain. The discovery of an Anglo Saxon building "showed the site was far more complex than first thought, and not solely a Roman settlement."