Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-04 08:26
Excavation has begun on "the first systematic excavation of a cemetery on Hadrian's Wall," a Roman cremation cemetery which is part of the World Heritage Site at Birdoswald Fort, Cumbri.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-03 16:19
Had he lived, what sort of king would Arthur, oldest son of King Henry VII, have been? An article on PhysOrg.com ponders the question with the help of Dr Steven Gunn, Lecturer in Modern History at Merton College, and one of the editors of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Life, Death and Commemoration.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-01 18:55
Philip Crummy, director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, which in 2004 discovered the location of the Colchester, England Roman Circus, reports that a proposal has been created to mark the dimensions of the site with a "three dimensional representation on the site of the circus footprint."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-29 13:21
The Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS) has created a bibliography of sources for Dye and Textile History, including sections for Ancient World Dyes and Pigments and Medieval Dyes and Pigments.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-29 08:18
A new series of articles in the online BBC History Magazine will cover famous historical sites. The first article looks at ten "places associated with the momentous events of 1066 and its aftermath."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-09-27 16:21
Five 500-year-old church bells, believed to be the oldest in England, have been returned to St Lawrence Church, in Ipswich, Suffolk after a UK£100,000 restoration project. The bells had previously not been rung for 20 years due to their poor condition.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-26 15:51
John Ward, of the wills and estates planning department at Napthens, in Winckley Square, Preston, England, was delighted to be able to be able to handle a recent find at the law firm: the property deeds establishing poor houses, and property deeds dating to the 1550s.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-25 17:15
Restoration work at England's Canterbury Cathedral has uncovered oak roof rafters dating to the time of William the Conqueror. While much of the cathedral's roof has been destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries, some of the 11th century timbers survive.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-25 14:36
In the mid-16th century, Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's vicar-general, began the collecting of London parish records. Now 18 million of these records will be available on the ancestry.co.uk website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-25 11:10
Historians have long held that Richard III was killed at Bosworth field in retribution for his slaying of his nephews, the young, rightful heirs, but new evidence may show a different motive: a decade-old power struggle between Richard and William Stanley.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-23 10:21
Experts at England's Bristol University are excited by the discovery of a "long-lost" letter written by King Henry VII which references the voyage of merchant William Weston to the new World in 1499. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-21 15:31
A group of over 300 international specialists on Roman archaeology met recently at Newcastle University to discuss Roman frontier heritage sites and how they are presented to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-09-20 19:12
Matthew Saunders, honorary director of The Friends of Friendless Churches in Mundon, England, reports that the organization has received a UK£138,000 grant from English Heritage to preserve St Mary's Church, the medieval chapel of a manor house. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-19 12:06
When he decided to walk the 84 miles of Hadrian's Wall across northern England, reporter Len Barcousky of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wasn't sure what he was letting himself in for, but the experience left him feeling like a "king of the world."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-09-17 13:26
More than 100 volunteers recently made an amazing find at Woking Palace, near Old Woking, England: rare tiles, crafted in Valencia, Spain in the late 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-16 16:40
In an August 2004 web article, Will Segerman, British artist and engineer, discusses his project for his final show for his fine art degree at Sheffield Hallam: two suits of transparent Gothic armor. (photos)
Submitted by Broom on Tue, 2009-09-15 15:39
Metal detectorists in England have found a new Viking treasure hoard that is thought to be the most important discovery of this type in 150 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-12 17:49
Historians seem to have a love/hate relationship with the Showtime series The Tudors, which has been recently sold to the BBC. Some say it "distorts history for dramatic effect" but has "undoubtedly stimulated interest in British history."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-12 09:40
For over 200 years, archaeologists have been digging at Vindolanda, the 3rd-4th century Roman fort in the north of England. Now volunteers can try their hand at archaeology -- and still find artifacts. (audio)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-07 13:15
A group of parishioners at St. Mary's church in Warwick, England have requested permission to open the tomb of Fulke Greville, a writer and contemporary of Shakespeare, who, some believe, wrote at least some of Shakespeare's plays. They hope that mysterious "boxes" in the grave might contain manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-07 09:56
English historian Catherine Brown, whose documentary Made in Scotland aired recently on British television, claims that haggis "was originally an English dish."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-01 18:43
Officials at English Heritage Lottery have announced that the Holm Cultram Abbey in Abbeytown, England has received a grant for UK£48,000 to carry out an extensive at the Cistercian abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-29 07:10
According to archaeologist Geoff Carter, the stone structure of Hadrian's Wall may not have been the first to cross northern England. Carter believes a wooden wall, spanning 117 km, was built first.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-27 15:19
A project to install fountains in Peterborough, England's Cathedral Square has given archaeologists a glimpse of life in the medieval town. "We have found a whole manner of objects, from coins to really chunky old door keys," said city museum archaeologist Ben Robinson.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-26 08:31
It took two years and cost UK£2.45m, but English Heritage's project to recreate the opulence of Henry II's England has paid off. A team of experts has restored Dover Castle's Great Tower to its creation in 1179 after the visit of the French king to the shrine of Thomas Becket. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-18 11:20
"I have found quite a lot of treasure items over the years and have a few reference books so as soon as I scraped off the mud I knew it was a hawking bell," said metal detectorist Adam Staples last year when he discovered the 500-year-old bell in a Melbourne, England field. "It's a lovely object."
Submitted by Pierre on Thu, 2009-08-13 11:03
A thirty-minute podcast from BBC Radio 4 features the story of the Winchester Troper, a seminal musical book created around 1030 CE in Winchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-12 06:51
A Roman cavalry lance head may prove that the legends of King Arthur were inspired by Roman soldiers and sailors. The contos head, dating to the 3rd century, was discovered in Norfolk County, England.
Submitted by Guy_De_Dinan on Tue, 2009-08-11 11:16
A new web site provides searchable databases of the detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers, including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-08-11 09:11
This web site, created by Dr. Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton (UK) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, catalogs all known service records for soldiers in the Hundred Years War between 1369 and 1453 CE.