Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-25 07:23
A small collection of really large photos from the recent Battle of Hastings reenactment are now available to view online.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-18 09:20
The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-17 10:26
The Venerable Bede's monastic home has been put forward as a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site. If selected, it will gain that status in 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 14:10
The Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana will present "The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer," a free teacher workshop, on November 11, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 04:00
Artist Hans Holbein, best known for his portraits of royal personages of the Tudor court, is the subject of a new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The large collection of paintings will be on display 28 September 2006 through 7 January 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-14 12:30
The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between William the Bastard's Norman forces and the Saxon defenders under King Harold II. It changed forever the culture and language of the British Isles.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-13 09:17
The 600-year-old bronze silhouette of a snarling dog has stumped experts who are trying to puzzle out its use. Weathervane? "Beware of Dog" sign? They aren't sure what to make of the crudely cut image, unearthed by Tees Archaeology.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-10-11 21:35
On October 14 and 15, the annual Battle of Hastings reenactment will be webcast live by the BBC. The reenactment of the famous 1066 battle between King Harold the Saxon and William the Norman takes place on the very site of the original event, which gave William the Conqueror his nickname.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-07 12:09
Hans Holbein the Younger, the northern Renaissance portraitist who painted many Tudor notables including Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, died on October 7, 1543.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-06 12:14
William Tyndale, Bible translator and Protestant scholar, was executed for heresy on October 6, 1536. He was condemned to burn at the stake, but was mercifully strangled first and his body burned after death.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-04 11:25
Elisabeth de Valois, third of the four wives of Philip II of Spain, died on October 4, 1568. She had originally been betrothed to his son but married the father as part of a peace settlement.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-10-04 07:34
View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 14:27
The readeption of previously deposed King Henry VI of England occurred on October 3, 1470. The mentally ill king had to be led by the hand during the celebratory parade.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 20:30
According to a recent study of the genetic makeup of Britain's population, nearly all residents are descended from the Celts. "If one thinks that the English are genetically different from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, that's entirely wrong," said Professor Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford University.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-09-30 11:58
Matilda, also called Maud, the daughter of Henry I, landed in England to claim its crown on September 30, 1139. She was the first woman ever to rule the kingdom of England.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-09-28 14:22
"Figures on Fabric" will be on display at the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum (at the University of Cambridge, in England) through December 30.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-26 11:51
On September 26, 1087, William II of England, known as William Rufus, was crowned king. He succeeded his father, William the Conqueror.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 08:11
Archaeologists working on a Roman dig in Kent, England are enthusiastic about the remains of a 5th century Roman bath, calling it "totally unique" for the county.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-16 19:57
An unlikely exhibition exploring the history of tattoos in Britain has opened at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. The exhibition includes archaeological evidence of military tattoos among the Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-16 10:42
Skeletons bearing evidence of terrible injuries have been discovered beneath the floor of a dining hall in the North Yorkshire town of Towton, site of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-09-03 11:04
Richard I of England, called the Lion Heart, was crowned king in Westminster on September 3, 1189. The crusading king never learned to speak English and spent all but six months of his reign abroad.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 19:50
Residents of Manchester, England have declared Her Majesty owner of of an abandoned and vandalized house thanks to a 607-year-old law that turns over ownership of abandoned buildings to the Crown.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-31 10:45
Leofric, Earl of Mercia and the husband of Lady Godiva, died on August 31, 1057.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 18:40
Channel 4's Time Team may have discovered evidence of the existence of the original round table at Windsor Castle. The team has found some evidence of a round structure built by Edward III constructed to house the table and the original 300 Knights of the Garter.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-08-29 11:50
Edward IV of England invaded France on August 29, 1475, a few years after eliminating Lancastrian resistance at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-08-27 15:59
Marguerite, wife of Henry Plantagenet "the Young King", was crowned Queen of England on August 27, 1172, two years after her husband was crowned during his father Henry II's lifetime.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-08-26 16:27
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed a medieval Benedictine hostelry beneath a pub near Byland Abbey near Coxwold.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-08-23 00:07
TV time travellers, Channel 4's Time Team have been given permission to dig in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to search for the tennis court and bathhouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Holyrood and the foundations of Edward III's banqueting hall at Windsor Castle.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-08-22 08:22
A structure, previously thought to be a folly or hawking platform, is now believed to be a unique Tudor water tower.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 08:04
New records released by the British National Archive show that Anthony Hall, who claimed to be a descendent of Henry VIII in the early 20th century, deserved to be declared insane for threatening to lop off the head of King George V.