Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-11 10:51
The BBC's online magazine marks the posthumous release of Janet Arnold's fourth volume of Patterns of Fashion with an article on underwear trends.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-10 16:39
The grave of a 1st century Druid, possibly the first such discovery in England, has been found in Stanway, near Colchester in eastern England. The body in the grave was one of a number of important people buried near the time of the Roman invasion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-09 13:02
In its Treasures in Full program, the British Library is offering "high-quality digital editions, free to your desktop."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-08 17:50
A 13th century pentambular brooch discovered by a metal detector is Hampshire, England, in February 2008 has been declared treasure by North East Hampshire coroner Andrew Bradley. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-07 12:07
The recent discovery of high-status jewelry buried in an Anglo Saxon grave in East Cleveland, England has experts buzzing. The 7th century artifacts are linked to the Northumbrian Royal family.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 17:46
Drunken youths are being blamed for the wave of vandalism targeting Britain's historic buildings. More than 170 incidents involving castles, monasteries and stately homes, have been recorded during the past year.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 17:11
Have you lost sleep at night wondering which wife of Henry VIII you most resemble? Well, help is on the way in the form of a quiz on the OKCupid website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 15:28
The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England will receive UK£4M from the Heritage Lottery. The money will be used to upgrade the museum allowing them space to display many of the Roman site's spectacular discoveries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 13:23
Henry: Virtuous Prince by David Starkey, a two-volume biography of Henry VIII, will mark the 500th anniversary of Henry's ascent to the throne of England. John Guy of the London Times has the review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-26 18:32
Archaeologists working on excavations at the site of the new Hungate development in York, England, have discovered what they believe is the basement of a two-story Viking house. The structure has been dated to mid 10th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-26 07:02
On November 6, 2008, the only known surviving chain of office from the time of King Henry VIII will be auctioned at Christie's in London. The chain is expected to bring at least UK£300,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-25 15:46
New excavations in Kent, England have uncovered the hard surface of the country's coastline during the first Roman invasion (43 C.E.). The coast would have been two miles from the current coast. Also found: a Roman wall and a medieval dock.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-24 10:57
Arghhh! There be pirates in London. Or at least there once were according to experts excavating the Narrow Street area of Ratcliff, near Limehouse. The site included the homes of 17th century sailors and pirates.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-21 09:56
In his weekly podcast for September 24, 2008, humorist Garrison Keillor commemorates the 1066 Norman invasion of England with a discussion of how the French language affected food and cooking terms.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-18 10:45
New research on Stonehenge finds that it is actually older than previously believed. A recent excavation headed by Mike Parker-Pearson, professor of archaeology at Sheffield University, finds the monument to date to 3000 BCE and to have connections to cremation of the dead.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-17 12:07
On Saturday October 25, 2008, the Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey will open its doors for a sale of costumes, props and masks in an effort to raise money for the Theatre's educational and artistic programs.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-15 06:37
Toshikage reports that there is much of interest in the way of Elizabethan garb and late period study on the website Elizabethan Mafia: Dressing Well and Calling In Favors Since 1558. The site is the brainchild of M. Alison Kannon.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-08 09:50
A team of philologists at the University of Stavanger in Norway are set to begin "the most comprehensive analysis of middle English ever" by studying original manuscripts from the 1300s–1500s. Their focus is to understand Middle English grammar.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-04 09:19
The remains of a 4th century Roman discovered recently at York University may be "one of the earliest British victims of tuberculosis." Experts believe that cases of TB were rare in the north of England, and the discovery may help researchers learn more about the disease's spread across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-03 16:07
Several ancient graves were found recently near Leicestershire, England containing the remains of several humans believed to have been Roman. The graves were found near the Roman Fosse Way.
Submitted by alliemay on Fri, 2008-10-03 09:53
A manuscript containing over 400 recipes dating to the time of King Richard II is being digitized in preparation for online release. The manuscript is one of 40 in a project by the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-02 17:23
John Granger believes there is so much more to the Harry Potter universe than magic potions. He shares his thoughts through a series of books and lectures which, he hopes, "disclose the underlying symbolism hidden in the so-called 'children’s stories.'"
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-02 10:27
Genevieve reports that two living history fairs aimed at separating re-enactors from their coin will take place this fall in Great Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-01 10:51
It shouldn't have come as a surprise that archaeologists were able to uncover the remains of a 12th century abbey at Abbeytown in West Cumbria, England, but the discovery was made during rebuilding of the more recent Holme Cultram Abbey which burned in 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-30 17:22
Over 400 graves dating to the Saxon period have been discovered at the site of a road project near the RAF facility Lakenheath in Suffolk, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-30 07:02
Over 40 members of the community recently helped to uncover a previously unknown section of Roman road near Minshull Vernon, England. The road would have connected Whitchurch to Middlewich.
Submitted by Broom on Wed, 2008-09-24 15:12
On Saturday the XX of September, A.S. XLIII, a Laurel's Challenge was held at the St. Festus Faire in the Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southern CT).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-24 07:30
A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-14 07:46
It just had to happen! A parody of Chris Crocker's [in]famous "Leave Britney Alone" video is available to view on YouTube, this time with a distinctly Tudor flair.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-10 10:14
Archaeologists are marveling over the scope of a 2nd century Roman villa revealed recently on the Isle of Wight in England. The Brading Roman Villa is as "big as an Olympic swimming pool," and includes ornate decorations. (photo)