Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-07-12 13:22
King Henry II of England performed penance for the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral on July 12, 1174.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-10 12:48
Metal detector enthusiast John Wood certainly didn't expect to strike it rich four years ago when he discovered an odd-looking gold ring, but the 650-year-old artifact is now set to sell at Christies for UK£100,000.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-07-10 09:52
The "Good Parliament" ended in London on July 10, 1376. It was nicknamed by the people of England in recognition of its efforts to end corruption at court.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-09 11:47
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, ancestor of English kings, sailed for Spain on July 9, 1386.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-07-06 15:01
The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-05 14:44
A 14th Century hall in on the banks of the River Welland in Lincolnshire that was restored with a UK£600,000 lottery grant is reopening as an art gallery and museum. It will contain 10 galleries, including the history of the local fens and how the landscape was created by drainage and reclamation.
Submitted by Ichikawa no moromoto on Tue, 2006-07-04 10:54
Near Cuxton in Kent, archaeologists have found stone axes more than a quarter million years old and bearing craftsmanship exceeding the quality of that previously found from such an early time period.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-30 10:57
The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-29 11:28
The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 20:42
Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-25 09:32
Eleanor of Provence, widow of King Henry III of England, died on June 25, 1291. She was one of four sisters who all became queens.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-24 11:12
King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 11:57
On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-20 19:08
Author, teacher and consultant for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Michael LoMonico, has posted an online companion to his book, The Shakespeare Book of Lists which looks at the playwright's life, work and times through a collection of lists.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-20 10:41
On June 20, 1367, King Edward III of England awarded Geoffrey Chaucer an annual pension and the position of valet at court.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 16:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-06-16 15:37
The Australian reports that sections of the King's Table, an elaborately-carved stone table used for English coronation feasts and state banquets as far back as the 13th century, have been found under the floor of the Palace of Westminster.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-16 11:48
The 25-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in England on June 16, 1567, a few weeks before being forced to abdicate her throne.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-15 19:09
Google has placed "The complete plays of Shakespeare... at your fingertips," according to the Google Book Search website.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-15 11:58
Edward the Black Prince was born on June 15, 1330.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 20:48
A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-13 12:34
Two friends with metal detectors turned up a gold annular brooch on the Isle of Wight.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 08:18
The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-12 11:26
Ethelfleda, oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, died on June 12, 918.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-11 10:39
The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey was consecrated on June 11, 1186.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-07 11:07
The rival kings of England and France, Henry VIII and Francis I, met near Calais on June 7, 1520 for the meeting and tournament that became known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 12:22
On June 6, 1178, a group of monks in Canterbury reported seeing "two hours of light" on the shadowed part of the moon.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 11:27
The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-02 23:59
King Henry V of England married Catherine of Valois, the French king's niece, on June 2, 1420, in an effort to consolidate power over both nations.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-02 21:04
Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.