Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-06-14 18:18
The Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. glints with Renaissance armor as the library presents the exhibit Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare June 5 through September 9, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-13 09:33
Strike up another point for British metal detectorists! A rare early medieval (400 to 500 C.E.) silver pinhead was found in 2006 by Timothy Phillips in a plowed field near Brigewater, England. The 2 cm decoration would originally been attached to a pin, much like a hatpin. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 09:24
Marine archaeologists are working to recover the cannons from an Elizabethan ship which sank near the Channel Islands in 1592. The big guns will be taken to the Tower of London for expert restoration and conservation.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2008-06-04 13:39
Researchers from the University of Sheffield, England, say that radiocarbon dating of remains from Stonehenge suggest that the site was a burial ground for Britain's first royal dynasty, as early as 500 years before the stones were erected.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-03 06:41
8-year-old Kristina Roberts is no spoiled princess! What she dreamed of most was to enter a real joust. Recently her dream came true at Warwick Castle in England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-02 10:10
Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion: Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neck and Headwear, Etc., C. 1540-1665 No. 4 has been scheduled for release in late fall of 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-31 08:51
Shakespeare expert John Hudson has a new theory about who authored the Bard's plays: a Jewish woman named Amelia Bassano Lanier, the first woman to publish a book of poetry.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-30 21:10
The English city of St. Albans takes its history seriously and celebrates yearly with the Beating of the Bounds, a procession dating to the mid 13th century which marks the boundaries of the town.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-30 08:02
A two-year restoration project has revealed the breathtaking details of a medieval mosaic pavement, depicting the end of the world, in the floor of London's Westminster Abbey. The floor was originally constructed in the 1260s by Henry III>
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-24 15:44
An innovative new research project, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will look at the life of the professional soldier in England from 1369 to 1453.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-22 14:06
Dan Crowe and Rob Farrer of the Manx Detectorists Society have found artifacts with their metal detectors before, but nothing quite as dramatic as fragments of a Viking sword, a rare find on the Isle of Man. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-05-19 18:03
Experts believe they have discovered a portrait of Henry Wriothesley, Shakespeare's only known patron, under a later portrait of his wife, Elizabeth Vernon. The painted-over image was discovered using X-ray technology. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-14 11:11
Experts working on the recently-discovered mass Roman grave in Gloucester, England will be using DNA tests to determine what killed over 90 individuals. A first look at the remains points to a 2nd century smallpox outbreak that swept across Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-08 17:29
Best known for her quaint house and her inheritance of the “second-best bed,” Shakespeare's wife, Ann Hathaway, has been mostly a mystery figure. Now a new book, Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer, sheds some light on a little-understood woman. Katie Roiphe as the New York Times Sunday Review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-08 09:51
Recent scientific studies have suggested that the Germanic invaders of England may have imposed an apartheid-like system on the native peoples, but an article by John Pattison of the University of South Australia in Adelaide disagrees. "The evidence is compatible with the idea of a much more integrated society," he says.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 10:15
Archaeologists are studying the grave of a 7th century Anglo Saxon woman who might have been a Pagan priestess. By the placement of the grave and the objects within, including a sword and elaborate jewelry, they feel that the woman may have headed a 7th century cult. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-05-04 07:09
England's historic churches are facing a new enemy: lead thieves, who are now stealing strips of lead from church roofs. The thefts are being blamed on the record high price that lead brings.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-03 17:05
Husband and wife Lynda Mallet and Stuart Reddish discovered a mysterious mound three years ago in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, England with the help of 19th century maps. Now they believe the site may have been an Anglo-Saxon gathering place.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-01 06:30
According to historian Professor Robert Bartlett, youth gangs are nothing new. They existed in 12th century London and wore hooded garments which hid their identities during rampages.
Submitted by katerinfg on Mon, 2008-04-28 09:44
A new series of British coins will feature the heraldry of the monarch. Each coin in the six-coin set will feature an aspect of the coat of arms with the £1 piece depicting the complete shield.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-25 19:48
A gold ring with a glass setting found by metal detector Colin Ashton near Wetherby, Yorkshire, has been declared treasure. The ring dates to the 10th century. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2008-04-24 17:18
A 14th century gravestone has been lying unnoticed as part of the wall of the Blacksmiths Arms in Mickleton, County Durham, England. One of the pub regulars, an archaeologist, spotted it low in the wall as he stood outside puffing his pipe, because he can no longer smoke inside the bar.
Submitted by Isolda on Wed, 2008-04-23 23:40
Online journal of 14th century interests and their re-creation.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2008-04-23 22:44
Just a few weeks after beginning, the excavators now working at Stonehenge have had what they describe as a "breakthrough." Clues towards the original placement of the bluestones, the site's oldest elements, may reveal why Stonehenge was built.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-23 21:08
A new study by modern gynaecologists paints a sordid picture of the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, who, according to the study, was "a 'moral loose cannon', whose striking beauty and sex appeal gave Elizabeth other reasons to imprison and execute her."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-04-21 19:03
Archaeologists have long believed that Anglo Saxon burial customs required elaborate displays, but new evidence points to the use of more common devotions such as combs, razors and other household items.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Mon, 2008-04-21 11:39
Countess Alys Katharine recently returned to Hampton Court to study the cooking of Tudor England. Her report follows.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-17 20:13
The Bodleian and Folger Libraries are combining efforts to create digital copies of "all 75 editions of William Shakespeare's plays printed in the quarto format before the year 1641." The folios are the closest copies to Shakepseare's own in existence.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2008-04-17 12:51
Evidence of pagan rituals involving swans and other birds in the Cornish countryside in the 17th century has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 09:30
A collection of statues that ring the Roman baths in Bath, England have received a facelift to remove years of grime. The renovation project is just part of a plan to "create an unforgettable experience for all our daytime and evening visitors."