Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 10:17
On April 24, 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the skies over an already unsettled England.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-23 22:23
The most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born on April 23, 1564.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-22 15:44
The legendary dropped-underwear incident that led to the founding of England's highest order of knighthood is said to have happened on April 22, 1348.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-21 10:43
Henry VII of England, the Tudor victor in the Wars of the Roses, died on April 21, 1509.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 21:06
A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 15:24
The Shire of West Dragoningshire will sponsor a period pilgrimage in Winchester, England May 12-15, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 14:15
More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 19:19
The discovery of the remains of a village dating from the late Saxon period in Southampton, England has researchers from Oxford Archaeology a buzz. Among the finds were glassware from Italy and Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 15:20
The remains of a 2,000-year-old Dotterill roundhouse were discovered recently by workers excavating for a village bypass. The site is near Bridlington, England.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-04-17 19:58
Members of the University of Leicester archaeology unit are excavating a large parish cemetery containing over 1,300 skeletons that date from between 1200 and 1600 CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-14 12:49
The Battle of Barnet, fought on April 14, 1471 near London, was a major victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the English Wars of the Roses.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-04-12 15:49
Dragon Hall, a 15th Century trading hall has been re-opened in Norwich after a UK₤2 million restoration.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-04-11 21:57
What do Harry Potter, King Edward of England, and the Middle Kingdom all have in common? Elements of all three came together recently at Oxford, England, for a most exquisite feast.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-11 17:23
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed on April 11, 1554, for leading a rebellion against Queen Mary Tudor of England, known to history as "Bloody Mary."
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-10 12:55
King James V of Scotland was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 20:55
Mapping the Realm: English Catrographic Constructions of Fourteenth-Century Britain is an interactive online version of England's Gough Map.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-09 09:06
Extensive DNA testing has yet to reveal the identity of a skeleton found in the Jamestown, Virginia excavations. Researchers now doubt that the remains belong to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-08 11:03
Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-04 20:07
Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 15:03
The Shire of West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, squires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station to join them in the Winchester Pilgrimage, 12-14 May 2006.
Nestled in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen, in the shadow of St Catherine's Hill and only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Winchester, lies the medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 12:31
Boston University's School of Law has produced a searchable database for the English Year Books which are the law reports for the country from the 13th through 16th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:20
The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 14:44
A British website looks at the origins and original lyrics of famous nursery rhymes including Ring a Ring o Rosies long believed to refer to the Black Death and Remember Remember, which chronicles Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 16:53
Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 12:53
Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 10:42
A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-18 15:29
Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 20:02
Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 12:10
On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 17:40
A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.