Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-02-04 12:28
A major prehistoric village has been unearthed near Stonehenge in southern England. Stonehenge didn't stand alone, excavations show, recent excavations of Salisbury Plain in southern England have revealed at least two other large stone formations close by the world-famous prehistoric monument.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-03 10:35
Officials from the York Dungeon Museum have warned residents who live near the River Ouse to be on the lookout for severed limbs and a skull which were lost during the recent flooding there. The realistic pros were part of an exhibit and were discovered missing during cleanup.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-01 15:21
Archaeologists Colin Richards of Manchester University and Joshua Pollard of Bristol University have a new theory on Stonehenge: it not isolated but stood as the link between a ritual burial mound and a timber circle.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-31 18:40
14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-28 20:19
English Heritage is looking for descendants of Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon king of England, to take part in an exhibit at the visitors center at the Hastings Battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-24 18:53
Among the manuscripts digitized and included in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, are a set depicting the Genealogy of Edward IV.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-01-24 12:56
Leofwen Taverner of Eoforwic, modernly known as Nan Hawthorne, is an historical novelist and member of Regia Anglorum who writes a wonderful and detailed diary of her persona, presented to our modern eye as a blog.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-01-23 09:40
Leofwen Taverner of Eoforwic, modernly known as Nan Hawthorne, is an historical novelist who writes a wonderful and detailed diary of her persona, presented to our modern eye as a blog. Installments talk about the daily goings-on, from the pedestrian to the sublime, in an 8th century CE town in Saxon England.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2007-01-23 09:20
This new view of Stonehenge is a tiny Medieval drawing in the "scala mundi" or "world ladder" on a chart which chronicles Creation. While not the oldest image of Stonehenge, it one of only a few known to exist.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 20:01
Archaeologists working at a dig in the Walkergate area of Berwick, England have uncovered a number of artifacts dating to the "heyday of Berwick," including a silver coin from the reign of Henry III.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-18 08:50
The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2007-01-17 19:30
Renovations on St Andrew's Church, at Bishopstone, near Seaford, have revealed Anglo-Saxon features dated back as far as the late 7th Century. This puts the age of the church back 100 years compared to previous datings.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-14 20:02
Advertisements in newspapers throughout England, Australia, the United States and Europe are asking the question: "Can you trace your family tree back to 1066? Might your ancestors have claimed the English throne?"
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 14:44
Medical research by University of Liverpool scientists has proved that reading Shakespeare can increase brain activity. Science Daily has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-13 10:32
England's Canterbury Cathedral has launched an international fundraising campaign in a effort to raise more than UK£50m necessary for urgent repairs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 20:10
Britannia & Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars, an exhibit of rare Elizabethan and Stuart silver and gold from the collections of the Kremlin Armoury Museum, will be featured at London's Gilbert Collection until January 28, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-09 17:11
The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-08 09:08
Travelers to the north of England may want to mark their calendars for February 14-18, 2007 when the Jorvik Viking Festival takes place in York.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-07 13:41
Now through February 2007, the British Museum presents The Past from Above, an exhibition of aerial photos of archaeological and heritage sites taken by Swiss photographer Georg Gerster.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:46
Seahenge, a 4000-year-old wooden circle which appeared on a beach near Holme, England in 1998, will not be available to be viewed by the public until 2008, according to curators at the Lynn Museum where the artifact is being restored.
Submitted by Francesca on Thu, 2007-01-04 12:36
For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 14:57
Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 14:19
The Baarmy Sheep of the Lake District in Cumbria, England have garnered so many hits on the Cumbria Tourism's website with last year's Christmas songs that the organization was forced to offer a free download.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-12-24 12:50
The future King John of England was born on Christmas Eve 1166 C.E. in Oxford, England to Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. One wonders what his mother thought of her Christmas bundle.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-22 12:30
Unable to view the original manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the British Library, Simon Armitage decided to make his own translation. In an article for the Guardian, Armitage discusses the work and provides an excerpt.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-17 19:30
A photography of an indulgence printed by William Caxton in 1476 is available to view on the website of the UK National Archives. The page was the first printed in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-16 09:12
Representatives from local government and English Heritage are meeting for a two-week public inquiry on the fate of the proposed visitor centre for Stonehenge. The controversial centre would be built two miles from the monument.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 14:18
University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 09:40
Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 14:47
Britain's Prince Charles shares family recipes dating back to the time of Henry VIII in a new cookbook. The Duchy Originals Cookbook will feature such delicacies as "Maids of Honour Tarts," said to have been given to Anne Boleyn by the King.