Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 13:36
According to reviewer Edward Hirsch, a Wodwo is a "raw, spooky, elemental," a Middle English word meaning “half-man, half-animal spirit of the forests” which appeared in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Hirsch reviews a new translation by Simon Armitage.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 15:21
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester is an online research source which includes searchable texts for images, texts, bibliographies and basic information on King Arthur.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 09:23
When members of the Northamptonshire County Council bought Chester Farm near Irchester several years ago, they never dreamed they might need to put the historic site up for sale to keep it from falling into disrepair, but now that may be necessary.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 07:26
Just in time for the holidays, Darla Goodroad reports on feasting in the time of Chaucer in an article for Chivalry Sports: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Holiday feasting in Chaucer's Time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 15:48
The London Olympics may leave a lasting mark on the city's history. Recently, workers at the site of the new London stadium unearthed artifacts including a Roman coin dating to the 4th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-19 08:01
British actor Sir Ian McKellen delves into Shakespeare's Richard III's most famous speech in a video clip on the Stagework website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 07:58
Bored? Want to have a real literary adventure? Try Hamlet: the Text Adventure, a text-based mystery game.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-17 15:57
The fear that increased traffic might damage the historic site has led English Heritage to cancel a plan to build a tunnel under Stonehenge.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 11:55
Researchers believe that the area around Liverpool, England was a Viking settlement. Their findings are based on original surnames and DNA evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 08:39
Author Richard Leigh, best known as one of the co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, has died in London at the age of 64. The nonfiction work proposed that Jesus Christ fathered a child and that the bloodline continues.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-12 08:15
A team of archaeologists from Keele University are using the latest geophysical equipment to search the grounds of Hulton Abbey in England hoping to find the graves of the monks who lived there as far back as the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-09 08:54
Archaeologists are delighted with the discovery of "the only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in the North of England" near Loftus on Teesside, where they found some incredible jewelry dating to the mid 7th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-08 18:22
Planning to visit the UK over the holidays to drink in the historic atmosphere and sing a few carols? Harriet O'Brien offers The Complete Guide to Cathedral Cities in the UK.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 12:58
A website chronicling the treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in the late 14th century, "offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king." The site includes photos of many of the treasures listed in the Roll.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 07:48
Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-02 13:12
A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-26 15:01
A recent survey taken in Great Britain determines the country's ten most obsolete - or downright stupid - laws. Included was the one that prohibits the eating of mince pies on Christmas Day, and several that date from the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-25 11:12
A trailer for the new Tudor romance, The Other Boleyn Girl is now available to view online. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres February 29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-25 07:32
British archaeologists are digging through centuries of rubble to search for clues to a medieval disaster: the burning of Mansfield Woodhouse and its church in 1304.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-23 20:25
A 13th century medieval hall, located in the Salisbury Cathedral Close in England is up for sale. Originally built as a residence for 60 deans, the building was completely restored in 1963 and has been available as a venue for rent.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-23 17:08
The News for Medievalists blog reports that a research paper dealing with the topic of infant mortality has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:56
Workers on the site of a school in Twyford, England worried when they discovered human remains until it was determined that the skeletons belonged to 1,300-year-old Saxons.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-21 06:57
Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."
Submitted by ViscountGalen on Sun, 2007-11-18 18:24
Personal blog by Viscount Galen of Bristol of the Middle Kingdom, formerly of Ansteorra, Drachenwald, and Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 15:45
In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-16 02:29
"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-11-15 07:57
Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 10:17
Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.
Submitted by ladykalessia on Fri, 2007-11-09 12:05
Astute readers of the Project Gutenberg RSS feed may have noticed that a 1918 edition of Charles Boutell's "Guidelines for English Heraldry" has just been added to the database.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-08 18:52
On About.com's Medieval History page, visitors are invited to take the Quest for Conquest Quiz to test what you really know about the Norman Conquest.