Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-07 05:53
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 13:52
Hampton Court: The Lost Palace, a lecture with international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle will take place Friday 16 November 2007 at the Historic Houses Trust in Sydney, Australia.
From the website:
In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the World Monuments Fund. Location:
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-02 19:18
A rare copy of the Magna Carta could bring as much as US$30 million when it is auctioned in New York by Sotheby's in December 2007. The 1297 copy is one of only 20 reissued by King Edward I.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-02 08:33
Benjamin Bagby offers a performance of the Anglo-Saxon classic epic Beowulf accompanied by a six-string Anglo-Saxon harp.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-29 17:44
Have an extra UK£300,000? If so, you can purchase an authentic Roman bath house in the town of Battle, East Sussex, England built in the first century C.E. for officers in the Roman navy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-23 03:55
A recent study by the Food Science Department of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff has revealed Great Britain's 10 oldest recipes, including hedgehog and haggis.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 17:43
Sir Ian McKellen, known for his role of Gandolf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will take on a new role when he appears as the title character in Shakespeare's King Lear.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 14:22
Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 21:24
The Cumberland Times-News reports that SCA member Ellen McDaniel-Weissler will present a course entitled English Tudor Dynasty History, The Wars of the Roses to Elizabeth I for the CE Institute for Community Services at Allegheny College of Maryland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 05:56
The discovery of a hidden stairway in Market Harborough parish church in 1988 has led to unearthing of one of the most important collections of post-medieval street toys in English history. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 13:48
Bone Kickers, a new drama on BBC One scheduled for Spring 2008, will follow the work of a team of archaeologists in Bath, England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-13 10:48
Metal detector hobbyist Stephen Henstridge of Ford in England recently discovered a 15th century silver ring bearing a seal embossed with the letter R. The ring has been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-12 12:19
In a special one-day sale, thousands of costumes from the Royal Shakespeare Company will be available for purchase by the public. The sale will take place September 29, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-11 18:58
Great Britain's citizens are generous with cash to protect their historic buildings, but a lack of knowledge of conservation techniques may endanger those same buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-07 18:03
Archaeologists from English Heritage have yet to formulate a theory about the change in shape of medieval skulls between the 11th and 13th centuries. The shape changed from a long, narrow head to a rounder shape.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 22:28
A new website "dedicated to the revival of the great English warbow" offers articles, photos and links for those interested in the art of English archery.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-05 16:26
WAG Screen is creating a film based on the Luttrell Psalter, an illuminated manuscript from 14th century Lincolnshire. The film will combine images from the manuscript with live actors to produce a work which will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-03 11:18
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 700-year-old pendant bearing a woman's face and the inscription AGLA in Osmington, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 18:24
The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 12:00
Archaeologists working on a dig at Crowcastle in Aldbourne, England have discovered 12 graves dating back to the 8th century. The remains were unearthed during excavation for a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 16:26
Elizabeth: the Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, is scheduled to open in theatres October 12, 2007. The film is a sequel to the successful Elizabeth.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 11:14
According to an article in NewScientist, the Black Death still casts a shadow over the British population by lowering the genetic diversity in the country.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2007-08-27 18:58
The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-26 20:09
Archaeologists associated with television's Time Team have unearthed a rare Anglo Saxon settlement near Harborough, England. The village dates from between 450 and 650 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-21 11:52
BBC reporter Mario Cacciottolo got a taste of the re-enactor's life when he buckled on armor at the recent Festival of History in Northamptonshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 12:18
What do rich - and somewhat eccentric - Englishmen do with their money? Why, they build giant trebuchets and fling flaming pianos to their doom, of course! Watch the YouTube video.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-16 21:22
A trailer from the upcoming film Beowulf is now available to download. The Robert Zemeckis film is scheduled to open in theatres November 16, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-10 14:20
London's building boom has also produced a boom for archaeologists by uncovering the city's Roman past. Recent finds include a 2nd century dining room decorated with plaster murals.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-07 18:09
A class of teenagers on a class dig have discovered the remains of a woman believed to have been Saxon in Chediston, England. The woman was buried in classic Christian style in a churchyard.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-01 10:10
English Heritage and the British Museum are pushing for legislation to curtail the illegal use of metal detectors to discover and remove artifacts from private sites.