Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 19:41
Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2005-10-20 11:02
Eleanor of Aquitaine, a woman who was in many ways ahead of her time and who was one of the most important figures in the Middle Ages, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-17 14:57
It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-16 09:49
English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 17:59
As work on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose continues, archaeologists announced that the anchor has been recovered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 13:46
Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-12 19:18
According to genealogists working with a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four, Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is the rightful heir to the British throne.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-09 14:33
A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-08 17:48
Alex Hildred, Excavation Director for the Mary Rose project, believes that they may have discovered the tudor rose figurehead for the ship. The paddle-shaped, decorative piece of oak was uncovered recently in a planned attempt to raise one of the ship's main beams.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-07 20:16
Maritime archaeologists have announced plans to raise an 11-meter timber from the bow of the warship Mary Rose.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 08:20
Lord Halv (Robert L. Schuster) has posted several albums of photos from the Battle of Hastings re-enactment held in Jefferson City, Missouri in September 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 18:01
Da Vinci wasn't alone. Now Shakespeare appears to have a "code", according to a new book Shadowplay by Clare Asquith.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 18:12
A 16th century stronghouse, built during Northumbria's border wars with the Scots, will be saved thanks to an UK£80,000 grant from English Heritage. The structure is located on a working farm near Doddington, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-27 15:58
BBC 4 Radio will present a narrative history of the British empire from the 12th century through the 20th. The program began September 26 and will run each day for six weeks.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-27 10:11
The News Journal describes "Images of Robin Hood," the fifth biennial meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, taking place this week at the University of Delaware.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-25 17:46
Contrary to popular belief, our medieval ancestors were not smaller than we are. A new study of medieval skeletons shows that the average height of English men and women then is about what it is now.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-25 09:34
Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 16:06
Ulverston archaeologist Steve Dickinson has done wonders for the tourist industry of Urswick, Cumbria. He may have discovered the birthplace of Saint Patrick.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 08:36
Not as famous as the nearby Stonehenge, but much more accessible, is the stone circle at Avebury, the largest in Europe. CNN takes a look at the mysterious Avebury circle in this report.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 15:15
14 skilled swordmakers will lose their jobs when British institution Wilkinson Sword closes its plant. The renowned crafter of ceremonial swords for British cavalrymen is scheduled to close at the end of September 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 15:21
The opening of a bypass around Partney, England has led to some great archaeological finds including an 11th century chapel and a 12th century hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-09-15 15:26
Dame Aoife offers a bevy of links about large chalk carvings, of which the virility-gifted Cerne Abbas Giant is the most famous, that decorate the hills of England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 05:22
Smithsonian Magazine looks at the "Amesbury Archer," the 4,300-year-old skeleton discovered near Stonehenge surrounded by archery gear.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-09-12 11:46
"If someone says that he’s planning to kill you, believe him."..."Avoid situations where the obvious rhyme-word is 'maidenhead.'" So warns Jim Macdonald in these helpful tips, gleaned from English folk music, that can help you stay alive, healthy, wealthy, and not deflowered.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-09-11 09:34
"Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680" will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 18:24
The battered door of London's Westminster Abbey has been named the oldest in Britain by English Heritage.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-08-30 15:10
Micel Folcland is the Wisconsin-Indiana-Illinois branch of Regia Anglorum, an organization that recreates British history from 290 to 1066 CE. The main focus is Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Norman cultures, but others found in the British Isles during the appropriate time period are acceptable as well.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 18:10
Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-20 07:42
The wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Dorset, England, will now be protected from treasure hunters and unlicenced divers by the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-19 11:41
Legend says that the huge stones of Hexham Abbey's crypt were the work of giants, but now archaeologists believe that they were probably stolen from Roman bridges.