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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 10:02
Paula Laurita, Library Sciences Editor for BellaOnline, has created a website to help librarians and educators teach children learn about the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-06 21:05
A Christian grave discovered near St-Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, indicates that Christianity may have come to Albion much earlier than previously supposed.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-06 12:05
Archaelogists from the University of Leicester have found a fragment of lead that greatly adds to their knowledge of the city's Roman past. The "curse tablet" bears a list of 18 names; until now, only a few names of Roman residents of the city were known.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-05 17:23
The University of Oxford (England) has announced that an online, continuing education program entitled Exploring Roman Britain is now accepting students.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-25 17:21
A group of women in London have joined together to study and re-create the working lives of their counterparts in the 15th century. Soper Lane, named after the silkweaving district in London, offers information on textiles, costuming and other activities.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 20:19
Dr. Janelle Jenstad of the University of Victoria in British Columbia has created an interactive map of 16th century London complete with the "theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 20:56
After 40 years, the owners of Lindisfarne Limited have secured permission to import their famous herb-infused Lindisfarne Mead to the United States. Permission to import was denied because of product labeling issues.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 19:52
Roger Prior, a Shakespearean scholar, is convinced that many of the musicians of the Tudor Court, including the Bard's own "Dark Lady," may have been Separdic Jews.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:43
Several video clips from the 2006 Battle of Hastings reenactment have been posted on the Living History website.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-11-02 16:30
A letter from Catherine of Aragon pleading for help to preserve her marriage to England's King Henry VIII will be offered at auction in New York in December.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-02 12:55
Martin of Rivenstar recently attended the Battle of Hastings reenactment and shares photos taken by Lady Johanna.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-29 09:15
The Journals of the Royal Society are now available to read online. The submissions date back to 1665 and include scientific works from Halley's description of his comet to the first paper published by Stephen Hawking.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-26 06:38
A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-25 15:35
The United Nations cultural body UNESCO has warned that the Tower of London may be in danger of losing its World Heritage status, and has asked the United Kingdom to submit by 2007 a report on measures being taken to protect the Tower.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-25 07:23
A small collection of really large photos from the recent Battle of Hastings reenactment are now available to view online.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-18 09:20
The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-17 10:26
The Venerable Bede's monastic home has been put forward as a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site. If selected, it will gain that status in 2009.