Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-19 14:59
Visitors to Kenilworth Castle in England were treated to the spectacle of real medieval life recently as the castle sponsored a Medieval Village complete with costumed re-enactors. The village ran from May 27 - June 3, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-18 19:49
On the military history blog Wapenshaw, there is a discussion of the "myth of the longbow," the belief that swords and armor were the stuff of knights while a bow was the weapon of the peasant.
Submitted by Baroness Elfreda on Mon, 2007-06-18 10:29
According to author Adrian Blomfield, "Anglo-Russian relations may be in worse shape than at any time since the Cold War, but that has failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands of young Russians who spend their weekends recreating British historical battles."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-16 23:01
A magnificent 16th century tapestry depicting Tudor country life has been discovered hanging in a San Francisco home over a century after it was misidentified by a British art historian. (photo)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2007-06-15 11:15
As Clerk of Works for London Tower, Geoffrey Chaucer oversaw the construction of a 14th-century wharf which was recently re-discovered along with 15th-century stone cellars and 16th-century majolica.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 22:15
Skeletal remains discovered recently in London's Trafalgar Square have not triggered the British equivalent of CSI. The remains are of a wealthy Roman man who was buried in the 5th century beneath what is now the busy city center.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 20:00
The discovery of an ancient map may show that the English and the Scots fought side by side at the 16th century Siege of Leith, the battle which brought about the end of the Auld Alliance.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-28 03:48
Recent excavations of a Roman fort on Tyneside have revealed that some centurions led a life of relative luxury with indoor plumbing, painted walls and comfortable furniture.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 16:33
Richard Fitch offers a blog, photos and videos covering the Tudor Kitchens Cookery Project at Hampton Court Palace.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-05-23 11:30
For those who love sailing ships, the famous British ship and "world's last surviving tea clipper," Cutty Sark, has been burned in what police are calling a "suspicious" circumstance.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2007-05-11 13:21
"Rule Britannia: Art, Royalty, & Power in the Age of Jamestown" -- featuring the "Armada" portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, never before been exhibited in the U.S. -- will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, through August 12.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-10 11:32
Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, is a nonfiction history book set in 13th-century medieval Europe and follows the story of the four daughters of Count Raymond Berenger V and Beatrice of Savoy.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 23:04
On May 9, 2007, Evelyn Baker, former manager of the Bedfordshire County Archaeological Survey, presents "La Grava: Bedfordshire's Best Kept Secret," about the 13-year project described as "the most important and extensive manorial and monastic excavation of the 20th century."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 17:15
This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 13:12
In an article published by The Telegraph, John Preston relates the story of how his archaeologist aunt unearthed the Anglo Saxon gold at Sutton Hoo in the 1930s.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:18
British television personality Dan Snow provides several short videos pertaining to English Heritage sites online. The films include a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-05-04 15:12
Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2007-05-01 10:21
Vandals in Britain attacked and damaged a reconstructed Viking longhouse used by schoolchildren to study medieval culture.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-26 14:29
Reporters for the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer promise "breathtaking demonstrations of early Medieval falconry" on May 28, 2007 at England's Battle Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-22 13:04
In an essay for Britain's Independent, Ian Herbert considers some of the country's forgotten battlefields and how historians should fight for their protection.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-21 18:26
Stacey Spiby, a metal detector enthusiast from Shepshed, England, has found a rare 7th century Anglo Saxon oval pendant worth “in the region of a few thousand pounds.”
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-21 08:23
Archaeologists working on the Lincoln aqueduct in England now believe that underground water source was actually used by the Romans. For centuries it was believed that the aqueduct was built but never used by the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 14:52
The current fascination with the English Tudors in the media has led many to look for portraits of the family online. One site of interest is Tudor England Images, which includes a long chronological list of portraits of Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 07:37
The Daily Express reports that the Roman fort at Caister, near Yarmouth, England, along with hundreds of artifacts, was destroyed when permission was given for builders to excavate on an archaeological site.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 15:29
Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Steve Trick of Queen's University Belfast have provided a digital resource for maps of villages and townships in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-17 18:41
An unused plot of ground near Burwell, England, which was being tested for possible development, has revealed the remains of a medieval windmill dating as far back as the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 18:42
Researchers will soon begin analysis of remains from 30 medieval graves discovered in February, 2007 in Preston, England's city center, believed to have once been the site of a friary dedicated to St. Clare.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-11 19:03
A 4th century Roman home has been discovered during excavation of a gravel pit near Stow-onthe-Wold, England. The house is believed to have been the "big farm house" of a Roman settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 11:11
avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-08 16:17
Ah... a misty morning at Stonehenge... Want to build your own? Wally Wallington can show you how in this fascinating video on YouTube.