Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-04-24 13:02
Top art authorities at the UK's National Portrait Gallery have determined that one of the best-known portraits of William Shakespeare was painted two centuries after his death.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-20 15:35
Tony Robinson looks at the worst jobs in English history for a new series produced by Britain's Channel 4. The website includes a quiz to let readers see which jobs best suit them.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-20 08:23
Noted actress Claire Bloom stars in a production of "Shakespeare's Women" on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 19:08
A renovation and modernization project at Oxford's Bodleian Library would see most of the 6 million books housed in the main building moved to other locations.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 11:33
Want the REAL story behind famous British historical events? The Hamster Theatre Company offers "a series of tableaux depicting great (and disastrous) moments in British history."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-17 12:11
The study and replication of a Norman curb bit was the subject of a recent program from Britain's Time Team archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-17 10:25
Archaeologists working in Coventry, England are attempting to uncover the truth of the city's medieval class system before a development project halts their work.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-13 21:48
Micel Folcland, the proposed Wisconsin-Illinois (and Indiana) branch of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announced that it has put up a web page. If you are interested in serious living history, please stop by.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-12 18:45
"Fast or feast: reconstructing diet in later medieval England by stable isotope analysis," an article by Michael P. Richardsa, appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-07 17:34
British subjects will flock to the town of Cheshire, England Easter weekend for the annual Cheese Rolling Championship. This year's competition will include teams from Lancashire and Stilton as well as the local favorites.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-03-28 08:34
Students at a high school in Oakland, California, attended a performance of "The Rap Canterbury Tales" by Dirk "Baba" Brinkman, a "hip-hop Chaucer rapper."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 08:40
All Saints' Church in Beckingham, England has been saved thanks to community efforts which secured a grant from English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 19:04
A 14th genealogical roll written in Norman French was sold recently to a private collector, assuring that the manuscript will remain in England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 18:37
A 15th century cross that once graced the market square in medieval Norwich, England was torn down in 1732 and sold for UK£125. Now archaeologists have uncovered the cross' foundations.
Submitted by Johnnae on Sat, 2005-03-19 14:00
The British Library web site now features William Caxton’s digital images of two editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483, in an online exhibit called "Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer".
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 08:46
A 1500-year-old hanging bowl is being loaned to Sutton Hoo for an exhibit which takes place at the Anglo-Saxon ship burial site beginning in March, 2005.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-03-17 19:29
A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-12 10:20
The Duchess of Northumberland has a black thumb, at least when it comes to her celebrated poison garden.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-11 17:36
A permanent display of documents dating to the Middle Ages is being hosted by England's Arundel Castle.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-03-10 09:01
Leprosy was eradicated from Britain in the 17th century, but "lepers" (aided by costume and makeup) will return in a torchlight procession through the town of Torrington.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-09 16:41
Descendents of the major parties involved in England's Gunpowder Plot of 1605 have shaken hands, a reconciliation marking the 400th anniversary of the event.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-03-08 10:28
Bill Gates, the multibillionaire founder of Microsoft Corporation, has been named a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 17:46
Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 14:28
In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Britain, a team of archaeologists are drilling bore holes to try to map medieval Yarmouth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 11:24
Columnist Vincent D. Balitas reviews a new book on Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe for the Washington Times.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-01 15:17
New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 09:56
Northumbria's five-sided Mitford Castle, built in the 11th century, burnt by King John and sacked by Robert the Bruce, will find new life thanks to a grant from English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 21:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-20 14:13
A pair of 15th century "love rings" has been discovered by hobbyists in a metal detector group. The rings bear the inscription "my whole heart."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-16 15:00
Recent finds have led archaeologists to believe that Coventry, England has had a rich past, from Roman through Medieval and Tudor times.