Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-08 11:03
Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-04 20:07
Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 15:03
The Shire of West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, squires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station to join them in the Winchester Pilgrimage, 12-14 May 2006.
Nestled in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen, in the shadow of St Catherine's Hill and only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Winchester, lies the medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 12:31
Boston University's School of Law has produced a searchable database for the English Year Books which are the law reports for the country from the 13th through 16th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:20
The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 14:44
A British website looks at the origins and original lyrics of famous nursery rhymes including Ring a Ring o Rosies long believed to refer to the Black Death and Remember Remember, which chronicles Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 16:53
Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 12:53
Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 10:42
A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-18 15:29
Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 20:02
Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 12:10
On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 17:40
A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 14:02
Arcaheologists working on a dig on the Isle of Wight are hoping that Le Penne, a lost medieval village, will emerge from under the Great Pan Farm.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-10 16:35
Conservation experts are drawing up plans to preserve medieval works of art at a Yorkshire cathedral and display them to a global audience.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-03-09 15:04
Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-08 15:32
A product of an overactive imagination or just someone with too much time on their hands, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog is now available online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-03-08 09:24
Ely Cathedral is to receive a UK£107,000 grant to restore the blackened East side of the building - some of which has not been maintained since the 19th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 17:38
New research may prove that a death mask found in Darmstadt, Germany in 1842 may actually be that of William Shakespeare.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-03-07 14:53
Vandals (modern-day) attacked the 15th century baptistry at Madron over the past weekend, causing damage to the structure of the ancient building just four months after major restoration began.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-06 14:43
David Salley reports that the Sterling Renaissance Festival (near Syracuse, New York), will be holding auditions throughout the next month for its interactive improvisational troupe, "The Bless the Mark Players."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 21:45
New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-04 19:48
Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-03 09:09
A war grave found near Chester, England, has helped to locate the earliest firmly identified battlefield site in England.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-03-01 14:23
A small museum is locked in a battle to keep a medieval jug dating possibly to the 14th century in the UK. Luton Museum Services has a month to raise £750,000 to match the price offered by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Wenlok Jug.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 19:12
At more than 800 years old, it is known as the King of Holderness. But St Augustine's Church in the heart of Hedon is slowly crumbling.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 15:27
Several castles in Scotland were either built from new — Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire — or substantially rebuilt and extended — Roxburgh, in the Scottish Borders — by the English during the Wars of Independence of the 14th century. But there is one famous English castle that can claim to be Scottish.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-28 09:32
The controversy continues. English Heritage is still working on options to remove traffic from the area around Stonehenge, this time with five different options.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-27 17:12
Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, has created a database for costumers using Tudor effigies.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-02-27 12:28
John Brooke-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms of England, who did much through his persuasive writings to advance an interest in the subject of heraldry, died on Feb. 13, 2006 at the age of 78.