Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 08:10
Grendel, a new opera from Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, opened recently at the Lincoln Center Festival. Based on Beowulf but told from the monster's point of view, the opera is sung in Old English by the humans while Grendel sings in contemporary language.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-07 16:12
Researchers excavating a site in Bolsterstone, England believe they may have found the home of Robin Hood. Experts base their claim on the belief that the mythical Robin Hood was based on the son of the Earl of Huntingdon.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-06 16:23
Peddars Way near Thetford in west Norfolk, England, was built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and appears to lead nowhere. Archaeologists are now searching for clues to a destination, such as a fort, which would make construction of the road logical.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 15:50
A medieval silver grooming implement discovered earlier this year by a metal detectorist, has been declared treasure by the Hatfield Coroner's Court.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2006-08-04 11:00
Press Release: The Known World Players are proud to announce their most ambitious project to date for Pennsic 2007: a selection of ten to twelve plays from the Wakefield Cycle, to be performed on pageant wagons in authentic medieval style.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-29 10:49
One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 18:57
An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-26 17:41
In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-07-25 13:51
The British Archives has posted a tutorial for those who want to learn Latin. Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners uses early documents to demonstrate how Latin was used and to teach the basics.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Wed, 2006-07-19 11:33
New genetic research suggests the Anglo-Saxons who conquered England in the fifth century spread their genes to the local population using a system of apartheid.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-15 10:12
English architect Inigo Jones was born on July 15, 573.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-07-13 17:01
John Dee, scholar, mystic, and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, was born on July 13, 1527.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-13 07:07
Restaurant owner Luciano Tombolani discovered much more than he bargained for when he authorized the renovation of a kitchen for his Italian restaurant: a mosaic Roman floor.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-07-12 13:22
King Henry II of England performed penance for the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral on July 12, 1174.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-10 12:48
Metal detector enthusiast John Wood certainly didn't expect to strike it rich four years ago when he discovered an odd-looking gold ring, but the 650-year-old artifact is now set to sell at Christies for UK£100,000.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-07-10 09:52
The "Good Parliament" ended in London on July 10, 1376. It was nicknamed by the people of England in recognition of its efforts to end corruption at court.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-09 11:47
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, ancestor of English kings, sailed for Spain on July 9, 1386.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-07-06 15:01
The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-05 14:44
A 14th Century hall in on the banks of the River Welland in Lincolnshire that was restored with a UK£600,000 lottery grant is reopening as an art gallery and museum. It will contain 10 galleries, including the history of the local fens and how the landscape was created by drainage and reclamation.
Submitted by Ichikawa no moromoto on Tue, 2006-07-04 10:54
Near Cuxton in Kent, archaeologists have found stone axes more than a quarter million years old and bearing craftsmanship exceeding the quality of that previously found from such an early time period.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-30 10:57
The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-29 11:28
The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 20:42
Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-25 09:32
Eleanor of Provence, widow of King Henry III of England, died on June 25, 1291. She was one of four sisters who all became queens.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-24 11:12
King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 11:57
On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-20 19:08
Author, teacher and consultant for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Michael LoMonico, has posted an online companion to his book, The Shakespeare Book of Lists which looks at the playwright's life, work and times through a collection of lists.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-20 10:41
On June 20, 1367, King Edward III of England awarded Geoffrey Chaucer an annual pension and the position of valet at court.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 16:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-06-16 15:37
The Australian reports that sections of the King's Table, an elaborately-carved stone table used for English coronation feasts and state banquets as far back as the 13th century, have been found under the floor of the Palace of Westminster.