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Gold and Garnet Anglo-Saxon Sword Hilt Declared Treasure Trove

Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.

Archaeologists Set to Dig at Campsite of Edward I

Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.

Roodee Highlights Roman Festival

A Roman Roodee, which includes chariot races and gladiator fights, has become a popular feature of Chester, England's Roman Festival. The event takes place June 25-26, 2005.

English DNA May Solve American Mystery

Is a skeleton found at colonial Jamestown, Virginia that of the colony's founder Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold? Scientists hope to solve the mystery by studying English DNA.

Ancient Britain Remapped

Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.

History of Plumbing

Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.

"Da Vinci Code" Banned from Westminster Abbey

Producers of the film version of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code have hit another roadblock. Officials of London's Westminster Abbey have refused to allow the production crew to film there.

Shakespeare 2007: Arts Groups Plan Ambitious Citywide Festival in Washington, DC

The Washington Post reports on a citywide Shakespeare festival planned for 2007 in the U.S. capital, bringing together everyone from the Folger Shakespeare Library and Washington Shakespeare Company, to The Tiny Ninja Theatre.

British Numbers at Battle of Agincourt Revised

A new book has put forward that the numbers of English and Welsh troops at Agincourt was higher than previously thought and that the numbers of French troops was lower than previously believed.

Thatching Preserves Historic Grain Crops

An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.

"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."

17th Century Bathroom Discovered in Derbyshire

A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.

English longbow used in modern-day attack

Sun online, from the UK, reports that a 46-year-old man was shot from behind with an arrow from a longbow in an apparently-unprovoked roadside attack.

"Early British Kingdoms" Offers Roadmap to British History

David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."

Selviergard to Invest New Baron & Baroness

Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.

Reality Series Looks at Monastic Life

The Monastery, a new series airing on the BBC, challenges modern men to live the lives of medieval monks in the Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex, England.

English Heritage Tournament starts off with great spectacle.

Saturday the 14th of May 2005 saw a new Series of English Heritage Tournaments start in spectacular style with displays of archery, mounted skill at arms, falconry, foot combant and culminating in the always-magnificent joust.

Quarry Dig Reveals Iron Age Shoe

The oldest Iron Age shoe ever discovered in the United Kingdom has been unearthed at a quarry near Wellington, England. The 2,000-year-old shoe has still visible lace holes.

Anglo-Saxon Pendant Declared Treasure

An early 7th century oval pendant discovered near West Shropshire, England, has been declared a treasure by the coroner at the Shrewsbury Coroner's Court.

"Spamalot" nominated for fourteen Tony Awards

"Spamalot", Monty Python's new musical based on the cult classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, garnered fourteen nominations for Tony awards, including best musical.

Rose Theatre Site Casts Light on Elizabethan Life

Soil samples taken from the site of London's Elizabethan Rose Theatre reveals that the 16th century theatre experience was "a huge party."

"Streets Through Time" Presents Sights and Sounds of Medieval England

English Heritage will give visitors to Kenilworth, England a chance to experience the "sights and sounds" of the Middle Ages when they present Streets Through Time.

Learn Old English Online

Professor Murray McGillivray of the University of Calgary is offering an interactive course in Old English online.

Roman rabbit dinner may pinpoint introduction of rabbits to England

The 2000-year-old remains of a butchered rabbit, thought to have been the dinner of a Roman, have led scholars to believe that rabbits were introduced to Britain following the Roman invasion in the year 43 AD.

Dark Age Metalworks Discovered in Pembrokeshire

Natural gas workers at a site in Milford Haven were surprised to unearth what may well be a metalworks plant dating to the 9th century.

Missing Canterbury Manuscript Recovered

An 11th century gospel lectionary, missing from Canterbury Cathedral since the mid-16th century, has been recovered.

Regia Anglorum to sponsor living history exhibit at SCA event

Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005.

Regia Anglorum Living History Exhibit

Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005. The LHE will be in the SCA camp, and public hours--the times when it will be as accurate as possible--will be announced later but will not conflict with other activities on or below the hill.

Shakespeare portrait a fake, say experts

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.

The Worst Jobs in History

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.