Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2005-12-07 20:37
Riber Castle is at the center of a dispute between developers who want to build housing around the historic building and conservationists and historians who want to preserve the site.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 14:43
Malmesbury House, a 13th century manor, caught fire November 23, 2005. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze, but the extent of damage is unknown at this time.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 19:22
An 800 year-old well was uncovered in the center of the town of Sheffield, England. The well was discovered on the land surrounding Carmel House, a 13th century manor house which is being converted into shops.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-04 15:31
Former European Commission president Romano Prodi, who is running for election as Italy's prime minister next year, says if elected he will try to revive the 1,200-mile Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome dating back to the 10th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-04 12:34
Experts believe that they have discovered the 700-year-old tomb of England's King Edward the Confessor beneath the floor of Westminster Abbey.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-03 16:00
An annual report of historic properties in the British countryside revealed that thousands of buildings are falling into ruin.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-02 22:57
Bisham Abbey, actually a manor house dating back 800 years, was once home to some of the Knights Templar. The Earl of Salisbury and his family also inhabited the facility for many generations, and Queen Elizabeth I was imprisoned there by Queen Mary.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-01 19:05
Rougemont Castle, an 11th century structure located in the town of Exeter, England, is for sale. Although no price is listed, bids are believed to be going as high as 1.5 million pounds Sterling.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-12-01 14:49
Mark Rylance, the artistic genius behind London's Globe Theatre, is planning to leave his position as Artistic Director. His vision to rebuild the Globe and produce period plays there has been rewarded with great success.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-01 09:10
A team of ghost investigators spent the night at Pengersick Castle on November 12, 2005 to try and find evidence of a haunting.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 19:30
The Royal Shakespeare Company will perform "The Canterbury Tales" in Chester, February 14-18, 2006.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 14:35
While digging the foundations for an expansion of the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, England, workers discovered two skeletons believed to date back to 675 A.D.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 13:04
Canterbury's Westgate, billed as one of the "most recognisable landmarks in Kent," is being integrated into an art project.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-28 15:08
The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-27 13:27
A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 08:54
Silent letters embedded in English words have long been the hobgoblin of non-native English speakers. In an article for the Hartford Courant, writer Rob Kyff explores the history and meaning of the lurking consonants.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-23 19:17
DNA tests conducted on a 400-year-old Jamestown, VA skeleton have failed to prove that the remains are those of Jamestown founder Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-11-23 16:52
Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to poor quality drinking water.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 12:52
English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-09 17:39
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Elizabeth I of England in this new depiction of the life of The Virgin Queen. The program is part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 16:07
The skulls of two lions dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, discovered in the moat of the Tower of London, give credence to historic accounts of the Tower's fabled Menagerie, a popular tourist attraction in medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 17:59
According to amateur scholar Joan Helm on the radio program The Science Show, King Arthur and the Camelot legends are just crammed full of hidden meanings and subtle messages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-02 03:30
Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-31 10:53
Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 18:53
Ancient Britain seems to have been the treasure trove for Rome since thousands of gold and silver artifacts dating to Roman times have been found there. Now a Welsh archaeologist thinks he knows why.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-24 17:46
Archaeologist Kevin Trott is excited about recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa on England's Isle of Wight. His 400-page report dispells long-held myths and may "take the archaeological world by storm."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-23 09:38
Archaeologists just won't give up. New plans are afoot to "scour" Roanoke Sound in search of clues to the fate of the Lost Colony.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 19:41
Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2005-10-20 11:02
Eleanor of Aquitaine, a woman who was in many ways ahead of her time and who was one of the most important figures in the Middle Ages, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-17 14:57
It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.