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British Museum Returns Treasure to Sutton Hoo - Temporarily

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.

Does Ides of March worry modern Julius Caesar? Not really, he says.

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".

Alnwick Castle's Poison Garden

The Duchess of Northumberland has a black thumb, at least when it comes to her celebrated poison garden.

West Sussex Castle to Display Medieval Documents

A permanent display of documents dating to the Middle Ages is being hosted by England's Arundel Castle.

The lepers are coming

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.

Gunpowder Plot Descendents Bury the Hatchet

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.

Queen Elizabeth II bestows honorary knighthood on Bill Gates

Bill Gates, the multibillionaire founder of Microsoft Corporation, has been named a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Newport Ship in Trouble Again

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.

Archaeologists Attempt to Map Medieval Yarmouth

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.

Washington Times: Marlowe Book Looks at Life in Elizabethan England

Columnist Vincent D. Balitas reviews a new book on Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe for the Washington Times.

Early Music Quartet Orlando Consort Reviewed

New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.

11th Century English Castle to be Preserved by English Heritage

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.

Remains of Cape Cod Explorer to be Verified

Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.

24 Hour Museum: Medieval Love Rings Promise "My Whole Heart"

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."

IcCoventry: Coventry History Museum Uncovers City's Past

Recent finds have led archaeologists to believe that Coventry, England has had a rich past, from Roman through Medieval and Tudor times.

Iron Age Fort to Receive Facelift

The conical, Iron Age fort, Kimsbury Camp, located in Gloucestershire, England, is set to receive a UK£85,000 facelift to repair damage from erosion.

Hunts Post: Huntingdon Digs Ends with Spectacular Finds

Archaeologists digging for five weeks through an archaeological site in Huntingdon, England have unearthed some spectacular finds dating from the Bronze Age through the 14th century.

Stonehenge Construction Project Delayed

Controversial plans by the National Trust and English Heritage to route traffic away from Stonehenge have hit a snag. The British government has been strangely silent on the subject, leading officials to believe that the plans may have been abandoned.

Historical group says "Richard III was innocent, okay?"

This article discusses the Richard III Society, "a quiet army" that is "fighting to clear his good name," and also mentions the De Vere Society and other such organizations.

Macclesfield Psalter to Remain in England

A last-minute effort to save importation of the 14th century Macclesfield Psalter has been successful. The manuscript will be retained by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

"Around the World in 18 Games" Comes to Hadrian's Wall

Twenty tiny people are making a unique journey this year when the British Museum sends 20 of the historic Lewis Chessman north for a special exhibit of historic board games.

Science Daily: Did Shakespeare have Syphilis?

A new study of the writings of William Shakespeare leads researchers to believe the bard may have had syphilis.

York Minster Glass Receives Facelift

The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.

Miller's Tale Karaoke Style?

A six-part modern adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been produced by the BBC. The prime-time drama sets the famously-bawdy "Miller's Tale" in a karaoke bar.

Prince Charles Offers Plants to 'Elizabethan' Garden

Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.

Ancient Byways to be Opened to Trekkers

British officals have sparked controversary with a decision to open every track and defunct highway for walkers and 4x4 vehicles.

Deansway Research Report Documents City's History

The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.

Facelift Gives New Life to Coventry Castle

Caludon Castle in Coventry, England has been taken off the English Heritage National Buildings at risk list after a £33,000 facelift.

Pagan Artifact Destroyed in English Church

A mystery surrounds the destruction of a pagan carving which has resided in an English church for 800 years.

"Save the Psalter" Campaign Still Needs Donations

A fund-raising campaign by England's National Art Collections Fund to attempt to keep the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter in the country has fallen short by UK£100,000.