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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-16 09:49
English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 17:59
As work on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose continues, archaeologists announced that the anchor has been recovered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 13:46
Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-12 19:18
According to genealogists working with a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four, Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is the rightful heir to the British throne.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-09 14:33
A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.