Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 16:26
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 12:05
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 09:05
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-17 15:29
Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-14 12:22
Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-10 17:25
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.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-06 10:34
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-06-01 09:55
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-30 14:03
An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 13:02
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."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 11:13
A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-05-23 19:05
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 15:01
David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-20 07:29
Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-19 16:12
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.
Submitted by thomasFlamanc on Wed, 2005-05-18 07:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-17 10:31
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-14 09:50
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2005-05-11 13:43
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 14:06
Soil samples taken from the site of London's Elizabethan Rose Theatre reveals that the 16th century theatre experience was "a huge party."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 10:24
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-06 17:42
Professor Murray McGillivray of the University of Calgary is offering an interactive course in Old English online.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-05-03 09:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-30 13:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-30 10:30
An 11th century gospel lectionary, missing from Canterbury Cathedral since the mid-16th century, has been recovered.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-27 13:47
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.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-27 09:28
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-04-24 12:02
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-20 14:35
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.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-04-20 07:23
Noted actress Claire Bloom stars in a production of "Shakespeare's Women" on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Nevada -- Las Vegas.