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Early Medieval Buildings Discovered in Winchester

An archaeological dig at Northgate House in Winchester, England has unearthed well-preserved remains of several early medieval buildings.

Next Hastings Re-Enactment to be in 2006

English Heritage has announced that the next re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings will take place in October 2006, coinciding with the 950th anniversary of the battle.

London Times: Marginalia, Writing Between the Lines

Henry VIII used the margins of his books as a useful place to make notes and comments. Ben Macintyre of the London Times discusses marginalia, the propensity of scholars to notate in the margins of books.

Wirral May be Site of Historic 10th Century Battle

The Battle of Brunanburh, fought in 937 c.e., saw the defeat of the Vikings by the Anglo-Saxons. Now researchers believe they can place the epic battle at Wirral in England.

Medieval Cat Headstone Auctioned for £200,000

A carved stone bearing a relief of St. Peter and used as a cat's headstone was auctioned recently at Sotheby's, bringing UK£200,000.

Evening Star: 6th Century Jewelry Fragments Declared Treasure

A treasure trove inquest held recently in Great Suffolk, England, has declared a collection of jewelry fragments discovered by a metal detector to be treasure.

Portrait of Thomas Howard Added to England's National Portrait Gallery

England's National Portrait Gallery has added a rare porait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, to its collection. Howard was a powerful courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I.

William Caxton Document on Display in London

Visitors to London will be able to see Britain's oldest printed document on display at the National Archives.

EDP: English Moat Medieval Swannery or Modern Duck Pond?

Archaeologists are trying to puzzle out the purpose of Paul Meale's duck pond. Was it a medieval swannery or a 19th century wildlife sanctuary?

Atenveldt Duke plays role in Regia Anglorum re-enactment of Hastings

Duke Arthur of Lockehaven was featured in a History Channel program about the Battle of Hastings. His Grace has provided SCAtoday.net with a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming of "Command Decisions".

New Database for Heritage of Bath

A new online database has been developed that lists the collections of various museums, archives and libraries in Bath.

British Hunters Choose France

Since fox hunting has been banned in Britain, many hunters are traveling to France.

Medieval Ship Discovered in Thames Estuary

Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of parts of a medieval ship in the Thames Estuary.

New Theory on Construction of Stonehenge

Derbyshire carpenter Patrick Weir has a new theory on the construction of Stonehenge and how the massive stones were transported to Salisbury Plain.

New Saxon Graves Found at Marlborough

The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.

Exhibit on letter-writing in the Renaissance opens at the Folger

"Letterwriting in Renaissance England," on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through April 2, 2005 traces the evolution of Renaissance letter-writing.

800-Year-Old Carlisle Mystery Solved

Archaeologists have long wondered what medieval Carlisle, England looked like, and now, with the discovery of a 12th century bronze factory, they are closer to knowing.

Intensive fishing was an ancient practice

New analyses of remains at archaeological sites suggest that over-fishing in and near England became prevalent around AD 1000.

"Treasures of York" Spotlights Gems of Collection

The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.

History Channel to Use Re-Enactors to Recreate Battle of Hastings

The History Channel will present "The Battle of Hastings," part of its Command Decisions series on Saturday November 20 at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Regia Anglorum

Regia Anglorum is a medievalist organization that recreates the life and culture of England in the period immediately preceding the Battle of Hastings in 1066 CE. Officially, their time period of interest is the period from 950 CE to 1066 CE.

Yale Seminar to Cover Bayeux Tapestry

R. Howard Bloch will teach an NEH summer seminar at Yale University entitled The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World.

The Dangers of Unsupervised Kilt-Wearing

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was photographed recently sitting next to Colonel Simon West of the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who apparently was careless with the arrangement of his kilt.

16th Century Embroidery Resources

This is a bibliography page listing print and online resources for those interested in Elizabethan embroidery and blackwork.

A Stitch Out Of Time

A Stitch Out of Time is a resource for those interested in (primarily) English and German embroidery from the 9th through 16th centuries.

Medieval Carlisle Discovered

A 12th Century bronze-working shop and related materials have been found under a recently demolished pub in Carlisle.

English Elm Imported by Romans

Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.

Roman Ghosts Sought in York

Ghost-hunters gather around Halloween to seek the spirits of Roman soldiers as part of York, England's fabled "Ghost Tour."

New exhibit on arms & armor of Shakespearean drama opens at the Higgins

"Now Thrive the Armorers: The Arms & Armor of Shakespeare" will be on display at the Higgins Armory Museum through June 23, 2005.

British Museum Presents Sutton Hoo Workshop

On Saturday, November 27, 2004, the British Museum will present Sutton Hoo Revisited, a day-long workshop on the Anglo-Saxon ship burial in East Anglia.