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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.

"Stupid English Prejudice" Colors View of Scotland

British TV historian David Starkey is being accused of "stupid English prejudice" after he claimed that Scotland was not as important as England.

14th Century Button Industry in Coventry

Small pieces of bone, the leftovers from button making, have been found on the site of an old Salvation Army building in Coventry.

Badgers Damage Salisbury Burial Mounds

Badgers? We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers! OK, I couldn't resist! But badgers are reportedly doing serious damage to prehistoric burial mounds on Salisbury Plain.

King Coenwulf Penny Brings US$409,000 at Auction

A 9th century, gold, Anglo-Saxon penny sold for over US$400,000 recently, a world record for a British coin.

Berwick Today: Saxon Chapel Found at Bamburgh Castle

Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.

Iron Age Horse Burial Discovered in North Yorkshire

Experts are investigating the ceremonial burial site of four horses dating to the 1st century C.E. discovered recently in North Yorkshire, England.

Moot Hall Gives Up Its Secrets

Excavations beneath the floor of Hexham, England's 14th century Moot Hall have revealed a previous structure.

Tudor/Stewart Ring Unearthed in West Wycombe, England

Local hobbyists using metal detectors have discovered a gold ring dating from late Tudor or early Stewart England.

Anglo-Saxon Brain Surgery Re-writes History Books

Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

New York Tolkien Society

Heren Istarion is an organization dedicated to the learning and understanding of the life and works of Professor Tolkien. The organization is officially registered with the Tolkien Society UK as a "smial."

Search for Missing Church Statues

Local villagers in Cley, Norfolk are launching a search for 13 statues, which were removed from the local church during the Reformation led by Henry VIII.

Was Owain Lowgoch really an Englishman?

New evidence may show that Wales' great hero, Owain Lowgoch, was born in Surrey, England.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to be Published

Here's a riddle: What has 62.5 million words, over 60,000 pages and includes biographies of people who never existed? It's the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Norman Pillar Uncovered in Coventry

A pillar from the Benedictine Priority Cathedral, which was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, has been unearthed in Coventry, England.

A Day in Saxony (Activities for children)

Speak Olde English, discover Saxon Pottery, Learn rune-writing, explore Bede's World and more with these children's activities, book suggestions, and weblinks.

V & A Image Searching Now Available

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa reports on the Known World Librarians List about a new research resource from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: online searching.