Submitted by Donovan on Tue, 2004-09-07 21:43
Archaeologists have located the burial site of six Vikings who died around the beginning of the 10th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-06 18:12
A wooden carving of the Viking god Odin has been linked to England Neolithic monument Seahenge, which consists of a giant, overturned tree stump surrounded by wooden timbers.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-09-05 08:32
Two 14th century brooches (one in 24-carat gold, with an inscription; the other in braided silver wire) found by metal-detecting enthusiasts have been declared treasures by the British Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-02 09:07
Queen Boadicea, the warrior queen who battled the Romans in 1st century Britain, is the subject of a segment of the new TV series "Battlefield Britain."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-02 02:03
Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-01 18:27
Charles Sproule, who uses a metal detector to hunt for treasure, has added to his collection with the discovery of five Iceni coins.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-01 15:37
A British survey taken in conjunction with the BBC television series Battlefield Britain shows that a surprising number of Brits have gaps in their knowledge of history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-08-29 19:30
Researchers from Archaeology South East have uncovered a number of links to Battle Abbey's medieval past during a recent dig including an arrowhead and the remains of a monastery.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-08-28 17:43
"Great Battles in Britain" looks at important English battles including the Battle for Wales.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-08-27 10:55
The earliest example of a book bag has been found in Scotland.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-08-26 18:35
The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-08-25 12:01
Twenty years after the Mary Rose was dramatically raised from the seabed, marine archaeologists have found the bow of the ship.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-08-21 15:38
Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-08-21 08:38
Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-08-16 15:36
Work is proceeding for the 2008 performance of the Chester Mystery Plays, a cycle of 25 Biblical plays in rhyming verse which are thought to date back to the 14th century.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-16 11:33
A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-08-15 13:37
British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).
Submitted by Olyane on Fri, 2004-08-13 07:21
The New York Tolkien Society recently announced the publication of Cormarë 6: Translating Tolkien: Text and Film, a collection of non-fictional essays and papers.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-08-10 16:47
Nigel Roder, known as 'Kester the Jester,' has been chosen by English Heritage to serve as an official court jester at historic sites in England through autumn of 2005.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-08 08:25
England's Ministry of Defence has funded exploration of the site of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose which lies at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbor.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-08-06 18:11
For the first time since 1649, England is looking to hire a national court jester. Qualifications? "Merriness and owning an outfit with bells."
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-01 19:30
The archaeological dig at Fetternear House in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, does not focus on finding objects so much as studying the lives of the residence's owners, several bishops.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-25 14:40
This year's performances at a medieval Cornish amphitheatre, said to be the oldest working theatre in Britain, could be the last, as the community cannot afford to buy the adjacent plot of land from its present owners.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-07-22 11:37
David Spence, Director of the Museum in Dockland, has announced that the museum will display Saxon artifacts discovered in a dig from Southend.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-07-21 16:03
Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-07-20 15:36
A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-07-20 12:08
Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2004-07-20 11:00
Kodlunarn Island in Frobisher Bay, is the site of Canada's first gold swindle, according to Canadian scientists. The question: did Elizabeth know the truth?
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-07-12 08:25
The article in The Tennesseean suggests that these fourteen "things you didn't know about King Arthur" will be surprises, but they may not have planned for SCAdian readers.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-07-05 17:22
A wall painting of an Anglo-Saxon Saint dating from the 10th century has been discovered at Deerhurst Church near Tewkesbury, England.