Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-03-05 22:15
16th century Wymering Manor, in Portsmouth, England, has had a varied history, from a family home to a residence for a Catholic religious order, but few dispute that it is now home to as many as 20 ghosts. The ghosts, however, may be the saving grace for the battered building which requires nearly UK£2m.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2013-03-05 20:38
Forensic analysis of the heart of Richard I of England, the Lionheart, have revelaed traces mint, myrtle, and frankincense, indicating the heart was embalmed. The heart was probably wrapped in linen.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-03-04 19:31
Early in the 5th century, the Romans departed from Britain, leaving behind roads, artifacts, walls, and something else. A new DNA study shows that up to 4 million British men carry Italian genetics, and of that, one million probably originate with the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-03-03 18:39
A minor automobile accident has damaged the entrance and corner post of Curson Lodge, Ipswich's "finest" Tudor house. The building dates to 1480 and was a guesthouse of the Curson House estate owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-03-03 15:26
Have questions about how to dress your hair or wear a headdress English-style? Tufts University can help with its website entitled Jewels, Hair and Accessories of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-03-01 13:17
The Richard III Society has submitted a proposed tomb to hold the recently-identified remains of King Richard III. While no site was specified for it, the "limestone monument would blend modern and medieval style decorations to reflect the king's life." (photo)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-02-27 09:13
A stash of "street toys", dated from 1570-1630, was unearthed in an old stairwell of the Market Harborough parish church, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-23 14:17
A beautiful sapphire ring discovered in 2009 by a metal detectorist in North York, England, has stumped experts who have been unable to date the ring. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-23 10:08
The Stafford Borough Council reports that over UK£75,000 will be spent to restore Stafford Castle, a late 11th century Norman castle in Stafford, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-22 17:50
Decades after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, one of the "two towers" which may have inspired the writer in the second book, has been purchased with plans for restoration. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-02-21 23:15
Professor Elizabeth Greene looks at shoes differently than most people. At the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, she presented research on how Roman children's shoes reflected their family status, especially in military familities.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-02-20 19:36
The residents of he Channel Island of Alderney, led by librarian Kate Russell, have recently completed a major project: the final panels of the Bayeux tapestry. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-02-20 04:15
The discovery of a tiny silver coin has had a big impact on archaeologists studying medieval York, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-17 22:19
After centuries - and a world-changing divorce - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are back together, at least in London’s National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of a young Henry VIII and a newly-restored portrait of Catherine, both from the 1520s, now hang together in the gallery. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-02-13 12:33
Ever tried to read Beowulf in the original language? Now you can, thanks to the British Library.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-02-11 16:15
Construction work to replace a train station in Northampton, England has unearthed "an ironstone wall, fragments of pottery and a Saxon brooch." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-09 22:04
Residents of south east Cornwall are hoping to raise the UK£3m needed to save the priory at St Germans, a 9th century church in dire need of modernization. The fundraising efforts hope to attract such organizations as the Heritage Lottery Fund to their cause.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-08 14:27
Now that Richard III has been offically identified, millions of readers are seeking to learn more about the English king. An extremely-detailed article on the Daily Mail website follows the saga of Richard from the discovery of his bones to the reveal of his appearance through facial reconstruction. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-02-07 18:52
Over 80 additional artifacts found in the area of the Staffordshire Hoard have been declared treasure. The gold and silver items were discovered near the original site when a field was ploughed. (photo)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2013-02-07 08:36
The decoration of "leaves" on what was thought to be a medieval pilgrim badge of St Blaise was actually something else!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-02-05 19:45
A UK£200,000 grant is set to finance the removal of power lines and poles from the site of the world-famous Anglo-Saxon burial mounds at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge, England. Over a mile of lines will be replaced with underground cables.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2013-02-05 12:22
Henry VIII's perfectly preserved wine cellar is underneath Britain's Ministry of Defence building - floating in a subterranean chamber.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2013-02-04 11:17
DNA analysis has confirned that the skeleton found buried underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England are those of King Richard III. The king, who died in 1485, was demonized in literature and in history as the man who killed two young princes in the Tower of London.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-01-29 21:38
A restoration project completed on time is a rare happening. Even rarer is one completed 6 months early and under budget, but that is the case with work on the 12th century Torre Abbey in Torquay, Devon.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-01-29 13:43
In a scholarly paper, an abstract of which was published recently at Medievalists.net, K.F. Werner examines techniques for forging Frankish swords from 700-1000 CE. Werner disputes the generally-accepted techniques.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-01-25 18:38
Who built the 16th century water mill recently discovered in North York Moors National Park? Archaeologists are looking for the answer among official documents after unearthing the complex, complete with millstones and the outlines of watercourses.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2013-01-25 12:53
Wearing the "wrong clothes" helped experts decide that the portrait wasn't of Henry VIII's last wife but was of his first.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-01-24 20:04
The city of Lincoln, England has been a Roman outpost since the first century. Situated on the trade route between London and York, the area was first a fortress town and later a colonia, a retirement settlement for soldiers who wished to stay in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-01-22 19:28
In the Middle Ages, some church members had what, in modern life, would be considered an odd way to express an idea or offer a prayer: they wrote on the church wall. Now the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey hopes to record pre-Reformation graffiti in area churches.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-01-21 18:56
A 700-year-old map of the world, the Hereford Mappa Mundi, has been removed from display in Hereford Cathedral for evaluation of its condition. The 52 in. (132cm) circular map shows a medieval view of the world with Jerusalem at the center and Paradise "surrounded by a wall and a ring of fire, roughly where Japan would be." (photos)