Anglo-Saxon coffin uncovered in Lincoln Castle

From Culture24: Experts say a shoe-wearing skeleton, found as part of an excavation on a church beneath Lincoln Castle dating back at least 1,000 years, should reveal much about the Saxon city ahead of radiocarbon dating on its hidden coffin The bones of a holy figure, still wearing shoes and initially wrapped in a finely-woven Read more about Anglo-Saxon coffin uncovered in Lincoln Castle[…]

Berkhamsted Castle

A brief history: Berkhamsted Castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle at Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, England. The castle was built during the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century to control a key route between London and the Midlands. Robert of Mortain, William the Conqueror’s half brother, was probably responsible for the construction and became Read more about Berkhamsted Castle[…]

Archaeologists further knowledge of Palace in Sherwood Forest

From Heritage Daily: Archaeologists have helped to prove the size and thus the importance of a Palace that formed the royal heart of Sherwood Forest in the medieval period, by discovering and excavating the previously unknown boundary ditch of the site. The ruins of King John’s Palace in Kings Clipstone are a local landmark famous for Read more about Archaeologists further knowledge of Palace in Sherwood Forest[…]

Today in Medieval History: Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Today is officially Leif Erikson Day. Commemorated as a national holiday by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the holiday is an observance of Leif Erikson and his companions as the first known Europeans to set foot in North America. The holiday gives the nation a chance to honor the contributions of Americans of Nordic Read more about Today in Medieval History: Happy Leif Erikson Day![…]

Richard III’s lost chapel near York

From The Press, article by Emily Flanagan ARCHAEOLOGISTS near York believe they have found a chapel built by Richard III to commemorate the Yorkist victory in one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on English soil.As the row continues over whether the Plantagenet king should be buried in York or Leicester, a discovery in a peaceful Read more about Richard III’s lost chapel near York[…]