Henry VIII’s restored flagship open to public

From History.com: After 34 years, one of the most extensive conservation projects in history has come to a close as the salvaged remains of Mary Rose have been placed on full public display. For the first time visitors to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England, will have unobstructed views of the flagship of King Read more about Henry VIII’s restored flagship open to public[…]

The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages

Article from the University of Southern Denmark: “Being rich in the Middle Ages led to an unhealthy life” Summary:┬áIn the Middle Ages only wealthy town people could afford to eat and drink from beautiful, colored glazed cups and plates. But the glazing was made of lead, which found its way into the body if you Read more about The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages[…]

Digitizing the medieval world

From Philly.com: At Lehigh University, a visitor to the Linderman Library can plunge into the Middle Ages and study a 15th-century text that shows the Earth as the center of the universe. Or touch the pages of an oversize religious songbook, adorned with gold leaf and painted in bright hues on calfskin, and held by Read more about Digitizing the medieval world[…]

50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England

From Fox News: The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century saint in England. The human remains, which have been exhumed, may help archaeologists learn more about the medieval era, according to Archaeology Warwickshire, an archaeology and excavation firm. The company Read more about 50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England[…]

Vikings traded first, plundered later

From Live Science: The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests. Until now, researchers thought the Viking Age began in June 793, when Norwegian Vikings raided Lindisfarne, an island off the northeast coast of Read more about Vikings traded first, plundered later[…]