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Brooch linked to Leicestershire noble executed by Richard III

by Dave Sadler
A piece of gold jewellery linked to one of the darkest moments in Richard III's rise to power is to be auctioned. The brooch was found at Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire, and is dated to the second half of the 15th Century. The fortress…

Complete skeletons in ‘Anglo-Saxon cemetery’ part of significant Holy Island discovery

by Dave Sadler
Complete skeletons have been found among what is thought to be an Anglo-Saxon cemetery unearthed on Holy Island in Northumberland. The graves were uncovered as part of excavations…

“Oh my God, this is the find of a lifetime!”- detectorist’s reaction when he finds Medieval ring in a York field

by Luke Higgins
HE has spent 36 years searching for buried treasure - now a metal detectorist has told how he made the discovery of a lifetime in a field near York. Paul…

Woking Palace vandalism: Council blasts adults who watched on as children ‘climbed over walls and threw bricks at each other’

by Dave Sadler
Two adults watched on while a group of children tore bricks off Woking Palace and threw them at each other, a council has said.…

New Archaeological Evidence Throws Light on Efforts to Resist “the Living Dead” in Medieval England

by Dave Sadler
New scientific study of human bones published today supports belief that Medieval people thought corpses could arise from their graves, spreading disease and assaulting…

Henry VIII sovereign found by Kempston metal detector

by Luke Higgins
A Henry the Eighth sovereign penny has been unearthed in Kempston by a local metal detecting enthusiast. Keith White began ‘detecting’ almost a year ago after being inspired by TV series ‘The Detectorists’. Experts say that the sovereign could…

Medieval London: 10 disgusting facts and Virtual Reality Medieval London

by Luke Higgins
1. The inhabitants of medieval London (human and animal) produced 50 tons of excrement a day. 2. In medieval London, there were no pavements - people had to walk on the bare earth. Except, unfortunately, it wasn't bare…

Interactive map : Battlefield Sites in the UK

by Luke Higgins
Rutus Alter 71 available @ DETECNICKS Global Detection Adventures Metal Detecting Podacst with guest Digger Dawn. Feel free to use the interactive map to browse the major battlesites of Britain. Although we have attempted to geotag the battlesites as accurately as possible,…

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Middle Ages

by Luke Higgins
        1) They weren’t all knights or serfs or clergy Although certain medieval writers described their society as divided into 'three orders' – those who prayed, those who fought, and those who laboured – that became an increasingly…

Essex fields home to lots of treasure including medieval brooches

by Luke Higgins
    A list of historic finds, including some dating to before the Norman invasion, has proved that Essex fields are some of the most lucrative for treasure seekers. One of the most interesting pieces designated by Essex coroner…
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