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Explore digital arts at one of Cheshire’s oldest properties

by Dave Sadler
A day exploring digital arts at one of Cheshire’s oldest properties proves you’re never too old to discover new techniques. On Saturday, October 14, Little Moreton Hall is hosting a digital discovery day in partnership with Cheshire East…

Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

by Dave Sadler
Saxon Shore forts are defensive fortifications, built by the late Roman Empire to defend the coast of the Roman province of Britannia (Britain) and the opposite side of the English Channel. Continue reading - Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

The Lives and Deaths of Young Medieval Women: The Osteological Evidence

by Dave Sadler
Introduction: Written sources from the medieval period focus mainly on the activities of adults, particularly males and often those from the wealthier sections of society. Recent scholarship has attempted to redress this balance…

Archaeologists find secret treasures on Ayr High Street as demolition work reveals part of town’s past

by Dave Sadler
Secret treasures from the Auld Toun are emerging from the deep. As diggers clear the old Woolworths site at the bottom of Ayr High Street archaeologists are…

How the people of Wales became Welsh

by Dave Sadler
Britain in the early Middle Ages was very different to the country it is now. Rather than England, Scotland and Wales, the island consisted of numerous kingdoms, the fate and fortune of which fluctuated, as some kings gained lordship over others, some smaller kingdoms were swallowed by their larger…

Armada portrait of Elizabeth I returns after ‘spectacular’ restoration

by Dave Sadler
One of the most recognisable portraits in British history is returning to public view transformed after a six-month restoration project to remove centuries of retouching, grime and varnish. The Armada portrait of Elizabeth…

YORK’S ‘TRAITOR’S GATE’: The story of Micklegate Bar

by Dave Sadler
STEPHEN LEWIS takes a close look at the restoration of Micklegate Bar RICHARD III must have hated Micklegate Bar. It was, after all, where his father's head was displayed, stuck on a spike and reportedly wearing a paper crown, after the Battle…

RARE COIN TREASURE TROVES HEADED FOR CZECH MUSEUM

by Dave Sadler
Two rare treasures have been discovered by chance this year in South Bohemia. One of them, consisting of hundreds of silver coins from the 11th century, has now gone on display at the Museum of Prácheň in Písek.  A vessel full of silver coins was discovered…

Housing plans for Bannockburn site rejected as Killearn hotel conversion approved

by Dave Sadler
Councillors have unanimously refused planning permission in principle for a “major development” at a part of the Bannockburn battle site but have backed plans to bring one of Killearn’s oldest and…

15 Hilarious Medieval Insults to Annoy Your Friends

by Dave Sadler
Behold, the most colorful and profane insults from the lawless middle ages: Continue reading - 15 Hilarious Medieval Insults to Annoy Your Friends
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