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English medieval church restored to beauty after being abandoned for over 50 years

A medieval church dating back to the 13th century is reopening after an impressive campaign led by The Friends of Friendless Churches to restore it.

Meet the medieval servants at York’s Barley Hall

Volunteers will take over York’s recreated medieval townhouse throughout the summer to showcase the lives of servants in the medieval period.

7 Medieval Sites added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has added seven more sites dating from the Middle Ages to its World Heritage List. The committee met earlier this week in Bahrain, where they inscribed 19 sites in total.

Beverley Minster and nearly 1,100 years of sanctuary

In 937 King Athelstan granted Beverley the Right of Sanctuary – one of only two towns in the north of England with this status. Beverley Minster, the town’s main church, will be commemorating this event with the Place of Sanctuary project.

Delapré Abbey opens its doors to reveal 900 years of history

After an extensive programme of National Lottery funded restoration, Delapré Abbey in Northamptonshire is set to open to the public from March 17th 2018.

York Minster’s Great East Window restoration completed

On 2 January 2018, the final panel in York Minster’s 600-year-old Great East Window was returned to the world-famous masterpiece, 10 years after all 311 panels were removed by York Glaziers Trust.

Medieval friary where Richard III was buried to be protected

The remains of a 13th century monastic site, Greyfriars in Leicester, which was the burial place of King Richard III, has been granted protection by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

Remembering Winchester’s Medieval Jews: Compromises in Hidden Histories

The history of England’s medieval Jews is significant in its own right, and it is vital to the understanding of the political and social history of the region at the time. However, it has often been marginalised, and frequently overshadowed by other local narratives.

New archaeology festival announced in memory of pioneer Mick Aston

Sir Tony Robinson announces DigNation – a weekend festival programme of live excavations and talks on Lindisfarne in memory of friend and Time Team co-host Mick Aston.

Medieval sites both saved and at risk in the new Heritage at Risk Register

Historic England reveals sites at risk and places rescued, including several medieval buildings, as the 2017 Heritage at Risk Register is published.

Excavations at Glastonbury Abbey, 1908-79: reassessing the medieval monastery

This paper shares the results of the archaeological excavations at Glastonbury Abbey; specifically, thirty-six seasons of excavations, which took place between 1904 and 1979.

Viking Age Hoard Acquired by National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland has today announced that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98 million in order to acquire the Galloway Hoard on behalf of the nation.

Heritage Assessment of the Abbey of St Edmund to be Undertaken

For the first time, all of the historical and archaeological information about the Abbey of St Edmund is to be gathered together to help not only its conservation, but also the public’s understanding and enjoyment of the buildings that once played such a prominent role in everyday life in the town.

The Modern World of a Medieval Sport

You might think that jousting went extinct after the Middle Ages, but it in fact enjoys a strong modern following.

From The Middle Ages to Modern Times: Egg Tempera in Art History

While it’s been utilised as a medium since the Florentine Renaissance, egg tempera never never completely disappeared from western art.

England’s best-surviving medieval charnel chapel now accessible through new 3D model

Archaeologists and computer scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new 3D model of the most complete remaining charnel chapel in the UK.

‘Lost chapel’ of Westminster Palace revealed in new 3D model

The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3D visualisation technology.

Sutton Hoo to be transformed

£1.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will lead to a new experience for visitors of the famous Anglo-Saxon site.

Neath Abbey reconstructed digitally

Neath Abbey — a site that has witnessed Cistercian monks, Tudor splendour and thriving industry over its 900-year history — will share its story with visitors in a new digital reconstruction.

Digging up fun at York

The Coppergate Shopping Centre, the site of one of the most famous archaeological digs of modern times, will be transformed into a hands-on archaeological adventure this week to celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology.

World Championships in medieval combat comes to Denmark

Over 500 fighters from 28 different countries will be taking part at Spøttrup Castle.

Researchers bring Old Norse language back to JORVIK Viking Centre

Old Norse has been brought back to life by researchers at the University of York through the voices of new animatronic Viking characters at the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre.

The Sights, Sounds and Smells of the Vikings are back in York

The long-awaited re-opening of the JORVIK Viking Centre in York took place early this week among much fanfare. The well-known medieval attraction is again having visitors immerse
themselves in experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a Viking-age city.

Wolf Hall Continues in York

Historic Barley Hall has announced that it will continue to display six of the most sumptuous costumes from the smash-hit BBC drama for another 12 months by helping to give inspiration to the cast of York Shakespeare Project production of ‘Henry VIII.’

Campaign begins to keep Viking hoard in Scotland

Campaigners are calling for one of the most spectacular Viking hoards ever discovered in Scotland to have its home near where it was found in Dumfries and Galloway.

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