The location of the 8th-century monastery in the village of Cookham, on the banks of the Thames, was a mystery until now, despite being well known from contemporary historical sources.
Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered a number of early medieval objects, including a large winepress, a gold coin, and a bronze chain, which date as far back as 1500 years ago.
This relatively swift change – spreading across almost the entirety of western Europe in about 150 years – points to the interconnectedness of early medieval Europe, but is it as simple as that?
Whithorn Priory and Museum has opened its doors to the public again. It is one of many historic sites in Scotland that are returning to life after long closures caused by COVID-19.
A new volume of a historical dictionary revealing thousands of Yorkshire words which had been lost for centuries was launched earlier this month on Yorkshire Day (1 August).
Wallingford Castle, which dates back to the eleventh century, will undergo preservation work starting next year. Historic England has awarded a £283,200 grant to help repair the castle, which is located in southern England.
Noel M. Swerdlow, a distinguished historian of science and the world’s foremost expert on Ptolemy and Copernicus, died July 24. He was 79.
Seeking proposals for a paper to round out a session at IMC Leeds, 2022, centered on the role of place, in either a static or dynamic sense, within the cult of saints.
A group of windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be the earliest extant stained glass windows in England, according to a team of scientists from University College London and conservators from Canterbury Cathedral.
Remains of a previously unknown medieval wooden bridge have been discovered in Eastern England. Found in the town of Eye in Suffolk, it is believed to have been part of the defences of a castle, and may date back as far as 1200 AD.
If poison was medicinal, then what was medicine?
Russian archaeologists have discovered a cache of coins dating back to the sixth century, at Phanagoria along the Black Sea. The 80 coins, known as copper staters, were found in a layer of rubble from a fire that destroyed much of that city.
Lincoln Cathedral has launched an appeal to enable it to undertake the next phase of conservation works, this time to the much-admired Chapter House.
For about three centuries, the coastal town of Blankenberge would send to the nearby city of Bruges a porpoise. A new study examines this tradition and why it happened.
As part of new efforts to attract visitors, Historic Environment Scotland has launched Castlefest, which will combine live performance events at historic sites along with online and virtual elements.
In the year 1054 people around the world spotted a strange new light that shined during the daytime. What they were observing was a supernova.
A treasure hoard dating back to the eleventh century has been discovered on the Isle of Man. It includes 87 silver coins, 13 pieces of cut, silver arm-rings or “hack silver” and other artefacts.
A near-complete cave-dwelling and oratory, believed to date from the early 9th century, has been discovered in central England. It may have been the home to Eardwulf, a former King of Northumbria who was living in exile as a hermit in the area.
Researchers have discovered 14th-century graves in southern Italy containing the remains of two men infected with Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for the Black Death. It is the first genetic evidence that the pandemic reached the region.
A team of geneticists and archaeologists has sequenced the DNA from a 1,600-year-old sheep mummy from Iran. This remarkable specimen has revealed sheep husbandry practices of the medieval Near East, as well as underlining how natural mummification can affect DNA degradation.
After a decade-long investigation, researchers Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato have come up with some surprising results about Leonardo da Vinci’s family tree.
Caerphilly Castle, one of the major medieval castles in Wales, will undergo a £5 million development that will include an extensive programme of conservation, site access improvements, and a complete overhaul of site interpretation.
The ancestry of early Anglo-Saxons, a subject of some debate, included immigrants from continental Europe as well as people indigenous to Great Britain, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE.
“This greatly improves our understanding of the plague and shows that even in incredibly traumatic times during past pandemics people tried very hard to bury the deceased with as much care as possible.”