Tag Archive: London

Virtual Reality App: London in the Middle Ages

Timelooper

A new virtual reality app is available and ready to transport you back to the Middle Ages. Check out the video below and visit the Timelooper website to download the app. Timelooper is available for iOS and Andriod.

A Journey to Medieval Paris by Stew Ross

Hotel de Sens

On a warm summer day in 1965, a 10-year old boy, his parents, and their tour guide stood in front of the Place de la Concorde in Paris watching an endless swirl of cars and Vespa motor scooters. The guide was explaining the significance of the plaza to the events of the French Revolution when…

Anglo Saxon Map of London

Anglo saxon London map

Look around any map of London and you’ll find the echoes of long-forgotten individuals. Cena, Padda, Fulla… ancient farmers who had no idea their names would live on down the centuries as Kennington, Paddington and Fulham. Could the dairyman whose cheese farm (Ces wican) once graced the banks of the Thames have conceived that his…

DNA Analysis of London Skeletons Reveal Secrets of Medieval Black Death

london skeletons

As per latest report by archaeologists, molars taken from 25 skeletons unearthed during work on Crossrail in 2013 are proving helpful in revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death. Archeologists suspected that the skeletons of bones belonged to cemetery for plague victims. Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, cited that the bones…

Learn about medieval London at Gravesend history course

Medieval Tower of London

Learn about everyday life in medieval London through a course with historian Toni Mount at Towncentric in St George’s Square, Gravesend. She will present the history of London from 500 to 1500, looking at how the capital grew from a deserted Roman town into an international metropolis. You can pay £6 as you go for…

The River Thames, A Not-So-Secret Treasure Trove

Thames River artifacts

In the United Kingdom, British archaeologists have made a number of significant discoveries as of late, from the battered remains of King Richard III — found buried beneath a parking lot — to, more recently, a 14th-century burial ground for plague victims in London. British soil is, in fact, full of traces of the past….

London Construction Reveals Medieval Graves

London Medieval Graves

London is built on layers of its own past. Occasionally they poke through to the present, like the old Roman walls and the Temple of Mithras. Now two current construction projects have revealed glimpses of the city’s previous epochs. Work to build a leisure center at Elephant and Castle has uncovered some 500 medieval skeletons,…

Rare medieval Welsh manuscript set for auction in London

Welsh manuscript | Medieval Archives

A very rare mid-14th century legal manuscript written in Medieval Welsh is being auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. Almost certainly taken to the US by Welsh settlers in the 1700s, The Laws Of Hywel Dda ranks among the earliest medieval documents in that country. Read the full story and see the video on…

Experience the Historic Windsor Castle With Windsor Weekend Deals

The Curfew Tower, Windsor Castle | Medieval Archives

The Windsor Castle is a must-see when visiting London. And now, travelers can experience this spectacular medieval site with special Windsor weekend deals offered by the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel. The Escape! Windsor Castle Package, which is valid through 23rd December, 2012, offers two types of packages. This Windsor hotel deal includes guest room accommodations, breakfast…

Medieval barn saved for the nation

medieval barn

A medieval west London barn described by the poet John Betjeman as the “cathedral of Middlesex” has been rescued from decay and neglect for the nation, English Heritage has said. Grade I-listed Harmondsworth Barn in west London joins the likes of Stonehenge, Osborne House and parts of Hadrian’s Wall in the national collection of historic…

Welsh author digs deep to find medieval origins of Thirty Days Hath verse

Hath Verse

It is one of the most popular and oft-repeated rhymes in the English language, serving to remind countless generations how many days there are in each month. Now a Welsh author claims he has unearthed the medieval origins of the verse Thirty Days Hath September. The rhyme has been passed down in oral tradition but…

Oystermouth Castle secrets to be unearthed

Oystermouth Castle

Dark vaulted chambers and spiral staircases that haven’t been explored for hundreds of years will soon be available for history fans to discover at Swansea’s Oystermouth Castle. The next phase of works aimed at conserving the attraction and making it more accessible will start shortly with archaeologists overseeing the excavation of staircases leading to the…

Tyler Museum of Art offers free admission to Medieval exhibit

The Tyler Museum of Art invites the public to enjoy free admission and extended hours for the exhibition Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This incredible opportunity to experience the exhibition at no cost has been made possible…

Medieval English Castle Tour – The Tower of London

The Tower of London is, compellingly and unquestionably, one of the most famous attractions in the capital. Its abundant and absorbing past will not fail to enchant you. Take a Tower of London tour with Golden Tours and investigate this noteworthy landmark. Ensure you afford some time in ascertaining what life was like imprisoned in…

Tyler art museum exclusive SW location for medieval alabaster exhibit

Personnel with The Tyler Museum of Art have announced the opening of “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture” from the Victoria and Albert Museum on view starting Sunday and continuing through Nov. 13. This is the only scheduled stop in the southwestern region of the United States for this touring exhibition. The 60 alabaster…