Tag Archive: medieval

Oldest European Medieval Cookbook Found

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A 12th-century manuscript contains the oldest known European Medieval food recipes, according to new research. The recipes, which include both food and medical ointment concoctions, were compiled and written in Latin. Someone jotted them down at Durham Cathedral’s monastery in the year 1140. It was essentially a health book, so the meals were meant to…

Crusaders cheerleaders get medieval

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The resurgent Crusaders have unveiled their latest weapon for making AMI Stadium a fortress throughout the Super Rugby season – The Maidens cheerleading team. Wielding swords and shields, and kitted-out in skimpy red and black “maiden meets warrior” outfits, the cheerleaders will do a guard of honour when the players run onto the field at…

Battle Castle: Georgia, USA dates

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Another station has checked in with dates and times for Battle Castle. Georgia Public Broadcasting will air episodes on Friday nights. The bad news is they started last Friday! The good news is you can catch a replay of Episode 1: Crac des Chevaliers this Wednesday. The dates and times are below. GPB – Georgia…

Battle Castle USA Tour Dates

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With one tweet medievalists across the USA celebrated. It premiered on Hstory Channel Canada last winter, followed by BBC TV in the fall and now, finally Battle Castle hits the USA! That’s the great news. The not so good news is it wasn’t bought by a national channel like History or Discovery. It was purchased…

Timeline Battle Castles: iPad app review

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2012 was a good year for medieval media and castles in general. The year started off with the fantastic documentary series Battle Castles hosted by Dan Snow, followed by a book of the same name written by Dan Snow. If that wasn’t enough there is now a Battle Castle app. While the documentary and book…

Free Seminar: Tools and Materials of the Medieval scribe

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On Wednesday, 21 Nov the FitzWilliam Museum in Cambridge will host a talk and demonstration by Patricia Lovett. If you go to the talk please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience. Get the complete details, time and location on BBC

London Construction Reveals Medieval Graves

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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,…

Fire rages in Aleppo’s historic medieval market

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Fires have swept through the medieval marketplace of Aleppo, a district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city a UNESCO world heritage site. Some described the overnight blaze as the worst blow yet to a historic district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city and commercial hub a UNESCO world heritage…

Medieval barn to open at Lloyd’s Great Dixter home

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A 500-year-old medieval barn and three 19th century oast houses are opening to the public for the first time at a well-known house in East Sussex. The Grade II* listed great barn will open on Tuesday at Great Dixter in Northiam near Rye, the former home of horticulturist Christopher Lloyd. It is one of the…

Galway’s medieval churches at risk

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Galway’s medieval churches could be under threat from ivy and an increase in rainfall, according to the author of a new survey. Surveyor Simon Large was contracted by Clare County Council to carry out a comprehensive study of the churches in County Clare and found that a third of the 170 churches examined had disappeared…

Couple discover 33ft deep medieval well beneath their living room

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A couple have discovered they are sitting on a piece of history after uncovering a 33ft-deep medieval well under their sofa. But although Colin Steer, 61, is fascinated by the historic find, his wife Vanessa certainly isn’t and even made her husband wait more than two decades after it was first spotted to begin exploring…

Archaeology and History of medieval Sherwood Forest

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Today we have a guest post by Andy Gaunt. Andy is a professional archaeologist in Nottinghamshire and an expert on Medieval Sherwood Forest, its landscape, people and administration. His information is below the post. Thanks Andy for the great article! ~The Archivist Archaeology and History of medieval Sherwood Forest http://sherwoodforesthistory.blogspot.com Sherwood Forest is the most…

Private Winchester medieval chapel opened to public

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A historic hidden corner of Winchester has opened to the public. The Chapel of St John the Baptist on The Broadway, is one of the few surviving medieval hospital chapels still standing. It is owned by the St John’s Winchester Charity which has three almshouses for some 93 people in the city centre. The chapel…

The Secret Medieval Garden

Looking for something to do this Wednesday? Check out the Secret Medieval Garden at the Dragon Hall, Norwich. I wish I was able to make it, it sounds great! The Secret Medieval Garden: Learn about traditional herbs and remedies with the ‘Wise Women’. Enjoy a Medieval-themed repast, in the garden, to the accompaniment of Early…

Medieval hotel opens in Romania

A 5-star medieval hotel, built in Alba Iulia’s historic city storehouse of the city, officially opened on Friday ( June 22 ), following an investment of over EUR 4.2 million. The medieval hotel was built by Corint Group SA, in the 300 year-old building, near the Third Gate of Alba Iulia’s Vauban Citadel. According to…