Tag Archive: Tower of London

Medieval castle discovered beneath HM Prison Gloucester to rival Tower of London

gloucester castle

The remains of a huge medieval castle that may have rivaled the Tower of London has been discovered under the basketball court of an abandoned prison. Archaeologists unearthed the enormous ‘tower keep’, which is thought to date back to 1110, while they were investigating the site in Gloucester ahead of a redevelopment project. The castle,…

Haunted Castles: The Tower of London

Tower of London

Castles having seen their share of death and destruction. And with that comes countless tales of odd phenomena and ghosts stories. Arguably, one of the most haunted castles in England is The Tower of London. (Check out our haunted castle series podcasts to hear about the Tower and more haunted castles) Here are a few…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

MAP#30 – Peasant’s Revolt of 1381

When Adam delved and Eve span, Who then was the gentleman? The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 was one of a number of popular revolts in late medieval Europe and is a major event in the history of England. Led by Wat Tyler the peasant’s rose up against the ruling class. Were they successful? Or did…

700-year-old William Wallace letter returned to Scotland

Wallace Passport

The medieval document will go on public display this summer alongside the famous Lubeck letter. A 700-year-old letter believed to have been carried by William Wallace has been returned to Scotland. The medieval document has been archived in England since it was discovered in the Tower of London in the 1830s. The document is now…

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…

Floating walkway to open up London’s hidden past

A mile-long floating walkway on London’s river Thames is being planned in the heart of the capital, allowing views of the city’s hidden alleys, wharves and landmarks dating back to medieval times. The pontoon, known as the “London River Park”, will connect Blackfriars Bridge, on the western edge of the ancient city, and the Tower…

Tower of London calls in team of scientists to investigate mysterious Medieval wall painting

The Tower of London has allowed scientists to use eye-scanning software and infrared laser technology on a mystery Medieval wall painting which has baffled curators at the royal landmark. A team led by Nottingham Trent University’s Dr Haida Liang used a portable Optical Coherence Tomographer, which allows them to see layers beneath the surface of…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 10 – The Tower of London

Fortress Friday – Halloween Special During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The final castle in our series is The Tower of London….

New US Embassy Adopts Defenses From Middle Ages

A US embassy is expected to extend the welcoming hand of democracy—while maintaining a 30-meter zone of blast protection. Such was the challenge facing KieranTimberlake when the architectural firm entered a State Department competition to design a new embassy on the banks of the Thames in London. Its winning plan, to be built by 2017,…