Tag Archive: University of Bristol

Bristol academic discovers 819-Year-Old Royal Charter Issued by King John

A rare, original royal charter from the first year of King John’s reign has been discovered in Durham by a medieval historian from the University of Bristol. The document, which was not previously known to have survived, carries the seal of King John and is dated 26 March 1200, issued in York, exactly 819 years…

Uncovering the mysteries of England’s Bayeux Tapestry and its connections to Charlemagne

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A team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, are hoping to raise awareness of a unique, but little-known, medieval fresco which depicts fighting knights on the wall of a village church in Shropshire. The painting, on the north side of the nave of All Saints Church in Claverley, described as England’s Bayeux Tapestry,…

Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series

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Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. The campsite, located in the small Derbyshire village of Repton, has been known since the 1970s, but these new discoveries have found evidence over a much larger area, for workshops and…

Medieval Wild Man relic discovered by treasure hunters

English metal detectorists have found a Medieval spoon handle depicting a figure of the Wild Man, a hairy, club-wielding legend who existed on the edges of civilization from ancient times. Stories about the Wild Man differ, some say he was a prophet, or that he went mad with grief over the loss of his beloved,…