Tag Archive: York

Medieval Manuscripts Are a DNA Smorgasbord

York-Gospels

In 2010, bioarchaeologist Matthew Collins of the University of Copenhagen and his colleagues realized that the parchment used in medieval manuscripts, which is made of scraped and stretched animal skins, was actually a repository of information about the history of domestic animals in Europe. Chris Baraniuk at New Scientist reports that Collins and his team…

The White Princess premieres on STARZ

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In 2013 STARZ channel produced the miniseries The White Queen, which was an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novels The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Starting tonight, 16 April 2017, on STARZ (USA) and BBC One (UK) is the sequel miniseries titled The White Princess, also adapted from Gregory’s novel of the…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: News

2014 was again the year of King Richard III. His re-burial date and place was officially announced and the monarch will be laid to rest in 2015. Although not everyone is happy with his final resting place. But really York or Leicester, isn’t it better than under a car park? There was also some interesting…

The White Queen comes to the USA

The White Queen

Over in the UK The White Queen is wrapping up. But here in the States we are on the verge of war!! The White Queen begins Saturday(tomorrow) night, 10 August on the Starz channel. I for one will be watching! Who’s with me?? Here’s a little primer to get you set for the premiere.

“The White Queen” hits the airwaves in the UK

The White Queen | Medieval Archives

After the Hundred Years’ War the House of Plantagenet divided and battled for the throne of England. The House of York, symbolized by a white rose and the House of Lancaster, symbolized by a red rose waged a war lasting 30 years. Known throughout history as the Wars of the Roses, it pitted brother against…

War of the Roses Game Screenshots

War of the Roses

War of the Roses from Paradox Interactive, a game that transports players back in time to the battle-ravaged, dynastic civil war era of 15th century England where ownership of the throne of England was brutally fought over between supporters of two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet – the house of Lancaster (the…

War of the Roses Game Trailer

War of the Roses

War of the Roses from Paradox Interactive, a game that transports players back in time to the battle-ravaged, dynastic civil war era of 15th century England where ownership of the throne of England was brutally fought over between supporters of two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet – the house of Lancaster (the…

Paradox Interactive Announces War of the Roses

War of the Roses explores several underused concepts: principally, medieval combat that doesn’t center around elves and magic; and multiplayer action that doesn’t revolve around guns and grenades. Paradox and Fatshark hope to allow a huge number of players in each battle to capture the true feeling of medieval combat, and the game will support…

York, England: Castles and Churches and Pubs, Oh My!

Ahhh York …. with its great city walls, castles and churches. For most tourists coming to this town, the medieval history of this great northern city is the major draw. The renowned City Walls stretch for about 3km and should be walked by all travelers with a just a little or a lot of time…

Walking is the only way to experience York, England

York is one of the most important cities in England, with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. It is also home to one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe -the York Minster – with exteriors are as impressive as the spectacular works of art in its interiors. With its…