Tag Archive: Saxon

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla set during the Viking Age

With the popularity of Vikings and The Last Kingdom it’s no surprise that the next installment of Assassin’s Creed is set during the Viking Age. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you play Eivor (as either a male or female) in the late 9th century as he leads a group of Vikings to find glory and riches…

One of earliest books on King Arthur up for sale

A unique 14th-century book that combines all the tales of King Arthur’s legendary court in one manuscript, illustrated throughout with dazzling hand-painted pictures, is expected to fetch $3.2 million at auction next month. The illuminated work, known as the Rochefoucauld Grail, written on vellum (animal hide) in Flanders or Artois — known as the low…

Ancient bones could be medieval nun

An archaeologist digging in a building site next to Reading Minster has unearthed a skeleton in what she thinks is a medieval grave. The find was made as builders began their work on a site owned by the Oxford Diocese behind the Allied Arms pub off St Mary’s Butts. Because the site – formerly garages…

A Grand Day Out: The Battle Of Hastings, where Britain’s future turned on an arrow

Seeking ideas for a weekend day out in the next few weeks? You could always head down to East Sussex, where the annual re-enactment of the Battle Of Hastings takes place over the weekend of October 9-10. Mark Hughes-Morgan explains what you can expect. WHY DID KING HAROLD LOSE? He hasn’t yet: it doesn’t happen…

Britain’s oldest working window frame built 1,000 years ago found buried in wall of Saxon church

Builders working on a tiny Saxon church have unearthed Britain’s oldest working window, dating back to pre-1066. The wooden-framed window was built 1,000 years ago but lay buried in the wall of St Andrew’s Church for about 150 years after it was covered up by Victorian renovations. It has now been revealed after shocked workmen…

Medieval earth floor discovered in church

A medieval earth floor has been uncovered at a village church which is undergoing a massive renovation. The discovery was made by builders at St James’ Church, Aslackby, last month. Churchwarden Chris Gudgin, 67, of The Old Vicarage, Aslackby, said it was exciting. He said: “The builders found it while relaying a stone floor. “It…