Tag Archive: Southampton

New database reveals ancestor veterans of the Hundred Years War

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If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading may have the answer. The names of over 3,500 French soldiers linked to the Battle of Agincourt (1415) have been added to The Soldier in…

Southampton screens film about medieval founder Bevois

A film about the legendary 10th Century founder of Southampton, Sir Bevois, has being screened in the city. The 15-minute film, To Unwill a Heart, used local actors and was shot around the city’s medieval landmarks. It was developed by film staff and historians at Southampton Solent University. The film was also shown at the…