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The Battle For Richard III's Bones

The Battle For Richard III's Bones Aug 20th, 2013 at 11:00AM: University of Leicester King Richard III just can't rest in peace. He was the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, and after being killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 by the rival Tudor dynasty, his body was mutilated, stabbed in the ass and buried in a hastily dug grave in the local friary in Leicester. The friary was later destroyed and his grave lost. For a while there was an outhouse right...

Archaeologists Discover York Minster's Earliest Church

Archaeologists Discover York Minster's Earliest Church Apr 7th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Archaeologists digging in the medieval foundations of York Minster in York, England, have found evidence for an early building that may have been the first church on the site. The team examined a trench from the original medieval construction site of the present building and found the remains of at least thirty people. They also found two large postholes. These are filled holes in the earth...

Britain's Heritage Cities are ready for visitors

Britain's Heritage Cities are ready for visitors Feb 11th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Thanks to the London Olympics, which will open on July 27, and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 2012 is expected to be a boom year for tourism in Great Britain. In the hopes of capitalizing on this trend, six historic cities have teamed up to get noticed by travelers intent on venturing beyond the English capital. Bath, Carlisle, Chester, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and York, Britain's...

Roman bath discovered in York

Roman bath discovered in York Jun 22nd, 2011 at 8:30AM: The remains of a Roman bath have been discovered in York in northern England. Archaeologists made the find while excavating ahead of construction of the new City of York Council Headquarters. York (then called Eboracum) was an important trading center in Roman times. So important, in fact, that it had more than one bath. The image above is from the basement of the Roman Bath pub, where a...

Top five best castles of Yorkshire

Top five best castles of Yorkshire Oct 22nd, 2010 at 3:00PM: Yorkshire has always been a troubled region of England. It was on the front line of fighting between the English and the Scots and saw lots of action in the English Civil War, when the forces of Parliament under Oliver Cromwell fought the Royalists supporting King Charles I. Because of this, many castles dot the landscape, including some of the most magnificent the country has to offer. Here are...

York: capital of England's north

York: capital of England's north Oct 19th, 2010 at 3:30PM: So far my journey through Yorkshire has been one of small towns and moorlands, yet the most popular destination in Yorkshire is the city that gives the shire its name--York. No trip to the north of England would be complete without checking out this historic city. A brief look at York's long history Like many English cities, York's origins are lost in prehistory. It's first recorded in the...

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