Medieval Britain

Explore the history of Medieval Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.

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Archaeologists find beer and pizza ovens from Northampton brewery 800 years ago

A section of a medieval malting oven used to make beer in medieval Northampton has been handed to a modern brewery as experts continue a major excavation in the town centre.

Archaeologists say "special" longhouse could reveal life during Scottish Middle Ages

Experts say a 14th or 15th century rural farmstead, discovered as part of a new electricity site being built in Aberdeenshire, is "quite special" and of national significance.

A photo of a builder in a high visibility jacket opening a door in a dilapidated building

York residents urged to join radar search for Roman and Medieval remains under Guildhall

A former friary which once welcomed Richard III and could have been a burial site during the War of the Roses is at the centre of a two-week excavation in York.

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In Pictures: The Edinburgh dig which led to "incredibly exciting" medieval reconstructions

Hundreds of medieval bodies, found five years ago during works to create new tramways in Edinburgh, have informed facial reconstructions revealing much about their lives.

A reconstruction of a medieval woman's face in profile

Eerie reconstructions show faces and diets of medieval men and women in Edinburgh graveyard

A five-year investigation into hundreds of bodies discovered at a former church graveyard in Edinburgh has revealed the look of medieval residents through forensic artwork.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Katie Marsden on medieval finds and a World War I medal

More than 12,000 records have been created since the Portable Antiquities Scheme began in Essex in 2003. The county’s Finds Liaison Officer tells Culture24 about two.

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Archaeologists invite public to see walls, floors, buckles and spoons at medieval manor

Owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury before the English Reformation, Headstone Manor is holding an open day to the public following a month-long archaeological excavation.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold coins and daggers of war in the west

Kurt Adams, the Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire and Avon, introduces an extremely rare gold coin and a dangerous metal dagger found by a fisherman.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Medieval rings, Bronze Age hoards and Iron Age discoveries

Jennifer Jackson, the Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, chooses three formidable archaeological discoveries found across the region, including the Boughton Malherbe hoard.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: An Iron Age comb, medieval matrix and Bronze Age vessel

Angie Bolton, the Finds Liaison Officer for Worcestershire, picks a beautifully-decorated comb, a magic seal and an "unglamorous" sherd as three of her favourite discoveries.

A photo of two red and white archaeological measuring poles at a grey stone brick site

Archaeologists investigate lost medieval chapel built to rest souls of kings in Edinburgh

A stone-lined well and a fragment of floor tile indicating high-status usage have been found during a public excavation in search of a 16th century chapel at Bridgend Farm.

the village of Clipston

Abandoned medieval Northamptonshire villages recognised as Ancient Monuments

Acting on the advice of English Heritage, the government has assigned extra protection to a series of important medieval villages in Northamptonshire.

equestrian statue of Robert the Bruce, Bannockburn

Robert the Bruce in Battle: A battlefield trail from Methven to Bannockburn

What really happened at Bannockburn? How important was the battle, who were the main players, and what were the stakes? Come on a journey through Scotland and the north of England to revisit the......

A medieval depiction of a king on his horse accompanied by hounds

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary celebrations for 2015 outlined for Runnymede and beyond

Plans to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 were announced during a special event held at Royal Holloway, University of London this week.

Digital recreation of Bruce's tomb

Hunterian Museum recreates lost tomb of Robert the Bruce

Uniting pieces of the Bruce’s lost tomb for the first time, Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum has created a 3D digital model of what it may once have been like

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