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Black Death Wiped Out up to 45% of East England's Population

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The Black Death was just one element of what many historians refer to as the Crisis of the Middle Ages, a period when centuries of demographic ...
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The tragic scale of the Black Death in England is brought into sobering clarity by a new study scheduled to be published in the journal Antiquity. During the later half of the twentieth century, historians began to argue that the true devastation of the Black Death had been exaggerated. They suggested that in reality there was little evidence of ‘catastrophe cemeteries’ from the fourteenth century, while evidence of depopulation in England seemed to have occurred too late to be a direct consequence of the spread of the Plague. The new study, led by Professor Carenza Lewis from the University of Lincoln, has used discarded pottery shards as a means to measure demography. Based on extensive analysis, she has concluded that the pottery usin...
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In Horst geht's zurück in die Vergangenheit

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In Horst, it goes back to the past
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„Gaudium“ präsentiert das Leben rund um das Schloss Horst im Mittlealter - eine authentische Zeitreise vom 11. bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Mit 300 ...
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"Gaudium" presents the life around the castle of Horst in the Mittlealter - an authentic journey through time from the 11th to the 16th century. With 300...
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„Gaudium“ präsentiert das Leben rund um das Schloss Horst im Mittlealter - eine authentische Zeitreise vom 11. bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Mit 300 Rittern, Edelleuten, mittelalterlichen Sippen und Haremsdamen und ein paar beeindruckenden Greifvögeln Kyra kommt mit dem Aufzug. Die dreijährige Falken-Dame, die beim Gaudium die Besucher in ihren Bann ziehen wird, blickt majestätisch in die Runde, senkt, als verstünde sie die menschliche Begrüßung, huldvoll ihr Haupt. Neben den etwa 300 Rittern, Edelleuten, mittelalterlichen Sippen und Haremsdamen wird Kyra am „Gaudium“-Wochenende am Samstag, 4. Juni, und Sonntag, 5. Juni, rund um das Schloss Horst sicherlich eine Hauptrolle spielen.Spektakuläre Zeitreise„Geschichte wird erlebbar“ verspricht Wo...
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"Gaudium" presents the life around the castle of Horst in the Mittlealter - an authentic journey through time from the 11th to the 16th century. With 300 knights, nobles, medieval clans and harem ladies and a few impressive prey Kyra comes with the elevator. The three-year Falcon Lady, which will draw visitors fascinated with the Gaudium, looks majestically in the round, lowers, as she understand the human greeting, graciously their main. In addition to the approximately 300 knights, nobles, medieval clans and harem ladies, Kyra will surely play a major role on the "Gaudium" weekend on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, around the castle of Horst. Spectacular journey "Story is tangible" promises where...
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Dritter Vortragsabend zum Jahresthema 2016

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Third evening lecture to the topic of the year 2016
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... an diesem Abend über diesen großen und berühmten Dominikaner, der im 13. Jahrhundert lebte, und seinen einmaligen Bezug zu Regensburg.
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... on this evening about this great and famous Dominicans, who lived in the 13th century, and its unique relation to Regensburg.
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Details Kategorie: News Veröffentlicht am Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2016 | filterVERLAG Die Vortragsreihe zum Jahresthema 2016, die unter dem Titel  „Stadtgeschichte(n) – Der doppelte Blick“ steht und Regensburg jeweils aus zwei Blickwinkeln beleuchtet, bietet am Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2016, um 18.30 Uhr im Runtingersaal (Keplerstraße 1) einen weiteren spannenden Vortrag, diesmal mit dem Thema „Dominikanerinnen und Dominikaner vor 800 Jahren und heute“.Dr. Birgit Steib, Autorin des Albertus-Magnus-Führers, spricht an diesem Abend über diesen großen und berühmten Dominikaner, der im 13. Jahrhundert lebte, und seinen einmaligen Bezug zu Regensburg. Im zweiten Vortragsteil wird Prof. Dr. Herbert Schlögel, selbst Dominikaner und ehemals Lehrstuhlinhabe...
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Details category: news published on Wednesday, may 25, 2016 | filterVERLAG the lecture series on the topic of the year 2016, which is titled "Tales of the city - the dual view" and illuminated Regensburg respectively from two angles, offers on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 18:30 in the Runtingersaal (Keplerstraße 1) a further exciting lecture, this time with the topic "Dominicans and Dominican 800 years ago and today '. Dr Birgit Steib, author of the Albertus-Magnus leader, speaks this evening about this great and famous Dominicans , who lived in the 13th century, and its unique relation to Regensburg. In the second part of the lecture, Prof. Dr. Herbert Schlögel, himself Dominican and formerly Chair in substance will be...
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The Town in Italy Where Most Women Are Barred From Inheriting Land

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Yet, the town still manages a portion of its land with a system that dates back to the 11th century. The system is one of collective property, overseen by ...
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When tourists arrive at Cortina d’Ampezzo, “medieval” is probably not the first word that comes to their minds. This wealthy town 80 miles north of Venice, a posh destination in the Italian Alps, regularly hosts Alpine Skiing World Cup races and is a popular vacation choice both for wealthy foreigners and Italian celebrities. When looking for a place to set Vacanze di Natale (“Christmas Holidays”), a classic Italian movie franchise that satirizes the eccentricities of the rich, the writers picked Cortina.Yet, the town still manages a portion of its land with a system that dates back to the 11th century. The system is one of collective property, overseen by heads of family—making it one of the last places in Europe where most women are fo...
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Leominster to step back in time to see how people lived, played and fought in the 15th century

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LEOMINSTER will step back in time again later this month to see how people lived, played and fought in the 15th century. The town's Medieval ...
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LEOMINSTER will step back in time again later this month to see how people lived, played and fought in the 15th century. The town's Medieval Pageant returns for a second year and will once again be free entry for all. It celebrates Leominster’s rich history with a particular focus on the Wars of the Roses period but in the guise of a medieval town carnival. There will be a number of activities taking place throughout the weekend, including demonstrations and displays, living history, the ‘Leominster Skirmish’, town procession, dance, music and medieval style market. Qualified outdoor instructors will provide children with tuition on basic bushcraft and climbing skills. There is the opportunity to scale the castle wall, learn how to build...
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PICTURES: Worm stew, crossbows and a Viking invasion at May Fayre

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A May Fayre held in Lewes proved that we sometimes view the Middle Ages through rose-tinted glasses. It wasn't all honey mead, knot gardens and ...
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A May Fayre held in Lewes proved that we sometimes view the Middle Ages through rose-tinted glasses. It wasn’t all honey mead, knot gardens and perfect sanitation. Organisers of the Southover Bonfire Society’s Fayre made sure visitors could enjoy the very best - and sometimes possibly the worst - of medieaval foodstuffs. Their offerings, of huge delight to younger visitors, included a worm stew pick-me-up (courtesy of Anne of Cleves). Slightly more popular and hugely appreciated by scores of visitors were the freshest of local fish and chips from Olly’s Fine Fish Shack, and pizzas straight from the authentic wood-fired oven. Photos taken by Nigel Powell and Steve George Ian Cummings from the Great British Bake Off was on hand to judge th...
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Enjoying the Middle Ages at Pumpkin Festival

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Sir Justyn, (pictured) in full Middle Ages regalia, will be one of the Eslite d'Corps members at this year's Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, on Sunday, May 29 ...
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ESLITE d’Corps is a 14th century Living History group which recreates activities of an English household and military force in the years 1340-1380.Those years were the first half of the 100 years war during the Middle Ages.The corp is based on an English household, with other cultures represented by association; Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, German, Italian and more, giving the group a robust impression of the Middle Ages in Western Europe. Eslite d’Corps members travel extensively, not only for jousting and combat events and tournaments, but to also extend their research of the Middle Ages. The recently returned from Prague in the Czech Republic where they were a part of an Australian national team taking on more than 30 other countri...
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Archäologen finden neue Hinweise auf frühgeschichtliches Zürich

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Archaeologists find new evidence of established Zurich
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... bieten Einblick in die frühmittelalterliche Besiedlung von Höngg. Messungen ergaben, dass das Gelände im 7. bis 9. Jahrhundert besiedelt war.
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... offer insight into the early medieval settlement of Höngg. Measurements showed that the site in the 7th until the 9th century it was inhabited.
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Die anfängliche Vermutung, auf Grabhügel der frühkeltischen Zeit zu stossen, hätten sich bis jetzt nicht bestätigt, heisst es in einer Mitteilung des Hochbaudepartements vom Mittwoch. Es seien jedoch überraschende Funde aus mehreren ur- und frühgeschichtlichen Epochen zutage gekommen. Diese Funde und mehrere Messungen zur Altersbestimmung werfen ein neues Licht auf die Besiedlung von Zürich. So zeigten Holzkohlereste, dass die älteste steinzeitliche Besiedlung im Zeitraum von 3100 bis 3500 v. Chr. erfolgt sein muss. Siedlungen aus dieser sogenannten "Horgener Kultur" konnten gemäss Mitteilung bislang nur in Form von Pfahlbauten an den Seeufern nachgewiesen werden, wie zum Beispiel im Jahr 2010 bei der Rettungsgrabung "Parkhaus Opéra". Be...
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, To trigger the initial assumption, burial mounds of the early Celtic period up until now not confirmed, it means a release of the Structural Engineering Department of Wednesday. However surprising findings from several prehistoric and Protohistoric periods had been brought to light. These findings and several measurements to determine the age shed new light on the settlement of Zürich. Wooden cabbage remains showed, that the oldest stone age settlement must be made in the period from 3100 to 3500 BC. Settlements from this so-called "Horgen culture" could be detected according to release only in the form of stilts on the banks, as for example in the year 2010 at the rescue excavation "Park House Opéra". Loading...
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Praying for a miracle as cash crisis is revealed at historic Paisley Abbey

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Paisley Abbey could be forced to close its doors if plans to bring in almost £1 million every year flop. Kirk bosses admit the 12th century sanctuary is ...
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Paisley Abbey could be forced to close its doors if plans to bring in almost £1 million every year flop. Kirk bosses admit the 12th century sanctuary is haemorrhaging cash and running at a “substantial” annual deficit. They say a planned coffee shop, visitor centre and conference suite will need to rake in at least £750,000 annually just to break even within five years. PAISLEY DAILY EXPRESS: Live news as it happens And chiefs conceded “financial issues must be addressed” for religious and secular activities and building maintenance to “continue to operate”. An architect’s report lodged with Renfrewshire Council for the church’s Fourth Cloister project concedes “urgent action” is needed to safeguard the long-term future. It stated: “Pais...
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Teenager arrested after vandalism of ancient church in Dalgety Bay

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Police have arrested and charged a teenage boy following vandalism at a 12th century medieval church in Dalgety Bay. Serious damage was caused ...
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Police have arrested and charged a teenage boy following vandalism at a 12th century medieval church in Dalgety Bay. Serious damage was caused to the stonework of St Bridget's Kirk on March 24 and a 15-year-old will be reported to the Children’s Reporter. Inspector Tom Barrett, of Dalgety Bay police station, said: "I want to thank the local community for their patience and support while we conducted our inquiries. "Please be assured that we’ll continue to work closely with Historic Environment Scotland to preserve the beauty of this local landmark." A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland said: “We know that the community highly value their local heritage and recognise the importance of this ancient monument, and we would like t...
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