Wednesday, 26 May 2010

National Treasure

A silver boar badge dropped in the mud on a Leicestershire battlefield more than 500 years ago has been officially declared treasure.

Historians believe the tiny emblem fell from a knight's tunic as he foughtalongside Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.

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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Stirling Castle knight revealed as English nobleman

A skeleton discovered at Stirling Castle may have been an English knight who died in the 14th Century.

Sir John de Stricheley died in 1341, when the English held the castle.

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Friday, 21 May 2010

Stirling Castle skeleton warrior to be revealed in BBC2 History Cold Case

The identity of a sword-swinging War of Independence warrior whose executed skeleton was discovered buried in a forgotten chapel at Stirling Castle 13 years ago is set to be revealed this week in a BBC investigation using the latest scientific tests.

BBC Two's History Cold Case has reconstructed the face of the Medieval Knight after archaeologists found his bludgeoned body in a mass grave of 10 skeletons thought to have been slaughtered in a siege during the Anglo-Scottish wars of the late 13th and 14th centuries.

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Face of medieval knight reconstructed by computers

The face of a medieval knight who was killed 700 years ago has been revealed through state-of-the-art forensic techniques.

The mysterious skeleton was uncovered along with nine other people's remains underneath a chapel at Stirling Castle in 1997.

It is not known whether the man, who was killed during Scotland's Wars of Independence, is English, Scottish or even French, due to the fact the castle changed hands several times.

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Carlisle Castle's decade dig is completed

An internationally important archaeological dig in Carlisle has unearthed rare articulated armour and a nit comb, with a louse still in it.

The dig, which took place over a decade in front of Carlisle Castle, has uncovered about 80,000 Roman artefacts.

The evidence provides Carlisle with almost 2,000 years of documented history.

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