Dig sheds new light on Norwich’s medieval past | Eastern Daily Press

Dig sheds new light on Norwich’s medieval past.

New light is being shone on a hugely significant part of the city’s history, as archaeologists excavate parts of a medieval friary which once rivalled Norwich Cathedral. Human remains, coins, pottery, oyster shells, animal bones and painted glass have all been discovered by archaeologists working at St Anne’s Wharf – once the site of the …

Transcription: The Bec or Beke lineage.

Coat of Arms of the Bec or Beke lineage.

The following is my transcription of the Bec or Beke lineage including the Barons Beke of Eresby, as recorded in “A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.”   […] BEC OR BEKE — BARONS BEKE OF ERESCY. By Writ of Summons, dated 23 Jun, 1295. LINEAGE Walter Bec, Lord of Eresby, co. Lincoln, m. Agnes, dau. And heiress of Hugh, the son of Pinco, and had issue, I.    Hugh, who d.s.p. In his return from the Holy …

Transcription: London Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

The following is my transcription of two pages of the London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials register of 1538-1812. These two pages cover 1607-1609 specifically. ___________________ For assistance with translating the dates, see my post Learning to transcribe from ye olde English and Latin. ___________________ The image links directly to the original document. You can …

Magna Carta at the Canadian Museum of History for its 800th anniversary | Canadian Museum of History

Magna Carta

This summer, Canadians will enjoy a rare opportunity to view one of the most important historical documents in the world. Magna Carta – Law, Liberty and Legacy will be presented at the Canadian Museum of History from June 12 to July 26. This is the exhibition’s first stop on an exclusive six-month Canadian tour marking …

Unearthing more Revolutionary War history. | Philly.com

Revolutionary War archaeological dig in New Jersey.

The metal detector was beeping, and that meant it was picking up an object in the ground. Was it an artifact from the Battle of Red Bank in 1777? A lead musket ball? A cannonball? A button? Tim Reno of Toms River, N.J., dug about three inches down and carefully extracted a piece of grooved …

Former British King Wanted Anglo-Nazi Alliance, England Bombed | Sputnik International

British King Wanted Anglo-Nazi Alliance, England Bombed

King Edward VIII, who later became the Duke of Windsor after abdicating in 1936, called for an Anglo-German alliance in the lead-up to WW2, and argued that bombing England could have brought about peace by ending the war, historical documents have revealed.   Although war-era letters between members of the Royal family and their German …

Australians offered open access to the wills of Britain’s rich and famous | dailytelegraph.com.au

Australians are offered free access to UK wills.

AUSTRALIANS are being offered free access to the financial affairs of some of Britain’s most famous historical figures — and possibly the chance to lay claim to fame and fortune by digging into the wills of their British ancestors — this weekend. In honour of the Queen’s Birthday, Ancestry is offering Aussies four days of …