Archaeology in Europe News Blog: 03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012 Walkways open above mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa. Suspended walkways overlooking 4th Century mosaics at a Roman Villa at Chedworth in Gloucestershire have been opened to visitors. It is part of a 3 million project
Widows in Anglo-Saxon England. Owing to a fairly large number of mainly vernacular codes of law that have survived, we are in a position to see at least how in legislation the position of women in general, but also of widows in particular, was defined.
Rendering of William Tyndale's execution in 1536. Despite Cromwell's intercession on his behalf, Henry VIII ordered his execution on the charges of heresy. Tyndale's last words were reputed to be, "Lord! Open the King of England's eyes." Within 4 years, Henry had changed his tune and ordered four translations of the Bible published in England- including his own official Great Bible- which were all influenced by Tyndale's work.
The Venerable Bede, St Nicholas's Cathedral Newcastle upon Tyne. Born about 672 AD renowned linguist, historian and translator, .contributed significantly to English Christianity making writings accessible to his fellow Anglo- Saxons.
Saxon skeleton discovered in Lincoln Castle A Saxon skeleton believed to be a king or bishop has been discovered in Lincoln Castle. The Saxon skeleton was in a stone sarcophagus believed to date from about AD900. Its sarcophagus has not yet been opened but an endoscopy revealed the remains were buried alongside other objects, such as gold.