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Knight’s family crypt found in Scotland

The family crypt of a medieval knight has been found beneath a parking lot in Scotland. Carvings of the Calvary Cross on an elaborate sandstone tomb and an ornate sword found beside the remains led archaeologists to believe it was the burial plot of a high-status individual such as a knight

Robin Hood stole from the rich to lend to the poor?

A new book is claiming that the legendary Robin Hood was kind of a loan shark, stealing from the rich to lend to the poor. John Paul Davis, the author of the new book, cites scenes from A Gest of Robyn Hode, one of the earliest references to Robin

How did King Harold die at the Battle of Hastings?

How did King Harold die at the Battle of Hastings? Was it, as tradition holds, by an arrow through the eye? Or could have been some other way? The traditional view is that Harold was killed by an arrow that struck his face or eye. The scene is part of the

Medieval battle records go online

The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers have gone online. The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted. The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece together details of their lives. Thomas, Lord Despenser is

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