The mighty steed

This brave knight on his charger appeared for International Day of the Dog.   Well they wouldn’t take up as much room as horses!

Medieval dog with knight rider

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Published in: on August 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Medieval river wall found at Houses of Parliament

Exciting news today that a previously undiscovered part of the Medieval wall in Black Rod's Gardenmedieval Palace of Westminster has been found.

Practically all the medieval building disappeared in the great fire of 1834, with only Westminster Hall, the Undercroft Chapel, the Cloisters and Chapter House of St Stephen’s and the Jewel Tower surviving. After the fire the present gothic-style building was erected.

Now work going on to construct a new basement transformer room in Black Rod’s Garden, (at the House of Lords end of the site), has uncovered some exciting discoveries.   The Museum of London Archaeology experts have found a medieval river wall.   The stone wall dates from about 1300 and stands  about nine feet high.   Then in front of the stone wall were the oldest finds, timber beams from a waterfront retaining wall dating from before the 13th century. 

Both the stone wall and the timber remains are in quite good condition and, having been recorded, have been re-covered using sand. 

Here’s the whole story.

 

Published in: on April 28, 2015 at 1:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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Abandoned Medieval Villages

Historic England has a blog called Heritage Calling.   It has some Wharram Percy abandoned medieval villagesfascinating posts and this one caught our eye.   It is 7 Abandoned Villages That Can Teach Us About Medieval Life and shows aerial pictures of each of the seven which clearly show the layout of a village.

Here’s the link to the post.

Published in: on April 11, 2015 at 2:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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