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“Ship which ‘plundered thousands in treasure for Renaissance England’ found under the Thames after 400 years”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2724651/The-Queen-s-pirates-Ship-plundered-thousands-treasure-Renaissance-England-Thames-400-years.html#ixzz3AdfyYP8U

Some great photos are included in this article


A lecture by Dr. Ian Friel in 2013 relating to a set of Shipbuilding Accounts fom the 1290’s

Video and transcript can be found at http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/1295-the-year-of-the-galleys


“A judicial review concerning the final resting place of King Richard III has determined that the University of Leicester has the right to reinter the King’s remains at Leicester Cathedral in England.”

Read more at: http://www.livescience.com/45847-richard-iii-will-be-reburied-in-leicester.html?cmpid=514627_20140523_24541856

Saturday 19th April 2014

Over the past few years Holme-on-Spalding Moor has been working on their Heritage Project, which included the identification of local historical and archaeological points of interest, and a selection of walking/cycling trails around the parish.

It is from this initial project that the HOSM Local History Society started who are continuing the research of the village’s/parish’s wealth of heritage.

On Saturday 19th April the Heritage Board was unveilled on the village green which highlights some of the above points of interest and the walking/cycling trails.  Map leaflets are also available from local outlets.

PastSearch and the HOSM Local History Society attended the event.


HHW87 - Heritage Board Unveilling, 19 Apr 2014 (cr K. Adams)HHW89 - Heritage Board Unveilling, 19 Apr 2014 (cr K. Adams)








HHW94 - Heritage Board Unveilling, 19 Apr 2014 (cr K. Adams)

“An archaeological team is unearthing the remains of a Roman fort and settlement in the hope of gaining a better understanding of everyday Roman civilian life.

Oxford Archaeology (OA) and a team of volunteers are excavating an extramural settlement at Maryport Roman fort on the west coast of Cumbria.

Built high on the cliffs overlooking Solway Firth, it is believed the fort was founded in the First Century AD when the Roman army initially entered the region.”

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-26558713

“CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND—Construction work at Cambridge University has uncovered a Roman irrigation system dating between 70 and 120 A.D., in addition to traces of settlements from the later Neolithic period, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.”

Read more at: http://archaeology.org/news/1924-140321-england-roman-irrigation

“A team of archaeologists are excavating part of the Roman road at Ripley.

The newly discovered road cutting is on the Roman road from Ilkley to Aldborough (Margary 720b), where it passes through a man-made cutting in Hollybank Wood.”

Read more at: http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/roman-road-excavated-outside-harrogate-1-6520812

“Scientists have pinpointed the exact source of many of the rocks used to build Stonehenge.

A new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, suggests that the site researchers had previously thought was the starting place of many of Stonehenge’s rocks may not have been the source after all. Instead, it looks like the rocks actually come from a different site three kilometres away.”

“What lies beneath: Finds from an archaeological dig may help write a new chapter in East Yorkshire’s history, discovers Lucy Oates.

Vivid blue in colour and with clearly visible ornate markings etched onto its surface, it’s hard to believe that the perfectly preserved fragment of glass bangle is around 2,000 years old.”


Read more at http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/east-yorkshire-s-buried-treasures-1-6422819

“WORKMEN digging up a street in a North Yorkshire town discovered a skeleton which dates back to pre-Roman times.”

Read more at http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/10854002.Pre_Roman_skeleton_unearthed_in_Norton/