Category Archives: News


It has been a long time in coming, but I have great news! I now own the domain name for My Life is History so it has now become!

I have been away for a while, but rest assured this weekend I will be posting two articles: one about Tintagel Castle and the other about a fun historical event which occurred this week in history.

Stay tuned!


Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Museum in the Works?

If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings films, you might be glad to know that a museum dedicated to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is a distinct possibility in Wellington, New Zealand. According to, a deal may have been reached where a museum will be opened in the island nation’s capital. Wellington city councillor John Morrison confirmed that such a museum is a distinct possibility, and Sir Peter’s Jackson’s team is undertaking investigations of possible sites. No concrete plans have been made, but the talks appear more positive than negative. Of course, discussions about a museum have been circulating since 2001, but things might be considered a little more seriously now.

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The Finding of the ‘Car Park King’

I was recently invited to submit a summary of the news media surrounding the search for and discovery of King Richard III by the chief editor of the Midwest World History Association’s online journal, the Middle Ground. I happily complied, and the following is what I wrote, summarized from the numerous links I have posted on this blog’s Facebook page. Please note that I have deliberately left out any real personal commentary. I will be musing on that later. 🙂

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Hauberks Under Car Parks: The Latest Archaeological Trend

What is it about finding medieval bigshots under car parks in the past year? (And for those of you who are not versed in British terminology, a car park is simply a parking lot.) I lovingly use the term “bigshot” because in recent news, both a king of England and a medieval knight have been found in the United Kingdom. For those of you new to my blog, I am a fan (or dedicated researcher is a term I prefer) of the English monarchy and of medieval/early modern English history in general so this type of news always catches my attention.

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A Trippin’ We Will Go

England is known for many things: stone circles, tea, rolling hills, funny accents…

I’ve done my fair bit of traveling in England, mostly to the Midlands and the northwestern parts. I found a couple of articles from the Guardian about places that would be awesome to visit. Wiltshire is home to the largest stone circle in England (yes, Stonehenge is not the largest or possibly even the oldest…in fact, England has numerous stone circles), and the Lakes District is simply gorgeous. I will post pictures at another time, but in the meantime, feel free to swoon away with me!