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 MyLifeIsHistory.com!
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.
Check out the most recent trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit, entitled The Desolation of Smaug. It is rather epic, if I say so myself!
What are your thoughts?
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 Stuff.co.nz, 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.
Continue reading Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Museum in the Works?
Normally I post about English and European happenings, but I figured I would expand my historical news horizons into Egypt. So, what’s been happening in Egypt over the last couple of months?
Continue reading MummyBytes
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. 🙂
Continue reading The Finding of the ‘Car Park King’
Well, not quite. In the post-discovery rush of King Richard III, it seems other archaeological excursions are taking place in Britain.
Continue reading Was Richard III an Archaeological Trendsetter?
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.
Continue reading Hauberks Under Car Parks: The Latest Archaeological Trend
It appears the Vikings have been making a great deal of news lately. Over the past week or so, a myriad of different archaeological discoveries have been made.
Continue reading Here is Some Viking/Anglo-Saxon News for Your Thor’s Day, March 14