Lots of articles related to the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden on Monday the 9th:
* 500 years ago- the bloodiest of battles
* 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden – the last time a British king died in battle
* Your 60-second guide to the battle of Flodden
* Excavation search for soldiers killed on Flodden battlefield
* Battle of Flodden burial excavation work begins
One of the stories that lit up my news alerts and Twitter stream was, unfortunately, also quite “Ewwwwww”-inducing:
* Soil samples show Richard III suffered from roundworm – and here’s another version of the story with a short video clip with one of the scientists involved in the work.
First in a set of follow-ups – some results from the 3-D scanning of tombs that I linked to previously here and here have been revealed:
* Tudor sculptures reassembled with help from 3D scanning
* Unfinished Tudor Sculptures Recreated
And a couple of follow-up stories related to Kenilworth Castle:
* Kenilworth Castle moat flood plans put on hold – I thought I had previously mentioned the discussions about re-flooding the mere at Kenilworth but I couldn’t find a post about it. Well, it looks like the plans are on hold for now anyway.
* Viewing platforms set back until February – (previous mention of the viewing platforms here back when I still thought I was going to get back there this year! *pout*)
And last, but definitely not least…
* The Tudor Ghost Story Contest is on again this year over at On the Tudor Trail!