#History: review of the causes of England's Industrial Revolution, which sees the break from Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII planting the seed http://voxeu.org/article/origins-industrial-revolution
Denmark’s first Viking king printed in 3D
"Full reconstruction of Gorm the Old reveals a strange growth on his neck."
To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet
A mesmerizing animation of the repeating elements of a medieval cathedral
The first part of this didn't grab me, but the statues are hilarious.
I was in a cafe, sipping my coffee and reading stuff. Some guy at the next table got up and left. As he went out the door, the barista called out "Oh bye, sea angel! Go fly away!"
This stuck in my mind.
I just got around to looking up 'sea angel' and - oh! These photos:
Thrifty medieval bailiffs accidentally saved Old Norse texts
"Norwegian archivists have found hidden treasures in medieval accounting records, including a slightly different version of the saga of Olav the Holy. Now you can see them online."
How cool is that?
The Charter of the Forest - doesn't that sound wonderful, even just the name of the thing? It's a historic charter (800 years old) that is all about protecting people's access to resources - making sure that the poor could gather wood from the forest, use the commons, etc.
Here is a fantastic article about it:
Why you've never heard of a Charter that's as important as the Magna Carta
Sulphuric acid was the bedrock of the Industrial Revolution
The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn’t All Bad