Daily Archive: March 13, 2014

An Anglo-Saxon Royal Village at Rendlesham?

Though Rendlesham may be well known as “Britain’s Roswell” for the 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, it is now making news for the discovery of something that has been there for centuries. Writing in the early 8th century, the Venerable Bede mentioned a village, describing it as “the king’s country-seat of Rendlesham.” After the 1939 discovery of an undisturbed Anglo-Saxon burial ship only 4 miles from Rendlesham, most became convinced that it was the burial site of 7th century Anglo-Saxon King Rædwald. Rendlesham was believed to be the site of his royal hall, but no proof had been found to...

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The Scottish Football Association is Formed – 13 March 1872

Football in the mid-19th century was a scattered, disorganized affair, especially when compared to the institutionalised football organizations of today. England had formed a football association in 1863 and adopted rules that allowed only the goalkeeper to handle the ball, and only then inside his marked area. Scotland, on the other hand, still allowed all players to handle the ball. As the English game became more organized following the FA’s formation, Scotland’s football remained disorganised. Despite the lack of rules, many Scottish teams began to emerge. The oldest and most well-known of the Scottish teams was Queen’s Park, a team...

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