This news is a week old, so please excuse me if you've already heard it, but a few days ago the Daily Mail website reported that an application has been made to unearth the remains of William Shakespeare. Most interesting - especially when one considers that there is a curse to circumvent in the process. See the full article here.
The Irish Genealogy News blog has a batch of stories to catch up on, here. They concern Ireland's National Heritage Week (20th-28th August), a new family history course, plus a couple of items I've already covered of late.
Those of you with Manx interests may wish to have a look at this news item concerning the forthcoming launch of a new iMuseum. Looks interesting. There's also a Family History Surgery on 6th July - and lots of other stuff, too, taking place during a special week of events.
Family History Monthly have published their 'Summer Special' issue today - see here.
And there's a nice story about Charles Dickens' old house going up for sale, here - though I suspect the price tag may be a bit of a stretch for most of us.
TV & Radio for the coming week can be found here.
ON THIS DAY
1837: The use of the pillory was outlawed in England & Wales;
1894: London's Tower bridge was officially opened;
1980: The last day the old British sixpence - no longer legal tender after midnight.