On this day in history, 20th July 911 AD, king Rollo of The Danes, led a successful Norse raid and siege against the City of Chartres (France), today. Originally attacked and destroyed by The Normans in 858 A.D. - the City was left in relative peace until Rollo. Read more »
One of the largest of the former Knights of Malta’s Wignacourt Tower Defense System structures, St. Agatha’s Tower is a Bastioned Watchtower built in 1647. … Read more »
Since we've promoted Mathew Steel to a full Moderator, he has quickly become a very enthusiastic part of the team! He is a very active Moderator who only has the interests of SHN at heart, and has moderated his sections of the site (and far and beyond too!) with considerable knowledge and expertise.
We're therefore delighted to promote him to a more senior global moderator with immediate effect! Thank you Mathew, we know you will continue to play an amazing role on the site!
I've recently re-coded the main site, and although there aren't any design changes, you should notice it's running faster. I've added a new menu item when you're logged in which is a link to submit to the gallery. I've also removed and combined several redundant pages.
I'm also excited to announce that there is a new feature on the site: from now on we have a page here which will show historical events and facts for whatever the current day is. As our expert historian, Crusader1307 will be posting awesome facts which will be available here for everyone!
We have a new "Castle of the Week" feature coming soon as well! Make sure you keep checking guys!