An "admired" archaeologist has lost his High Court skirmish over "the first battle of 1066".
Charles "Chas" Jones challenged a refusal by English Heritage to register Germany Beck at York as the site of the Battle of Fulford.
The "forgotten" battle is of historical significance because it was part of a real-life Game Of Thrones which culminated in the eventual defeat of Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson by William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings.
Mr Jones has carried out extensive research since 2000 and published "Finding Fulford - The search for the first battle of 1066".
He argues Germany Beck was the most probable site. It is also where Persimmon Homes has roused opposition by proposing to build 655 homes.
English Heritage, which protects and promotes historical sites round the country, took advice from a Battlefield Advisory Panel and refused in November 2012 to designate the Fulford site on an official Battlefield Register. The decision was upheld on review in July 2013.
English Heritage experts concluded that even though it was "probable" Germany Beck was the battlefield site the evidence was "insufficiently conclusive" to "securely identify" it for registration.
And today Mr Justice Lindblom, sitting in London, ruled its decision not to register "impeccable".
"This will be disappointing for Mr Jones. He is surely to be admired for the work he has done over many years in seeking to find the site of the Battle of Fulford - no easy task for a battle that was fought almost 1,000 years ago.
"He may be right in his belief that the battle was fought at Germany Beck,
" But the court's task in these proceedings has not been to decide whether his conclusion in Finding Fulford is sound, but only whether the refusal of English Heritage to add the site to hits battlefields register was legally flawed. And in my view there was no error of law."
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.
Researchers from PALAEO (Centre for Human Palaeoecology and Evolutionary Origins) and the Department of Archaeology at York offer a new view which suggests Neanderthal children had strong connections in their social group, used play to develop skills and played a significant role in their society.
Archaeologists also studied cultural and social evidence to explore the experience of Neanderthal children.
They found that Neanderthal childhood experience was subtly different from that of their modern human counterparts in that it had a greater focus on social relationships within their group.
The study of child burials, meanwhile, reveals that the young may have been given particular attention when they died, with generally more elaborate graves than older individuals.
Doors open today to the 'Revealing York Minster' exhibition. The chambers below the cathedral floor are housing artefacts charting the 2000 year history of the building.
The space beneath the tower was dug out in the 1970s to help stabilise the tower which was in danger of collapsing. Archaeological digs have now helped to map out more clearly the history of the site including the previous buildings which stood there. The historical finds are now on display.
An exhibition has opened at Red House Museum showcasing memories of life in Gomersal in the last century. 'Greetings from Gomersal' features recorded interviews from the Kirklees Sound Archive with Gomersal residents talking about their memories of life in the village.
The University of Sheffield has made Parliamentary history by offering a module that is accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons.
The module, as part of the Politics Department undergraduate degree, will teach about how policies affect the history and future of assemblies and legislatures around the world. Students will get a "behind the scenes" experience of the House of Commons next month.