May 19th, 2013
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 19:04
A new study, presented to the Royal Society A, by Rob Lee, Philip Jonathan and Pauline Ziman describes the Pictish inscriptions found on stones in Scotland as a language apart from Celtic Ogham. The characters on the stones are considered to "part of a lexigraphic writing, containing symbols that represent parts of speech.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 14:40
After serious flooding, the Environment Agency in England is studying plans to build flood defences along the River Derwent near Derby in the Midlands, but before that work begins, archaeologists are being given access to an area known to be the site of a Roman fort.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 10:51
In her new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, author Susan Bordo aims to "strip away all the 'sedimented mythology turned into history by decades of repetition' and to restore a restless, learned, freethinking and ambitious but nondemonic woman to the throne of the public imagination." Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 23:28
Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of part of the 4th century Roman wall in England's city of Bath. The discovery was made during sewer repairs to Burton Street.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 17:56
Come join us for the Ports of the Norse World! Please join us for Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 24 to Monday May 27,2013 at beautiful Lynx Hollow Park outside of Creswell, Oregon.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 17:15
In a podcast for the University of Leicester, Dr Sarah Knight and Dr Mary Ann Lund both from School of English, discuss the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III and how it will change the relationship between history, literature and archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 14:59
Evidence from an archaeological excavation at Boudelo Abbey, once part of the medieval county of Flanders, Belgium, shows that the monks who lived there went to great lengths to cultivate the area's wetlands, building structures on artificially raised soil and providing new lands for occupation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 16:38
Taro, Brewer's Guild Head, reports that the Royal Brewer Competition will be held the second Saturday of Lilies, 2 pm at the Permanent Shelter near the main Battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 12:55
The list of classes and instructors for Pennsic 42 is now available to view or download from the Pennsic website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 08:24
Master Andrixos reports that Duke Hrodir Toreson was the victor of the May 11, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Ann of Warrick.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2013-05-16 21:10
We are considering a change to the way we obtain event listings for our calendar, or possibly eliminating the calendar altogether, and comments from readers are encouraged to help us make the decision.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 19:56
The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn invites you to attend our 31st Summer War Practice at the 4-H Acres in Ithaca, NY. We welcome Fighters, Fencers, Thrown Weapons users, and all those who cheer them on. Although there is no indoor space for martial activities, a pole barn allows for sheltered combat regardless of weather.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 19:50
It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXIII. We will be mustering once again at Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 19:40
The Barony of Windhaven will be hosting a "Play with Fire" Moot in Green Bay, June 14-16. Since some of the projects we'd like to play with take more than a few hours, Lord Balthazar has graciously opened his backyard/field to us for free camping for the weekend. Come for the day (Saturday) or come on Friday for the whole weekend!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 19:11
Oyez, Oyez, are you interested in renaissance techniques of war? Do you want to know how a noble household was organized? And how much it would cost? Do you like to taste good food of the period? Then come to the only late period event in Northern Frankmark!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 18:36
Valor, the oldest running Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir, is once again here…
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 18:22
Come join the Shire of Flintmarsh on June 1, 2013 as we celebrate a taste of Medieval Italy at the first ever Palio di Flintmarsh!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 17:26
In the dawning of our world, the last pair of dragons flew through skies of sapphire blue. With their great ages one landed to fall into his last sleep. Grief stricken for her loss, the last mighty Lady Dragon cried tears until she, as well passed from this world into myth and legend.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 17:22
Eight years before J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit, archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler sought the author's opinion about a cursed Roman ring discovered in Silchester, Hampshire in the 1920's. The ring, along with a tablet, cursing any thief who thought to steal it, are believed to have inspired Tolkien's One Ring.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 16:47
On Saturday, June 22, 2013 within the awesome lands of SunDragon, a yearly event will take place that is not for the weak. Fabric War is upon us! Search in your closets, sewing/guest room, garage and yes, even that stash under the bed that you did not think anyone knew about.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 16:39
As the wheel of time turns ever forward, Heirs to the Sable Thrones must be sought once more. To this end we invite all An Tirans to converge upon the great Barony of Vulcanfeldt this coming May to compete, inspire or bear witness to the Crown Tournament of An Tir.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 16:06
Canton of Vallon d'Or invites you to attend our Grant Tour Feast and Archery event. IKAC Archery at Balingup Medieval Carnivale Site, Brockman St. 3pm to be followed by A Grand Tour Feast in the Balingup Town Hall 6:30pm.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 16:01
Come one, come all, for a day of merriment and fine food with friends. It has come to Our attention that six months has already passed. So, to give others a chance to serve on Our Baronial Household we would like to make a new tradition to choose Our next guard, and also stand up new members of Our Household.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 15:46
COSTUME-CON is an annual 4-day conference about costumes! All forms of costuming are welcome, including historical recreation, anime, comics,
video games, fantasy, sci-fi, theatrical/film/TV costumes, millinery, fursuits, and more.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 13:09
Archaeologists have exhumed the remains from an unmarked grave at St Bartholomew's Church in Winchester, England, hoping they have found the bones of the Saxon king Alfred the Great who died in 899.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 10:21
A 14th century, hand-written copy of the Expositiones Vocabulorum Biblie has returned to its place of origin after surviving the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII in the 1530s. The parchment manuscript, which was created to help the nuns of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire study and understand the Bible, is now on display at the abbey thanks to the National Trust which purchased the document at auction. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-15 18:43
The Mary Rose, the flagship of Henry VIII found on the ocean floor off the south coast of England, may once again change English history. Scientists studying cannonballs discovered on the ship have found them to be armor-piercing, a technology believed to have been created in the 18th century. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-15 15:17
For years, archaeologists have concentrated on Roman excavations in western Germany, largely ignoring its medieval past, especially when it came to Jewish history. Now the discovery of over 250,000 artifacts in Cologne, is revealing new insights into "one of Europe's oldest and biggest Jewish communities."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-15 12:04
William Shakespeare may have been the world's greatest writer, but he routinely failed to pay his taxes. This is the conclusion of a new study by scholars from Aberystwyth University which shows that Shakespeare was "repeatedly prosecuted and fined for illegally hoarding food, and threatened with jail for failing to pay his taxes."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-05-14 19:30
Somewhere in 14th century Croatia, a scribe must have had a few choice words for his pet cat after kitty left his little paw marks on the pages of the scholar's book. The discovery was made by Ph.D student Emir O. Filipović in the Dubrovnik State Archives. (photo)