Archive - Oct 2005

October 2nd

The Shakespeare Code

Da Vinci wasn't alone. Now Shakespeare appears to have a "code", according to a new book Shadowplay by Clare Asquith.

Italian illuminations from the Getty now on display at the National Gallery of Art

"Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through January 2.

Medieval Monks May have Held Secrets of Diet Pill

An herbal remedy used by 12th century Scottish monks may be resurrected as a modern appetite suppressant.

October 1st

Corvus Corax Live Concert

German medieval band Corvus Corax will be performing four sets on the Chessboard Stage throughout the day.

English Heritage to Save Doddington Stronghouse

A 16th century stronghouse, built during Northumbria's border wars with the Scots, will be saved thanks to an UK£80,000 grant from English Heritage. The structure is located on a working farm near Doddington, England.

Iron Age Woman Found in Denmark

The skeletal remains of an Iron Age woman have been discovered in an ancient grave site near Copenhagen, Denmark. Believed to be from the 5th century, the woman was buried with her jewelry.

Silver Chalice: A Novice's Tourney

Calling all Novices Fighters & Artisans. Calling experienced Fighters & Artisans. The harvest season is upon us. Preparations are being made for a good winter. The Barony of Hidden Mountain invite's one and all to join us in the grand Tourney of Silver Chalice, where novice fighters, experienced warriors and gentles alike can put their skills and prowess to the test.

Endless Hills Baronial Birthday

Here's a riddle: When does eight precede seven? Well that would be the weekend before Seven Deadlies, When we celebrate our Eighth Anniversary as a Barony!

Medieval Foundations Reburied in Kiev

The discovery of medieval foundations beneath Kirill Church in Kiev has both excited and frustrated researchers since the 12th-17th century remains were immediately covered to protect them from the elements.