Archive - May 19, 2006

Today in the Middle Ages: May 19, 1214

The City of London received a charter allowing it to elect its own officials on May 19, 1214.

Romani DNA Found in 11th Century Anglo-Saxon Skeleton

The 11th Century skeleton of a young Anglo-Saxon Christian male has found to contain a rare form of mitochondrial DNA identified as Romani.

Anglo-Norman Dictionary Online

The University of Wales Aberystwyth and the University of Wales Swansea have teamed up to produce an electronic edition of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary. Anglo-Norman is the language spoken throughout Britain between 1066 and the middle of the 15th century.

Fairytale Fete

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Come one, come all to the Third Annual Fantastic Fairytale Fete sponsored by the incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan. The site will be the Marion Center behind St. Mary's church on Mill Bay Road in Kodiak, Alaska.

Site opens at 2pm on Saturday, June 3rd and closes at 8pm. Feast is a potluck. Dishes should be based on a fairytale - who can be the most creative for the food competition? Last year's winners Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska)

Rent a Don IV

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Oyez Oyez. The shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce that once again "Rent a Don" will grace the shore of Insulae Draconis. This year it is our honour to have Don Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso from the Kingdom of Caid. A list of classes is currently being penned and will be made available on the website shortly.

There will also be other combat activities on going for those less inclined to the art of rapier; there will heavy weapons activities Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Shurdington, Cheltenham, England)

Middle Ages Builds Teamwork

Art teacher Mary Anne Haines knows kids love knights and castles. That's why Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia hosts a medieval faire each year complete with an entire town created by the students.

Lochac Crown Tournament Photos Online

Isíbéal inghean Chorcráin of Castle Saburac has posted a nice album of photos taken at the recent Lochac Fall 2006 Crown Tournament.