Archive - Oct 30, 2007

Russian birchbark manuscripts online

Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Time Team reenactor dies in joust

A re-enactor, filming a segment of the BBC's Time Team series, was killed recently when a splinter from a lance flew through the eye slit of his helmet and entered his eye.

[ATE] Pillage, Plunder, Pluck, Poke, Pun, Pageantry

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Pillage, Plunder, Pluck, Poke, Pun, Pageantry and many more P's than you can count! in the Shire of Granholme, November 16th ~ 18th, 2007, Heritage Park in Florence, AZ.

Hardsuit and Rapier Tournies: Please provide plunder to enter

Frog Rustling with Frog Daddy

Feast ~ beast provided for 100 by M'lady Parisha. Please make feast reservations at: 520 868 0773 (no calls after 9:30 PM, please). Location:
Shire of Granholme (Florence, Arizona)

[MER] Glad Tydings

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The leaves are beginning to fall, the air is turning brisk, and the daylight lasts just a bit less each day. Soon, the trees will be bare and the chill of winter will fill Meridian hearts. Perhaps we just need a bit of Glad Tydings!

Mark your calendars now for Glad Tydings: A New Year's Celebration, January 5, 2008! Vulpine Reach is throwing an Elizabethan Winter Festival to commemorate our Thirtieth Anniversary and you're invited! Plenty of food to Location:
Shire of Vulpine Reach (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

October 31: Last day to pre-register for Estrella most discounted entrance fees

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, OP has announced that October 31, 2007 is the last day to register for Estrella's MOST DISCOUNTED entrance fees. Other deadlines for the war, which takes place February 12-18, 2008, are also approaching.

[AET] Kingdom 12th Night

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We invite all good gentles to join in the merriment and cheer at the Aethelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in the Barony of Endless Hills. The event will be held at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority/Saint Rose Academy, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield, PA, 18407.

We have procured a most marvelous hall for feasting, meetings, courts and dancing! Bring your best garb and revel in our sun-filled atrium! The hall opens at 9 am and closes at 9:30 pm. This is a discretely damp site (period containers please), and enclosed flame is allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible and there is adequate parking for all vehicles. A bounteous lunch is included with the site Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)

Medieval Latin tutorial

The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.

Cooking with mummy

Just in time for holiday parties, Sarah Bakewell shares 17th century recipes for cooking with mummy! Mmmm... tasty!