Archive - May 2007
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 23:04
On May 9, 2007, Evelyn Baker, former manager of the Bedfordshire County Archaeological Survey, presents "La Grava: Bedfordshire's Best Kept Secret," about the 13-year project described as "the most important and extensive manorial and monastic excavation of the 20th century."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 20:00
Julian Dixon has created a website to assist with the understanding of ancient nautical and maritime terms.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 17:15
This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 13:12
In an article published by The Telegraph, John Preston relates the story of how his archaeologist aunt unearthed the Anglo Saxon gold at Sutton Hoo in the 1930s.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 09:35
A new exhibit at Washington D.C.'s Freer Gallery, Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries, "explores the artistic achievements that flourished when these sailors exposed new creative techniques and imagery to the world as they transported goods from port to port."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 22:35
A new exhibit at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England allows visitors to study new scientific techniques used to determine what Viking life was like. The exhibit also includes a "3-dimensional walk-through Viking riverside scene, graphics and interactive activities."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 17:45
Margerite and Maximilian from the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced the birth of their daughter Annika Hayley, born April 28, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 16:14
Barony of Unser Hafen Champions - Equestrian Competition. Equestrians from all Kingdoms welcome.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Tournament begins at 10:00 a.m.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 15:52
Dragonsspine’s Champions is fast approaching. Are you ready to compete (or bet on the competitors)? Are you ready to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Outlands (an auspicious age indeed)? Come join us for a weekend of fun and good times as Dragonsspine seeks it’s Champions for the coming year!
The festivities open Friday with general mayhem amongst the Rapier
fighters and betwixt the Heavies for fun (and to perhaps size up the
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 15:16
Who would have thought that 10 years ago this small (only 600 people showed up) event would grow to be the amazing event that it is today. Over the years we have weathered some of the worst that North West Ohio in May can throw at you. It has been hot (in the early years it was) and cold (down to 38°F) and windy (we had a tornado touch down within 2 miles of the site once) and wet. But mostly it has been wet. Every year we have prayed for sunny, warm and dry weather, but every year the weather just laughs at us and sits a low pressure zone overhead. Location:
Marche of the Marshes (Perrysburg, Ohio)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 15:11
It is time again to prepare for the upcoming War, and to properly prepare. The Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for our War Practice XVIII.
We will be meeting once again at Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road,
Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The event will run from noon on Thursday May 17, 2007
through Sunday May 20, 2007 at 3:00 pm. Troll will close on Saturday at 3 pm;
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 15:05
This event is best described as a weekend dedicated to the ‘arts practical’. All classes will be hands-on and will result in the creation of items and the formation of skills. Class lists will be posted on the website and interested teachers are encouraged to contact the autocrats. All martial activities will include an instructional component either in the making of arms and armour or the use of such. The site has an archery range and excellent tourney fields. (It is Ontario’s primary Scout leadership training Centre) Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Acton, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 14:59
Welcome back to a weekend with good bread, crispy sausages and even more thrilling games! The Shire of Aventiure invites you again to our summer event in Luebeck-Koecknitz. Come and take part in a weekend full of tricky riddles, challenging contests and funny play!
Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 14:51
Come join us in the moonlit forests of Cairnfell for Bal d'argent 2007 Dance classes with light lunch provided during the day on Saturday followed by the Bal in the evening. Dress in your best, and come and impress. Then join us Sunday morning in the Park for a leisurely late breakfast and games.
September 29-30th 2007, Bal D'Argent, Canton of Cairnfell
Eureka Hall and Park
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 14:37
Lords and Ladies, we invite you to join the Shire of Talmere in quickening the Spring with feasts of skill and bravery, romance and roguery, style and grace. So returns the Lusty Month of May! Come to watch the fighting, take a class or to enjoy the late spring with friends and family. Cooks of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Cast Iron Chef competition. Artisians are invited to compete in the A&S competition. We hope you will stay for a fabulous "Life is Short, Eat Dessert First" themed feast, and a Maypole dance, teen revel and European revel and hafla following feast. Location:
Shire of Talmere (Pine Mountain, Georgia)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:58
The Barony of Highland Foorde invites all to come join in the festivities at our Highland River Melees!
Highland River Melees
Highland River Melees will continue its tradition of providing a day of premier martial activities, impressive arts and sciences activities, excellent shopping and a delectable feast. Our theme this year, Europe and the Middle East from 1066 to 1291 (the fall of Acre), will focus on the cultures and locales that participated in or were affected by the three Crusades that spanned those two centuries. The Baron, Baroness and populace welcome all those who are English, French, Italian, German and other Europeans as well as their Byzantine and Middle Eastern contemporaries!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:53
We the populace of Hindscroft, a Canton in the Barony of Sacred Stone. Would like to invite you to join with us on a "Journey to Constantinople".
*When:* June 22nd-24th
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:34
Ahoy there, mateys! Sail yer ships to Lily Lake for a weekend of piratical fun! Thar be classes in all kinds of arts’n’sciences skullduggery, merchants t’ lighten yer sea-chests and kit ye out proper, and o’ course all the fightin’ and bow-shootin’ and throwin’ ye could ask fer. (It’s a MIDLANDS REGIONAL WAR PRACTICE!)
We’ve got lots ‘o harborage to anchor yer tents, a lunch tavern, an’ showers with HOT WATER t’ rinse the salt off ye! On Saturday we’ll feast on a roast piggie, then ye can enjoy the bardic bonfire or dance at th’ Pirate’s Ball (so bring out yer best bib’n’tucker, modern or garb). The site is WET (of course) and reasonably handicap-accessible. No electrical or water hookups are available for RVs, sorry.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:18
British television personality Dan Snow provides several short videos pertaining to English Heritage sites online. The films include a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 09:01
Mistress Doria Tecla, Editor of Tournaments Illuminated, has announced the search for Kingdom Liaisons to cover news for the various kingdoms.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2007-05-04 21:05
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a medieval conference May 6-8, 2007. According to the press release, topics will include "some of the spicier" aspects of 15th-century England, including saints, sexualities, sieges and sins.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-05-04 15:12
Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2007-05-04 12:14
"When the prophet Muhammad died in 632, a tempest of political intrigue and deceit blew over Islam, transforming it forever. In this fast-paced and compelling tale, travel writer Rogerson (author of The Prophet Mohammad) conducts us on a fascinating journey back to seventh-century Medina and the various schemes that led to the division of Islam into Shia and Sunni factions."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-04 08:07
Their Majesties Havordh and Mary-Grace of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-03 20:07
Come and spend a day participating in Mounted Warrior Games. Ring tilts, Quintains, Spear Throwing, Crest Combat Tourney and a Challenge Course are planned for Intermediate level and above (must compete at a trot or higher). In addition we will have a Jousting Demo in honor of our most beautiful Queen by the mounted warriors that were at Atlantia's first Jousting Practice in April.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-03 19:35
The Shire of Flintheath would like to invite you to help fight for the red or white in our annual War of the Roses, 22-24 June 2007. Site opens at 17:00 on Friday and closes at 14:00 on Sunday. Win points for your team in the battle of minds at the games tables, bash for points in the woods battle, parry your way to points at fencing or shoot for the points in archery. We would also like you to show off your A&S for a populous bean count for points. Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Brandon, Suffolk, England)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-03 19:33
John Henderson of the University of London wants readers to know that the hospital in the Renaissance was not the hellhole depicted in many histories but "a warm environment and specialized care, which they would not have found in the community."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-03 18:49
The Kingdom of Northshield and the Shire of Midewinde Presents MOORISH TAVERN XVII War of the Gryphon's
June 29 - July 1, 2007 at Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58138
Site Opens: 8 a.m. June 28, 2006
PETS ALLOWED AT SITE!
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-03 17:10
Elegant borders, sensational pattern motifs, intriguing knitting techniques, and the fascinating women who make it all happen. Join Galina A. Khmeleva for an in-depth look at Orenburg knitted lace from technical and historical prospectives. This will present a rare opportunity to see her stunning private collection of original handspun/handknit lace and engage in a lively discussion of the evolution of knitted lace. Location:
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-03 17:07
In this workshop, Jennifer Hain Teper, Conservation Librarian for the UIUC Library, will teach participants to hand sew two to three models of headbands: a traditional plain double headband, a silk headband with a single bead on the front edge and a French double headband, if time allows. Workshop attendees will use prepared second-hand books as models, or may bring their own unbound, sewn book on which to sew their headbands. Location: