Archive - Jul 2007

July 2nd

Pictures from Naadam: Schutzenfest on the Steppes

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Schutzenfest in the Barony of Nordskogen, which this year had a Mongolian theme.

Beowulf: the graphic novel

Artist Gareth Hinds has created a graphic novel version of Beowulf for Candlewick Press which makes the work "accessible and appealing to a modern audience in a graphic novel format, while preserving the authenticity and power of the original."

Avalon recreates Middle Ages in Japan

Sir Guy of Warrior's Gate in Korea reports on a medieval recreation group in Japan called Avalon.

July 1st

Registration open for Sport of Kings: Acadamy of Armored Combat

Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat is now accepting pre-registrations! With over 90 classes focused on improving your combat skills and re-creating the romance of the medieval tournament, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Hailes Abbey map discovered

Hailes Abbey, in England's Cotswolds, lies in ruins a victim of Henry VIII's dissolution program. Now the discovery of an Elizabethan map may shed new light on what the 12th century church looked like.

The life of a gladiator

What Hollywood didn't tell you! In an article for Cosmos reporter Hilary Jones looks at the lives of the gladiators using evidence from recent discoveries.