Archive - Sep 24, 2007

Middle Ages: golden era of "girl power"

A new study by Sue Niebrzydowski of Bangor University's Institute of Early and Modern Studies says that women of 600 years ago had unprecedented power and independence.

Photos from Mists Bardic 2007

Martin of Rivenstar has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Bardic Championships in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).

New Palatine Baron of the Far West, Lord Vail Visconti

Lady Katherine reports and shares photos from the recent Tournament for the Palatine Baronial Coronet of the Far West which took place September 15, 2007 at Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan.

Latin alive in the modern world

Kevin Fleming, for CNN's column Mental Floss, looks at the use and meaning of common Latin phrases in everyday life.

Chivalry rules at "Here There Be Dragons"

"The possibilities are endless in this alternative society meant to foster imagination and creativity. With 10 centuries (600 to 1601 [C.E.]) to research, replicate and live in, members have every reason to escape into bygone days of chivalry and adventure," writes Hannah Wiest of the Jackson (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.