Archive - 2007

December 5th

An Introduction to Old English Language and Writing

Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.

December 4th

Crossroads at Canterbury photos online

Robert Nydahl of the Kingdom of Drachenwald chronicled activities at September's Crossroads at Canterbury event in a photo album.

Trimaris "Duke U" fighting tutorials

Kat Blalock reports that a collection of videos from the Trimaris Fighters' Collegium is now available to view on YouTube. Each clip lasts about 9 minutes and demonstrates heavy fighting techniques.

University of Melbourne cancels Viking Studies program

The Medievalist.net blog reports that after more than 60 years, the University of Melbourne has cancelled its Viking Studies program. The program included instruction in Viking history and the Old Norse language.

December 3rd

Pictures from Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

Cassair has posted an album of photos from the Barony of Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday revel in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Youth and teen activities at Estrella War XXIV

The Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) welcome families bringing young family members to Estrella War, and want everyone to know there's lots for the under-18 year olds to do!

Drachenwald University Nov. 2007 Photos online

Vrank, Falko von der Weser and Racaire report at the Drachenwald Mailing List that they posted their pictures from the recent Kingdom University event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16-18 November 2007).

December 2nd

Rapier Academy photos online

Dona Alessandra Bentivegna da Faenza, called Yasmina reports that Baron Steffan has posted an album of photos from the recent Rapier Academy in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Tapestry map shows Midlands of Shakespeare's time

A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday photos

Lady Cassair has posted photos from the recent Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

December 1st

New knights made at Ansteorra Crown Tourney

The Honorable Lady Rixende de Rouen reports that Sir Kael Savage and Sir Ysfael Bryndu were knighted recently by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Roman burial ground discovered in the Blacklands

The remains of four adults dating to the 1st century have been discovered in Staverton near Trowbridge, England. The area is known to locals as the Blacklands and is said to be haunted. (photo of Roman coin)

Photos from Lochac Spring 2007 Crown online

A large album of photos from the recent Spring 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Lochac has been posted by members of the Purple Empire.

November 30th

2nd century Roman street found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman street dating to the 2nd-4th centuries in the Western Wall tunnels of the city of Jerusalem. The side street is believed to have connected two major roads near Temple Mount.

Mists Fall Investiture 2007 photos online

Martin of Rivenstar reports that his album of photos from the recent Fall Investiture 2007 in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom) is now available to view on the SmugMug website.

Romulus and Remus cave found?

Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.

November 29th

"Cluijte van Plaijerwater" presented at Gleann Abhann's Holy Pail III

A 16th play entitled Cluijte van Plaijerwater was presented recently at the Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Lady Danielle captured the performance in a photo album.

[CAL] A Spanish 12th Night

description:
The Barony of The Lonely Tower Presents "A Spanish 12th Night" Saturday, January 5, 2008

Site Opens/Closes 9am - 9pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral
202 S. 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Directions:
Take your best route to 1-80, take 1-80 to 1-480 North, and take the Douglas/Harney Street Exit. Follow exit road to Douglas Street. Turn right (east) onto Douglas and follow to 20th Street. Turn Location:
Barony of The Lonely Tower (Omaha, Nebraska)

[EAS] Toys for Tots Tourney

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It is that time of year again for the Barony of Iron Bog's last big push for the Toys for Tots campaign.

This Saturday, Dec 1st., we will gather in Pemberton, NJ for your annual Toys for Tots Tourney. The entrance fee for the day is one new unwrapped toy. There will be both a heavy tourney and our baronial fencing championship. The heavy tourney will be a double elimination feat with the combatants able Location:
Barony of Iron Bog (Pemberton, New Jersey)

[ATL] Regional Dance Practice and Heavy Muster

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Join us for a regional muster and a regional fight practice Sunday, December 2, noon for fighting, 1 PM for dance.

Dominion of Myrkfaelinn

Risley Hall, Cornell University

Directions: If coming from the north, take Route 13 (exit 11 on I-81 South): Follow 13 S through the town of Dryden . After turning left to stay on 13 S past Dryden, look for Route 366 (it's at a traffic-lighted intersection). Turn left onto route 366; at a 3-way stop 366 peels off Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

First Bulgarian Empire seals found

State seals, dating to the first Bulgarian Empire (681-1018), were discovered recently during excavation for public buildings. The seals are believed to have belonged to the rulers Simeon and Petar.

Queen's Champion/King's Champion videos online

Adriana has posted a series of videos on YouTube from the recent Queen's Champion/King's Champion event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

November 28th

Hurly Burly to perform in Peterborough

Early music ensemble Hurly Burly will perform a concert of medieval and renaissance music on December 9, 2007 at the Guild Hall of St. John's Anglican Church in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

[ATL] Inter-Baronial Twelfth Night

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As the Yuletide holidays draw to an end, join us in celebrating the season's finale - Twelfth Night. Their Excellencies Jean-Claude and Alyna will be selecting their next Baronial Artisan, and all artisans are sure to enjoy the day's many activities. Enter a competition, perform a song, dance into the night - or simply enjoy a day to visit and exchange gifts with friends from near and far.

Site: Inter-baronial Twelfth Night will be held at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA. The church is handicapped-accessible and handicapped parking is available near the front entrance. Site restrictions: no pets, no smoking indoors, no hard liquor (beer and wine are allowed, no Location:
Barony of Tir-y-Don (Williamsburg, Virginia)

[WES] Winter's Gate Hanukkah Yule

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Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.

Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata; Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

[MER] Much Ado About Something

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Please join the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep for a fantastic weekend of fun, fighting, and frolicking.

Visit Merry Old England during the War of the Roses. Fight in a William and Marshall Tourney for Lancaster or York. Take a side trip to Messina to enjoy The Bard; scenes from Much Ado About Nothing will be performed throughout the event – Laugh at Beatrice and Benedick’s verbal fencing as they steadfastly deny their love for each other and gasp at the perfidy of Don John! Learn new skills in many classes. Get stuffed at a sumptuous feast featuring dishes from Shakespeare’s comedies. Dance to your heart’s content at the revel. Much Ado is an authorized RUM Collegium for Practical Arts and the Military College. Location:
Shire of Okeborne Keep (Cottondale, Alabama)

[NOR] A Shakespearean Twelfth Night

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We would like to formally invite all of you to come and celebrate Twelfth Night with us! Included below are the details for the event. Also, if anyone would like to teach a class at this event, please email Ceindrech at chronicler@schattentor.org. We would love to have you share your talents and skills with us and the populace.

Site opens: Saturday January 5th, 2008 at 11:00 am Location:
Shire of Schattentor (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Teachers needed for Gulf Wars

Share your passion and knowledge about a subject with others. We are taking sign up for anyone to volunteer to teach at this next Gulf Wars.

Photos from Southern Crusades 2007

THL Jerusha a Laon has posted an album of photos from the recent Southern Crusades 2007 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

November 27th

Toys for Tots in Artemisia

HL Ellisif Sleggja, of the Shire of Arrows' Flight in Artemisia, reports on the recent joint Toys for Tots events held simultaneously in the Shires of Arrows' Flight and Crystal Crags.