Archive - Mar 2008

March 14th

Garden of Earthly Delights photos online

Duchess Nerissa shares a lovely album of photos from the recent Garden of Earthly Delights event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 13th

Nottinghill Coill Baronial Birthday photographs

Signora Ginevra Isabetta del Dolce of the Canton of Falcon Cree in Atlantia shares photos from the recent Birthday Celebration in the Barony of Nottinghill Coill.

Re-enactors needed for Canadian events

David J. Brunelle, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival, reports that the City of Barrie (Ontario) Festival is seeking re-enactors, presenters and musicians for its 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment. Other encampments are also seeking performers.

Festival of the Rose photos

Dragon has posted an album of photos from the recent Festival of the Roses in the Kingdom of Caid on the Crimson Dragon Photo Gallery.

March 12th

Shroud of Turin photographed in HD

Church leaders and scientists will have a new opportunity to study the famous Shroud of Turin which is rarely seen by the public. The Shroud was recently photographed in high definition, creating a 12.8 billion-pixel image.

Remains of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger identified at Hulton Abbey

Archaeologists believe that they have identified mutilated remains found at Hulton Abbey as those of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger, reputed to have been the lover of Edward II. The remains were first discovered in the 1970s.

Barony of Stonemarche welcomes newest Eastrealm subject

Mistress Fia Kareman and Lord Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork joyfully announce the birth of their son, Galen Thomas Begnoche, at 8:09 EST on February 29. The family resides in the Barony of Stonemarche, in the East Kingdom.

Shava's pictures from Fighters' School

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports on and shares photos from the recent Fighers' School in the Barony of Windhaven (Northshield).

March 11th

Built to Spill offers soundtrack to medieval life

Without uttering a single word, the rock group Built to Spill captures the drama and reality of the modern medieval life in a video on YouTube.

Heraldrydiculous hits 100!

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom reports that his heraldry-related comic Heraldrydiculous has passed the 100 mark (104 at last count.)

Teribus to perform in Midrealm

Teribus (featuring Midrealm drummer Nevik) will be performing their first concert within the borders of the Barony of Fenix in the Middle Kingdom on March 22, 2008.

March 10th

Lizapalooza! A weekend of learning with Drea Leed

CostumeTalk.com is pleased to welcome Drea Leed, independent scholar and owner of the most extensive Elizabethan and Tudor costuming reference on the Web, The Elizabethan Costume Page (www.elizabethancostume.net), as our speaker April 12-13, 2008, in Eugene, Oregon. Two full days of lectures capped off with two hands-on, limited attendance workshops!

The origins of the skirt

The skirt has been a staple of women's wear for centuries, but, according to Kass McGann in an article on the Fabrics-store.com website, "Skirting the Issue," it was not always an outer garment.

Donald Trump in dutch with Scottish heralds

American millionaire businessman Donald Trump is being investigated for his plan to use the Trump heraldry to promote his golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

March 9th

Reminder: Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne and 6th Annual Goods and Services Auction

This is a reminder that on Thursday, March 13 at Gulf Wars XVII, Clan Marshin Fayne will be hosting to incredible events filled with food, fun, and Charity.

Ronja Jordis Ulfhild born in Drachenwald

Racaire informs us that a new addition has been welcomed to the Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum in Austria. Young Ronja Jordis Ulfhild was born to shire member Arnulf der Zeilner on February 23, 2008.

Royal children subjects of Columbus exhibit

Lady Faoileann reports that the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art will sponsor a special exhibit Great Expectations: Aristocratic Children in European Portraiture through June 8, 2008.

March 8th

Da Vinci Code fame brings financial boon to Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, the 15th century C.E. Scottish church featured in The Da Vinci Code, reports a UK£1.35m budget surplus due to the stream of visitors who came to see the building depicted in the book and film.

Purloined map returned to Spain

A rare 15th century Ptolemy world view map stolen in 2007 from the National library of Spain has been discovered in a Sydney, Australia art gallery and returned to Spain.

Lupercalia in Northshield

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva recently attended Lupercalia in the Shire of Rivenwood Tower (Northshield). Her photos are now available online.

March 7th

Pennsic included in Google Maps

Jeff Morton reports that the Pennsic War has been captured by the cartographers of Google Satellite Maps.

"Beowulf, Lay of the Last Survivor" reading online

The recent release of the animated film Beowulf has rekindled interest in the epic poem. Harper's Magazine provides a stanza from the poem, read in Old English, as well as a great photo of a jeweled brooch.

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church (near Rice U.) in Houston TX, June 28th, hosted by the Canton of Westgate.

With 10 classrooms and an outside patio and grassy area, please begin considering teaching a class in the Heraldic or Scribal Arts, and MORE... Classes wanted include:

**Heraldic classes**: Armory (devices), Onomastics (names), Heraldic office procedures, Voice, Court and Field Heraldry and more... Location:
Canton of Westgate (Houston, Texas)

[ANT] Culinary Symposium

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We would like to cordially invite you to a Culinary Symposium for those with any interest in historical food. There will be everything from hands on cooking over fire, feast planning and preparation, to research presentations. This event will be held in AnTir, in the Barony of Dragon's Laire (Belfair, Washington) the weekend of November 14-16, 2008.

We are currently recruiting additional teachers and taking requests for Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Belfair, Washington)

Have We Got a Tannery?

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Members of the Archaeological Leather Group are frequently contacted by archaeologists who think they have uncovered a tannery site. Very often, the only evidence is a hole in the ground containing some pieces of leather. In order to increase knowledge and understanding of leather manufacturing techniques, the ALG is organising conference entitled Archaeological Leather Group Weekend Conference HAVE WE GOT A TANNERY? Location:
Archaeological Leather Group (Walsall, England)

Racaire shares photos from Wien Museum

Lady Racaire from Vienna, Austria, recently visited the Wien Museum with her camera. She shares her large album of research photos on her Flickr website.

Learn chess with Leonardo

Experts are speculating on whether the illustrations in a newly-discovered manuscript on chess were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. De ludo scacchorum was discovered last year in a private collection.

March 6th

Phelan Ó Coileáin victorious in Atenveldt Crown Tourney

Edane van Tielwasser reports that Duke Phelan Ó Coileáin was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Marceau de Valcourt contributes video from the event.

Three elevated to Pelican in Atlantia

At Her Court at the recent Barony of Bright Hills Baronial Birthday, Her Majesty Rowan elevated three gentles to the Order of the Pelican.

Shroud of Turin to be retested

Professor Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, is hoping to run new tests on the Shroud of Turin. He believes that tests run in 1988 to date the relic may have been contaminated.