Archive - 2008

February 10th

"Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills

On March 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (US Eastern time) Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch will present "The Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm in Wilmington, Delaware.

February 9th

Black Plague selective killer

A new study of nearly 500 skeletons in a London plague cemetery proves that many of the victims had weaker immune systems when they died than normal, leading experts to believe that most who succumbed were old, sick or poor.

Shire of Dreibrucken becomes full status group

Meistari Katriona, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has announced that the Shire of Dreibrucken (Bismarck, North Dakota), has achieved full status in the Society for Creative Anachonism.

Christian Fournier elevated to Laurel in Midrealm

Kevin O'Shaughnessy reports that Christian Fournier, of the Middle Kingdom, has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel "for his studies and practice of period German wrestling, as well as support of period combat studies in general."

February 8th

Viking Age research CD-ROM to be available in April

Dan Carlson of the Viking History website has announced that a new research CD-ROM dealing with Viking Age crafts, such as bone and antler objects, will be available in April.

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

THL John Michael Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on the Photobucket website.

[OUT] Corned Beef Bash

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Come one, come all to celebrate the Ides of March at the Corned Beef Bash!

On March 15, 2008 the Barony of Dragonsspine will celebrate the Ides of March with a day of fighting, fencing and revelry at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs , CO . The site fee is $5.00. A donation lunch will be offered from noon to 1:00 p.m. This is a DRY, very DRY, no alcohol site.

The site opens at 10:00 a.m. Open court will be at 11:00 a.m.. with the consent of Their Excellencies, Lothar and Lydia, Baron and Baroness of Dragonsspine. Fighting and classes will Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

[EAS] Northern Region Rapier Academy & Champion's Tourney

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Come join us for a revival of Northern Region Rapier Academy. Captain Christian Woolfe is organizing a morning of classes for all skill levels.

A tournament to determine the first Northern Region Champion of Fence will be held in the afternoon.

Please join us for a day of fencing & socializing, and enjoy a light mid-day day board prepared by our Province's talented cooks.

Anyone interested in teaching classes should contact Captain Christian Location:
Province of Malagentia (Saco, Maine)

[ART] Sentinels' Keep Arts and Sciences Competition and Rapier Tournament

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War is over! As our fighters make their way home and slowly nurse their wounds and heal their aches; consorts, family and friends entertain themselves with various projects of the arts and sciences nature. Many days (and nights) have been filled with spinning and weaving, hammering and polishing, scribing and painting, boiling and baking, stitching and b-----ing?(blush)

Now it is time for all clans, tribes and families to come together in the Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Missoula, Montana)

[NOR] Fighter School XIV

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The drums of war can be heard droning in the East. Dust off your armor and come to Windhaven to learn the arts of war from Northshield's best at the premier winter fighting event in Northshield.

Janssen Elementary School
420 Wallace St.
Combined Locks, WI 54113

Armored Combat Classes
Rapier Combat Classes
Unbelted Team Practice
Baronesses Afternoon Salon (courtly entertainment sponsored by the Baronesses of Windhaven) Location:
Barony of Windhaven (Combined Locks, Wisconsin)

Elis Gruffudd's chronicle of England and Wales online

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has created a digitized version of Elis Gruffudd's 16th century chronicle on the history of England and Wales. The document covers 1066 through 1552.

Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne

Lord Roibeard mac Neill and THL Katryne MacIntosh the Strange have announced that an Iron Chef competition will be held March 13, 2008 in the Clan Marshin Fayne encampment at Gulf Wars.

February 7th

Shoe Workshop

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Ed the Tinker is having a shoe-making workshop Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 12:00-5:00. Cost of the workshop is $30 for each pair of shoes you make. This covers the cost for all materials and supplies. Required tools will be provided. (Although if you happen to have your own, bring them).

Location: 8604 Slate Hill Circle, Frederick, MD 21704. (See Directions below)

This is the shoe we will plan to make: Location:
Frederick, Maryland

[MID] Clancy Day

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Clancy Returns to Japan Hosted by Starleaf Gate and the Barony of Roaring Wastes At the Hazel Park Recreation Center 620 W Woodward Heights Hazel Park, MI 48030

5th of April, 2008 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Site Fee:
6 and under: FREE
6 to 12: $5.00
0ver 12: $8.00
Non-Member Fee: $3.00
$1.00 off if you come in Japanese garb.
Feast: $12.00 per person.

Feast will feature authentic Japanese cuisine, including: (No Fish) Location:
Shire of Starleaf Gate (Hazel Park, Michigan)

[MID] Saint Valentines Day in the Canton of Three Hills

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Saint Valentine's Day in the Canton of Three Hills February 9, 2008, 9am-10pm; Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49001

BIGGER & BETTER THIS YEAR!
More Room for Heavy Fighters, Melees, Fencers and Spectators!! Including space in the large fight hall for small seating areas along the walls!! Don’t forget we have the Best Shopping this side of the Pennsic War!! Location:
Canton of Three Hills (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

[AET] Stormsport's Winter Event

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The Shire of Stormsport will host its annual winter event on March 1, 2008. This year we have a new site, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The theme for this year's event is love- yes, this can be romantic love, or courtly love, but we mainly want to focus on our love of AEthelmearc, of the Society and of the Dream. Join us for fun and Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Union City, Pennsylvania)

Bonita of Steltonwald placed on vigil for Order of the Pelican

THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish have placed THL Bonita of Steltonwald on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[ATL] Barony of Highland Foorde’s Collegium

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The Barony of Highland Foorde’s Collegium March 22, 2008 Sponsored by the Interested Group of Gryffons Vale (Washington County)

Site location: Wilson Ruritan, 16204 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Site Restrictions: Animals are permitted on site, but not in the building.

Autocrat: Lady Cordeilla atte Black Starre
Deputy Autocrat: Lord Kedivor Tal mab Cadwgan

Cost: Location:
Barony of Highland Foorde (Hagerstown, Maryland)

[LOC] Second Anniversary Feast and Tourney

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Come, join with Radburne in celebrating our Anniversary with feasting and fighting as we commence our third year - this year it becomes tradition!

The feast will be held on Saturday 19 April 2008 at CWA Halls, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo. Doors will open at 5.30pm. An attempt at pre-1600 clothing is be required. Limited clothing will be available from the Hospitaller. A night of diverse entertainment and pleasures will follow good food, make new friends and reacquaint with the not so new! Entertainment with include dancing, a play and the Radburne Bardic challenge - a poem, a tale or a song to win the prize. Location:
Shire of Radburne (Dubbo, New South Wales)

[ATE] Aurora's Feast/Ered Sul Baronial Investiture

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Hear ye, hear ye! May this announcement cause all ears to ring in the most pleasant of ways! We of Sankt Vladimir College in the cold northernmost regions of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, standing alongside the Barony of Ered Sul, would like to invite all who can come to join us on March 8th, 2008 to attend Aurora's Feast!

Join us as we celebrate the life of Lady Aurora de la Croix and Thegn Antonio Biagi as well as witness the final court of Their Excellencies Gunnar and Saeunn, protectors of all things wooly, and the Investiture of Lord Christopher FitzArthur and Lady Miana ní Chonnagáin as the next Baron and Baroness of Ered Sul! Location:
Sankt Vladimir College (Flagstaff, Arizona)

[EAL] War College

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THE CANTON OF BRYNIAU TYWYNNOG IS PROUD TO PRESENT WAR COLLEGE Saturday, April 12 2008

Scholar's Hall 888 Trillium Dr. Kitchener, Ontario

Doors open: 9:00 am
Doors close: 6:00 pm
(note time changes)

Autocrat: THL Yoshikuri Nagayori
ticat1@hotmail.com

$5 site fee $3 Non Memeber Surcharge in effect
$5 pizza supper

ON SITE SHOWERS Location:
Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Kitchener, Ontario)

[NOR] Haire Affaireski

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On March 29th this year the Shire of Falcon's Keep shall once again hold their spring Haire Affaire event at Marathon Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.

We would like to cordially invite you all to attend,,,, Haire Affaireski ! A Polish themed event.

We shall have heavy and light weapons tourneys, classes, a silent auction, our evening feast and much more.

To find out more details on the event you can check out our website at www.falconskeep.org Location:
Shire of Falcon's Keep (Wausau, Wisconsin)

Robin Netherton to offer lecture in Northshield

Adeliz de la Tour reports that internationally-known expert on medieval dress, Robin Netherton, will present A Day of Lectures on Medieval Dress April 5, 2008 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

British farmer hides mock castle from authorities

Apparently to avoid building inspections and zoning laws, Robert Fidler, a farmer in Surrey, England, built and lived in a complete mock-Tudor house and concealed the structure behind hay bales.

Pictures from three of Northshield's Baronies

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos, as well as those from Isobel atte Wode, from three recent events in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 6th

Isabelle Pearl Griffin born in Atenveldt

Proud grandmother Lady Anne du Bosc Known as Mordonna The Cook announces the birth of Isabelle Pearl Griffin to Jacqueline du Bosc and Chadwicke of Stag Hold in the Barony of SunDragon of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Drachenwald 12th Night Coronation 2008 Photos online

Edricus and Lia de Thornegge report that they posted their pictures from the recent 12th night coronation event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Duchess Tessa the Huntress created Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their recent 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Endless Hills, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, inducted Duchess Tessa the Huntress into the most noble Order of the Pelican.

February 5th

"Copernicus' Secret" brings scientist to life

Up until now, little has been known about the personal life of medieval astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, but author Jack Repcheck brings life to the man in his new book Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began. Owen Gingerich reviews the book for the Sunday New York Times.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "Arcimboldo"

Soon a new exhibition organised by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in collaboration with the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Picture Gallery): Arcimboldo begins at February 12, 2008 and runs until June 1, 2008.