Archive - Jan 20, 2009

DNA testing may unlock secrets of medieval manuscripts

Taking advantage of the fact that many medieval manuscripts were written onto animal skins, scientists are using the remaining DNA from these skins to help identify manuscripts that were created near one another in time and space.

Oldest extant Medieval Roll of Arms bought by British Library

Hrolf Jamesonreports that the British Library has acquired the the Dering Roll, the "oldest extant Medieval Roll of Arms." The document was purchased for UKĀ£194,184.

Vivat for Sir Vitus Polonius, first native East German knight of Drachenwald

This past 12th night Coronation, Baron Vitus Polonius was elevated to the Order of Chivalry of Drachenwald.