Archive - May 25, 2009

Sigifrith Hauknefr knighted in the West

Duchess Kara Baraksdottir reports that Sigifrith Hauknefr was elevated to the Order of the Chivalry at the recent 2009 Beltane event in the Kingdom of the West.

Stefan's Florilegium files for May 2009

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to stefan's Florilegium for May 2009.

Murder of Thomas a Becket subject of medieval Spanish paintings

An important link between the joined histories of England and Spain remains covered by wooden panels in a ruined church in Soria, Spain. The panels depict the murder of St. Thomas a Becket, an act that sat heavily on the shoulders of king Henry II of England. (photo)

Avalon brings armored combat to Tokyo

Historical Japan isn't just about elegant tea ceremonies or graceful cherry blossoms. Sometimes it's about 15th century sword fighting. Members of Avalon, a sister organization of the SCA, teach the martial art at Mejiro’s Castle Tintagel, a European medieval martial arts training center in Tokyo. Patrick W Galbraith of Japan Today has the story.