Archive - Jun 4, 2010

Medieval glass at Corning Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning. NY will present Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants from May 15, 2010 through January 2, 2011 in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery.

[DRA] Feohte of Broders

The wind from the east has brought ships from our brother principality in the north and with them comes war to Insulae Draconis. Nordmark now tries to invade ID; the Prince will not allow this to go unanswered. The Prince calls all warriors to make ready and rally to defend ID!

Pictures from Hawkwood Birthday/Investiture online

Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill reports that she has created an album of photos from Hawkwood's Birthday and Baronial Investiture which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The photos are available on Flickr.

[DRA] Ffair Rhaglen VI

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is pleased to host one of the premier events in Insulae Draconis: come to fight, fence, shoot and dance to your heart's delight, on the grounds of a 15th century Welsh Borders castle.

[AET] Southern Regional Muster

To prepare more for the coming war, The Southern Regional Army will again meet in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands to prepare our army for it's duty. We invite all fighters to our Summer Fighting Site at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Allegheny River Blvd.

Can Botticelli make you high?

A plant in Botticelli's Venus and Mars resembles the hallucinogen Datura stramonium. Blogger Jonathan Jones speculates that the artist intended the painting to affect the viewer like taking a love potion.

July 2010 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

Leslie Luther-Fulton reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on July 17, 2010 in Indianapolis IN.

The Middle Ages' favorite corn chip

Filmmaker, actor, and student at the University of Hertfordshire, Josh Bower recently submitted his own version of snacking in the Middle Ages in an online Doritos ad contest. (video)