Archive - Oct 5, 2011

Inscribed 12th century slate may have been used to ward off evil

Archaeologists have discovered a rare incised slate while digging at Nevern Castle in England. The slate dates to between 1170 and 1190.

Historical Book Club on Yahoo Groups

Lord Cú Allaidh Dona of Ealdormere reports his lady, Margurite, has created an Historical Book Club on Yahoo which urges members to "read a period book and review and discuss on the list."

Hampton Court Roundels Restored

Damaged by years of exposure to the weather, four of the most seriously deteriorated Hampton Court roundels have been restored and will be shown to the public.

Pennsic Bridge battle & Allied Champion photos

Ursus of Anglesey has posted another gallery of Pennsic pictures from Thursday, which includes the bridge battles (shot from a tower in the fort) and the Allied Champions battle.