Archive - Nov 2011
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 18:37
A vote by the 16 members of the British Commonwealth has allowed a daughter of William and Catherine the possibility to ascend to the British throne. The rule of male primogeniture, giving males precedence over females in British royalty, dating to 1689, was recently overturned.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 15:49
In the 13th century, Mongol leader and Chinese ruler Kublai Khan attempted to invade Japan. A witness to the ill-fated attempt may have been found off the coast of Nagasaki in the form of a nearly-intact Chinese ship.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-11-30 12:25
The Wisconsin State Journal follows the Barony of Jararvellir to their fighter practice at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion. Here students and non-students gather to fight, fence, work on armor, and show off.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 09:51
Vilhelm reports that he has created four albums of photos from Queen's Prize, which took place place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 18:23
Archaeologists are beginning to pack up their tools five years after the excavation of York, England's Hungate dig began. In 2012, the York Archaeological Trust will turn the 2,500 sq m (26,900 sq ft) excavation over to developers for a modern housing project.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 15:01
In a 9-minute video, members of the Springfield Arsenal, LLC go "medieval" by demonstrating a 14th century 3-Barrel Rapid-Fire Pole Cannon, a black powder device fired by striking against a surface.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 11:50
What if Anthony Bourdain, the caustic host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations, visited C.S. Lewis' Narnia? Fan writer Edo no Hana of An Archive of Our Own, thinks she knows.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 09:16
Maestra Giulietta da Venezia reports that, at Their Court Their Majesties, Isenwulf and Rosalinda, King and Queen of AEthelmear, served Writs of Summons on two of Their subjects, Baron Thomas Byron of Haverford and THLady Hilderun Hugelmann.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 06:50
Everyone knows that the First Crusade began with a call from Pope Urban II to free Jerusalem from the Muslims. That is, everyone but British historian Peter Frankopan, whose new book, The First Crusade: the Call from the East, offers a different explanation.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 18:30
Nearly thirteen years ago, calligrapher Donald Jackson began an epic project to create a hand-written Bible, commissioned by St. John’s University in Minnesota. Now, with a final "Amen," the Bible has been completed. Michael Inbar of Today.com has the story. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 16:15
Recent Nordic archaeological discoveries in Great Britain have sparked a new interest in all things Viking. In an article for the Guardian, arts and media correspondent Vanessa Thorpe looks at new trends, based on old tales that are driving current British culture.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 12:59
It's beautiful, but what is it? Archaeologists are asking that question about three gold and silver pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard that fit together. Guesses include a saddle fitting and the decorative terminal to a parchment scroll. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 10:33
Vilhelm Lich reports that he has created several albums of photos from Murder at the Feast of St. Hedwig which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 19:24
As the Christmas season draws near, the colors red and green can be found everywhere, but who decided that these two colors should be associated with Christmas? Cambridge research scientist Dr Spike Bucklow believes he knows.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 16:09
Battle Abbey and its surrounds, the traditional site of the Battle of Hastings between King Harold and William the Conqueror, may not be the actual site of the battle, according to a new book by Nick Austin, Secrets Of The Norman Invasion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 13:47
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the genetic code of the Black Death using DNA extracted from the teeth of medieval corpses buried in a graveyard in London's East Smithfield. Their research has been published in the science journal Nature.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 19:52
For those old enough to have grooved to German popstar Nena's 99 Luftballoons, this video will make your day. Nena showcases her bardic chops with a retelling of Beowulf to the tune of her signature song.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 15:18
Historic cookery has advanced to a point that the Wall Street Journal is taking notice. In an article by Alina Dizik, historic recipes, dating back to Roman times, are re-interpreted by the chefs of major international restaurants.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 11:39
15 years ago, George Greenia discovered a 13th century medieval Spanish document, missing for centuries, in the archives at the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library. Now the contents and story of discovery of the document have been disclosed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 08:26
The Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) website, which publishes the writings by students in the class, Women Writers in the Age of Shakespeare, includes a short essay on vagrancy in Tudor England. The article, Vagrancy in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England, was written by Sara Byrnes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 02:05
Furukusu Masahide, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Majesties recently offered elevation to Bjorn Palsson.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 17:36
Barony of Sacred Stone plays host to Atlantian Winter University March 3, 2012 in the Barony of Sacred Stone.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 17:29
We would like to invite you all to join the Barony of Delftwood in celebrating the upcoming Yuletide Season! We will be holding our revelry on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St Peter & Paul Orthodox Church Bingo Hall, 402 N Lowell Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 17:22
The Shire of Pavlok Gorod is pleased to welcome you to our annual St. Stephan's day event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 17:17
Picture this, it's the longest night of the year and how are you going to spend it? By reveling with your friends and family of course, but watch out for the trickster, can you guess who he is?
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 17:03
The Canton of Unikankare invites all to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast with us. This year the End is near! The possible end of the never ending tournament Nordic 1000 may come as soon as Midwinter Feast.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 16:50
Our next Birthday Celebration will be Saturday, December 3, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 16:41
The Shire of Harplestane is delighted to invite one and all to Insulae Draconis’ Fifth Coronet Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 16:33
Northern Frankmark Fighters Practice XVII in the Shire of Aventiure, Canton in the Barony of Knight´s Crossing
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 16:27
Yuletide gifts abound! Come find the perfect gift for that special Lord or Lady! Once again Heatherwyne's Annual Medieval Marketplace will showcase Caid's finest Merchants with a day-long event featuring Arts, Demos, Crafting, String Thing (Fiber Playday), Fighting and socializing.