Archive - Dec 27, 2011

The magnificent masks of Bluemoon Venice

The festival season in the SCA means masked balls. For inspiration, dancers may want to visit the commercial Italian site Bluemoon Venice, for inspiration in creating simply gorgeous masks.

13th century seal matrix match to British Library Stone Priory seal

Experts at the British Library have matched a bronze seal matrix, dating to the 13th century, with a 19th century sulphur cast of a seal belonging to the Augustinian canons of Stone Priory in Staffordshire. The matrix was discovered recently in a Surrey field. (photos)

Was there an Anglo-Saxon England?

In an article for the History Today, Patrick Wormald, Lecturer in History at Christ Church, Oxford, looks at the myth of a unified Anglo-Saxon England.