Archive - Jan 2011
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-09 14:12
Graz Armory, in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, is an amazing collection of late period arms and armor. On a trip to Austria, Dan Howlett spent some time photosgraphing the Graz collection, along with the Military Museum in Vienna. His results are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-09 09:27
Archaeologists working on the site of a new school in Lowestoft, England, believe they have discovered the remains of a 1st century Roman farm where a family of 12 might have lived.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-08 17:36
A battery of tests by a Frenc team of forensic scientists have identified the embalmed head of King Henry IV of France. The head disappeared during the French Revolution.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-08 13:24
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Bhakail Yule which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-08 08:37
An international team of distinguished professors have a new theory on the origins of Christopher Columbus: the explorer was really the son of Vladislav III, an exiled King of Poland.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-07 16:31
On the website Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy, Chris Phillips has posted a Julian calender, used in England from the 11th - 16th centuries, and it is organized either by historical year or by regnal year.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-01-07 12:17
What do you get when you mashup an eighth-century Anglo-Saxon poem with a twentieth-century antiwar pop song? A very amusing music video, sort of a "Cliff's Notes" version of the epic tale.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-01-07 07:51
Two thousand years ago, the Greeks built a mechanical computer to calculate eclipse dates with surprising accuracy. A modern-day historian has created a working replica of the device using Lego Technic building blocks.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:54
Shire Troll Fen's Swamp Romp/TOC Qualifier January 28 - 30, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:33
The Barony of Delftwood will be hosting a regional heavy weapons fight practice on Sunday, January 15th beginning at noon. I invite all that would hone their martial skills and have a good time to attend.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:29
This is a FREE, one-day collegium. Class tracks to include Late Period Costuming, Music, RUM Basics, Accessories & Embellishments, and Early Period Costuming.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:23
To the Warriors of Atlantia, Heed your King's call to arms and come join us for a weekend of training and battle as we prepare to answer the call to War. Your King, Prince and Warlords have scheduled a day of training in preparation for the upcoming Gulf War and Blackstone Raids. This will not be a day for tourneys but for honing the skills of War. Melee training, melee training and more melee training.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:07
Looking for an event between Canterbury Faire and Rowany Festival which is a lot smaller? Want to travel light and leave the armour at home (unless you would enjoy being a target for combat archery!!)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 19:02
The Shire of Iron Ox would like to invite fighters light and heavy to a Gleann Abhann War Practice which will be held on the 22nd of January 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 18:55
Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our Fifth Baronial Collegium! Hot beverages will be provided. There will be an hour and one-half set aside for a brown bag lunch in the middle of the day. No food will be provided, so please bring your own!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 18:49
The Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal and Dance Symposium April 9th, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 18:44
Mark your calendars for January 8 and we'll finish up the winter holiday season with joyous merrymaking (and full stomachs!). We are pleased to announce that the Bard of Caid competition will be held and we look forward to enjoying and sharing the rich bardic talent that thrives in Caid.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 18:36
Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 17:08
Come practice for Estrella War in the Shire of Granholme on January 16, 2011. The war practice will be happening at Dave White Regional Park, 2121 North Thornton Road, Casa Grande Arizona 85293, Ramada D (that is the big one).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 17:00
Prove your prowess with the deadliest of tools: The bow, the sword and...the serving spoon! Join the Barony of Darkwood for our Winter Archery Tourney and participate in the Canton of Hawks Haven's period appetizer cook-off and live-steel bottle-cutting contest!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 16:54
It is a heartbreaking day for the populace of Ponte Alto as we gather together to wish a fond farewell to Baron James de Biblesworth and Baroness Katharine Devereaux. Our monumental sorrow is tempered with a great joy, as Their Majesties will invest Lord Drogo Rainulf de Dragonera and Lady Adina von der Heide to oversee Their lands in Ponte Alto!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 16:45
The Canton of Caldrithig Presents The Barony of Skraeling Althing Twelfth Night Puppets & Pies January 8, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 16:14
At the recent Kris Kinder event in the Kingdom of Calontir, Their Majesties Ashir and Maerwynn invited three of Their subjects to consider elevation to peerages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:41
Their Excellencies Girard and Guenievre and the Barony of Windmasters' Hill invite you to join us the weekend of February 18-20, 2011 for Ymir XXXVI at the Betsy Jeff Penn 4H Center in Reidsville, NC.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:24
Rowany Festival 2011 will commence with Opening Court on Thursday the 21st of April with Closing Court on the evening of Monday the 25th of April, clearing site on Tuesday the 26th. Again to be held at the lush and green Glenworth Valley in Peats Ridge, NSW. This, the biggest event of the Kingdom’s calendar, will bring you the best our kingdom has to offer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:17
Greetings Good Gentles, Please join us on January 8, 2011 to celebrate Twelfth Night with the Barony of the Steppes
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:11
Come celebrate Twelfth Night the old way! games! music! dance! theatre! contests! Stretch your mind at the classes and your purse strings at the merchants and raffle. Revel with Royalty. Lavish gifts on friends and family.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:06
Driven from his home, Morgan of Osprey sought solace in the new Kingdom of Gleann Abhann and rose to become Baron of Seleone. Now his brother Lex; Baron of Osprey, jealous of Morgan's success and wealth, seeks to add the Golden Shores of Seleone to his own holdings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 15:02
It is the year 1313. After the destruction of the Knights Templar by Phillip IV, rumors abound about a hidden treasure, waiting to be found. Join the Barony of Small Gray Bear for a day of revelry, adventure, and mystery! Just remember: X never, EVER marks the spot!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 11:54
On December 1, 2010, the bones of an 1,100-year-old pagan were interred at the Viking World museum in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland. The remains, first discovered in 1868, are part of an exhibit on ancient pagan burials.