In 1477 Margery Brews sent the first valentine in the English language to her sweetheart John Paston begining "ryght welebeloued Voluntyne" (right well-beloved Valentine), she promised to be a good wife, adding: "Yf that ye loffe me as Itryste verely that ye do ye will not leffe me" (If you love me, I trust.. you will not leave me).
Since its discovery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has been the subject of debate among scholars and scientists who argued over the meaning of its 250,000 coded characters. Now experts from the University of Arizona have used carbon dating to determine the age of the document.
Wimble Herald THL Tyrfingr von Wolfsberg reports that Duke Bela Kos was the victor of the March 12, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. His Grace was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Anna de Apperleye.
The British Burgon Society studies the history of academic dress with an aim to study, preserve and advise on all aspects of practice of wearing caps and gowns. Alex Kerr, an expert on the subject, has posted an article Layer upon Layer: The Evolution of Cassock, Gown, Habit and Hood as Academic Dress.
For thousands of years, experts have debated how the huge stones that constitute Stonehenge were transported from Wales to their current site in southern England. Now engineer Garry Lavin has a new theory: wicker. (photo)
In her 1991 Master's Thesis, The Role of the High Cross in Early Christian Ireland: 8th to 11th Centuries, Jill Quattlebaum discusses the early Christian Church in Ireland and the importance of the stone cross as its symbol. The thesis is available to read online.
The threat of war is over! Talk of the battles and victories from Pennsic and War of the Wings are now passing memories along with the winter fires. Farmers are preparing their fields for the spring and summer planting. The Canton of Sudentorre is celebrating our good fortunes with our friends and allies.
Jason MacDonald reports that His Grace Duke Edward Senestre was the victor of the March 5, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid. Duke Edward was inspired in His endeavor by Duchess Mora de Buchanan.
Come see the might and majesty that the The Grand Tourney of Friends has to offer! This event combines Armored, Rapier, Archery, Equestrian, and A&S competitions all into one convenient package and is open to all from across the Knowne Worlde! Also, Their Excellencies Girard and Guenièvre will be choosing Their next Baronial Champions!
It has been a long and wonderful journey since the first event in Carolingia, the St. Valentine’s Day Ball held at Wellesley College in February of 1971. Come celebrate with us as the Barony of Carolingia honors the 40th Anniversary of it's founding with a celebration event.
St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) is most popularly known as the patron saint of lost items. He is also the patron saint of barren women, amputees, travelers, and many more found here. His passion for charity has inspired the charity activities at our event: Project Linus.
Artisians and Gentles, Fighters and Scholars! Your attendance is requested at an event seldom seen in the outer marches of the fair Kingdom of Artemisia! The Shire of Otherhill will host an Arts & Sciences Demo/Competition and Fighter Practice on March 26, 2011.
Master Cormac and Mistress Elspeth have been selected by Their Majesties to be the first Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas. But disturbing rumours have reached us that not everybody is happy with this decision and there will be trouble at the ball.
Join us in a wonderful solar display in the merry month of May, as we bid farewell to our beloved monarch's Phelan and Amirah and watch their heirs Arthur and Gabrielle ascend the throne of all Atenveldt.
Unto the known world does the Baron and Baroness of Selviergard issue this challenge to come forth unto the field of honor and display your skill in a Pas d'armes for heavy and rapier fighters. In true spirit of the dream march unto the field with your banners flying. Enjoy the start of the summer in Oertha and then let the Spring Offensive Begin.
Greetings to one and all! The Canton of Golden Playne would like to invite anyone who is interested to come join us the weekend after Songkran for the Tournament of the Tiger! This is the first three day event the Canton has thrown together, and there should be lots of fun, fighting, and feasting.