Archive - Apr 24, 2011

Cardigan Castle to receive UK£4.7m grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to provide UK£4.7m for conservation work to the building and grounds at Cardigan Castle. The 12th century castle was once home to Welsh princes.

Vandalism mars 16th century Persian masterpieces

Auction houses have long profited from the 19th century practice of destroying precious painted manuscripts from Iran, India or Turkey by selling pages ripped from the books. Souren Melikian of the New York Times looks at this phenomenon.

[AET] Barony Wars and Bazaar V

After a brief hiatus from our shire, do the Baronies of Delftwood and Endless Hills of AEthelmearc and the Barony of Concordia of the Snows of the East Kingdom return to the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle for Barony Wars and Bazaar V.

[OUT] Something Yummy 3

Come and join us for a day in Spain.  Food, clothing, heraldy, the Templars, plants, armor, the list will continue. See for the latest class schedule.

[AET] Spring AEcademy

The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands invites one and all to attend on June 25, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills, 2359 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1625.

[ART] Gaelic Games

Come all ye round the bonnie brae for highland games and a wee day of fellowship midst the bitterroot, nae thistle to impede our play.

[ATL] Drums of War

As Pennsic and War of the Wings approach, now is the time for the mighty warriors of Atlantia to sharpen their skills with blade and arrow. On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, melees of grand proportion in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for both practice and authorizations.

Arts shine in Terra Pomaria

The arts and sciences were on display recently when members of the Barony of Terra Pomaria, Kingdom of An Tir, brought their talents to Salem, Oregon's Riverfront Park. Justin Much of the Statesman Journal has the story. (slideshow)