Archive - May 2011

May 21st

Norway's Borgund stave church one of the "10 most beautiful"

Egan reports that the Budget Travel Magazine is featuring an article on the "10 most beautiful churches." Among them is the 12th century Borgund stave church in Borgund Norway, a well-preserved example of "the integration of Christianity with Norse culture."

Gleann Abhann Spring 2011 Coronation photos

Ebrahim reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring Coronation 2011, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

May 20th

Maria Piekneplotno to become Pelican in AEthelmearc

THLord Brandubh Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen have placed THLady Maria Piekneplotno on vigil to contemplate elecation to the order of the Pelican.

Embroidery alive and well at the Royal School of Needlework

On the April 17, 2011 edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Martha Teichner visits the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace where she gets a behind-the-scenes look at historic - and future - embroidery projects in England.

Balfars Challenge photos online

Cateline la broderesse has posted an album of photos from Balfar's Challenge, an event that took place recently in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Derian le Breton elevated to Order of the Laurel in Caid

THL Derian le Breton of Caid, a past resident of the Midrealm and An Tir, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel recently by TRM Wilhelm and Thaleia of Caid for his skills in moneying.

May 19th

Lewis Chessmen to visit Cloisters

Visitors to New York City this winter will have a rare opportunity outside of the United Kingdom to view an exhibit featuring the Lewis Chessmen.

Behind the walls of Camelot

Canada's famous Stratford Festival will present Lerner and Loewe's musical Camelot the summer of 2011. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the jewelry designers for the production. (photos)

A Burgundian masterpiece

Duran Textiles is back again with an incredible silk Burgundian gown and headdress featured in their April 2011 newsletter. (photos)

Trebuchets for schoolrooms

Michael Woods of Mountain View, California, has a vision: School children learn science by constructing and using desktop trebuchets. To that end, he has created a trebuchet project open to public support. (video & photos)

Archaeologists excavate murder in Roman England

Archaeologists have excavated the body of a young woman that they believe was killed by a Roman sword. She was found hastily buried in a shallow grave, indicating she may have been murdered.

May 18th

Felicitas Flussmullmeirn placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Crown Tourney in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, placed THLady Felicitas Flussmullmeirn on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Bardic Madness photos online

Bridget and Shava have created album of photos from Bardic Madness which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

[EAS] Clan War & RISHF Demo

HRM King Lucan calls forth the mighty fighters of our great Eastern Kingdom to show their prowess on the field.

[WES] Spring Captaincy

Come join us as we stoke the fires of Beltane and choose the mightiest Spring Champion to lead the valiant Winter's Gate militia!

Baroness Bethany Bacon elevated to Pelican in Gleann Abhann

At Gleann Abhann's recent Spring Coronation, Baroness Bethany Bacon was invited to join the Order of the Pelican at a future event of her choosing.

[NOR] ARRG X: Bribe The Judges

Come one, come all and join us for a weekend of fun and fencing! Come partake in tourneys, melees, pickups and maybe a drink or two.

[EAS] Middleground III

All are invited to Middleground III, to be held once again in beautiful western Lyndhaven, this year at the Southern Carleton Elementary School.

[DRA] Nibelungen War XIII

Nibelungen War XIII
Jul 13-17, 2011, Ortenberg, Germany

“Uns ist in alten Mæren wunders vil geseit
von Helden lobebæren, von grôzer arebeit,
von freuden, hôchgezîten, von weinen und von klagen,
von küener recken strîten muget ír nu wunder hœren sagen“.

[LOC] Stormhold A&S Collegium with Ball

What better way to enjoy winter, than indoors with your friends, learning new skills (or teaching them) in a friendly, warm environment?

[LOC] Radburne War V

It’s more war ye wanted, well ’tis more war ye shall have!

[MER] Border Raids

Join the esteemed fighters on the Field of Honor as the forces of the Meridies and Middle Kingdoms meet once again to battle at the Glendale Campground.

[ART] Uprising XXV

Uprising XXV June 14th - 19th, 2011 In the glorious Barony of One Thousand Eyes

[LOC] Winterfeast

Come join the Barony of Stormhold for its annual Winterfeast.

Early English law refelcts Anglo-Saxon agrarian heritage

According to an article by ObiterJ on the Legalweek.com website, Our legal heritage, part 1: early times and the Anglo-Saxon period, much of English law is based on legal traditions passed down through history from Anglo-Saxon times.

May 17th

Morgan Library to explore medieval costume

This summer, the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City will sponsor an exhibit of over fifty illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books showcasing fashionable clothing in Northern Europe.

Medieval industry uncovered in Suffolk, England

A construction site has revlealed evidence of of ovens and leather tanneries dating between the 12th and 16th century. They have found lime barrels as well as enough cattle horns to indicate industrial animal processing.

May 16th

Isenwulf and Rosalinda new Heirs to AEthelmearc Throne

William Freskyn Murray reports that Sir Isenwulf Thorolfsonne was the victor in the May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Isenwulf was inspired by Lady Rosalinda of Castile.

Ashikaga Hiromoto wins Gleann Abhann Spring 2011 Crown Tournament

Gwyneth reports that Ashikaga Hiromoto was the winner of the May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Sir Vladimir Radescu new Prince of Northshield

On the Northshield website, it has been reported that Vladimir Radescu was the winner of the Kingdom's May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament. Sir Vladimir was inspired in his endeavor by Her Excellency Petanella Fitzallen.