Archive - Jul 28, 2011

[CAL] Fall Festival and Fyrd Challenge

It's 1066 and Puddleferd, the town of the Heights, and their Fall Festival is under threat of Viking attack. Harold has ridden north with his Huscarls and left his Fyrd to defend the southern rivers. We invite you to help defend Puddleferd.

Tournament of the Phoenix

Since 2007, WorldJoust Tournaments has sponsored chivalric contests of unequaled pageantry, competition and excitement. This year we welcome 8 of the world's top tournamenters, hailing from England, Poland, and the US.

[WES] Baroness’ Champion

Come ye to honor Selviergard's Baroness. She has asked that all fighters answer Her call to a "bear pit" style tournament that will be held to determine Her Champion.

33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum call for papers

On April 20-21, 2012, Plymouth State University in central New Hampshire, will host the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. The Forum is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.

[WES] Midsummer Feast

Our Barony will be celebrating our Midsummer Feast on Saturday, August 6th. There will also be contests for our next Baronial Rapier Champion and for the Bard of Fett Burg. 

From Anglo-Saxons to the Internet in 10 minutes

Open University has created a series of 10 short videos chronicling the history of the English language. The series, found on YouTube, is entitled The History of English in Ten Minutes.

Medieval ship found in Swedish waters

The intact shipwreck of a cog, a ship used in the Baltic between the 12th and 14th centuries, has been discovered off the island of Gotland. The ship was discovered during a sonar survey and may be one of the oldest intact wrecks ever found.

Artisans Row at Pennsic 40

THLady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn invites all attendees of the upcoming Pennsic War to see a preview of the activities to be held on the Artisans Row there by visiting the Artisans Row web site. Everyone is encouraged to visit Artisans Row (Pennsic University tents #4, #5 and #6) while they are at War.