Archive - 2011

February 24th

Spring Market 2011

The Re enactors market is the largest European forum for manufacturers and traders producing goods for re-enactors, historical interpreters and the heritage industry.

[EAL] Late Winter Shoot

The Canton of Petrea Thule is pleased to announce the annual Late Winter Shoot to be held Saturday March 19, 2011 at the Peterborough Fish & Game Club • 608 Division Road, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

[MID] Spring Training - CANCELLED

Due to an electrical power outage at the event location combined with excessive rain, Spring Training in
Rivenvale for this weekend has been CANCELED. We hope to see you all in the fall at Saxon Summer!

Victors in the Third Coronet Lists of Insulae Draconis

This Saturday past, the Principality of Insulae Draconis held its third coronet lists. All combatants met in a round robin tourney, facing each opponent for the best two of three bouts.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2011.

February 23rd


Those creative cooks out there will want to try the latest recipes for such gourmet fare is Peepshi or Peepza, both containing one major ingredient: peeps! (photos)

[DRA] Summer Coronation/Battle of Brothers

Drachenwald welcomes all good gentles to the Coronation of the Royal Heirs of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, 17-19 June 2011. Along with Coronation, the event will feature a Battle of Brothers between armies of the two principalities of Drachenwald and the fighters of the Central and Southern Region.

African soldier chose retirement in Stratford

Sometime in the 4th century, an Roman soldier of African descent picked Stratford-upon-Avon as a place to retire. The soldier's remains were discovered in 2009.

Rhodri ap Hywel to become Laurel in Calontir

Ines Alfon reports that Their Majesties Ashir and Maerwynn of the Kingdom of Calontir have offered Rhodri ap Hywel admittance to the Order of the Laurel. The vigiling took place at the recent Clothier's Seminar.

February 22nd

Lyondemere-Gyldenholt Yule and Unbelted 2011 photos online

Fausta reports that she has created photo album for Lyondemere-Gyldenholt Yule and Unbelted 2011 events which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

Free "Archaeology of York" downloads

Several books in the Archaeology of York series are now available to download for free in PDF format. The books are out of print.

THL Vladimir Radescu placed on vigil in Northshield

Shava reports that Their Majesties Hrodir and Anne of the Kingdom of Northshield have placed THL Vladimir Radescu on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

Maybe it's not so good to be the king

A new study shows that being king gives one a 700 times greater chance of dying a violent death than being an ordinary subject. The research was carried out by Manuel Eisner, professor of comparative and developmental criminology at Cambridge, and a specialist in the study of violent crime.

February 21st

14th century tales of Jean Froissart online

Steve Muhlberger (Duke Finvarr de Taahe of the Kingdom of Ealdormere) of the Department of History at Nipissing University has posted several tales, in English, written by Jean Froissart in the 14th century. The stories, which include romance, poetry and history, were aimed at an aristocratic audience.

New film set to spark interest in Hadrian's Wall

The mystery of Rome's "lost legion" has mystified historians for centuries. Now a new young-adult film, along with a redesigned Roman museum, may revive interest in Hadrian's Wall.

Combatants announced for Atenveldt Crown Tournament

At the request of the Kingdom Seneschal, Seamus has posted the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

February 20th

Huge copy of the Koran to be digitized

A 500-year-old, handwritten copy of the Koran, owned by the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library, has been scheduled to be digitized and available online. The manuscript is the size of a large-screen television, and it is too fragile to be displayed. (photos)

Vikings live on in Northwest England

A team of British researchers has recently concluded that Vikings are "alive and well and living in the North West of England." The results of their study have been published in a new book, Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project.

February 19th

Bog body research needed, says Danish scholar

For centuries, scholars have debated the origins of bodies discovered mummified in murky swamps throughout northern Europe spurring calls for further investigation.

Illinois college students to explore "day-to-day life in the Roman courtyside"

A team of Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois) professors and their students will spend the summer studying Tall Dhiban, an archeological site near the modern town of Dhiban in west-central Jordan.

Polderslot Winterfe(a)st photos online

Vrank reports that he has created an album of photos from Polderslot Winterf(e)ast, which took place recently in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

February 18th

Embroidery tutorial online

On the Rock, Sea & Sarah blog, Sarah offers a tutorial for many hand embroidery stitches. Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials lets visitors subscribe to get updates on the stitches offered.

“Shanty town” excavation answers questions about late Roman Britain

Archaeological excavation by a team from the University of Durham in Bowes, England has given reasearchers new insight into civilian life around a Roman fort near the end of the Roman era. The vicus, or “shanty town,” would have survived longer than a military installation.

Borders to close over 200 stores

Borders, the second largest bookstore chain in the United States, has filled Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close at least 200 of its 642 stores. The company cites competition from such companies as Wal-Mart and as the reason for the bankruptcy.

February 17th

[OUT] Outlands Crown Tournament

Outlands Crown Tournament Saturday, March 12 & Sunday 13, 2011 Barony of Caerthe. Quint Valley Fair Grounds, Byers Colorado. Site opens at  9 AM for set up.

[MER] Wine List XXI

Wine List has always celebrated the joys of martial prowess and adult beverages, and this year is no exception.  We have a great new WET site with heated halls and tenting space galore.

[CAI] Mons Draconis Anniversary

Mons Draconis Anniversary/Dreiburgen Spring Tourney on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The Return of the Plague Rats!! The Plague Rats will be present again to hary the flower of Caiden Chivalry, tormenting the fighters as they contest for the Glory of becoming Champion of the Canton of Mons Draconis.

[ANT] Shittimwoode Almost-Spring Ithra

The University of Ithra provides a place for those interested in Medieval Arts & Sciences to explore and further their learning.

[EAS] Felding Winter Ball

The Ladies of Felding like to dance. So they invite all and sundry to join them and the Waytes of Carolingia at a Winter Ball, to bring cheer into this cold month with lively music and dance.

[EAL] Break the Back of Winter

Come one and all to the Wilds of Greyfells to experience a day of ferocious fun and fellowship. We will gather together to sing the splendour of spring and celebrate earths finest fauna, real, mythological and heraldic!