Archive - Oct 30, 2012

The passion of Elizabeth Dacre

Women were rarely recognized as poets in Tudor England, but the chance discovery of a love poem by Elizabeth Dacre to Sir Anthony Coke has given new insight into courtly love in Elizabeth I's time. Dr. Elaine Treharne of Stanford University discusses the poem in podcast for WAMC's Academic Minute.

Aethelmearc Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament of Khan Khalek and Khatun Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

First Pennsic Cryptogram Solved

The first of  a set of cryptograms from Pennsic has been solved.  Sir Ephraim ben Shlomo (Middle) successfully deciphered one of the puzzles to reveal the text on the flyer of the original May Day Party.