Archive - May 2, 2012

Horseback archery encouraged at British mosque

One of the last things one might expect to find at a mosque would be archery practice, but for members of Woking, England's Shah Jahan Mosque, archery is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

[WES] Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Taran and Heleyne, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to Their Coronet Tournament and the selection of Their heirs by right of combat on July 21 and Their Investiture on July 22, 2012. 

[ANT] June Faire

Their Excellencies, Baron Arontius and Baroness Laurellen, invite you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of June Faire with the Barony of Dragon’s Laire! Their Royal Majesties, Ieuan and Gwyneth, will be joining us for a full weekend of festivities and camping, June 1-3, 2012.

[GLE] Candlelight Camp

Candlelight Camp "The Games We Play" May 4-6, 2012.

[ATE] Fiber Frivolity II

Please join in the fun of Fiber Frivolity II Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brazilian shipwreck may be Spanish colonial supply ship

In 2005, a team of divers with the Barra Sul Project discovered the remains of a ship off the coast of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Now they believe that vessel may have been a lost supply ship sent by Spain to build two forts on the Strait of Magellan.

[LOC] Fest der Freundschaft

Come share in our annual celebration of friendship, challenge for the title of Stegby Champion.

Remembering Jaques Loius deFroi of Northshield

Lord Jaques Loius deFroi, modernly known as Nicholas Dickhut, was known as a chivalrous and skilled warrior in the Kingdom of Northshield. On April 30, he was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the 5-20 Infantry Regiment, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.

Plastic wrap removed to reveal renovation of 13th Century castle

Roch Castle near Haverfordwest, Wales has had a UK£6m facelift  and conversion as a "corporate retreat". During the two-year renovation, the 13th century castle was "completely wrapped in plastic."

Ladies of leisure in the Renaissance

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has posted an article on pasttimes of noble ladies during the Renaissance. The article, Renaissance women at leisure, includes short descriptions, with photos, of interests such as hunting, needlework and gaming.