Archive - May 2012

May 9th

New Knight and Laurel in the Outlands

Mistress Rozsa reports that Thegn Felix Sniumi and Biket filla Benjamin de Canterbury were recently placed on vigil by Their Majesties Kynan and Gilliana. Both sat vigils at FoxRyde.

Glaslyn's Defender 2012 photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn's Defender 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Medieval Estonian documents go online

The oldest written documents in Estonia are now online thanks to a joint project between the Estonian State Archives and the Estonian History Museum. The oldest documents data from the mid 13th century.

May 8th

Atlantia's Defending the Gate Photos available for viewing

Lord William "Cookie" Barfoot would like to share his photos of the Defending the Gate 2012 with the Known World.

Bayard the Turner placed on vigil in Northshield

Kolfinna Hrafnkelsdottir, Aegis Herald for the Kingdom of Northshield, reports that Their Majesties Wulfgar and Devon have placed THL Bayard the Turner on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

USA Competing for first time in the Battle of the Nations

Armored combatants from 12 countries have travelled to Poland to take part in the Battle of Nations competition.

May 7th

Controversial restoration of da Vinci's last painting completed

Over the past 18 months, the art world has held its collective breath to see the results of the Louvre's restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's last work The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, but the wait is now over. (photo)

Two Peers made in the Outlands

Master Adam Stedefast, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Royal Majesties, Kynan and Gilliana have chosen to elevate two of Their subjects to Peerages. The elevations took place at Baronial Investiture and A Sworded Affair.

Bonfield Battle 2004 photos online

Eirik Andersen of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that he has posted historic photos from Bonfield Battle 2004. Annual event held at Finnvarr and Ragni's farm Ravenhill, in Bonfield, Ontario.

May 6th

"Disgusting attack" on York's medieval hospital appalls local police

"This is a disgusting attack on York's heritage and those responsible should be deeply ashamed," said a North Yorkshire Police spokesman about recent graffiti inscribed on the ruins of York's 12th century St Leonard's Hospital. (photo)

Oldest German runes found on comb

A second century comb, discovered several years ago in central Germany, may lead to the understanding of early Germanic languages. The carved antler comb bears the oldest engraved runes known in the area. (photo)

Estrella War Exchequer and Emergency Deputy Exchequer wanted

Mistress Morwenna, Atenveldt Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, reports that the Estrella War staff is seeking applicants for Estrella War Exchequer and Estrella War Deputy Exchequer.

May 5th

Pennsic 41 Arts & Sciences Display

Artisans and Craftspeople are once again invited to display their effort, talents & knowledge in the 15th annual Known World Arts & Sciences Display on  Monday, August 6th, at the Pennsic War.

Dreamstone video online

William Colquitt reports that he has posted a video shot at the April 21, 2012 Dreamstone Tourney which took place in the Barony of Bryn Madoc, Kingdom of Meridies. The video is available on YouTube.

Board Responds to Comments on Same-Gender Consort Proposal

Should entrants in Royal Lists be allowed to fight for a consort of the same gender? Going to the heart of one of the most visible and celebrated institutions in the Society, this question has proved to be a matter of great moment for members of the Society's governing body, as well as for the membership at large.

May 4th

Science and eggs in 17th century England

Many articles have been written about excesses in eating during Tudor and Elizabethan times. An article posted recently on phys.org entitled Take thirty Eggs, fifteen whites, beat them well? looks at some excessive egg recipes from the 17th century.

Cathedrals: "our greatest architectural glories”

In a recent article and podcast for BBC News Magazine, David Cannadine "looks at a selection of the world's cathedrals and the important contribution that they have made to the broader lives of their respective cities and countries."

[ANS] Guardian of the Tor XXI

Join us as we honor our Mothers and choose our champions in Chivalric, Rapier, Archery, and Bardic. There will be a pot luck feast Saturday evening, so please bring one of your favorite dishes to share (enough to feed you and at least 3 other people).

[NOR] Rabid Yale XII

The Shire of Coldedernhale invites all to join us at the Seawolf resort. After many years of hunting the Yale we have retired to the Seawolf resort along the mighty Missouri River.

[OUT] Bards in the Woods

A gathering has been organized for those who want to rejuvenate their spirit and inspire their art. Those who have a love of good music and food, and stories and nature, and spending time with friends and laughter are welcome to attend.

[ATE] Coronation & Champions

The day quickly approaches when we shall see our Beloved Majesties step down and celebrate the rising of a new reign. Join us May 5 & 6, 2012 for Coronation and Champions!

[CAL] Calontir Metal and Glassworkers Symposium

We'd like to invite you to the 3rd Biannual Calontir Metal and Glassworkers Symposium! Taking place August 31-Sept 3, 2012 at Puddleford (Warrenton, MO).

[NOR] ARRG XI

ARRG is back - and this one goes to eleven! Join us for a fully-loaded weekend of fun and fencing!

[LOC] Vamos a bailar

Mynydd Cynghordy presents Vamos a bailar & Collegia October 13-14, 2012.

[EAS] Carolingia Baronial Investiture

Please join us for a day of celebration in honor of our new Baron and Baroness, Fergus and Imigla (formerly Vairavi). 

[ATL] Courtier's Challenge

The Barony of Marinus challenges the Populace of Atlantia to a contest of Wit, Skill, and Charm! Who among you can claim the title of the Perfect Courtier?

[ATL] Beginner Mead Brewing Class

On Saturday, May 12, 2012 the Baronial Brewer of Ponte Alto Aveline Scargill will be hosting a beginning mead brewing class at her home in Ashburn, VA. 

[DRA] Unicorn's Inspiration

The Shire of Glen Rathlin, on behalf of Rockall the Unicorn, invites all Lords and Ladies to come and compete in games and contests of skill for the chance to become the Unicorn's Inspiration.

May 3rd

St. Johns skeletons prove to be Vikings

In 2008, 37 skeletons were discovered buried at St John's College in Oxford, England. Once believed to have been victoms of the 1002 St Brice's Day Massacre, the remains are now believed to be Viking raiders.

[DRA] Drachenwald's 20th Anniversary

Come and celebrate Midsummer Coronation and our Kingdom's 20th anniversary in comfort and style at the wonderful Ludwigstein Castle in Witzenhausen near the city of Göttingen, Germany.