Archive - Jun 18, 2012

New Laurel in the West Kingdom

Their Majesties Hauoc and Mina elevated Muriel von Schreken to the Order of the Laurel at the Kingdom A&S Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

Husband honors wife with burning Viking boat

“I loved her very much, she wished for that sort of funeral, so that’s what she got," said Francis Mulcahy about the Norse funeral he arranged for his recently-deceased wife. Francis constructed a replica longboat to carry wife Karine's ashes as a fitting farewell.

The Tudor court from Cromwell's point of view

Henry VIII and his succession of wives continue to capture the imaginations of historians and readers of history. Now, a new novel, Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, follows the life, trial and death of Anne Boleyn and the involvement of Thomas Cromwell. Peter Green of The Book blog has a review.

Double Wars 2012 photos online

Lia de Thornegge reports that there have been several photo albums posted from the recent Double Wars event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Lia's photos may be viewed on Flickr.

British couple share passion for history

Tony and Claire Thorpe of Dorset, England should never have met. He's a "heathen warrior in chain mail armour," and she's a World War II French nurse.