Archive - Aug 30, 2012

Rebecca Beaumont offered elevation to Pelican

Thyri reports that Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena of the Kingdom of Calontir have placed Rebecca Beaumont on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Celibacy resisted in medieval Church

Celibacy for Christian clerics was not required until the 10th century, and new research reveals that resistance was widespread.

The truth about "really dirty Vikings"

Many movies and books portray Vikings as "really dirty savages who wore horned helmets," but the website ScienceNordic sets the record straight with the educational article What Vikings really looked like.

Pennsic 41 Photos from Ursus of Anglesey

 Ursus of Anglesey has begun posting Pennsic pictures from Pennsic War XLI to his online gallery.

Three galleries from the early days, Saturday and Sunday are now on-line, with more coming.