Archive - 2012

October 18th

[MID] Midrealm Crown Tournament

The Canton of Rimsholt invites you to The Crown Tournament of Their Royal Majesties Dag & AnneMarie Saturday October 20, 2012 9am - 10pm

[OUT] Dragonsspine Arts & Sciences

Good people of Dragonsspine (and anyone else with wonderful projects to share) it’s time once again to show us your talents. Come vie for the Arts & Sciences Champion of Dragonsspine (remember you have to live here to be champion) or just show off those wonderful things you’ve been working on in the Display portion of the competition.

[WES] Agincourt Shoot

Join the Province of the Silver Desert as we once again celebrate the battle of Agincourt with a really fun Archery event. Can you really shoot as well as the average period archer? Can the duck be hit this year?

Oliver Mordrake named Pelican in the Outlands

Seuilla DeCordoba reports that Their Majesties Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands have offered THL Oliver Mordrake admittance into the Order of the Pelican.

[EAL] Feast of the Hare 33

Feast of the Hare 33

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies.

[CAI] Winter Weekend 2013

The Barony of Calafia is proud to host Winter Weekend 2013 at the DeBenneville Pines Conference Center in the San Bernardino Mountains, 41750 W. Jenks Lake Road, Angeles Oaks, CA.  The event starts Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5 PM and ends Monday January 21, 2013, 12 noon. 

[ATL] T'N'T 13 J

Join the Barony of Bright Hills on October 27th, for TnT13J Turnips and Thingies! In addition to the fun and merriment Martial and A&S activities will be held to choose our Baronial Champions.

[OUT] Aarquelle Defender

Join us for Aarquelle's annual Defender Tournament. We will have Heavy, Light and Archery events to help us choose our champions for the next Year. We will have prizes for the overall winners in each tournament. The highest placing Aarquellian in each tournament will win the Defender baldric.

[LOC] Baldivis Demo & Championship List

The Shire of Dragons Bay shall hold on this day a list to determine who shall be the 4th Champion of the Sword. Those wishing to enter shall be accompanied by the person who inspires them this day or be able to name such a person, be armed and equipped as suits a warrior of Locahc, shall make such as display of heraldry as is within their means and be resident within the Shire or failing this be publicly acknowledged by an armiger of the Shire as an active and contributing participant.

[CAI] Black Oak Lodge 2013

With the winter swift approaching the Shire of Darach raises a call to arms asking all those who would brave the harrowing winter chill to join us in defending the newly christened halls of our Black Oak Lodge 2.0 from an impending ice weasel invasion. We have warm beds and hot

Masculinity in the Middle Ages

Dr Pat Cullum and Dr Katherine Lewis of the University of Huddersfield are hoping to learn more about what it meant to be a man in the Middle Ages. To foster scholarship, the two professor have created a new network, called the Bishop's Eye.

October 17th

[WES] A German Michaelmas!

Glücklich Festtag! (Happy Feast Day!) The winds of the Arctic are blowing from the North and the season of Harvest is drawing to a close. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20th, at the GoldStream Community Center near Fairbanks, as Winter’s Gate celebrates the fruits of Harvest with a
feast in the style of Medieval Germany.

[EAL] Ealdormere Crown Tourney XXX

The Barony of Rising Waters is pleased to host Ealdormere Crown Tourney XXX

Exhibit honors founder of Metropolitan Museum of Art's armor collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is putting on  show  “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” in honor of the founding curator, Bashford Dean, of their medieval arms and armor collection.

October 16th

Application Extension - Corporate Treasurer

Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer has been extended until December 30, 2012.

Application Extension - Society President

Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Society President has been extended until December 30, 2012.

October 15th

Anthropologist analyzes effects of the Black Death

USC professor Sharon DeWitte is steeped in death, specifically the Black Death that ravaged Europe during the 14th century. DeWitte is studying how conditions in Europe before and after the plague and the effects of the disease on the lifespan of survivors changed life in medieval Europe.

Archaeologists hope to recover medieval shipwreck in the Danube

The blue Danube's not-very-blue waters are a hindrance to Hungarian archaeologists seeking to investigate a newly-discovered medieval shipwreck in the river 18 miles north of Budapest. The Danube connected much of Europe in the Middle Ages, but was hazardous to navigate.

October 14th

Dwynwen's church to be restored

Santes Dwynwen, daughter of Welsh King Brychan Brycheiniog, who died in the 5th century, is considered the patron saint of Welsh lovers. Now a ruined church at Llanddwyn on Anglesey has been scheduled for restoration.

Oxfordshire Museum displays Anglo Saxon brooch

Until the end of December, 2012, the Oxfordshire Museum is proudly exhibiting a 7th century garnet and gold brooch discovered in a woman's grave in Oxfordshire in 2009. (photo)

Port near Birka larger than previously believed

Marine archaeologists working at a port near the ancient village of Birka, Sweden believe the port was larger than previously believed and may show evidence of the exensive trade system of the Norse.

October 13th

York Mystery Plays community project

"At times you feel like you're looking at a huge film set with masses of people on stage, all pulling in the same direction, creating big pictures," says director Paul Burbridge about a new production of the 14th century York Mystery Plays.

EMERAUDE, a magazine for poetry and fiction, open for submissions

EMERAUDE (ISSN 2169-0952), a magazine for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of interest to the Living History community, has reopened for submissions.

Henry VIII's Crown and Pew

Henry VIII's crown has been recreated for display at Hampton Court in the newly restored "Royal Pew" in the Chapel Royal.

October 12th

Roman border walls

Most students of Roman history are familiar with Hadrian's Wall in northern Britain, but Roman border walls can be found throughout what was once the Roman Empire. Andrew Curry of National Geographic Magazine has the feature story.

Early Irish monastery discovery "beyond wildest dreams"

Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of an early medieval monastery in Carrowmore, Co Donegal, Ireland. The site was previously known as an early Christian settlement, but the discovery of a circular boundary wall leads experts to believe that a monastery was located there.

Saxon "paupers' cemetery" found under British construction site

The remains of a 9th-10th century church and its graveyard have been discovered during construction along the Ipswich, England waterfront. 300 graves, consisting largely of very old and very young bodies, were found, exceeding the expectations of researchers who knew that a church might exist on the site.

New study shows Scotland "one of the most diverse nations on earth"

Conventional wisdom states that most of the Scottish population stems from Scots, Celtic, Viking and Irish ancestry, but a new DNA study shows something quite interesting. Many Scots carry genetics originating in West African, Arabian, south-east Asian and Siberia.

October 11th

Duchess Onora inghean mhic Chathain elevated to Pelican

Duchess Onora inghean mhic Chathain was set on vigil for the Pelican during the last court of TRM Uther and Kenna, in Gleann Abhann.