Archive - 2012

March 21st

[MER] Regional Fighter Practice

The shire of Crimson River invites you to attend a regional fighter practice Sunday, April 8, 2012, from noon-6pm. We'll be meeting at McGregor Park, downtown, along the Cumberland River in Clarksville, TN.

[OUT] Grand Outlandish

You are cordially invited to join their Excellencies Otto and Elisee at Grand Outlandish 39. Days full of tournaments, competitions, arts and sciences, archery, and classes will lead to nights of bardics and revelry.

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XXIII

It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXIII. We will be mustering once again at Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

Iberian Swordplay Seminar

Gallowglass Academy presents: The Iberian Swordplay Seminar, April 21-22, 2012. Single-handed sword and Greatsword with Eric Myers - Master at Arms and Puck Curtis - Master at Arms

[ATE] Highlands War XVIII

Four thousand Roman soldiers, the distinguished Ninth Legion, marched into the north to subdue the rebellious Picts.  None ever returned.  Hadrian's Wall, was then built by soldiers of the Second, Sixth and Twentieth Legions to keep Romans separate from the barbarians.

[NOR] Cross and Compass

Please come join us for Cross and Compass: The War of the Roses 2012. Archery, Armored Combat, Classes, Equestrian, Youth Activities

[EAL] Crown Tournament

As Winter turns to Spring, Ealdormere will be graced with warm sun and soft breezes.  Gentles of the Kingdom will want to know that the Line of the North is Secure. Come one and all to TRM Edward and Rylyn's Crown Tournament! To be held in Their Canton of Caer Draeth

[WES] Fool's Tourney

Please join the Barony of Tarnmist for Fool's Tourney, a day of frivolity and complete silliness. Let your inner Jester come out and play. We'll be sharing a potluck dinner.

[LOC] Flametree Ball

The Shire of Adora invites you to the 14th Flametree Ball, to be held on the last weekend of May 2012 in Wollongong, New South Wales.

Irish Myth presentation at Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art

"Irish Myth and the Sacred Landscape" is the title of a presentation being given at the Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art on April 20 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

New Discoveries inside York Minster

Recent excavation for a "lift" inside York Minster has turned up the remains of 50 bodies in a charnel pit that probably dates back to the 12th century.

March 20th

Artifacts push back timeline on Spanish Colorado

Recent archaeological discoveries indicate the Spanish search for gold may have taken them into Colorado much earlier than previously thought.

Rethinking the hydration paradigm

With War Season upon us, many thoughts turn to how to survive - and enjoy - the next large camping event. Friar Galen of Ockham, OP, a physician in the modern world, offers some information on hydration and how it really works.

East Kingdom's Noisemakers photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from Noisemakers which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

March 19th

Christopher FitzArthur of Walland Marsh to be Knighted in Atenveldt

Magdalen reports that Thegn Christopher FitzArthur of Walland Marsh has been offered Knighthood from Their Majesties Craven and Elzbieta of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Baroness Amalia Zavattini placed on vigil in Ansteorra

Ameline Dubois reports that Their Majesties Aaron MacGregor and Amelot Lisette of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have placed Baroness Amalia Zavattini on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Endewearde's Tourney of Love photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from the Tourney of Love in the Shire of  Endewearde in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on her Kodak Gallery website.

March 18th

11th century penny found in Gloucester, England

Maureen Jones has found a treasure. The metal detector enthusiast discovered a hammered silver coin dating to the time of William the Conqueror while searching a Gloucester field in November 2011. (photo)

Walking Roman London

Visitors to London may be interested in the Secret City Tour, a walking tour of London's Roman past, including the remains of the Roman fort and Roman city wall, built around 200 CE.

The search for lost technologies

For centuries, historians and scientists have bemoaned the loss of ancient technologies such as Greek fire and Damascus steel. In an article for io9.com, Alasdair Wilkins discusses both lost technologies, as well as the lost Apollo mission schematics.

March 17th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for march 2012.

[DRA] Midsummer Coronation

The Canton of Poukka welcomes you to celebrate the Coronation of our new King and Queen. You will have four days to enjoy fighting, arts, eating and all the other nice things. Welcome!

[EAS] Novice Schola

The Barony of Bergental welcomes all, novice and experts alike.  Come and learn or share your knowledge by way of teaching!  This event is open to all who wish to learn of things medieval. 

[AET] Queen's Rapier Championship / Debatable Lands Birthday

The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands invites one and all to celebrate the epic battle to find the next Queen's Rapier Champion and...our Baronial Birthday!

[AET] Spring Thing

Have you ever been called a deluder, equivocator, fabler, fabricator of tales, fibber or trickster?  Surely there are those among us who've been labeled a bag of wind, blatherskite, boaster, gasbag, know-it-all or hotshot?  What about a bandit, kleptomaniac, pilferer, porch climber, spider or swindler?

The case for women Vikings

On her blog Bones Don't Lie, mortuary archaeologist Katy M. Meyers discusses proof of Viking women warriors in the 9th and 10th centuries in the form of swords found in female burial mounds. (photos)

March 16th

Passing of Master Tirloch of Tallaght in Atlantia

Master Tirloch of Tallaght, Albus Ursus Herald in the Kingdom of Atlantia and former Society Treasurer, passed from this world on March 12, 2012.

Excerpts from "A history of Ireland in 100 objects"

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here is a selection of some of the many medieval artifacts featured in The Irish Time's column A history of Ireland in 100 objects.

Landsknechte to hold re-enactment in Germany

Landsknechte from around the world will gather in April for the Second International Landsknecht Hurra 2012 to be held in Oberzollhaus, Germany. The event has been created for members of Landsknecht.org.

East Kingdom to host Anglo Saxon Coronation

Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing, of the East Kingdom, reports that the April 14, 2012 Coronation of Kenric and Avelina will feature an authentic Anglo-Saxon ceremony.