BEING the Investiture of Mistress Marion del Okes and Don Collin Monro of Tadcaster, AND featuring the Inaugural Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship AS WELL AS Fighting, Fencing, Feasting AND Mithgiladan's Grand Challenge, all good Gentles are invited to join the Barony of Iron Bog on this most Auspicious Day.
Are you interested in about something before the year 1000? Come learn! If there is something you want to learn that we haven't scheduled yet, let me know and I will try to find a teacher. We have some great classes, and more in the works. Come be a part of the fun!
Come join the Shire of Arenal for a trip through the Medieval Germanic tribes' Midvinterblot (Midwinter Festivals.) Midvinterblot. January 20-22, 2012 at the WOW Camp River Springs, Alabama, R.R # 1, McKenzie, AL
The recent Court of Their Majesties Isenwulf and Rosalinda, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, held at the Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture, was a busy one with the investiture of the new Baron and Baroness of Rhydderich Hael and the creation of two new Peers.
Laws in the United States are supposed to take their legal precedent from the Constitution of the United States, but a new law proposed by Republicans in New Hampshire would require all legislation find its origin in the 800-year-old Magna Carta.
For the first time in 125 years, the Glastonbury Grace Cup, a 16th century, carved oak tankard, believed to have once belonged to the abbots of Glastonbury, is on display until January 31, 2012 in the abbey museum. (photo)
Pirates have invaded Ardanroe!! Come join us as we celebrate pirates and the gold they spend in our realm. Activities include Laurel sponsored TOC tournament, three person team ship battles, Regional A&S faire, Youth TOC, The Quest for the Parrot, a “Grog" competition and much more.
The Barony of Delftwood is pleased to present Delftwood's Deadly Carnival! The theme for the event is a pre-lenten carnival festival. There will be multiple fencing tournaments, a fashion show/costume contest and dancing with live music to enjoy. There will be a feast presented by Sir Murdoch Bayne.
Their Highnesses Varyag and Trava, Prince and Princess of Oertha, cordially invite all to come bear witness to the tournament that will temper the sword that will become Their Successors to the Coronets of Oertha!
A paper by Patricia L. Crown, of the Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and W. Jeffrey Hurst, of The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, published on the PNAS website, explores the evidence of the use of cacao in the 11th and 12th centuries in the American Southwest.
Pennsic XLI is going to be different from any Pennsic before it. For the first time, the traditional opponents, the East Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, will be fighting as allies, against AEthelmearc, in whose lands Pennsic lies, and Atlantia.
An unassuming building with an interesting chimney in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, may be “potentially one of the most exciting urban archaeological discoveries in Ireland in recent years.” The building, currently under restoration, is believed to be Ireland’s earliest surviving example of a timber framed house. (photo)
The history and art of Great Britain can be traced by the paintings on its church walls. Now interested parties may not have to travel to review the country's glorious wallpaintings, but can study them online thanks to the efforts of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Most people associate PTSD with modern warfare, but a new study shows that not only were the Middle Ages not as violet as previously believed, but that knights engaged in violent activities suffered from stress.
Workers from United Utilities in the village of Barley, England, were "stunned" to discover a well-preserved 17th century cottage during a construction project. The cottage included the bones of a cat found inside a wall, possibly put there to ward off evil spirits.
Love your sports team? Show it in chainmail! That's what San Jose Sharks fan "Metal Mind" did with the creation of a chainmail Sharks jersey constructed of 23,000 rings of anodized aluminum dyed in the colors of the hockey team. (photos)
In a recent interview, NPR's Robert Siegel investigates the magic of stilt-walking, including the 600-year-old tradition of stilt-jousting in the city of Namur, Belgium. The story is available in print and audio.
Archaeologists working on a dig in Chatham, England have confirmed that a dockyard dating to the time oif Henry VIII existed on the site of the Command House pub on the banks of River Medway. Officials hope to make a bid to declare the dockyard a World Heritage site.
It has been a busy year for archaeologists in Sozopol on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, where recently the remains of a 13th century church and the eastern gate of the ancient city fortress were discovered.
Chad White reports that the photos from the self-service photo booth at the Barony of the Flame's 40th Annual Christmas Tourney, which took place recently in the Middle Kingdom, are now available to view on Flickr.
In the 7th through 10th centuries, two super powers ruled Eastern Europe: Byzantium, "bulwark of Christendom in the east," and the Arab empire, but some historians name a third. Khazaria, a Jewish kingdom, played a crucial a part in the stemming of the Arab advance into Europe. (map)