Archive

February 27th, 2004

14th Century Silver Pendant Found in Nottingham

This Is Nottingham: Metal-detecting hobbyist Thomas Wallace found a 14th century silver pendant inscribed with the initials A and W (likely a reference to the Alpha and Omega) in a field in Nottingham.

February 26th

Have Vikings Gotten a Bad Rap?

National Geographic: In an article for "National Geographic," reporter Stefan Lovgren looks at new research that proves Vikings were into more than raping and pillaging.

2,000-Year-Old Water Main Still Working

A 100-foot stretch of pipe, which once fed the Roman fort at Vindolanda, was unearthed recently and discovered to be still working.

February 25th

Studying the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

New Theory on Darnley's Murder Published

Sunday Herald: Dame Muriel Spark's new book puts forward the theory that Joseph Riccio, brother of David Riccio, was responsible for the murder of Lord Henry Stuart Darnley, Mary's second husband.

February 24th

Tunnel Under Stonehenge Planned

A public inquiry has been opened to study government plans to build a traffic tunnel under Stonehenge.

Erik Schmid, the "Mail" Man

St. Cloud Times News: Through first-hand research and hours of trial and error, Erik Schmid has accomplished something few people have: created accurate reproductions of historical examples of mail garments from the Medieval and Classical periods.

February 23rd

Tourney of Ymir Photos Online

Photos by Lord Steven of the recent Ymir event in Atlantia are now available online.

Scotland's First "Suburb" Found in Ayrshire

The Independent: Archaeologists are working to uncover the remains of a medieval settlement, as well as an earlier Stone Age settlement, a short ways from the existing village of Dreghorn.

While on Vacation, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

The medieval pest commonly known as the bedbug is making a comeback, thanks in part to increased travel.

February 22nd

New Heirs for the Kingdom of Trimaris

At the Spring of Crown Tourney of Trimaris on February 20-22, Heirs to the Thrones were determined.

Three New Peers Elevated in Atlantia

At the Tourney of Ymir, which took place February 13-15, 2004 in the Kingdom of Atlantia, three new peers were elevated.

Virtual Reality Brings the Hagia Sofia to Life

The trend toward virtual reality exhibits will give many more people access to the museum experience according to a recent BBC article.

Viking Settlement Discovery Delays Cork Construction

UTV: Plans for student housing and a carpark in the center of Cork, Ireland are on hold after the discovery of a Viking ship.

February 21st

Windfarm Development Stalls Due to Archeological Finds

Oldham Advertiser: A local archaeological trust has objected to the construction of wind turbines on Denshaw Moor, a site which includes two medieval iron-smelting furnaces.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Subject

John Marvin Jacek Rogers, son of Baron Daniel Lightfoot and Baroness Una the Bashful, was born February 19, 2004 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

Further Information on "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin" Publication

More information on the Dublin headcoverings can be found in a book by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett, (2003), "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin".

February 20th

Knight's Oath Sold on eBay

A modern reproduction of a medieval knight's oath was recently open for auction on eBay.

Gulf Wars to Hold Brewers' Competition

The brewers of the Known World are invited to compete in the first ever Brewer's Competition At Gulf Wars. The event will be sponsored by the Dragons Breath Brewers Guild Of Trimaris.

Midrealm to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at Kingdom A&S Fair

Lady Meliora, Middle Kingdom Historian, has announced that the Middle Kingdom will celebrate its 35th anniversary in conjunction with the Kingdom A&S Fair, Saturday, May 29, 2004 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes.

February 19th

Estrella War Photo Album Available

Godfrey von Rhienfels, from Atenveldt, has posted an extensive photo album from the recent Estrella War.

Free Scholars Raise Thousands for Cancer Society

At a recent tourney, the Free Scholars of the Kingdom of Atlantia raised over US$3000 for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

February 18th

Medieval versus Modern English

Curious as to how the meanings of words have changed over the centuries? Check out Lori's website, which offers her comparisons between medieval and modern.

Chirurgeons Seeking Service Input

Mistress Aine, Deputy to the Pennsic War Chirurgeon, is seeking input from non-chirurgeons to improve service at Chirurgeon's Point.

February 17th

The Vinland Map

Washington Post: A new article discusses the so-called Vinland Map, which may date to the 15th century, and the debate over its authenticity.

Kingdom Of Acre Invites All to Join for "Viking Wars"

The Kingdom of Acre, "a group dedicated to the education, understanding and appreciation of the Middle Ages," invites members and guests to attend "Viking Wars" on February 28, 2004.

Good News from Estrella War

Baroness Katharine of Kate Hall reports highlights from this year's Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

February 16th

Beowulf Chosen for "East Kingdom Reads"

The "One Kingdom - One Book" project taking place in the East Kingdom has chosen "Beowulf" for its first book.

Calming a Savage Breast

According to William Congreve, "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast," so readers will want to calm themselves by checking out Dame Aoife's music links.

Barony Lends Helping Hand at Homeless Shelter

Roaring Wastes: Iasmin de Cordoba, Baroness Roaring Wastes of the Middle Kingdom, announced that volunteers from the barony would help prepare meals at a homeless shelter.