Archive

February 20th, 2004

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.

February 15th

Drachenwald Heraldic Submissions Database

Guntram, Albion Herald for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Kingdom's Heraldic Submissions Database is now fully operational.

Vikings Cavort at Lochac's Valhalla-fire and Ragnaroc Party

Vikings beware! Photos from the Valhalla-fire and Ragnaroc party at the recent Canterbury Faire in Christchurch, NZ, may send you screaming for your longships!

Natural Plastic Discovered by Leonard Da Vinci

Discovery News: Alessandro Vezzosi recently discovered a recipe for natural plastic in the drawings and notes of Renaissance genius Leonard da Vinci.

February 14th

New Study Claims Catapult-Makers Were Celebrities

National Geographic: Serafina Cuomo, of Imperial College London's Centre for the History of Science, has written an article for the February 6, 2004 issue of "Science" claiming that catapult-makers were the "rock stars" of antiquity.

Preserving Jefferson's Gardens and Landscapes

Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, and the University of Virginia will again be co-sponsoring a workshop on historic landscaping.

Full Contact Medieval Combat Tourney at Fayre

Press Release: Eight contestants, competing for (UK)

February 13th

6th Century Comet Linked to Plague and Crop Failure

Cardiff University: Scientists at Cardiff University have new theories about a 6th century comet which may have collided with the Earth.

And Now, an Austrian Fling?

Archaeological discoveries in Austria give merit to claims that Austrians invented tartan kilts.

February 12th

New Exhibit on Domestic Depictions at the Toledo Museum of Art

"The Domestic Scene: Views of Culture from the Toledo Museum of Art" will be on display in the Graphic Arts Galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, until May 9, 2004.

Medieval Ring Declared Treasure Trove

Isle of Wight County Press: A medieval silver ring found on the Isle of Wight has been officially declared a "treasure trove," which allows the Isle of Wight Council to purchase it for display on the island.

Dame Aoife's Links on Espionage and Warfare

Dame Aoife's weekly links list presents seventeen selected web sites with information about spying, strategy, and tactics in the Middle Ages.

February 11th

Photos from Oertha's Brigid's Feast Online

Photos from the Brigid's Feast event held February 7, 2004 in the Shire of Ravensfjord are now available online.

Glyndwr Leads "Welsh Heroes" Poll

Shropshire Star: Fifteenth-century Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr is gaining a majority of the votes in an online poll for the greatest Welsh heroes of all time.

Re-Enactors Invited to Living History Fair

Twice a year, re-enactors are invited to attend or take part in England's National Living History Fair. The next one is February 20-22, 2004 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

February 11th

Barony of Hidden Mountain to Celebrate Twenty Years Strong

The Barony of Hidden Mountain in the Kingdom of Atlantia will celebrate its Twentieth Year Birthday and the Investiture of a new Baron and Baroness on April 23-25.

"Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance" Comes to PBS

The rise of the Medici Family and its "creation" of the Renaissance is the subject of a four-hour series to begin airing on PBS February 11, 2004.

Medici Assassination Solved

Pravda: Marcello Simonetti has published the text of a 15th century coded letter in The Italian Historical Archives which solves the mystery of the murder of Juliano de Medici in 1478.