Archive - May 24, 2006 - Story

White Monks May Have Pursued Alchemy

An alembic found at a remote North Yorkshire monastery may be evidence that Cistercian monks were involved in the arcane quest to make gold from base metal.

Eight New British Knights Installed in 12th Century Ceremony

England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.

Count Sir Amalric Victorious in An Tir Crown Tournament

Her Grace, Duchess Angharad Drakenhefd reports that 99 combatants took the field on May 20 in the An Tir Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Ambergard (Moses Lake, WA). Count Sir Amalric Blackhart, "inspired beyond belief" by his consort, Countess Caia Snowden, overcame all comers to become the next Crown Prince of An Tir.

Sting to Release Album of Lute Music

Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.