Archive - May 5, 2006 - Story

Today in the Middle Ages: May 5, 1260

On May 5, 1260, Kublai Khan was unanimously elected Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

Swallowfield Manor in Berkshire for Sale

Swallowfield Manor, a 17th century house with moated 13th century gardens bordering the River Loddon, is for sale.

Two Books Give New Framework for European History

R. I. Moore reviews Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, by Chris Wickham, and Europe After Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000, by Julia M. H. Smith.

Portland Art Museum hosts exhibit of Renaissance art from Brescia

"Great Painters in Brescia From the Renaissance to the 18th Century" will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Oregon, through September 17.

Photos from Folcland Fest

Folo has posted photos from Micel Folcland's first independent event which took place recently in Vermillion County, Illinois. Micel Folcland is associated with Regia Anglorum, a living history group which re-creates British history.