Archive - Dec 2007 - Story

December 4th

University of Melbourne cancels Viking Studies program

The Medievalist.net blog reports that after more than 60 years, the University of Melbourne has cancelled its Viking Studies program. The program included instruction in Viking history and the Old Norse language.

December 3rd

Pictures from Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

Cassair has posted an album of photos from the Barony of Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday revel in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Youth and teen activities at Estrella War XXIV

The Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) welcome families bringing young family members to Estrella War, and want everyone to know there's lots for the under-18 year olds to do!

Drachenwald University Nov. 2007 Photos online

Vrank, Falko von der Weser and Racaire report at the Drachenwald Mailing List that they posted their pictures from the recent Kingdom University event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16-18 November 2007).

December 2nd

Rapier Academy photos online

Dona Alessandra Bentivegna da Faenza, called Yasmina reports that Baron Steffan has posted an album of photos from the recent Rapier Academy in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Tapestry map shows Midlands of Shakespeare's time

A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday photos

Lady Cassair has posted photos from the recent Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

December 1st

New knights made at Ansteorra Crown Tourney

The Honorable Lady Rixende de Rouen reports that Sir Kael Savage and Sir Ysfael Bryndu were knighted recently by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Roman burial ground discovered in the Blacklands

The remains of four adults dating to the 1st century have been discovered in Staverton near Trowbridge, England. The area is known to locals as the Blacklands and is said to be haunted. (photo of Roman coin)

Photos from Lochac Spring 2007 Crown online

A large album of photos from the recent Spring 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Lochac has been posted by members of the Purple Empire.