Archive - May 4, 2007 - Story

Medieval Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a medieval conference May 6-8, 2007. According to the press release, topics will include "some of the spicier" aspects of 15th-century England, including saints, sexualities, sieges and sins.

England and Norway settle currency negotiation medieval-style

Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.

Scholar Examines Muhammed, Islam

"When the prophet Muhammad died in 632, a tempest of political intrigue and deceit blew over Islam, transforming it forever. In this fast-paced and compelling tale, travel writer Rogerson (author of The Prophet Mohammad) conducts us on a fascinating journey back to seventh-century Medina and the various schemes that led to the division of Islam into Shia and Sunni factions."

Gleann Abhann Crown Combatants for Spring 2007

Their Majesties Havordh and Mary-Grace of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.