Archive - 2007 - Story

October 6th

Janet Arnold Costuming Colloquium in Florence, Italy, November 2008

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.

October 6th

Dating tips from Zeus, King of the Gods

In an April, 1999 issue of The Onion, Zeus, King of the Gods, offers dating tips on handling the ladies such as "Today's Women Don't Like It When You Come To Them As A Bull Or Swan."

Masters of Defense pictures online

Cassair reports that photos from the recent Masters of Defense Tourney which took place recently in the Barony of Lochmere, Kingdom of Atlantia, are now available to view online.

Revisionist Joan of Arc angers historians

A new book by French journalist Marcel Gay claims to prove that Joan of Arc was a French royal who did not die on the stake but was rescued by the English.

"And now the bloodshed!"

No blood was spilled during the swordplay at a recent event held by the Barony of Ponte Alto in Prince William Forest Park, Falls Church, Virginia, despite a pronouncement by the Queen of Atlantia. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has the story.

October 5th

Crowns of Four Kingdoms Sign Estrella War XXIV Treaty

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, Acting Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced that the four principal kingdoms involved in the Estrella War XXIV have signed the Estrella War Treaty.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting"

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting begins at October 18, 2007 and runs until January 6, 2008.

Medieval Baebes live in concert

TSivia reports that the Medieval Baebes, a London-based, female vocal group with a "reputation of reviving ancient text and song and turning historical fantasy into reality for the pleasure of modern audiences" will be performing in the Columbus, Ohio area October 13-14, 2007.

Laurel Sovereign Announcement

Beginning October 1, 2007, the College of Arms will begin to use e-mail as a means of notifying submitters of decisions at the Laurel level.

New Guild Head of Drachenwald Embroiderers' Guild

Lady Racaire will be the new Guild Head for the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

October 4th

On the air with the Incipient Shire of Drachtod

Lady Sophia of Artemisia's Incipient Shire of Drachetod (Eastern Montana) spoke recently with Emilie Boyles of KXGN TV5 In Glendive, Montana. An MP3 file of the interview is available online.

Calling all Grill Gods to Diamond Wars

THL Kat the Strange sends out a call for cooks at the upcoming Diamond Wars event in Gleann Abhann -- by way of a song!

The physics of medieval archery

Science meets the martial arts in the Stortford Archery Club's online article The Physics of Medieval Archery. The piece was written by Gareth Rees.

Mists Bardic photos online

Gelis of Balweary reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Mists Bardic event in the Kingdom of the West.

October 3rd

Chicago Viking ship threatened - you can help

A replica Viking ship, a remnant of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, has been added to the list of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois. You can help by voting to save the ship.

The heraldic tigger

Seamas Mac Daibhid shares his thoughts on heraldic presentations of the much beloved Tigger, how to blazon the charge and how it might be drawn. (photos)

Photos from AEthelmearc Fall 2007 Coronation

Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted an album of photos from the recent Fall Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The event took place in the Incipient Shire of Rivers Edge.

How the Barony of the Far West Was Won

Lord William Featherstone, wandering jester and herald, relates a tale of valor and victory at the tournament to determine the Baron and Baroness of the Palantine Barony of the Far West.

October 2nd

Four offered peerages at An Tir's Crown Tourney

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of An Tir recently offered peerages to four individuals at Their Crown Tournament.

Magna Carta to be auctioned

A rare copy of the Magna Carta could bring as much as US$30 million when it is auctioned in New York by Sotheby's in December 2007. The 1297 copy is one of only 20 reissued by King Edward I.

Crossroads at Canterbury: Basking in the Glow

Peregrine recounts a wonderful day spent with members of the Shire of Quintavia in the Eastrealm at Crossroads at Canterbury, an event "inspired by those famous tales of Chaucer's."

Harvest Days 2007

Seamus offers a small album with a dozen photos from Harvest Days 2007, held in the Marche of Winged Hills in The Barony of Flaming Gryphon.

Beowulf in performance

Benjamin Bagby offers a performance of the Anglo-Saxon classic epic Beowulf accompanied by a six-string Anglo-Saxon harp.

October 1st

Another son of Atenveldt

Lady Anna Carye reports on the birth of Leo Joseph to Lady Halbjorg The Ruthless and her Husband Keith, September 20, 2007.

Ancient Bulgarian inscription found on tomb

Archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantikov has discovered an inscription on a tomb from the Middle Ages in high medieval Bulgarian, a rare instance of the language. The inscription chronicled the burial site of a monk in a 10th century monastery.

Photos from Cynagua / Mists War posted

Aine DeLacey has posted an album of photos from the recent War between the West Kingdom Principalities of Cynagua and Mists.

Nuremburg Castle stormed - with bare hands!

Crazy British guy (and Drachenwald Earl Marshal) Master AEthstan can storm a castle single-handed - and unarmed! A five-minute video posted on YouTube demonstrates how. Stop!

September 30th

"Devil's Bible" goes home to Prague

After 359 years in Stockholm, the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, has been returned to the Czech National Library in Prague for an exhibition. The book was supposedly written 800 years ago with the help of the devil.

Defender of the Fort XXV photos online

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Defender of the Fort XXV event which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Recall of Knights of the Sword Toys

Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys recalled due to high levels of lead paint.