Archive - 2007 - Story

January 4th

Tower of London hires first female Beefeater

For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."

Midrealm armorer prides himself on period look and feel

Several years ago Midrealm subject and machinist Ben Scheiner learned he would need armor to take part in SCA fighting in the Barony of the Fenix. Now he has parlayed the hobby and his flair of metalworking into a fulltime job as an armorer. The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story.

January 3rd

Walker Markusson born in Northshield

Lord Markus leorhals Siggardsson, and his Lady Lyneya ingen A'eda, are the proud parents of Walker Markusson, a baby boy born December 30, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.

Ghostletters

Leofwen of Eoforwic and Nan Hawthorne have created a Yahoo discussion group to allow subscribers to take on personas of real or fictional people and engage in discussions. The group is called Ghostletters.

Modern Literary Middle Ages

Fahe reports that the University of Oregon's Medieval Studies program hosts a webpage listing sources of contemporary fiction set in the Middle Ages.

Ealdormere Kingdom A&S photos online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Kingdom A&S event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

January 2nd

Hymns and carols of Christmas

Douglas D. Anderson has created a website of ancient Christmas music "to preserve the rich history of Christmas carols and hymns which might otherwise be lost." The site includes both lyrics and MIDI files of the music.

Jamestown 400th anniversary in 2007

For six days in June of 2007, the residents of Norfolk, Virginia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Colony with "military, maritime and cultural activities" designed to showcase the best of the region.

Gluten-free beer

Anheuser-Busch Company has announced the creation of Redbridge, a beer made from sorghum that allows those with wheat allergies to enjoy a brew.

Martin Scorsese to Develop Medieval Movie for Paramount

Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

January 1st

Vinland farewell

An article by Birgitta Wallace for the online version of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver looks at the settlements of the Vikings in North America and their reasons for abandoning their settlements in the New World.

Early Atlantia photos online

The Barony of Tir-y-Don in the Kingdom of Atlantia has posted a number of albums of photos dating to the early years of the Kingdom.

Brendoken Christmas Present

Lord Duncan has announced the birth of Christanna Marie Nussbaum to Lady Shannon and Lord Gabriel of the Marche of the Thistle in the Barony of Brendoken (Midrealm).