Archive - Jul 2, 2009 - Story

Áine de Lacy's photos of Spring 2009 West Kingdom activities

Lady Aine de Lacy has created several albums of photos from the recent West Kingdom events including the Teulfeburg Archery Tourney and the Golden Rivers Rapier Tourney and Collegium

"World's most complete known witch bottle" found in Greenwich, England

A "witch bottle," constructed according to known recipes from 16th and 17th century England, has been found buried upside-down in Greenwich, England. The bottle contains urine, nail clippings, hair and pins, and is believed to be an anti-witchcraft device.

"A minion of the finest sorte"

Experts at the site of colonial Jamestown are trying to puzzle out the inscriptions on a slate tablet found at the bottom of the town's first well. Among drawings and other markings, the tablet is inscribed with the words "A minion of the finest sorte." (photo)