Archive - Nov 25, 2010 - Story

Plague orignated in China

Several new studies of the Bubonic Plague, which devasted Europe in the Middle Ages and the 17th century, have led researchers to the conclusion that the disease originated in China and was carried west over the Silk Road.

Ishmala Hatun bint Yuhannah to be elevated in Calontir

Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté of the Barony of the Lonely Tower in Calontir reports that THL Ishmala Hatun bint Yuhannah has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Ashir and Maerwynn.

10th century Viking lady's cap pattern online

On the Genevieve.net website, Baroness Genevieve d'Aquitaine shares a pattern for a lady's Viking silk cap, pattered after one found in the Coppergate excavations. Her pattern is based on research by Mistress Isabel Ulfsdottir and Mistress Thora Sharptoot.