Archive - Apr 22, 2010 - Story

Edward of Yarbourgh elevated to Pelican at Gulf Wars XIX

Dame Fianna reports that Edward of Yarbourgh was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Boru and Deirdre of the Kingdom of Meridies.

Aerial photos of Gulf Wars XIX online

The Wish You were Here Pics website hosts aerial photos of events, including some from the recent Gulf Wars XIX.

Crusaders: Villains or saints?

Historians have long debated the motives and actions of the medieval crusaders who took the Holy Land by force in the 11th century. New York Times reviewer Eric Ormsby has a review.

Shakespeare scholar takes on authorship issue

Author James Shapiro, whose 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, delighted the literary world, has a new book, this time investigating whether the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon actually wrote his plays. Robert McCrum of The Observer has a review.