Archive - Jul 29, 2010 - Story

Midrealm baron to champion cancer research at Pennsic 39

Baroness Maerwynn of the Barony of Brendoken in the Midrealm has announced that her lord husband, Baron Einar Blakklar, will take on all comers to raise money for cancer research.

Constructing a medieval tunic

Caitlin nic Raighne has created a website with instructions on how to make a geometric tunic. The instructions include diagrams, fabric selections and sewing directions.

Vlad the Misunderstood

An exhibit in Bucharest, Romania, is trying to rehabilitate the image of Vlad Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler. The exhibit uses period illustrations and manuscripts to show the 15th century Wallachian ruler as the victim of Western European propaganda intended to show Eastern Europe in a barbaric light.

Archaeologists excavate London's first theatre

Archeologists are excavating "The Theater", London's first known successful playhouse, where it is believed that Shakespeare himself worked and may have even acted. The building was completed in 1576, and historians believe that Romeo and Juliet premiered there.

Medieval rosaries

SCA member Christian de Holacombe (Chris Laning), a medieval scholar from Davis, California, has created a blog entitle Paternoster Row to share some of her research on rosaries and prayer beads.

Children's Water Battle reinstated for Pennsic 39

Thanks to a monumental effort on the part of Her Royal Majesty of Aethelmearc, Tessa, and a team of Shadowclans members, the Pennsic Children’s Water Battle will take place after all.