Archive - Nov 2011 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 19:37
A vote by the 16 members of the British Commonwealth has allowed a daughter of William and Catherine the possibility to ascend to the British throne. The rule of male primogeniture, giving males precedence over females in British royalty, dating to 1689, was recently overturned.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 16:49
In the 13th century, Mongol leader and Chinese ruler Kublai Khan attempted to invade Japan. A witness to the ill-fated attempt may have been found off the coast of Nagasaki in the form of a nearly-intact Chinese ship.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-11-30 13:25
The Wisconsin State Journal follows the Barony of Jararvellir to their fighter practice at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion. Here students and non-students gather to fight, fence, work on armor, and show off.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-30 10:51
Vilhelm reports that he has created four albums of photos from Queen's Prize, which took place place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 19:23
Archaeologists are beginning to pack up their tools five years after the excavation of York, England's Hungate dig began. In 2012, the York Archaeological Trust will turn the 2,500 sq m (26,900 sq ft) excavation over to developers for a modern housing project.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 16:01
In a 9-minute video, members of the Springfield Arsenal, LLC go "medieval" by demonstrating a 14th century 3-Barrel Rapid-Fire Pole Cannon, a black powder device fired by striking against a surface.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 12:50
What if Anthony Bourdain, the caustic host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations, visited C.S. Lewis' Narnia? Fan writer Edo no Hana of An Archive of Our Own, thinks she knows.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 10:16
Maestra Giulietta da Venezia reports that, at Their Court Their Majesties, Isenwulf and Rosalinda, King and Queen of AEthelmear, served Writs of Summons on two of Their subjects, Baron Thomas Byron of Haverford and THLady Hilderun Hugelmann.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 07:50
Everyone knows that the First Crusade began with a call from Pope Urban II to free Jerusalem from the Muslims. That is, everyone but British historian Peter Frankopan, whose new book, The First Crusade: the Call from the East, offers a different explanation.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 19:30
Nearly thirteen years ago, calligrapher Donald Jackson began an epic project to create a hand-written Bible, commissioned by St. John’s University in Minnesota. Now, with a final "Amen," the Bible has been completed. Michael Inbar of Today.com has the story. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 17:15
Recent Nordic archaeological discoveries in Great Britain have sparked a new interest in all things Viking. In an article for the Guardian, arts and media correspondent Vanessa Thorpe looks at new trends, based on old tales that are driving current British culture.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 13:59
It's beautiful, but what is it? Archaeologists are asking that question about three gold and silver pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard that fit together. Guesses include a saddle fitting and the decorative terminal to a parchment scroll. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 11:33
Vilhelm Lich reports that he has created several albums of photos from Murder at the Feast of St. Hedwig which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 20:24
As the Christmas season draws near, the colors red and green can be found everywhere, but who decided that these two colors should be associated with Christmas? Cambridge research scientist Dr Spike Bucklow believes he knows.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 17:09
Battle Abbey and its surrounds, the traditional site of the Battle of Hastings between King Harold and William the Conqueror, may not be the actual site of the battle, according to a new book by Nick Austin, Secrets Of The Norman Invasion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 14:47
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the genetic code of the Black Death using DNA extracted from the teeth of medieval corpses buried in a graveyard in London's East Smithfield. Their research has been published in the science journal Nature.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 20:52
For those old enough to have grooved to German popstar Nena's 99 Luftballoons, this video will make your day. Nena showcases her bardic chops with a retelling of Beowulf to the tune of her signature song.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 16:18
Historic cookery has advanced to a point that the Wall Street Journal is taking notice. In an article by Alina Dizik, historic recipes, dating back to Roman times, are re-interpreted by the chefs of major international restaurants.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 12:39
15 years ago, George Greenia discovered a 13th century medieval Spanish document, missing for centuries, in the archives at the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library. Now the contents and story of discovery of the document have been disclosed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 09:26
The Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) website, which publishes the writings by students in the class, Women Writers in the Age of Shakespeare, includes a short essay on vagrancy in Tudor England. The article, Vagrancy in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England, was written by Sara Byrnes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 03:05
Furukusu Masahide, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Majesties recently offered elevation to Bjorn Palsson.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 08:15
Peruvian and Spanish archaeologists recently used historical documents from an archive in Spain to help locate the site of Peru's oldest Roman Catholic church near Piura on the country's northern coast. The church was built in 1534.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-24 20:22
Chinese archaeologists believe they have discovered evidence of an important Silk Road city which disappeared in the 3rd century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-24 17:07
Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created an album of photos from Legacy of Lions which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-24 14:29
A team of archaeologists led by Grampus Heritage has applied for UK£200,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery for a three-year project to escavate Roman remains at Cockermouth and Papcastle in West Cumbria, England where a building thought to be a Roman bath was recently discovered.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-23 20:33
Danielle and Aranwen of Willow Ford report that they have created an album of photos from Gatalop which took place recently in the Kingdom of Meridies. The photos are available on SmugMug and Facebook (public).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-23 18:04
See Rathflaed, the Black Bard of Meridies, (Stephen Melvin) tell the tale of Beowulf in storybook fashion on YouTube. Click, click, click. The slightly-adult audio version of the book is read by the author.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-23 14:57
Max Von Halstern has a dream: to send Team USA to take part in Battle of the Nations, "the full-contact, extremely authentic medieval martial arts tournament held in the Ukraine." A discussion is taking place on Facebook.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2011-11-23 10:38
Anne McCaffrey, noted science fiction and fantasy author, died Monday evening, leaving behind a legacy of some of the best-loved SF/fantasy novels. She is most famous for her Dragon Riders of Pern novel, and the series that followed, blending the two genres. She was 85 years old.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-22 18:54
Cathus reports that he has created an album of photos from Fall Festival which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.