Archive - May 2011 - Story

May 21st

Norway's Borgund stave church one of the "10 most beautiful"

Egan reports that the Budget Travel Magazine is featuring an article on the "10 most beautiful churches." Among them is the 12th century Borgund stave church in Borgund Norway, a well-preserved example of "the integration of Christianity with Norse culture."

Gleann Abhann Spring 2011 Coronation photos

Ebrahim reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring Coronation 2011, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

May 20th

Maria Piekneplotno to become Pelican in AEthelmearc

THLord Brandubh Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen have placed THLady Maria Piekneplotno on vigil to contemplate elecation to the order of the Pelican.

Embroidery alive and well at the Royal School of Needlework

On the April 17, 2011 edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Martha Teichner visits the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace where she gets a behind-the-scenes look at historic - and future - embroidery projects in England.

Balfars Challenge photos online

Cateline la broderesse has posted an album of photos from Balfar's Challenge, an event that took place recently in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Derian le Breton elevated to Order of the Laurel in Caid

THL Derian le Breton of Caid, a past resident of the Midrealm and An Tir, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel recently by TRM Wilhelm and Thaleia of Caid for his skills in moneying.

May 19th

Lewis Chessmen to visit Cloisters

Visitors to New York City this winter will have a rare opportunity outside of the United Kingdom to view an exhibit featuring the Lewis Chessmen.

Behind the walls of Camelot

Canada's famous Stratford Festival will present Lerner and Loewe's musical Camelot the summer of 2011. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the jewelry designers for the production. (photos)

A Burgundian masterpiece

Duran Textiles is back again with an incredible silk Burgundian gown and headdress featured in their April 2011 newsletter. (photos)

Trebuchets for schoolrooms

Michael Woods of Mountain View, California, has a vision: School children learn science by constructing and using desktop trebuchets. To that end, he has created a trebuchet project open to public support. (video & photos)

Archaeologists excavate murder in Roman England

Archaeologists have excavated the body of a young woman that they believe was killed by a Roman sword. She was found hastily buried in a shallow grave, indicating she may have been murdered.

May 18th

Felicitas Flussmullmeirn placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Crown Tourney in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, placed THLady Felicitas Flussmullmeirn on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Bardic Madness photos online

Bridget and Shava have created album of photos from Bardic Madness which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Baroness Bethany Bacon elevated to Pelican in Gleann Abhann

At Gleann Abhann's recent Spring Coronation, Baroness Bethany Bacon was invited to join the Order of the Pelican at a future event of her choosing.

Early English law refelcts Anglo-Saxon agrarian heritage

According to an article by ObiterJ on the website, Our legal heritage, part 1: early times and the Anglo-Saxon period, much of English law is based on legal traditions passed down through history from Anglo-Saxon times.

May 17th

Morgan Library to explore medieval costume

This summer, the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City will sponsor an exhibit of over fifty illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books showcasing fashionable clothing in Northern Europe.

Medieval industry uncovered in Suffolk, England

A construction site has revlealed evidence of of ovens and leather tanneries dating between the 12th and 16th century. They have found lime barrels as well as enough cattle horns to indicate industrial animal processing.

May 16th

Isenwulf and Rosalinda new Heirs to AEthelmearc Throne

William Freskyn Murray reports that Sir Isenwulf Thorolfsonne was the victor in the May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Isenwulf was inspired by Lady Rosalinda of Castile.

Ashikaga Hiromoto wins Gleann Abhann Spring 2011 Crown Tournament

Gwyneth reports that Ashikaga Hiromoto was the winner of the May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Sir Vladimir Radescu new Prince of Northshield

On the Northshield website, it has been reported that Vladimir Radescu was the winner of the Kingdom's May 14, 2011 Crown Tournament. Sir Vladimir was inspired in his endeavor by Her Excellency Petanella Fitzallen.

May 15th

Video of Mists Spring 2011 Coronet online

Miles has posted a video of the final round of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom. The video is available on YouTube.

10th century graves found in Hungary

The Medieval Hungary blog reports that three 10th century graves have been discovered near Pest, Hungary, one of which belonged to a high-ranking male. (photo)

May 14th

Battle of Wisby re-enactment

In 1361, the Battle of Wisby took place in Gottland, Sweden. For the 650th anniversary, April 29, 2011, re-enactors brought the battle to life. (photos)

Pictures from Stargate/Loch Soillier Joint Baronial Investiture

HL Brenna MacDonald of J&M Timeless Photography reports that she has posted an album of photos from Stargate/Loch Soillier Joint Baronial Investiture which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Gregor and Kiena new Prince and Princess of the East

Freya reports that Duke Gregor von Heisler was the victor of the May 7, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East.

May 13th

New pilgrim trail to cross Wales

"North Wales is a landscape charged with a history of faith, and this particular pilgrim route will be, for all who follow it, a true path towards the light, supported by all those living memories of prayer and holy lives," said Dr. Rowan Williams about the new pilgrim trail across Wales.

Cuan MacDaige new Prince of Atlantia

Anthonye reports that Cuan MacDaige was the winner of the May 7, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Prince Cuan was inspired by Padraigin O'hEachach.

Important Lilies War Troll information

Murdoch Stiubhard, Lilies XXV Troll Coordinator, offers some important information for those who plan to attend the War.

May 12th

Syr Kenneth Grey victor of Meridies Spring 2011 Crown Tourney

Cisco reports that Syr Kenneth Grey, inspired by Sabine, victorious in the May 7, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Collegium Cantorum to perform in Washington D.C. area

Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall and Associate Conductor Elizabeth Pontiff, will present a concert of medieval and Rensissance chant and sacred polyphony June 4 and June 5, 2011 in the Washington D.C. area.