Archive - Jun 21, 2011 - Story

Slaine inghean Ui Sheanain to be elevated in the Outlands

Bennet reports that in Their Court at the recent Grand Outlandish event, Their Majesties Bela and Anna of the Kingdom of the Outlands, placed Countess Slaine inghean Ui Sheanain on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

The literary origin of ‘Syphilis’

For centuries, people have dreaded the diagnosis of the STD Syphilis, but where did the name originate? Acording the the website Science Friday, Syphilus was the name of the hero of a epic poem written by Hieronymus Fracastorius in 1530.

Lost medieval village of Norton excavation yields treasures

Archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology North who are excavating Lodge Farm near Runcorn, England, believe they have found the medieval village of Norton.

Shakespeare: The most influential person who ever lived

Stephen Marche believes William Shakespeare is the most influential man in history, showing up in the most obvious - and unexpected - places.