Archive - Aug 17, 2011 - Story

Disney princesses get historical makeover

Anyone who loves, or interacts with, a little girl is bound to be familiar with the "Disney Princesses," the heroines of movies whose costumes have inspired many a Halloween. Now LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel reinterprets the costumes with an historian's eye.

Medieval chess piece found in Iceland

A 12th or 13th century chess piece has been found in Iceland. The piece is carved from herringbone and looks  similar to the Lewis Chessmen.

Shire of Hadrian's Keep prepares for war (and lots of fun)

While some in the Shire of Hadrian's Keep (modernly found in Maine, USA) prepared for Pennsic, others took the fight closer to home. The newspaper Republican Journal discusses Orchard Wars III and SCA life on and off the battlefield.

Pilgrimage for the modern penitent

Walking to Compostella is so 1482! Today, pilgrims reach Santiago de Compostela by bicycle, bus, and even airplane. This is one of many ways that the famed Pilgrim route has adapted to the modern world.