Archive - Nov 1, 2012 - Story

Ansteorra Fall 2012 Coronation photos online

Marc Carlson reports that he has created an album of photos from the September 22, 2012 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Morgan Blackdragon knighted in Ansteorra

William Cameron deBlakstan reports that Their Majesties Jean Paul and Gilyan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have recognized the skill and leadership of Morgan Blackdragon and have offered him elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

In search of Hastings

Tradition (and tourism) have long held that Battle Abbey was the site of the famous Battle of Hastings. However, while as many as 10,000 men may have died there, no bodies or major artifacts have been found. Historian John Grehan thinks that the battle may really have taken place in Caldbec Hill, a mile away.

African king is history's richest man

Bill Gates who? CelebrityNetWorth has named Mansa Musa I, the 14th century leader of the Empire of Mali, the richest man of all time, with a personal worth of over US$400 billion.  Mali's role as supplier of salt and gold to much of the known world made the king rich and Mali an economic superpower.