Archive - Apr 23, 2012 - Story

Medieval occupations

Modern people are often surprised to find that their medieval ancestors left them a legacy in their occupational surnames. The website What did people do: in a Medieval City? identifies professions of the Middle Ages and what those people did.

Ghent Altarpiece digitized

For the past year, a team of art historians has been working on a conservation project for Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s “Mystic Lamb,” better known as the Ghent Altarpiece. Along with the conservation, the altarpiece has been photographed at extremely high resolution to be released online.

Seven new Peers made at Spring Crown in the Kingdom of the West

Her Grace, Duchess Megan, reports that Their Majesties Uther and Kara of the West Kingdom offered elevation to the peerage to several of Their subjects at the March 25, 2012 Crown Tournament.

Footwear of the Renaissance fighter

John Clements, Director of ARMA (Association for Renaissance Martial Arts), is often asked “What shoes should I train in?” In response, he has written an article on Historical Fencing Footwear available on the group's website. (photos)

The super heroes of Gulf Wars 2012

At Gulf Wars XXI, Sir Geoffrey was tasked by Their Majesties of Meridies to capture the fun and frolic at the Meridies-sponsored Grand Social. The theme was "Super Heros." Sir Geoffrey's slide show of the event is available online.