July 19th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-19 20:22
It almost didn't happen. Weeks before Sterling, New York's famous Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open its gates, the management found itself lacking the US $300,000 needed to operate the faire. The public raised money and a bank came through with a loan, but the event's future is still uncertain. Sarah Blazonis of Time Warner Central NY has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-19 13:34
Everyday toilet implements, such as an ear scoop found by a metal detectorist, were among the recently-declared treasures in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Also discussed was an early Anglo-Saxon "gold and garnet cloisonné circular domed object." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 17:28
Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 15:39
Andrew Lowry reports that he has posted a video of the Coronation of King Siegfried and Queen Ragni of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The video is available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 11:14
Katerinka Ministro reports that in Their Court at Border Skirmish, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 00:36
How did London evolve as a city from Roman times to the present? Researchers at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis know the answer and privdes a visual aid in the form of a map which shows the city's development from the 1st century military center to today's megacity.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-17 10:13
The Freer/Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution presents an exhibition of Chinese landscape painting from the 10th through 13th centuries entitled Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, May 17–October 26, 2014.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Wed, 2014-07-16 19:57
Sir Jon has provided the rules for the SCA's Society Seasonal Archery Competition.
Submitted by Comyn on Wed, 2014-07-16 11:00
In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40
So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-15 18:41
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Three Queens 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46
Aaron Drummond and Meg Raynsford, Pennsic 43 Musician Coordinators, report that the Pennsic Pile, dance music for Pennsic War 43, is now available to download.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-14 12:39
Lady Aine O Grienan is still seeking volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-14 09:57
For those interested in furthering their knowledge of medieval English history, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester is offering a free, online course entitled England in the time of King Richard III.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-13 23:56
Archaeologists working at All Saints Church in York, England have discovered skeletons of individuals dating back at least 1100 years. Remains included that of a pregnant woman and her fetus and three men shoved together in the tomb. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-13 12:12
The Medieval News blog followed activities from the Medieval Combat World Championships, which took place May 1 - 4, 2014 at Belmonte Castle in Spain. Men and women both competed in longsword combat with Poland's Marcin Waszkielis taking the honors for Poland and Suzanne Elleraas placing first for the United States. (photos, video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-13 07:48
In a recent issue of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for a Kingdom A&S entry: The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-12 22:02
Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from the Coronation of Uther and Brigit, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on SmugMug.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-12 16:45
Tired of your bunny-furred, Viking Barbie? Bored with her Renaissance corsets and undies? Then considering contributing to Faire Play, a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls, that allows your Barbie to kick some butt in full, plate armor. (photo, video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-11 15:36
The earliest known manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, has been digitized and is now available online. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-11 12:19
Master Maol Mhichil mac Giolla Pheadair reports that at Their Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield have placed Abelard die Elster on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-11 07:48
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn Defender of the Flame which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-10 17:07
It's Shakespeare's 450th birthday. In a feature article for the BBC's Future, Claudia Hammond looks at whether the poisons mentioned in William Shakespeare's plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, could actually work.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-10 14:07
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by hobbitomm on Thu, 2014-07-10 10:53
Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-08 16:09
A new study by University of South Carolina anthropologist Sharon DeWitte shows that those who survived Europe's 14th century Black Plague "lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck in 1347."
Submitted by lorcan on Tue, 2014-07-08 12:57
Master Lorcan Dracontius has announced the audition schedule for The Known World Players’ production at Pennsic 44 of “The Merchant of Venice.”
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-07 19:05
Countess Matilda Seton, Northern Herald, reports that at Their Coronation Court, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered admittance to the Order of Chivalry to Kolgrimr Olafsson.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-07 13:26
A horde of medieval Vikings descended on Lismore, New South Wales recently when members of the Rognvald's Lith joined with the Lismore Medieval Re-enactment Society to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Leah White of the Northern Star has the story.(photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-07 10:54
Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Palio di Stonemarche 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.