May 25th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-05-25 08:41
Parents of unruly teenagers may sigh wistfully at the notion of sending their children elsewhere for training, a common practice of northern Europeans in the Middle Ages. William Kremer looks at the practice of fostering in an article for the BBC News Magaine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-24 23:12
Lady Katarzyna Witkowska, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that the Known World Poetry Competition will be held Monday August 4, 2014 on Artisans' Row at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-24 19:56
The 700th anniversary of the Scottish victory at Bannockburn has brought together archaeologists and experts from a number of fields to study the battle. Among the sites investigated is Cambuskenneth Abbey near Stirling where Robert the Bruce held several of his early parliaments.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-23 11:13
Ceara reports that Duke Sir Cornelius von Beck has was the victor of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Elizabeth de Foxle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-05-22 11:08
Roman Maryport, near the western edge of Hadrian's Wall, has produced a number of interesting artifacts in previous digs. In 2014, archaeologists will focus on the investigation of a large, 3-room, stone-strip building discovered in 2013. (pictures)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-05-22 06:38
Caristiona encourages anyone who attended the 2014 Rowany Festival to take a moment to fill out the online survey.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-05-22 02:26
Gwen reports that Vladimir Radescu was the victor of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. Count Vladimir was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Petranella Fitzallen of Weston.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39
Lilies War Webminister Eynon reports that the War's Master Schedule is online and has been updated. A printable version is available from Google Docs or in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-21 07:40
An excavation of a site near the Bedouin village of Hura by the Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed a 6th century Byzantine church, complete with amazingly intact mosaic floors. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-05-20 18:10
The Falcon Banner, the news source for the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that special parking restrictions will be in place for the first Friday of Lilies War 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-05-20 15:22
Duke Michael of Bedford, inspired by Duchess Seonaid ní Fhionn, was the victor of the May 3, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-05-20 12:24
Officials of Lilies War, which takes place June 13-22, 2014 at Smithville Lake in Clay County, Missouri, have announced that tours for the public will be available June 15, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-05-20 09:37
Threads Magazine has anncounced its 2014 American Sewing Expo (ASE) Challenge: 1/2-Scale Design Challenge on the theme of "Fashion Icons through the Ages." The contest is limited to 100 entries and garments must be finished by August 1, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-05-19 20:03
In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, magician Teller (the quiet one), recently co-directed a new version of the Bard's magicial play, The Tempest. In a video, Teller discusses the production with Mark Mobley for a segment of NPR's The Record.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-05-19 13:35
Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-05-18 17:13
NPS Archaeology, working on an 18-month excavation at Wales' Cardigan Castle, has unearthed a stone archway dating to the 12th century beneath the floor of the castle. The archway is believed to have led to the tower of the original castle.
Submitted by Gregory Blount on Sun, 2014-05-18 12:50
Just 29 km from the Arctic Circle, near Zeleniy Yar in Siberia, a group of bodies dating back to the Middle Ages have been found in shallow graves.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-17 18:32
600 years ago, Howe's was a satellite community of Cambridge, England. Then it disappeared off the map. Now archaeologists have begun investigating Howe's, along with three other villages, that ringed the medieval university town.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-17 16:00
Researchers from the Applied Geotechnology Group at the University of Vigo in Spain are using the latest technology to study 80 Roman and medieval bridges to determine the original construction of the bridges and the best ways to conserve them.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Commander's Crucible 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-16 14:26
Rowena reports that registration for the 17th Annual Pennsic A&S Display is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-05-15 10:20
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from Elfsea Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-14 17:31
Archaeologists working on a development site in Cambridge, England have discovered what they believe is Great Britain's oldest irrigation system. The Roman site includes evidence of planting beds and pit wells.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-14 14:26
In honor of Saint Patrick's Day 2014, journalist - and beer connoisseur - Reuben Gray looks at the history of the delightful drink from its prehistoric days to its worldwide modern revival.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-14 10:52
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Spring Coronation 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-05-11 13:56
Crowd funding and sourcing have reached the archaeological community on the grounds of 12th century Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, England where amateurs funded experts for a two-week project in exchange for a chance to participate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-05-11 10:50
Eilis reports that at Their recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth placed Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-05-10 15:39
"We can see the whole 750 years of garrison life here in the castle, from medieval wall foundations to a late Victorian munitions rail that was used to bring munitions in from the pier beside the castle right into the inner ward," said QUB assistant excavation director Ruairí Ó Baoill.
Submitted by AndreasdeC on Sat, 2014-05-10 10:04
The 2014 Pennsic - Known World Children's Fete will be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday of War Week, August 6th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-05-09 14:02
A sad fact of archaeology is that not all historic sites can be saved. The winter storms of 2013-2014 laid waste to one such site, Coolbanagher Castle near Portlaoise, Ireland. The castle collapsed and was later demolished. (photos)