Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-04-01 07:51
Leave it to the Welsh! With a little help from Samsung, a group of ingenious shepherds in Wales have created art - and entertainment - from some LEDs and a flock of sheep.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 12:56
Looking for the perfect gift of an SCA linguist or herald? Wondering what to get that shire-mate with a Welsh persona? How about Scrabble yn Gymraeg, Scrabble in Welsh?
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-25 19:02
Pieces of the 15th century ship discovered in 2002 on the River Usk went on display recently at Unit 22, Maesglas Industrial Estate in Newport, South Wales. Timbers from the ship are being removed individually from the site with hopes of future restoration.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-20 11:10
Andrew Dixey, Estate Manager for National Museum Wales, has created a Roman garden designed to help visitors understand the life of Romans in Wales. Among the plants brought to the country by the Romans was the garden leek, the unofficial symbol of Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-16 20:23
The Barony of Rivenoak proudly invites you to sample the delightful culinary artistry of Padraig Mathmathuna. Their most benevolent and gracious Excellencies Baron Gwyn & Baroness Lori have commandeered a sumptuous five course Welsh feast to tantalize the senses!
We will have dancing, singing, & much merriment! There will be
a "Celebration of Winter" table decorating contest as well (points
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-07 15:29
"For over 20 years I have observed the progressive deterioration of this site as the mound suffered from erosion by livestock, and the masonry became increasingly unstable and overgrown by vegetation," said Mike Yates of Cadw, the Welsh historic monuments' agency, about Castell Aberlleiniog near Llangoed, which is being rescued from further deteoration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 08:14
Perhaps football is not as modern of a game as we believed. References to versions of the game have been found as early as the 10th century in Welsh literature and in the Black Book of Carmarthen, the first manuscript written in Welsh, in the 13th.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 13:29
Archaeologists working on a Roman site near Caerleon, Wales have discovered an extremely rare legionary's ceremonial lance. "I don't know of any of that type in Britain," said Dr Peter Guest. (video)
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-07-03 17:03
Although technically not period for SCA, the Simondale House in rural Wales is an environmentally-friendly, family-built home that uses mostly period materials and would fit right into many SCA folks' dreams of the perfect dwelling.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-27 15:44
Two Welsh towns near Carmarthenshire are missing. Records show that they existed in the 14th and 15th centuries, but they have long since disappeared. Now researchers hope to find them within the grounds of Dinefwr Park and Castle near Llandeilo.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-05-16 13:50
The Alabama Welsh Society wants a plaque reinstated marking the supposed arrival of Prince Madoc ap Owain in the U.S. three centuries before Columbus. The legend has it their two ships dropped anchor at what is now Mobile Bay, Alabama, in 1169 or 1170.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-04-13 08:20
In 2007 Channel Four's Time Team was permitted to excavate a field near the village of Portskewett in Wales and discovered what it believes is a Saxon hunting lodge built by King Harald one year before the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-08 14:41
The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has created a digitized version of Elis Gruffudd's 16th century chronicle on the history of England and Wales. The document covers 1066 through 1552.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 18:36
A 19th century map may be the key to a Celtic mystery: the location of the legendary Land of the Dead. According to the map, it may be in the Ruabon and Halkyn Mountains in North Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-07 18:47
Researchers working on discovering information about the medieval ship found buried in the banks of the River Usk in Wales may be closer to identifying the ship. The 15th century ship is currently being cleaned and restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Newport City Council.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 12:25
The Archbishop of Canterbury has opened a 13th century church which was relocated from its original site in Pontarddulais near Swansea, Wales to the National History Museum in St Fagansa.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-09 20:06
Outlands resident Guernen Cimarguid has offered a free download of Storyteller in Adobe Acrobat™ format on the Tre Gwernin blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-24 16:14
Boverton Castle in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is being auctioned starting at a mere UK£55,000. architects advise, however, that necessary renovation of the site could cost at least six figures.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-18 14:45
G.R. Groves joined the SCA over a decade ago, and her experiences in that organization and her travels abroad inspired her to write a first-person fictional account of the travels of a Welsh Bard in the Middle Ages. The book has now been published online and in print.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 20:54
One of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Great Britain occurred 400 years ago last month. On January 30, 1607, a storm flooded over 200 square miles of south Wales and southwest England. Now a risk management company is looking at the modern costs of recovery from such a storm.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-09 17:11
The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 14:18
University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-21 21:58
Homeowners in Hengoed in Denbighshire, Wales were surprised to learn that a barn on their 21-acre farm contained a secret: the building was originally a rare, 15th medieval hall.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-09 20:07
British interest in Rome, especially in how it affected Britain, is on the increase with the broadcast of Ancient Rome - The Rise and Fall of an Empire on BBC1. An article on IC Wales discusses Roman/Welsh history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 20:30
According to a recent study of the genetic makeup of Britain's population, nearly all residents are descended from the Celts. "If one thinks that the English are genetically different from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, that's entirely wrong," said Professor Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford University.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 10:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 12:49
A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 11:57
On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 20:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 09:29
An archaeology buff in South Wales spent approximately US$50,000 to purchase a 4.5-acre plot of land to see if the ruins of a village lay beneath it.