Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

Britain' Queen participates in ancient Easter custom

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain recreated a custom dating to the 13th century recently by handing out "Maundy Money," a tradition of doling out coins to pensioners. (video)

Beowulf meets Alien in "Outlander"

The Outlander, a film released in January 2009, follows the wreck of an alien space craft in 8th century Norway, releasing a futuristic soldier and a bloodthirsty monster into the Viking world. The trailer is available on YouTube. (video)

SCAdian expert on Deadliest Warrior

YouTube has video clips available of the Spartan vs Ninja episode of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior program. The Spartan expert on the program is the SCA's own Sir Balin of Tor (Barry Jacobsen).

A Viking dreams of home

Ray Hamaker has dreams of being a Viking. He shares them in a promotional video for the Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe. The video is on YouTube.

Interpretive dance in Ered Sul

Life must be exciting in the Barony of erd Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, if one may judge by a video of Baron Christopher Fitzarthur performing an interpretive dance "of a young warrior putting on his armor, forgetting his pants, trying to get on a horse, and finally getting to the battle." Posted on YouTube.

"History gets a do-over" in Atlantia

Baron Maximilian Von Halstern, Warlord of Ponte Alto and Tribune of the Northern Army of Atlantia, served as "ambassador" to a reporter from FIOS1 TV, the Verizon FIOS cable TV channel for Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The result is a 5-minute broadcast covering SCA fighting techniques posted on YouTube.

3 legs beat 4 in Caid

Remember the fun of the 3-legged race at summer camp? Well, maybe it wasn't all that fun, but it is fun when the contestants are in armor, as can be seen in a video from the Gyldenholt/Califia friendship tourney on March 14th, 2009.

ABC News tours Prague Castle

Prague Castle in the Czech Republic is the largest castle in the world. Covering acres of ground, the castle was recently the focus of several reports for ABC's Good Morning America.

Hallelujah!

In celebration of the season, Les Freres de St Francis de la Sissies - who have taken a vow of silence - offer their version of the Hallelujah Chorus.

"BaaaStuds" in the hills of Wales

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.

Curved wall of Shakespeare's original theater found in London's Shoreditch

A team of experts from the Museum of London believes it has found the remains of William Shakespeare's first theater which saw the premiere of plays such as Romeo and Juliet. (video)

Sketch of da Vinci in middle age found

After months of restoration, a sketch, thought to be an early self portrait of Leonard da Vinci, has been discovered. The drawing was found was covered by handwriting. (video)

Historic Midrealm videos online

Pan Zygmunt Nadratowski of the Middle Kingdom has announced that he has begun a project to post video of past Crown Tournaments in order to help preserve the history of the Kingdom.

Estrella War XXV videos online

Adriana has posted a collection of videos shot at the recent Estrella War XXV on YouTube.

Re-enactor photos used to promote historical novel

SCA member Nan Hawthorn has used battle images of La Compagnie du Frankland in a short video promoting her new historical novel An Involuntary King: A Tale of Anglo Saxon England.

Weapons fly at ISU

Members of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society at Illinois State University (Bloomington, IL) "duke" it out with boffer weapons at a recent bout.

650-year-old perfume bottle survives the Black Death

Maev Kennedy takes a tour around the treasures of the Black Death exhibition at The Wallace Collection, London, including a tiny perfume bottle that was owned by a victim of a superstitious anti-plague pogrom.

Videos highlight AEthelmearc couple's castle

Byron of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that several of his creative students have produced humorous videos involving the castle. They are posted on YouTube.

Lysts at Castleton video highlights best of the SCA

"The most beautiful event in the SCA" (at least to Ansteorrans) is featured in a wonderful short film posted by Sir Giotto" on YouTube. The beautifully-edited film advertises the upcoming Lysts at Castleton event.

To Canterbury they wende...

Just when we thought the SCA was irrelevant to the modern world, a trio of rappers brings us the Canterbury Tales Rap. Watch it on YouTube.

Video of Oertha Winter 2009 Coronet on YouTube

Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth has posted several videos of the recent Winter 2009 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West, on YouTube.

Early musical instruments demonstrated on YouTube

Walraven reports that a video demonstrating various early musical instruments is available to view on YouTube.

Lion and Lily concert clips on YouTube

Galeran Chanterel reports that video clips from the performance of Lion and Lily at Atlantian Twelfth Night are now available on YouTube.

Photos and video from Atenveldt War Practice

Adriana has posted photos on Photobucket from the recent 12th Night and War Practice events in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. She has also uploaded video onto YouTube.

Codex Wallerstein longsword techniques demonstrated online

The Medieval European Martial Arts Guild demonstrates a number of longsword techniques from the Codex Wallerstein on YouTube.

Fathir and Etain new Prince and Princess of Oertha

Rutger reports (by way of Baroness Margery) that the victor of the January 17, 2009 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Kingdom of the West) was Master Fathir. Fathir was inspired by Lady Etain.

Videos of Holiday Faire choral group

Lidia de Ragusa shares several videos shot recently at the Kingdom of Atlantia's Holiday Faire. The videos feature the choral group which performed at the event.

Correggio makes comeback in Parma

Correggio, one of the great masters of Renaissance Italy, has been overlooked for the past century, but is now finding new appreciation through a full-scale retrospective at various venues in his favorite city, Parma, Italy. (video)

Longsword combat on YouTube

Two RealGladiators clips on YouTube demonstrate techniques for fencing with a longsword by costumed fighters.

French and Saunders in the medieval kitchen

British comedy stars Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders take on medieval life in this sketch set in a medieval French kitchen. The video is posted on YouTube. Cooks beware!