Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

Who's the rightful British monarch?

Is Queen Elizabeth II the rightful ruler of Great Britain? Tony Robinsons doesn't think so. He explains in a 48-min. documentary produced for Channel 4.

Film of the SCA "Second/Third Tournament" on YouTube

John Edgerton reports that video from the Second Tourney of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which took place June 25, 1966 in the park above Berkeley, California, is now available to view on YouTube. Transferred from Super 8 film, the video has no audio.

Ransom the Cure initiative promoted in Atlantia

Their Highnesses Amos le Pious and Ysabella Cacemoine, along with Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owain, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, have announced the Ransom the Cure initiative, a series of single tournaments at events to raise money for cancer resaearch. Their Highnesses discuss the project in a YouTube video.

"Sons of Calontir" at Gulf Wars XXII

A video posted on YouTube captures Johann Steinarsson, of the Kingdom of Calontir, as he sings The Sons of Calontir.

“A War with no Enemies” in the Hattiesburg American

The 22nd Gulf Wars in Lumberton, Mississippi drew over 3,000 people to King’s Arrow Ranch to enjoy the annual "War with no Enemies.” Emily Ham Price of the Hattiesburg American journeyed to the campout to experience medieval life. (photos and video)

WDAM demonstrates wonders of medieval life at Gulf Wars XXII

Swords clashed in the Ravine Battle at Gulf Wars XXII and WDAM, Hattisburg, Mississippi television, was there for the action. For the print article, the reporter interviewed Suzanne Sherman of Kansas and Lisa and Brian Blair, of Mobile, AL. An excellent video from WDAM has also been posted on YouTube.

Gulf Wars 2013 video online

WDAM TV videographer - and new SCA member - 123youknowme reports that he has uploaded a video from Gulf Wars XXII on his YouTube channel. The footage is unedited, but gives a good background on the event.

Armonn Bonaventa performs at Pirates Ravage the Plains

Robin Kyrke has posted a video of a performance by Armonn Bonaventa performing the Arrogant Worms song, "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate."

From Carolingial to Gothic: how scribal hands changed in the Middle Ages

Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University and master tweeter on the subject of paleography and codicology, offers a 4-minute instroduction on how medieval script changed throughout the Middle Ages.

A day in Agincourt

What is the Society for Creative Anachronism really all about? A reporter from WQED television's OnQ recently attended Agincourt, an event hosted by Pittsburgh's local chapter, to find out.

"The Games Maestro" comes to YouTube

Craig Wood stars as The Games Maestro (The GM) in an online, musical series following the adventures of a D&D dungeon-master. The hilarious series has now been funded. The pilot is online, with future episodes coming soon.

Danish archer uses historic methods for fast shots

A video features the amazing skill of Danish archer Lars Andersen who uses historic techniques to shoot arrows at incredible speeds. The technique involves holding multiple arrows in the archer's hand.

Video from Ansteorra Kingdom A&S 2013

Atli of Bordermarch reports that he has posted a video of A&S entries and commentaries from Kingdom A&S which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Tolkien's tower bought for UK£1

Decades after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, one of the "two towers" which may have inspired the writer in the second book, has been purchased with plans for restoration. (video)

Heather Dale needs your help

Canadian muscian and SCA member Heather Dale (Marian of Heatherdale) is seeking help from fellow musicians who post their music of YouTube. A video, (ironically posted on YouTube), sums up the situation.

Pirates battle in Castel Rouge

Robin Kyrke shares a video of a "marvelous fighting tourney" recorded at the Barony of Castel Rouge's Pirates Ravage the Plains event which took place January 19, 2013 in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Hairstyle of the Vestal Virgins

Slightly out-of-period, but interesting nonetheless, is an instruction video by hairdresser Janet Stephens re-creating the hairstyle of the Vestal Virgins of ancient Rome. The Seni Crines is the oldest known hairstyle in Rome, and influenced later styles.

Medieval Icelandic textile paper presented online

Those interested in Icelandic and Scandanavian textiles will want to watch a video featuring archaeologist and textile expert Michele Hayeur Smith presenting at the Anthropology Distinguished Lecture at Bridgewater State University.

The last Viking battle: "A war just waiting to happen"

In the 13th century, Scotland was divided between the Scots on the mainland and the Vikings of the western islands. The struggle that followed brought an end to Viking rule in the country. A  new BBC Two program looks at The Last Battle of the Vikings.

SCAdian loses home to fire in Vermont

Master Tearlach of the East Kingdom recently lost his home to a fire, and hopes that SCAdians around the Known World can help.

Scots celebrate rediscovery of David's Tower

For centuries, the 100 ft. (30.5 metre) tall David's Tower dominated the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland until it was destroyed during the Lang Siege of 1573. Long forgotten, the demolished tower was rediscovered in 1912 and feted today, 100 years later. (video)

Scone Palace archway restored

In September 2010, the historic, 16th-century arch leading to the grounds of Scone Palace in Scotland was destroyed when a delivery truck misjudged the size of the arch's opening. Now, after two years, the arch has been restored. (video)

Team USA promo video online

Team USA, of the Battle of the Nations international western martial arts competition, has posted a new promo video on its website.

Quick draw in Russia

Katniss Everdeen beware! A young Russian archer from the Seregedel school demonstrates her fast shooting ability in a short video. Iza Privezenceva (Иза Привезенцева) shows how it is done, both from a standing position and moving. Brava!

Remains of Northampton Castle discovered

Three feet (one metre) beneath the surface of the site for the new railway station building in Northampton, England, lay a secret, recently discovered: the remains of the 11th Century, Northampton Castle.

Viking "slash and hack"

Unlike Hollywood's version of sword fighting, based on fencing, the true Viking fighting style was close in and vigorous. In a short video posted on the Discovery website, a father and son team of professional fight choreographers shows how it was really done.

Raising of Mary Rose marked

Tudor archers with longbows marked the 30th anniversary of the raising of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, from the floor of the Solent. The BBC celebrated the occasion with a short video.

Archaeologists seek Kingsholm Palace

A BBC video reports that archaeologists believe they have discovered the site of the Anglo-Saxon Kingsholm Palace in Gloucester, England.

The beauty of Devon's bench carvings

Historian Todd Gray believes the English often marvel at the beauty of craftsmanship in other countries without realizing what they have in their own backyards. In a short BBC video, he looks at the church bench carvings of Devon.

I say, is that a sword you're carrying...

Fans of rapier combat and regency romance will appreciate a short film by Leo Burton. The Duel At Blood Creek is the winner of several short film awards. [OOP and PG13]