Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

"Funeral achievments" of Henry V showcased in British Museum clip

In a short video clip on YouTube, Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor discusses the helmet, sword and saddle believed to have belonged to Henry V from his tomb in Westminster Abbey.

Viscount Sir Rurik Varyag winner of Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Rurik Varyag defeated Sir Søren j Alborghin the final bout of the July 21, 2012 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. (video)

Chatting with the King at ComicCon

Janina Gavankar, star of True Blood, took some time to wander the halls of Comic-Con 2012 and a little (un)armored combat with members of the SCA. During the SCA demo, Jana chatted briefly with His Majesty Patrick of the Kingdom of Caid.

How to Make Silk Standards

As part of the 50/50 A&S Challenge, Madame du Pont of the Kingdom of An Tir has created a series of instructional videos on "How to Make a Silk Standard." The videos are available to view on YouTube.

Battle in Billings

ZooMontana in Billings was the site of battle recently as members of the local SCA chapter demonstrated their rapier and armored combat skills at the Highland Games and the Renaissance Fair. Kenneth of KULR TV was on hand for the story. (video)

Roger Stockton winner of West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Edith reports that Roger Stockton was the victor of the June 23, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Zanobia Fiorentini.

Online series filmed at Ozark Castle

Catherine Koehler reports that Epilogue, an online series dealing with plague and time travel, premiered on July 1, 2012. The series was partially filmed at the Ozark Medieval Fortress before it closed earlier this year.

Return to the Shire

Cassie Carpenter, a reporter for the Daily Mail, takes a look at the set of the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, set to be released December 13, 2012. The article includes a trailer for the film. (video)

Oertha armored combat and rapier videos online

Merewyn of Ynys reports that she has posted video of bear pit and rapier tourneys from the recent Eskalyan Changeover in Anchorage, Alaska, Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. The videos are available on YouTube.

O Fortuna: What you think you heard

OK, it isn't period to the Middle Ages, but we all love O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, right? It's the soundtrack from Excalibur, after all. But do you know the lyrics? Or only think you do...

Archaeologists investigate 13th century defenses of Fyvie Castle

Archaeologists working at Fyvie Castle, near Turriff, Scotland, expected to find a 16th century garden. Instead they discovered evidence of the castle's 13th century defenses. (video)

Team USA: What lies ahead?

Sir Gaston de Clermont, General of the Army of Ansteorra, reports on his return from the recent Battle of the Nations in Warsaw, Poland, and discusses the future of the SCA's Team USA.

Lizzie Stark leaves Mundania

Freelance journalist Lizzie Stark wrote the book on LARPing, literally. Her Leaving Mundania explains the fantasy world of Live Action Role Playing games from D&D-types to Nordic avant-garde art LARP. She explains the appeal in a short video for the BBC.

AEthelmearc Spring 2012 Crown Tournament photos and video online

Edmund of Worcester and Thorp have produced an albums of photos from Spring 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The albums are available on Flickr and PhotoBucket. Dragos Pelicanos also adds video of the event.

Champion of St. Boniface videos online

Merewyn of Ynys Taltreath reports that she has posted several videos of the tourney for the Champion of St. Boniface which took place recently in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

"Historical facts" bebunked - with humor

Do you like your history in small doses - and with a sense of humor? If so, you will appreciate C.G.P. Grey's 5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown, a video posted on YouTube, which debunks five historical "facts."

Elizabethan medal illustrates explorers' influence

In a YouTube video, Neil MacGregor discusses a small silver medal commorating the 1577-80 around-the-world voyage of Sir Francis Drake. The video is part of the BBC program entitled Shakespeare's Restless World.(video)

Learning about the Middle Ages in the Barony of Wastekeep

Students from Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Washington got a special treat recently when members of the Barony of Wastekeep, Kingdom of An Tir visited their school to teach them about life in the Middle Ages. The NBC affiliate KNDO/KNDU has the story. (video)

Championshipship archery on YouTube

Archery enthusiasts may wish to watch a video clip, posted on YouTube, of the 2012 Indoor Archery World Championships in Las Vegas.

A walk through Birka

The PBS NOVA series has posted a website featuring short video clips on various aspects of Viking village life. The site focusses on "Birka, a medieval Viking village that archeologists recently excavated near modern-day Stockholm."

Pyramus and Thisbe, Beatle-style

In celebration of Shakespeare's 400th birthday, the Beatles perform the Pyramus and Thisbe play from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The 1964 performance is from a DVD called The Beatles Explosion.

Dreamstone video online

William Colquitt reports that he has posted a video shot at the April 21, 2012 Dreamstone Tourney which took place in the Barony of Bryn Madoc, Kingdom of Meridies. The video is available on YouTube.

Dragon invades Winter's Gate! Video at 5!

Baron Khevron has posted a video of the Dragon Subtlety that invaded the meat and bread course of the feast. The event was Fool's Revel in the Barony of Winter's Gate (northern Alaska).

Illuminated treasures from the British Library on YouTube

In a six-part video series available on YouTube, Dr Janina Ramirez "unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings and explores the medieval world they reveal."

Re-enactors test effectiveness of Viking weapons

How effective were Viking Age weapons? That's what members of Hurstwic, a Viking re-enactment group located in New England, wanted to find out using sharpened weapons and a pig carcass. (video)

A day in the life of a beefeater

John Keohane recently retired as the Chief Yeoman Warder, or Beefeater, of the Tower of London. In a short clip from the documentary On the Road With The Chief Beefeater, Matthew Stadlen discusses the dress uniform. (video)

Solving the mystery of Roman Wales

Visitors to Caerleon, near Newport in south Wales have long admired the huge 1st century Roman amphitheater, the site of gladiatorial combat, but new discoveries point to the area as an important Roman outpost in Britain. (video)

Behind-the-scenes look at the treasures of the Mary Rose

Take in inside look at the artifacts recovered from the Tudor ship the Mary Rose with BBC South Today's Sally Taylor and historic weapon expert and actor Robert Hardy in a BBC video clip.

Riding with the Atenveldt Equestrians

Combat, both armored and equestrian, is alive and well in the Kingdom of Atenveldt - Arizona in the modern world. recently reporter Kristy Siefkin, of the Fox News affiliate in Phoenix, met with members of the SCA to discuss combat and armoring. (video)

YouTube video showcases Gulf War XXI rapier melee

Rose Eriksdottir reports that she has posted a video featuring photos from the Rapier Fort Battle at Gulf Wars XXI. The video is available to view on YouTube.