Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

Air New Zealand: the airline of Middle Earth

The folks at Air New Zealand prove their connection to Middle Earth and their sense of humor in a new safety video created to coincide with the release of the film The Hobbit.

London burials surprise archaeologists

The discovery of over 500 skeletons, some dating to the Middle Ages, has halted plans for the construction of a UK£20m leisure centre in south-east London. BBC London's Nick Beake has a video report.

NOVA looks at history of Viking weapons

A recent program in the PBS NOVA series explores Secrets of the Viking Sword. The 53-minute program is available to download and view from the NOVA website.

Legos retell the Battle of Maldon

The happy combination of history and Legos returns with The Battle of Maldon, an animated version of the 10th century battle between Earl Byrhtnoth and Viking raiders. The film was created by David Waugh for DTG Productions.

Trampolarchery - really?

Do not try this at home, kiddies! Let Polly and Ryan (AKA Tristram) show you how it's done with the new non-Olympic sport of Trampolarchery.

Fly like a falcon

Falconers in Abu Dhabi have created a mini helmet cam designed to allow viewers to experience the flight and hunt of a falcon. A short video reveals what it's like to "fly like a falcon."

"Faces & Places" at Pennsic 41

Host Larry Berg of the program Faces & Places, produced by Armstrong Channel 10 in Butler, Pennsylvania, looks at the annual Pennsic War. During the 30-minute program, Berg interviews a number of participants about various aspects of the War.

Roman dig to showcase "level of history" in Ewell, England

Archaeologists believe that there had been continuous occupation of the area around Ewell Village in England since the 4th Century. Now a three-week dig hopes to uncover evidence of a Roman settlement along the road which ran from Chichester to London. (video)

Hammerhold Defender photos online

Sara reports that she has posted an album of photos and video from Hammerhold Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

Havhingsten challenges modern Viking seamen

Tom Donkin of the BBC reports on the sailing of the Havhingsten, a 30 metres long reconstruction of a Viking ship, which sailed recently from Denmark to Germany. (video)

The Esperanza sails in Calontir

In a preview of the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Cardboard Boat Race, which was held July 28, 2012, Angie Mock from Fox News 2 in St. Louis interviews Gwendolyn and Fernando from the Barony of Three Rivers about their entry in the race.

The Golden Stag Players present: The Alexandrian Tapestries

Lovers of Commedia dell'Arte will want to view The Alexandrian Tapestries, a video of a performance presented by the Golden Stag Players in the Kingdom of the West.

Master Broom's video of Agincourt 2012

Master Broom reports that he has posted several videos from Royal Court at Agincourt, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The videos are available on YouTube.

Using science to read the Archimedes palimpsest

In a TEDTalks video on YouTube, ancient books curator William Noel discusses "the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others." (video)

"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."