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Win a set of jousting armor!

The History Channel is offering Facebook members a chance to win a full set of jousting armor in conjunction with their program Full Metal Jousting. The sweepstakes ends April 15, 2012.

SCA Thailand: The Documentary

Lord Johann Wulf from the Barony of the Far West, Canton of the Golden Playne (Bangkok, Thailand) has put together a documentary for the SCA in Thailand.

The wonders of Canterbury Faire

For those not lucky enough to attend the Barony of Southron Gaard's signature event, Canterbury Faire, David Hannay has posted a wonderfully-produced, 36-minute long video showcasing the event and the SCA.

Vatican archive preserves missionary documents

A video from the series Rome Reports, posted on YouTube, describes objects contained in the Vatican's archive of documents and artifacts kept and sent by missionaries from 1622 until modern times. (video)

Lux in Arcana: Vatican secret documents displayed

Rome’s Capitoline Museums are offering the chance for scholars to view formerly secret and historic Vatican documents never before seen outside of the Holy See. The exhibition runs February - September 2012.

Orlaith Ballach Inghean Fhlain vigiled in Northshield

Owen reports that Their Majesties Vladimir and Petranella of the Kingdom of Northshield have placed Orlaith Ballach Inghean Fhlain on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Laurel.

The one-hour yurt

In a short, time-lapse film posted on the 109.com website, videographer Dan Grossman shows how one Mongolian family can construct a yurt (or ger) in slightly more than one hour.

Touring Hampton Court Palace

Historic Royal Palaces has a YouTube site which includes a video for school children who will be visiting Hampton Court Palace.

Anteorra Winter 2012 Crown Tourney videos

Lord Owen Longstrider and Lady Gwen have posted several videos from the January 14, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The videos are available on YouTube.

Battle of the Nations -- on TV

International teams come together for grand European melee battle at Battle of the Nations. Now a television series covers the action. Episodes are on YouTube.

Video captures tournament action in Canton of the Golden Playne

Ii Toonishinokami Katsumori reports that a video is available on YouTube of armored combat at the January 7, 2012 Tourney of Skyhawk in the Canton of the Golden Playne (Thailand).

“Ornament of the World” depicted in video on Moorish Spain

A medieval German traveler once described Granada, in Moorish Spain, as the “Ornament of the World.” A video posted on the Moroccan Design website showcases the beauty and enlightment of the region.

The glorious Sistine Chapel

Long to travel to Italy to study its Renaissance Art, but can't afford the travel expenses? Take a trip to the Vatican and see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel - virtually.

Pope Benedict to Canonize Hildegard of Bingen

The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict XVI will appoint Hildegard of Bingen as a Doctor of the Church in October of 2012. The 12th century German Benedictine nun is also expected to be canonized in 2012. (video)

Wroxeter’s Roman Town House copes with tourist increase

When Channel Four TV challenged a team of builders to construct a Roman town house, it never expected the crowds of visitors to converge on the site, leading English Heritage to require emergency repairs. The Roman Town House was the subject of the Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day program. (video)

"It's about interaction and fun, not delusion"

Gerry Dowswell is retired, but that doesn't keep him from wielding a sword in his local chapter of the Society for Creatiuve Anachronism. He knows where his character ends and real life begins. "It's about interaction and fun," Dowswell said, "not delusion." (video)

Peerages at Selviergard Yule

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha in the Kingdom of the West reports that videos of Peerage ceremonies by Lady Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth, shot at December 2011's Selviergard Yule, are now available to view on YouTube.

The secrets of the Mary Rose

In 1545, Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose sank while fighting the French in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight in England. The remains of the ship were rediscovered in 1971, catching the imagination of historians worldwide. A documentary, Ghosts of the Mary Rose, is available online.

Discovering "a way of life from an age gone by"

Longing to live the life of a British farmer during the reign of King James I? Now, while you may not be able to live it, you can certainly watch how a group of people take on the task of working a Jacobean farm. The 12-part series, Tales from the Green Valley, is available on YouTube.

Help with a quest: Battle of Nations Team USA

Bob Dionisio is funding for his attendance at the upcoming Battle of Nations where he will participate as part of Team USA.

Hrafn Olafsson victor of Ansteorra's Winter 2012 Crown Tournament

On Legio Draconis, Hrólfr reports that Hrafn Olafsson was the winner of the Winter 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Elizabeta di Valore della Rosawill.

SCA joins Roller Vixens for charity event

It's a "continuing partnership," said Morgantown Roller Vixen Brianna Lovell about Jingle Brawl, a recent charity event featuring three roller derby scrimmage games and an armored combat demo by the local SCA group. Reporter Alex Hines of WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia has the story.

Mummers reported to be Hottest Holiday Ticket

According to The Onion's entertainment reporter, a troupe of traveling mummers is making a hit across the USA this holiday season.

Fencing Cam at BAM

Collwyn O'Snowdon reports that he has posted several videos of fencing on YouTube taken at the recent Bordermarch Autumn Melees (BAM) in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Historic re-enactment in Scotland

"The Historic Saltire Society is an organisation dedicated to two things. The first is living history and the second is Fun!" reads the opening paragraph on the group's website. Historic Saltire Society travels "the length and breadth of Scotland to various venues to perform for our audiences."

SvartulvR Kåte elevated to Laurel in Drachenwald

Their Majesties Lief and Morrigan of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have elevated SvartulvR Kåte to the Order of the Laurel for his skill in the arts of the forge. The elevation took place in the city hall of Miltenberg am Main.

Full Contact Combat and Battle of the Nations - Poland 2012

Kit Houston, who is involved in the Full Contact Combat movement in Australia, offers information on the sport, and hopes to contact others in the country who might be interested.

Count Gemini's shield class on YouTube

Kaydian reports that a video of a class taught by Count Gemini Asonte of Antir, on the use of shields in combat, has been posted to YouTube. The 90 minute class has been broken down into ten segments.

14th century hand cannon demonstrated

In a 9-minute video, members of the Springfield Arsenal, LLC go "medieval" by demonstrating a 14th century 3-Barrel Rapid-Fire Pole Cannon, a black powder device fired by striking against a surface.

Help identify the Staffordshire Hoard "mystery object"

It's beautiful, but what is it? Archaeologists are asking that question about three gold and silver pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard that fit together. Guesses include a saddle fitting and the decorative terminal to a parchment scroll. (photos)