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Shakespeare film sure to spark controversy

Anonymous, the new film by director Roland Emmerich which proposes that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else, is causing controversy even before the film hits theater screens. James Shapiro offers his opinion in an op-ed for the New York Times.

One medieval life tells story of change in14th century England

14th century England was a dark time, and a time of change in Britain. In a hour-long, online documentary, historian Michael Wood investigates changes in medieval life by following the family of peasant Christina Cok.

Andreas and Kallista to reign in AEthelmearc

Elisabeth reports that Andreas Martin was the victor of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. He was inspired by Kallista Morganova. (video)

West Kingdom Golden Stag Players creates YouTube channel

Hirsch von Henford, of the West Kingdom's Golden Stag Players, reports that a YouTube channel has been created to showcase the work of the group.

2011 Baron's Howe photos and video online

Eirik Anderson of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Baron's Howe event. In addition, Eirik has published several videos from the event. The photos and video are available on his website.

First phase of St. Peter's Colonade restoration revealed

Rome Reports has released a sort video on YouTube showcasing the newly renovated left Colonnade at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Eirik Anderson's Video and photos from the Althing

Eirik Anderson reports that he has posted several videos and an album of photos from the Icelandic-Althing, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos and photos are available on his website.

A sloooow day at the faire

The ultimate conveyance for when speed is not an option: Renaissance tortoise!

"Enjoy learning by doing" at Olde Sandwich Town Festival

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were on hand to teach and entertain at the recent Old Sandwich Town Festival near Windsor, Canada. Jay McKee explained SCA activities in a short video for the Windsor Star.

Fall 2011 Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament video online

What can be more exciting than gallant knights fighting for a coronet in a medieval castle? To SCA members, not much. Duchess Nerissa reports that she has uploaded video of tourney action by victor Robert de Canterbury at the recent Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament.

Throne of Blood meets Monty Python

Imagine if Monty Python's French castle were actually Japanese... Amusing mash-up of Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Poland's weekend warriors

A popular entertainment at Malbork Castle in Poland is medieval armored combat. BBC Warsaw correspondent Adam Easton attends an event and talks to spectators. Malbork is Europe's largest medieval castle. (video)

Oertha bear pit tourney video online

His Royal Highness Rurik Varyag Velmudov of the Principality of Oertha reports that he has uploaded video from the Bear Pit Tournament of the Selviergard Baroness' Champion event. The video is available on YouTube.

Mongols share traditional dance

A short film from UNESCO highlights Mongolian music and culture by sharing the Biyelgee Mongolian traditional folk dance as performed by dancers from several different ethnic groups.

LARPers take on Hell in upcoming film

What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)

Viking longship sails on "Wings of Hope"

Jack reports that he has uploaded two videos of the christening and launching of Calontir's cardboard longship as part of a fund raiser for the Wings of Hope charity.

Storytelling at Midrealm Crown Tourney

Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon, Minister of Arts and Sciences for the Middle Kingdom, reports that he has uploaded several videos of bardic activities from the recent Midrealm Crown Tournament to his YouTube channel.

Graham Ryder discusses the firearms of Henry VIII

In a short BBC video, Graham Ryder from the Royal Armouries in Leeds discusses Henry VIII's fascination with and promotion of firearms.

Portrait of Elizabeth of York revealed

Duncan Leslie of Hever Castle explains about the importance of Elizabeth of York, the mother of Henry VIII, in a short BBC video. A 16th century portrait of the queen has been recently revealed.

Gamers converge on Germany

Consider the result of a mashup of Pennsic merchants, Costume Con, and thousands of gamers of all kinds, and you will imagine Role Play Convention 2011, held this year in Germany. Video in German on YouTube.

Cold Steel demonstrates the power of the great sword

The proprietors of Cold Steel, a company that makes knives, swords and other weapons, offers an info-mercial advertising its greatsword. The video is available on YouTube.

Shava's photos and videos from "Dub-Dub"

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has created a gallery of photos from the recent Warriors and Warlords event in the Kingdom of Northshield on the Northshield Gallery. She has also posted videos from the event on her YouTube channel.

Battle in Bangkok park

One would not expect to find knights in armor battling out on a Sunday afternoon in Bangkok, Thailand, but that's exactly what visitors to Lumpini Park find each week. CNN GO has the story and video.

Trillium War 2011 videos and photos online

Eirik Andersen of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that he has posted two videos from the recent Trillium War. The videos and photos are available on his website.

Geoffrey Chaucer: standup comedian

Three men walk into a bar... you all know the rest. Or do you? British standup comedian Bill Bailey gives the story a medieval twist in this YouTube clip.

Armor and the modern woman

The College Humor website finally addresses an issue long debated by fighters and gamers alike: female armor. (video)

Photos and a few videos from Border Skirmish

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, reports that photos and video from the recent Border Skirmish are now available to view on the Northshield Gallery.

Talking Shakespeare

Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accents of Shakespearean English in a series of videos based on his book Shakespeare on Toast. Crystal offers examples of Received Pronunciation and Shakespearean Pronunciation. (video)

"Game of Thrones" interviews on YouTube

Fans of the HBO series A Game of Thrones will want to watch a series of videos posted on YouTube that showcase various artisans who worked on the program, including armor and weapons.

From Anglo-Saxons to the Internet in 10 minutes

Open University has created a series of 10 short videos chronicling the history of the English language. The series, found on YouTube, is entitled The History of English in Ten Minutes.