Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

Shava's views of Bardic Madness 2011

Northshield Kingdom Chronicler Elashava bas Riva shares photos, video and memories of Bardic Madness, which took place recently in that Kingdom.

Don Puck un Zapo's rapier technique videos online

On his A Midsummer Night's Blog, Don Puck un Zapo shares video of a class on Italian rapier techniques taught at the 2007 Known World Academy of the Rapier.

Embroidery alive and well at the Royal School of Needlework

On the April 17, 2011 edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Martha Teichner visits the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace where she gets a behind-the-scenes look at historic - and future - embroidery projects in England.

Video of Mists Spring 2011 Coronet online

Miles has posted a video of the final round of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom. The video is available on YouTube.

Spinning through the city

Artist Robyn Love decided to connect with her fellow riders by hand-spinning on New York City's 7 train through the borough of Queens. Susan Forste caught the action for a video on Vimeo. (video)

Duke Cornelius von Beck victor of Lochac Autumn 2011 Crown Tournament

Blodeuwedd y Gath reports that Duke Cornelius von Beck was the winner of the April 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. Prince Cornelius was inspired in His endeavor by Elizabeth.

Valhalla, the unattainable

In this fanciful, animated film, an old Viking warrior looks forward to eternity in Valhalla, but discovers that dying honorably in battle isn't as easily accomplished as he hoped.

Vinland the Good

A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."

SCA Thailand in the News

In early April, a reporter from the Bangkok Post went to cover the fighter practice of the Canton of Golden Playne, the first and only SCA branch in Thailand. The video is available at the Bangkok Post Website.

A joust in Washington

The latest advertisement for the Washington State Lottery is good enough to make you want to buy a ticket. (video)

Atlantia's Spring Assessment 2011 videos online

Lord William de Faleston reports that he has posted several videos from Spring Assessment, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Sutton Hoo ship burial to be reconstructed

To enhance the visitor experience, the burial chamber at Sutton Hoo is being reconstructed. Richard Daniel, of the BBC, reports. (video)

Making a Viking tool chest

In a 2008 episode from the PBS series A Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill, Don Weber instructs viewers how to make a Viking tool chest.

A toast to a gallant announcer

Monty Python - or maybe pirate - fans will revel in the "Best race horse name ever!" in a race video posted to YouTube.

Videos of A Sworded Affair online

Lady Simonis Adriane of House Fulbert reports that she has uploaded several videos of the progressive Rapier Tournament at the recent Sworded Affair in the Kingdom of Northshield. The videos are available on YouTube.

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to Western Throne

His Majesty King Jade reports that Viscount Marc de Arundel was the winner of the March 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Patricia.

Making a drop spindle

The Joy of Handspinning website offers a short tutorial on how to make a drop spindle using wooden pieces from a craft or hobby store.

Stacking the shelves

Midrealm Kingdom Chronicler and librarian geek, Mistress Siobhan O'Neill, shares a longed-for method for organizing your bookshelves. (video)

Hrodir of Northshield speaks

THL Teffan of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that he has updated a video of a speech given by King Hrodir at His recent Tournament of Chivalry.

Fighter Auction Tourney at Canterbury Faire on YouTube

Alexandra reports that Grimr has posted a series of videos taken of the Fighter Auction Tourney at the Canterbury Faire this year to his YouTube account.

Online illumination

A Fordham University graduate student has found a novel way to finance her education: she offers a calligraphy service. She has posted tutorials for her craft on YouTube. (video)

Staffordshire Hoard sheds light on Anglo-Saxon military

Now that parts of the Staffordshire Hoard are on display, scholars are pondering the meaning of the discovery. Unlike most finds, the Hoard seems to be made up of only military parephernalia. (video)

Teacher finds 17th century Bible

While searching for historic baptismal certificates to share with her students, Wisconsin teacher Debra Court stumbled across an old book. Further research has shown the book to be a hand-illustrated, German Bible dating to 1670. (video)

HowToHistory.com

HowToHistory.com is a website dedicated to creating and preserving video tutorials in the historic arts. They have tutorials on many aspects of medieval life, from basket weaving to woodworking to cooking to making a hurdle fence. There is also a section offering links to historical merchants to find supplies for medieval crafts.

Talhoffer's Medieval Fight Book subject of National Geographic Channel documentary

Talhoffer's Medieval Fight Book is the subject of a National Geographic television program scheduled to air on January 25, 2011. Talhoffer was a knight and judge in Scandavia in the mid-1400's, and the program shows some of the fight strategies and unusual weapons Talhoffer described in his book.

Japanese metal techniques featured in YouTube video

Metal workers and jewelry artists will want to take a look at two short documentary films on YouTube showcasing classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a piece of decorative metalwork.

West Kingdom "Deceived" at Twelfth Night

Those attending West Kingdom Twelfth Night were treated to a performance of The Deceived by the Golden Stag Players. A bawdy trailer video is available on Facebook for those who weren't able to see it live.

A bit of history for pop music lovers: Beowulf

What do you get when you mashup an eighth-century Anglo-Saxon poem with a twentieth-century antiwar pop song? A very amusing music video, sort of a "Cliff's Notes" version of the epic tale.

Antikythera mechanism re-created using Lego Technic building set

Two thousand years ago, the Greeks built a mechanical computer to calculate eclipse dates with surprising accuracy. A modern-day historian has created a working replica of the device using Lego Technic building blocks.

A Celtic Amazing Grace

Violinist Andre Rieu wows a stadium full of spectators with a beautiful Celtic rendition of the hymn Amazing Grace, complete with a band of pipers and a lone pennywhistle. The video is available on YouTube.