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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.

Holy Thorn of Glastonbury vandalized

Police in Glastonbury, England are looking for vandals who cut the branches from the Holy Thorn, a 2,000-year-old tree said to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea. (video)

Piffaro explains medieval wind instruments

On their website, the early music group Piffaro offers a wonderful video demonstration of renaissance wind instruments.

Dancing horses

Do you appreciate the beauty of equestrian dressage? If so, you will want to view a brief video of incredible horsemanship on YouTube. Some of the moves, including the "Airs Above the Ground" shown at the conclusion of the film, are holdovers from medieval war techniques.

Tom Wujec explains the astrolabe

The modern meets the medieval when software designer Tom Wujec explains the astrolabe. The video is available to view on the blog Ted Talks. (video)

Duke Sir Alaric of Bangor elevated to Laurel in Drachenwald

Duchess Nerissa reports that Duke Sir Alaric of Bangor was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at Yule Ball by Their Majesies of the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Ealdormere Fall 2010 Crown Tourney finals on YouTube

Video from the final rounds from the Fall 2010 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available to view on YouTube.

V&A adds YouTube channel

The Victoria and Albert Museum has created a serious of videos on their YouTube channel entitled Reflections on Medieval & Renaissance Objects.

Feminist Guinevere on Hulu

Guinevere, the 1994 retelling of the Arthurian legend with a feminist twist, is now available to download and view on Hulu.

Mona Lisa's childhood home discovered

Did the enigmatic smile of da Vinci's Mona Lisa hide sad memories of an impoverished childhood? A video clip from Discovery News looks at the childhood home of the famous model.

"How to History" offers video tutorials for the historic arts

The website How to History offers a divers series of videos that teach a variety of medieval crafts of use to re-enactors.

Horse archery making comback in Europe

Horse archery is a sport appreciated by only a few, but its popularity is gaining strength in England which now holds a national championship.

Takeshi Reikoko winner of Cynagua Fall 2010 Coronet

Leohtulf reports that Takeshi Reikoko was the victor of the October 30, 2010 Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West.

Videos from Lochtober Fest 2010

Arian reports that he has created a number of videos from Lochtober Fest 2010 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

"Happy Few" challenge

Richard the Poor of Ely of the East Kingdom challenges members of the SCA to memorize the Saint Crispin's Day speech from Henry V and submit a video or audio of your performance by 5pm on October 25, 2010.

SCA and MSR members extras for "Running Wilde"

Several SCA and MSR (Medieval Scenarios and Recreation) members were on hand recently to serve as extras at Sands Point Preserve in New York for a filming of the Fox television series Running Wilde. Farrah Weinstein of the Port Washington Patch has the story. (photos and video)

Having fun storming the castle

The sad life of a lone castle guard is depicted in a short animated film from Bird Box Studio.

From a falcon's eye view

Ever wish you could fly like a falcon? Now you can, with a little help from technology and the internet. Experts for the BBC have attached tiny cameras to the backs of a Peregrine Falcon and the Goshawk. The resultant video is amazing. (video)

SCAdians bring Middle ages to Maine

Knights and maidens stormed a different type of castle recently when members of the SCA took part in a medieval fair at Fort Knox, Maine. Station WABI-TV5 has a video preview.

Traditional Chinese weaving techniques endangered

The UNESCO website features traditional Li textile techniques of spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering as employed by women of the Li ethnic group of Hainan Province, China. The site includes photos and video.

"The White Stag" premieres in the Outlands

The White Stag, an original song by Lord Cilléne mac Conghalaigh, was debuted recently at Caerthe's Three Stags event in the Kingdom of the Outlands. A video of the song has been posted on YouTube.

Jousting in Ontario

The Fight Network, which covers combat sports around the world, recently filmed a piece on the International Jousting Association Canada National Championship in Ontario. The film is available on YouTube.

Oertha Summer Coronet Tourney 2010 videos online

Merewyn reports that she has posted a series of videos from the Principality of Oertha's (Kingdom of the West) Summer Coronet Tourney. The videos are available on YouTube.

Collage video introduces the SCA

Captain Porthos of Atenveldt sat down with a friend and put together a video that was meant to try and explain to their mundane friends, what it is that SCA folk do. Their video collage of still portraits is shared on YouTube.