Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

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.

Purgatorio 2010 video online

Miriam bat Yehudah ha Levi reports that she has posted a video featuring a performance for the Queen at the West Kingdom's summer 2010 Purgatorio event.

A Python goes to gladiator school

Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, takes on the persona of Roman gladiator to learn about training from the experts. (video)

Henry brings laughs to the web

Henry VIII meets the Age of Connectivity in a series of short sketch comedies from the BBC. Brian Blessed stars as the monarch on holiday with his sixth wife, Catharine Parr.

Town criers stretch vocal chords in Chester

SCA court heralds take note: You would have strong competition from the contestants in the recent 2010 Chester World Town Crier Tournament (Chester, UK) in which criers from around the world displayed their vocal capabilities. (video)

Overgrown grass a concern at Carlisle Castle

The City Council of Carlisle, England is concerned over the state of the moat at the city's primary attraction, Carlisle Castle, where, for safety reasons, English Heritage has stopped mowing the grass. Mark McAlindon of BBC News has a video report.

Pennsic XXXIX Woods Battle video online

Mark Piszczor, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, has created a shot video shot during the Pennsic XXXIX Woods Battle as research footage for a student project called Ethereal. The footage is available on YouTube.

"It's a chance to see just what you're made of"

The citizens of Joplin, Missouri (USA) were treated to an afternoon of knights in armor recently when members of the Shire of Crystal Mynes presented a demo. Bonney Bowman of FourStates.com has the story. (video)