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Norman culture and society

Viking Shield: Viking Age replicas and gifts.

Viking Shield specializes in all your Viking needs. They offer a full range of weapons, clothing, armor, jewellry, games, feasting gear, and art.

Sterling Silver Hand Crafted Celtc and Scandinavian Jewelry

Hand-crafted sterling silver Celtic and Scandinavian pieces. Many are recreations of museum pieces. The collection features Thor's Hammers and Odin's Raven.

Renaissance artists enjoyed their own "art scene"

Where did Renaissance painters go to unwind? According to Tony Perrottet of Drexel University's The Smart Set, it was La Società del Pauiolo, the Company of the Cauldron, an artists-only club that required participants to bring an artwork and a dish to pass.

Norse Chieftain Dwarven Style Helm For Sale

The Norse Chieftain Helmet is an SCA combat-legal helmet, made with a dynamically sculpted face, made of 14 gauge hot rolled mild steel, some details are a "feather beard, and mustache" It was forged by Jenna Brocious of The Lonely Mountain Forge http://members.aol.com/gijchar/norchief.htm If you are interested please send me a private message or email Anthony: aburdge@si.rr.com for price quote or to make an offer

Today in the Middle Ages: October 14, 1066

The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between William the Bastard's Norman forces and the Saxon defenders under King Harold II. It changed forever the culture and language of the British Isles.

BBC offers live webcast of Hastings 2006

On October 14 and 15, the annual Battle of Hastings reenactment will be webcast live by the BBC. The reenactment of the famous 1066 battle between King Harold the Saxon and William the Norman takes place on the very site of the original event, which gave William the Conqueror his nickname.

Domesday Book now Online

The Domesday Book, a handwritten recording of lands and properties under William the Conqueror, is on display and also available on the internet.

Saxon and Norman Artifacts Found in Southampton Dig

Excavation of a future construction site in Southampton, UK produced artifacts from the eleventh, fourteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Sporadic Verses

The Sporadic Verses, a series of satirical stories written about imaginary SCA folk, and published in the 1990s in two local newsletters, are offered online for all the world to see.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 24, 1066

On April 24, 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the skies over an already unsettled England.

Norman Weapons

Patrick Kelly of the Albion Benefactor's Society, has written an article on the history of weapons used by the 10th and 11th century Normans.

Norman Horse Bit Excites Researchers

The study and replication of a Norman curb bit was the subject of a recent program from Britain's Time Team archaeologists.

Norman Pillar Uncovered in Coventry

A pillar from the Benedictine Priority Cathedral, which was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, has been unearthed in Coventry, England.

Medievalist Norman Cantor Dies

Noted medievalist Norman Cantor is dead at 74, according to an article in the New York Times' obituary section.

Grant Helps Speed up Anglo-Norman Dictionary

The work of updating a revised version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary -- which will probably take until 2019 to complete -- will go just a little faster, thanks to a grant of over three quarters of a million U.S. dollars.

BBC Radio Explores "The Norman Way"

A new radio series on England's BBC Four looks at life in Ango-Saxon England at the time of the Norman Conquest.

CONQUEST- The Society of Anglo-Norman Living History

Conquest is a non profit organization that recreates the Anglo-Norman period of English history from the Battle of Hastings up until the signing of the Magna Carta (1066 to 1215AD).