Chivalry (historical)

Historical chivalry, such as knights and knighthood, as distinct from reenactment chivalric orders

Modern take on knightly virtues

It's popular in today's world of Twitter and Facebook to believe that the knightly virtues are stuff of history books or fairy tales. The website Chivalry Today thinks otherwise.

Sites of conquest

A new series of articles in the online BBC History Magazine will cover famous historical sites. The first article looks at ten "places associated with the momentous events of 1066 and its aftermath."

Database catalogs soldiers' records from Hundred Years War

A new web site provides searchable databases of the detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers, including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.

"Soldier in later Medieval England" online database

This web site, created by Dr. Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton (UK) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, catalogs all known service records for soldiers in the Hundred Years War between 1369 and 1453 CE.

Battle records of English soldiers 1369 to 1453 now online

The detailed service records of 250,000 soldiers who served during the Hundred Years War is now availa le to view online. The website, sponsored by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), was the brainchild of Anne Curry of the University of Southampton and Dr Adrian Bell of the University of Reading.

Remains of a Stirling knight

Researchers believe that the skeleton of a young man found at Stirling Castle in Scotland may be those of a knight killed in battle in the early 15th century. The bones were discovered in the castle's chapel in 1997.

School teaches late Middle Ages jousting

Knight School, a division of Historic Enterprises, is offering hands-on instruction in equestrian combat at regularly scheduled jousting classes. The classes offer school-provided horses but also welcome riders who have their own.

[MID] Shire of Talonval Demo

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), The Shire of Talonval, and The Jackson Community College Student Group are sponsoring a demonstration on JCC campus grounds 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 on Monday April 20, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

For more information contact: Lady Carmela Angelica Adamo/ Laurie Adamo at laurieadamo@hotmail.com.

The Society for Creative Anachr

Congratulations Sir Terry Pratchett!

Science fiction author Terry Pratchett says he is “flabbergasted” over his recent knighting by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pratchett, who authors the popular Discworld series, was among those honored January 1, 2009.

12 Most Impressive Medieval Soldiers

List Universe, a website that encourages the creation of all manner of lists, has posted one on the "12 Most Impressive Medieval Soldiers." The martial groups are numbered 12 through 1 and include a short description.

Historical combat treatises online

Those interested in finding primary sources for historical combatant, including period a period artillery manual, will wish to visit the website for the Raymond J. Lord Collection, a digital archive of "historical combat treatises dating primarily from the Renaissance."

[OUT] Pas d' Arms

description:
Whereas it is the bound duty of Knights and gentlemen-at-arms to keep their skills honed and ready should His Majesty call them to battle, and whereas the Noble and gentle ladies of the land are desirous to be entertained by the feats of honor, it is the privilege of the Canton of Readstan to invite all those of noble comportment and lineage to test their mettle on the Readstan field of combat celebrating the First Anniversary of the Canton of Readstan. Location:
Canton of Readstan (Franktown, Colorado)

Extras needed for "Soldiers of Christ"

Clint Buckner from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is looking for a few extras for a short film he is producing. The film will be shot the weekends of November 8-10 and November 15-17, 2008.

Academy da Cavalaria 2

description:
"Teaching the History of Horsemanship and the art of riding well."

http://www.myscaphotos.com/eventannouncements/2k8AcademydaCavalaria2.pdf

(25 Minutes East of Boise, ID)

September 6th, September 20th, & October 25th, 2008

Also see:
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Dream River Ranch, Arh Hold, Artemisia. (25 Minutes East of Boise, ID)

[ART] Academy da Cavalaria 2

description:
"Teaching the History of Horsemanship and the art of riding well."

http://www.myscaphotos.com/eventannouncements/2k8AcademydaCavalaria2.pdf

(25 Minutes East of Boise, ID)

September 6th, September 20th, & October 25th, 2008

Also see:
ht Location:
Dream River Ranch in Arn Hold, Artemisia. (25 Minutes East of Boise, ID)

SCA profile now playing on Current.com

A Baron in Artemisia, a.k.a. Dave Jones, details his involvement with the Society for Creative Anachronism. From his early fascination with history in Texas to full armor fighting in Missoula, Montana, the Baron describes the overall philosophy behind the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Knights Templar demand redress from the Pope

700 years after the Knights Templar were eradicated by the Catholic Church, the Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain demanding that the Church exonerate the Order and return assets worth EU€100bn.

[GLE] Knight's Academy

description:
Join Shire of Dragoun's Weal as we once again host an event dedicated to the Chivalric virtues of Honor and Courtesy as well as the Art of Armored Combat.

Knight's Academy is dedicated to help teach the Chivalric Code not just to fighters but to the entire populace. This year we will have TWO FULL DAYS of Classes and Fighting! Open panel discussions on the Knightly Virtues along with a Open Panel for all. Location:
Shire of Dragoun's Weal (Hattiesburg Mississippi)

German Sword Arts Seminar

description:
Join us for a weekend of German martial arts: Longsword, Rapier and Dagger in the German tradition as taught by Stefan Dieke of Alte Kampfkunst in Germany.

Learn from one of the leading instructors of German Martial arts. From Leichtenaur to Meyer, Stefan will be covering techniques in longsword, rapier, dagger and some wrestling (at the instructors discretion).

For more information contact Davenriche European Martial Arts School http://www.davenriche.com/ Location:
Davenriche European Martial Arts School (Santa Clara, California)

Queen of England strips Knight of his title

HRM Elizabeth II, Queen of England, has stripped Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, of his knighthood in a move to protest the human rights abuses in his country.

The Soldier in later Medieval England

An innovative new research project, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will look at the life of the professional soldier in England from 1369 to 1453.

How chivalrous are you?

A quiz by Anya Yurchyshyn on MSN's Men's Lifestyle page asks "How chivalrous are you?"

Denmark and Cyprus pay tribute to 12th century king

The countries of Denmark and Cyprus recently banded together to honor a 12th century Danish king who died on the island during the First Crusade.

Chivalry lives in San Diego

To Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today, chivalry is very much alive and plays an important role in everyday life. Reporter Geoff Bouvier of the San Diego Weekly Reader has the story.

Fra' Bertie, Knights of Malta leader, dies

His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Bertie, the first Englishman to lead the Knights of Malta, has died, leaving the Order to select its new Grand Master.

Medieval Trivia

Medieval Trivia is a list for SCA, other related reenactment groups, and just general folk focusing on but not limited to Medieval Trivia and general "Gee-Whiz" information (not to mention sometimes humor) about both the Middle Ages and Renaissance period.

Campaign to save cave from damage

The Royston Cave, a man-made cave that dates to the 13th century, is under threat from truck traffic on the road above the cave.

Viscount Galen of Bristol's blog

Personal blog by Viscount Galen of Bristol of the Middle Kingdom, formerly of Ansteorra, Drachenwald, and Meridies.

Vatican publishes documents from Knights Templar heresy trials

The Vatican is finally publishing Processus Contra Templarios, the report from the heresy trials of the Knights Templar that was lost in the Vatican secret archives for 700 years due to a filing error.

Steven Muhlberger's "Chivalry Today" interview

Prof. Steven Muhlberger author of Deeds of Arms discusses chivalry in the Middle Ages on the Chivalry Today podcast.