Kingdom of Æthelmearc

Champion of Aethelmearc Tourney & Queen's Rapier ChampionsTourney

The Shire of Heronter wishes to invite the most Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc to our fair shire for Their Royal Highnesses, Malcom & Tessa's, Champion of Aethelmearc Tourney and Queen's Rapier Champions Tourney!

AEthelmearc War Practice XVI

War will be looming on the horizon, and so is the need for practicing for it! The Canton of Steltonwald invites all to the Aethelmearc War Practice XVI to be held May 19-22 at Cooper’s Lake Campground (205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, Pa. 16507).

Barhus Prize Presented in AEthelmearc

Patrikia Maria Agrissa and Baron Mord Hurtsson the Green have announced the winners of the 2005 "Barhus Prize for Best Documentation at the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences Pentathlon", which was awarded recently at the Passing of the Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

German club in Pittsburgh recreates authentic Schlachtfest

Marlene Parrish, reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, describes how the 150-year-old Teutonia Mannerchor club performs an authentic Schlachtfest (Slaughter Festival) on the north side of Pittsburgh.

Y'ain't Nuthin' but a hound dog

The hound dog may not be a fancy breed, but they've been lovable and faithful friends of Mankind for centuries. This week, Dame Aoife takes a look at the humble but helpful hounds.

Tournaments Through the Ages

The Shire of Stormsport wishes to invite Combatants and Consorts of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc to our Shire for a weekend of Tournaments through the Ages.

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards II

Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of Coppertree. In this our second act, again we call ye performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time!

Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward: A Garb Skirmish - POSTPONED

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED. The Incipient Shire of Blackwater, as Sponsored by the Shire of Heronter, proudly, and with great excitement, announces their first official event, to be held on May 27-29, 2005. Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward, a Garb Skirmish is a fun event where we will be making new clothes for our menfolk.

Medieval Cartoons, Graffiti and related items

Dame Aoife takes a walk on the medieval wild side this week, with links about the lighter side of scribal arts proving that people in the Middle Ages did have a sense of humor.

Elegance befitting the station: Sumptuary Law

Sumptuary laws, that is, laws regulating the use of special clothing, jewelry, or other symbols of rank or station, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.

Penn State Offers Seminar on the Medieval Household

Pennsylvania State University's Center for Medieval Studies will offer a seminar March 18-19, 2005. This year's theme is the medieval household.

Spring Bears Event

The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 5th, 2005. For the love of the fight, a heavy weapons double elimination tourney will begin the day at 10 am. The traditional bear pit will follow around noon.

College of Three Ravens

The Barony of Thescorre invites one and all to our annual event "College of Three Ravens". This year boasts new activities along with our traditional ones you have all come to enjoy.

Gode Cookery featured in upcoming Food Network documentary

The producers of Food Network's "Secret Life Of..." series were so impressed last year with the folks at Gode Cookery, a noted medievalist cooking web site, that they are featuring Gode Cookery in another episode, this time on Roman wine cakes.

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney

The Shire of Kings Crossing and the Incipient Shire of Gryphon's Keep, would like to invite one and all to attend the Crown Tourney of Their Majesties Malcolm and Tessa.

Karana Yabokchi Elevated to Pelican

At Their Court in the Barony of the Debatable Lands February 5, 2005, Their Majesties of AEthelmearc elevated Karana Yabokchi to the Order of the Pelican.

Tournament of the White Hart

The Shire of Port Oasis invites all courtly lovers and fighters to the 9th Tournament of the White Hart, to be held February 25 - 27, 2005, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV.

Mightier than the Sword: Medieval writing implements and related topics

This week, Dame Aoife provides a plethora of pointers to pages on pens, pencils, and other paraphenalia of period publication.

Blackstone Raids XIV & AEthelmearc Spring Coronation

The long sleep of winter is leaving the lands and the drums of war are sounding in the hills. The cycle continues yet again in the humble Barony of Blackstone Mountain, as the Kingdom of the Middle again marches forth across our fair borders in search of the mystical black rocks that are necessary for strong steel.

Aethelmearc 12th Night photos now online

Photos for the Aethelmearc Kingdom 12th Night can now be viewed online at the Shire Of Sylvan Glen website.

Cynthia Love of the Tower Made Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their Court at St. Swithin's Bog 12th Night Celebration, Rurik and Angelik, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, created Cynthia Love of the Tower a member of the Order of the Pelican.

Aethelmearc 12th Night Photos Online

Photos of the Aethelmearc 12th Night can now be seen online, courtesy of the "virtual Shire of Sylvan Glen".

Fenton Art Glass to offer hands-on glassmaking seminars

Fenton Art Glass, located in West Virginia (USA), is celebrating its centennial by offering a series of half-day glass-making seminars in which participants will actually create glass artworks.

Simple Pleasures CANCELLED

According to a post on the Middlebridge by Autocrat Rannveig Hrajshvelgsneys, as of 2005-01-20 this event has been cancelled due to weather. They are considering rescheduling for the following week, 2005-01-29.

The Canton of Gleann Iaruinn of the Barony of the Middle Marches in the Middle Kingdom (South Point, OH) and the Shire of Port Oasis of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc (Huntington, WV) Announce: SIMPLE PLEASURES

A Conspiracy of Chefs: Culinary History's Food

Having recovered from last week's mishap, Dame Aoife returns to the wonderful world of weblinks. This week, she brings us a plethora of resources for the culinary arts of the Middle Ages.

Siege of Stony Brook: Warfare and Warriors

The Shire of Hartstone cordially invites you to their spring event to be held June 24-26, 2005 at Stony Brook State Park in Dansville, NY also known as the old "Pax Interruptus" site.

No Aoife's Links this week

"If you don't mind I'll have a stiff scotch and a good scrub, rather than take several hours to do web research," quoth Dame Aoife, explaining why a (fortunately minor) car fire prevented an installment of Aoife's Links this week.

3rd Annual Day at the Medieval Faire Demo

The Shire of Kings Crossing is proud to announce that it will be having its 3rd Annual Day at the Faire Demo, which will be held from 11:00 until 5:00 on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Washington Mall in Washington, PA.

12th Night

It is my pleasure to announce the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands' 12th Night event to be held on Sunday, January 9th, from Noon until 8PM at the Carnegie Mellon University Campus, University Center, Peter-Wright-McKenna Rooms (Pittsburgh, PA.)

Æthelmearc peers suffer serious house fire

On the night of Monday, December 27, 2004, the home/apartment building owned by Viscount Master Sir Haakon was ravaged by fire.