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New Baron and Baroness of Gryphon's Lair announced

Their Excellencies Bianca da Ravenna and Thorvald Ulfhednar, Baron and Baroness of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia have announced that, upon stepping down, they will be replaced by Master Defender Vilhelm Silberhammer and Mistress Elizabetha (Bethany) of Windermere.

How the Teutonic Crusade changed Eastern Europe

"Within a few centuries, the Teutonic warriors led a major ecological and cultural transformation that swept the pagan Baltic tribes into the fold of European Christendom," according to a statement by Stanford University regarding an article by researcher Krish Seetah. The article was published in the November 30, 2012 issue of Science.

New timeline for Stonehenge proposed

Archaeologist Timothy Darvill, of Bournemouth University in England, believes previous studies of the timeline for Stonehenge have it backwards. His new theory was published in the December issue of the journal Antiquity.

Next Baron of Jararvellir announced

Their Majesties King Yngvar and Queen Luce of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the name of the next Baron of Jararvellir: HL Robert the Stout.

New Year magic in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, the period after Christmas was a time for looking ahead to the new year. Practices included superstitions and methods to predict weather for the coming year. The clergy accepted some of the age-old rituals, but were loathe to allow others. A recent article for Phys.org looks at Christmas Day fortune telling.

Norse myth courtesy of Snorri Sturluson

Much of the Norse mythology we recognize today comes courtesy of the writing of 13th century Icelandic chieftain Snorri Sturluson. Nancy Marie Brown takes a look at Snorri on her blog God of Wednesday.

Holiday celebrations in Ansteorra

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Yule Revel and Steppes Xmas which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

[LOC] Investiture and Baronial Champion Tourney

You are cordially invited to join the Barony of River Haven in honouring Baron Wolfgang and Baroness Contarina for their service to the Barony as they step down as Baron and Baroness of River Haven, and celebrate the investiture of Master William Castille and Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum as new Baron and Baroness of River Haven.

[LOC] Winterfeast and Baronial Investiture

Stormhold presents Winterfeast and Baronial Investiture July 13, 2013 in Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy VIC AU.

“Roads of Arabia" premieres in Washington, D.C.

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. is currently playing host to Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an "unprecedented assembly" of artifacts which tell the story of of the trade routes across the Arabian Peninsula.

Edward and Dejaneecie to be new Baron and Baroness of Nordskogen

King Yngvar and Queen Luce of the Kingdom of Northshield report that Don Edward of Kent and  Domna Dejaneecie Amidarium Vu have been chosen as the new Baron and Baroness of Nordskogen.

[ATE] Spring Crown Tournament

The time has come for the next King and Queen of these Glorious Lands of Atenveldt to be decided!  The Spring Crown Tournament will be held in the Shire of Burning Sands.  We here at the Shire would like to invite the populace of the Kingdom to come and see this largely unknown part of the Kingdom.

Arkayn Leatherworks

Arkayn Leatherworks offers goods for all of your leather needs: belts, quivers, tankards,  bracers,sword frogs, sheaths, etc. They specialize in custom work, including artistic leather carvings and embossing, and they carry a wide variety of jewelry, leather, wiccan, and mundane.

Buxom Bitch Horns

Buxom Bitch Horns and Archery offers hand painted drinking horns, leather drinking mugs, sandblasted glass, and Mongolian horse bows made by Istvan Toth.  Check them out on Etsy or look for them at renaissance fairs science fiction conventions or SCA.  They were formally known as The Stag and The Griffin.

Jarl Jon the Tall victorious in Gleann Abhann Crown List

Mistress Barbara Sterling offers a detailed report on the recent Crown List for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Avacal Celebbrates new Heirs

Avacal's Coronet was held on the November 17, 2012 in the Shire of Sigelhindas. Congratulations to their new Heirs, Sir Einar and Mistress Sadb.

Ealdormere Fall 2012 Crown Tourney video online

Richard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the recent Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on his YouTube Channel.

Felix and Eva new Heirs to Lochac Thrones

Megan, who resides in the Kingdom of the West, reports that Sir Felix Arnett von Danzig has won the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. Sir Felix was inspired in His endeavor by Eva von Danzig.

Donngal and Catalina new Heirs to Calontir Thrones

Chiara reports that Duke Donngal, inspired by Catalina, was the victor of the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Calontir.

Kublai Khan and the Mongol invasion of China

China had been an empire for over 1,000 year when the Mongol heir to Genghis, Kublai Khan, roared into the southern part of the country in the 13th century. Carrie Gracie of the BBC has a feature story.

Bayeux Tapestry captured in crystal

The 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Battle of Hastings, measures an impressive 70m (230ft). Now an artist from Somerset, England has engraved the entire piece onto a crystal bowl. (photo)

First Court of Edward and Thyra in East Kingdom Gazette

Catrin reports that commentary and photos from the first court of Edward and Thyra of the East Kingdom are now available on the East Kingdom Gazette.

Cateline la broderesse's photos from East Kingdom Fall 2012 Coronation

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created two albums of photos from the Fall 2012 Coronation of Edward and Thyra which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on her PicassaWeb site.

Pyro's photos from Ansteorra Fall 2012 Coronation online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos taken by Pyro at the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

East Kingdom Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos online

Brita reports that photos from Crown Tournament, which took place October 27, 2012 in the Shire of Endewearde, are now available to view online. The photos are posted on her Shutterfly website.

Amos and Ysabela new Prince and Princess of Atlantia

The news has come down that Amos the Pious was the victor of the November 3, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Ysabela.

[DRA] Nordmark Coronet Tournament

On the 14th to the 16th of December, Aros will hold Nordmarks Principality Coronet Tournament in Järlåsa bygdegård. Prince Brendan and Princess Niamh invites the people of Nordmark to participate in and bear witness of the tournament that will determine Their heirs!

[WES] Winter Coronet and Investiture

As the cold winter winds of the Arctic take hold, Their Highnesses Varyag and Trava, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right of combat and Their Investiture the following day.

[CAL] 59th Calontir Crown Tournament

Join us as the Heirs of Calontir are revealed, and the future of the Kingdom is assured!

Northshield Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos

Edwin reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr.