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Alamire: composer, scribe, musician, spy?

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 22:46

Bavarian composer Petrus Alamire was a man of many talents including, possibly, a spy. Last year, his choral work, composed for Henry VIII, came in at number 2 on the classical music charts with an album by the choral group Alamire. (photos)

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Evidence of Viking metalworkers found in Canada

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:25

A team of archaeologists has discovered early Norse artifacts in Canada and its Arctic islands, including what it believes is a stone crucible, with traces of bronze inside, used for metalworking. (photo)

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"Groundbreaking" discovery may give insight into Fujiwara-kyo, Japan's first capital

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 08:44

Researchers from the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties are studying a series of square holes they believe may have held the foundation for an important building in Fujiwara-kyo, the nation's capital between 694 and 710.

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Vivat to Ailitha de Ainwyk, Drachenwald's newest Laurel

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:45

I write to report the happy news that on Friday at Crown tourney their Majesties Thorvaldr and Timoe invited Lady Ailitha de Ainwyk to sit her vigil to consider joining the order of the Laurel, and asked for her reply at court the next day.

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Chivalry Isn't Dead, Just Misunderstood

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 19:15

An article on Myths Retold considers the question of what "chivalry" meant in the Middle Ages, metaphorically and linguistically, and how that relates to modern concepts of chivalry. [PG-13 due to language]

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