To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, The Folder Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is sending out a traveling exhibit with copies of the first printing ("First Folio") of Shakespeare's plays from 1623.
The Pennsic Registration Office is now accepting registrations for Pennsic 45, to be held July 29 through August 14.
On the Vaguely Bohemian web site, Rambler writes about discovering Pennsic as a first camping trip, and the power of a shared dream brought to life.
While excavating by the Thames River, a team of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) recently discovered a rare, metal devotional, dating to the 14th century, depicting "the capture, trial and execution of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, political rebel turned martyr." (photos)
The construction of a new vault for the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle led to the discovery of a unique goose bone flute dating to Norman times. While the flute was broken, a re-enactor muscian has created two replicas, one for display with the broken original and another to play. (photos)
A team of archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen are investigating a remote sea stack off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to learn if it hosts the remains of a "very significant" Pictish fort. Excavations have so far uncovered what is believed to be "the remains of a house, a fireplace and ramparts."
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Dr Christina Lee of the University of Nottingham may have made an astonishing discovery: an effective treatment for "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which is one of the most antibiotic-resistant bugs costing modern health services billions." Dr. Lee, however, is not a scientist but an Anglo-Saxon expert from the School of English, who found the cure in a 10th century medical book. (videos)
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)
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)
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.
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.