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The Battle of Nations: Full contact medieval combat

The Battle of Nations is an international medieval combat championship, where teams from various countries come together and compete in a full contact competition using actual weapons and a standardized set of rules. The first competition was held in 2009 or 2010 in the Ukraine. This year’s competition is held in Prague and runs from Read more about The Battle of Nations: Full contact medieval combat[…]

Yoda found in medieval manuscript

From AV Club: There has been a lot of exciting Star Wars news over the last few days, but this might be the most exciting thing yet: irrefutable proof that Yoda existed in medieval France. Julian Harrison, a curator for the British Library, made the shocking discovery—as reported by The Telegraph—when he was examining a Read more about Yoda found in medieval manuscript[…]

Ghostly faces and invisible verse found in medieval King Arthur text

From Fox News: Ghostly faces and lines of verse previously invisible to the naked eye have been uncovered in the oldest surviving medieval manuscript written entirely in Welsh. “The Black Book of Carmarthen,” dating to 1250, contains texts from the ninth through 12th centuries, including some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin. Read Read more about Ghostly faces and invisible verse found in medieval King Arthur text[…]

More news on Richard III

From Smithsonian.com “They Found Richard III. So Now What?” What the remains of the “hunchback” king can teach us about other English royals The last time Richard III was buried in Leicester, England, he had been taken from a battlefield, slung naked over a horse, stabbed in the buttocks with a dagger and thrown into Read more about More news on Richard III[…]