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The Order of X: Medieval X-Men

The Order of X

If you’ve been listening to the podcast or visiting this site for awhile you know that I am a child of the 80’s and I’ve talked about Dungeons and Dragons being my gateway into the middle ages. Well in the town I grew up in there was only one place to buy D&D modules, the…

White Hart Forge finds history lovers who love artisan work

Hammering iron on anvils and scorching steel in a hand-built propane forge, Dan Klug and Heidi Shewchuk turn metal into art. “I’m working in a craft that has been going on for a thousand years,” said Klug, 49, as he twisted molten hot metal with tongs. “I’m not kidding when I tell my students, ‘Strike…

Music, dancing and demos on tap at Chesapeake Celtic Festival

An assortment of activities, including music, dancing, bagpipes, sheep herding, Celtic presentations and storytelling, will be featured during the 21st annual Chesapeake Celtic Festival at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum in Snow Hill this weekend. “It’s an intimate festival on 12 acres with non-stop entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in many venues,” said…

Artisans, entertainers embrace medieval lifestyle at Ohio’s Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Don’t be put off by the nearly hourlong drive across I-90 to Geneva, Ohio. After all, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace near Geneva is not just a trip to another state — it’s a trip through time. Good townspeople from around the Lake Erie come to the area’s biggest 13th-century themed festival for…

Armor makers busy ahead of Medieval battle replay

Just like his Medieval counterparts 600 years ago armourer Tomasz Samula has hardly any time to outfit his knights before battle commences. Samula is racing to add the final touches to the metal breastplates, helmets, gloves and other accoutrements needed by the Lublin knights before they take part in re-enacting Grunwald, one of the largest…

Bill Fedun — The Knight

*Archivist Note: There seems to be an increase in the blacksmith trade. I know there are at least three operating in my area. Please contact me if you have a few thousand dollars lying around and would like to donate a suit of armor to the Medieval Archives! Bill Fedun was 18 and bored working…