The Tragedie of King Donald the first: A scene from a historie in the Elizabethan tradition

Some endeavors we undertake from an inner sense of need or desire, others we are called upon to perform by those to whom we are beholden or admire.  The latter was the case when the Lady Aine Skye, of inestimable virtue and talent, asked me to enter the Iron Bardic competition at Honey War 2017. Continue reading “The Tragedie of King Donald the first: A scene from a historie in the Elizabethan tradition”

On Making a Six-Board Chest

Six-board chests, or blanket chests, were common and utilitarian pieces of furniture listed frequently in household inventories and seen in the backgrounds of medieval domestic images.  They are relatively simple to make and can be inexpensive, yet sturdy and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  In the SCA, they are very useful for the dual purposesContinue reading “On Making a Six-Board Chest”