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King Arthur did exist, but he was a general

I came across this very interesting article that speaks of the existence of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/king-arthur-legendary-figure-was-real-and-lived-most-of-his-life-in-strathclyde-academic-claims-10483364.html King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims Exclusive: Dr Andrew Breeze says … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time at Scugog Shores Museum, Port Perry

We met many wonderful people young and old, and everything in between, at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives who hosted the Medieval Madness celebration. The Once Upon A Time display is continuing until May 23, 2014. We will … Continue reading

Queen Alexis and Lady Colleen have been busy…

It has been a fun-filled month at Gryphon Medieval Brass Rubbings! We have presented to the Scugog Women’s Breakfast Networking Group and to several schools in the Durham/Peterborough area. We entertained the classes with a bit of medieval history and … Continue reading

When did Kingship begin?

Queens and Kings began early on, when civilizations were in infancy. It was the royal leaders, who led those around them, creating development and growth. Often they were thought of as having a close relationship with the divine – not … Continue reading

A Bit of History

“Put Your Knights Into Your Day…” In the days of olde, squires were usually invested (knighted) on special holidays or events. The Night Before (no puns intended) … The preparations would begin with: A special bath (pretty rare in those … Continue reading

About Us

  Lady Colleen and Queen Alexis at Scugog Women’s Networking Breakfast      Queen Alexis A teacher with the Durham District School board, Queen Alexis loves to share her passion for art and history.  Lady Colleen As a hobby, she shares … Continue reading

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Rubbings

                    What is a brass rubbing? Brass rubbing is a creative, historical art form using Monumental Brass replicas of personages from Medieval Europe.  A brass rubbing is an accurate replication of … Continue reading

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