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Historical documents show that in 1460 a decisive battle took place on the grounds of Northampton's Delapre Abbey, leading to Yorkist Edward lV taking the throne of England, but the actual site of the battle has never been identified. Now archaeologists hope to locate the site before the area becomes a sports field.
Some residents of Madrid are less than thrilled that a new Apple store will be opening atop the ruins of a 15th century plague hospital. The 20,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open its doors in December 2013, covering the ruins of the medieval building.
The following are entrants in this Fall’s Crown Tourney listed on the Seneschale’s website. They are listed according to the Order of Precedence, and the Gazette would like to thank Baron Rowen Cloteworthy for providing us with the ordered list.
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Duke Ronald Wilmot for Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Tribune Omega Aurelius Serpentius for Shahzadeh Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh
Duke Konrad der Lowe von Ulm for Lady Aibhilin Fhionn
Duke Gryffith FitzWilliam for Duchess Katerine FitzWilliam
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Mistress Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket for Master Dinsdale of Northumbria
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Áine an Neamheaglach
Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski for Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
Sir Lucius Aurelius Varus for Mistress Saerlaith ingen Chennetig
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke for Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Master Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus for Lady Katerina Vladimirov
Master Angus Pembridge for Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz
Sir Culann mac Cianian for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Oscad de Segovia for Lady Giselle de Limousin
Sir Marcus Blackaert for Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir
Sir Jibril al-Dakhil for Baroness Rainillt de Bello Marisco
Baron Ané du Vey for Baroness Sylvia Du Vey
Baron Karl Meerstappa for Mistress Anne of Framlingham
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Brennan mac Fearghus for Baroness Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolainn
Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev for Baroness Mathilde DeCadenet
Baron Joseph Harcourt for Mistress Kis Maria
THL Ávaldr Valbjarnarson for Mistress Eva Woderose
Baron Matthew Moreaveous Avdenmork for Mistress Fia Kareman
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh
Aquilifer Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs Primvs for Avraham ben Zebulon
Baron Buyan Delger for Lady Katrin Cooper
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Lady Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Astrid Olfasdotter
Lord William RavenHair for Lady Kris the spinner
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’Saint Aubin for Baroness Sibilla d’Angers
Lord Sterling de la Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya Gordon
Lord Richard Crowe for Lady Leurona Winterborne
Don Luis de Castilla for Lady Tamitha of Ostgardr
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda VoroNova
Lord Erik von Hemeor for Mistress Pagan Graeme
Lord Turi MacKinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan for TH Lady Siubhan Wallace
Lord Wilham de Broc for Lady Isabel Chamberlaine
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Lady Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Rory MacLellan for Baroness Cateline la broderesse
Lord Gryffyn Dunham for Lady Azure Brennan
Lord Thomas de Winterwade for Lady Sara of Stonley
Lord Thorvald Olafsson for Lady Melisande De La Mer
Lord Vladimir Bathory for Ophelia
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for Maeve O’Clery
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn for Lady Chiara di Marte da Venezia
Lord Tiberius Nautius for Eithne ingen Fháeláin
Lady Gunnvor hausakljúfr for Master Liam St. Liam
Lord Sigurdr berserk for Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Lord Matthew MacGyver for Baroness Lilian Stanhope
Eliyahu Al-Talhi for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, events, Fall Crown, OP
It's only fitting that Mars, the Roman god of war, would be the subject of NASA's first official venture into the world of Latin social media with photos of the surface of the planet taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Latin captions were sent August 28, 2013 on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
Nearly 5,000 high-resolution images of artworks from the Getty Museum's collections are now available in digital format "free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose" as part of the museum's Open Content Program.
Nearly 50 years ago, archaeologists uncovered a pair of beautiful mosaic floors, dating to the Roman era, at Chedworth Villa in Gloucestershire, England. Now the floors have been uncovered for study, leading to a discussion of a permanent building to house them. (photo)
If you had the original information on the “Delirus Mediaevalis Scientia Feriae”, please note the date change!
The Shire of Buckland Cross cordially invites you to the fair lands of Lower Bucks County, Pa, for a day of knowledge and fun at our Mad Medieval Science Fair on November 2, 2013. There’s still plenty of time to consider a display or entry – we hope you can join us!
We will have Science Classes and Workshops (glass beads and enameling have just been added!), a 1/4 scale Trebuchet competition, a Boardgame Tournament, a Brewing and Vintning Competition, a Fencing Tournament, and last but not least a Science Demonstration and Display Competition.
SCIENCE DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
If you would like to help us break a few other sciences down to their basic elements like that minature volcano you made in Grade School for the Science Fair. Well, we will not be accepting those, but we will be welcoming Displays and Demonstrations in the following Sciences:
Astronomy, Animal Husbandry & Accoutrements, Armoring (all forms), Bookbinding, Brewing & Vintning, Ceramics & Pottery, Gaming, Glasswork, Herb-craft (Cosmetic & Culinary), Ironworking & Tool-making, Lapidary, Leatherworking, Metalworking (including cast jewelry), Musical Instrument Manufacture, Papermaking, Printing (Block, or Press), Research, Scientific Instruments, Sculpture & Stone-carving, Siege Engines, Weapon Making (including bowyering & fletching), Wood Construction & Embellishment.
Populace Awards will be presented for the Best Science Display and Demostration, both Youth and Adult.
Please note that we will be accepting Science Display and Demonstration entries all the way up to the day of the event. You can pick up an entry form at the Gate on the day of the event, or simply email a detailed description of your entry to the Shire MoAS at Lady Markesa Manuole de Carvalhal. If you would like to bring a display, but not compete, that is acceptable as well.
BASIC EVENT SCHEDULE
10:00am – Event Site Opens
Neshaminy Activity Center
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Local Groups Tagged: Brewing, Buckland Cross, classes
At Their Court at the recent Chocaloate revel event, Their Majesties Ivan and Ian'ka of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offered elevation to the order of the Pelican to Lady Gepa of Sundragon.
The new Shire of Avonmore in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara announces their first event, to be held Nov. 16 in Saint Marie, NB…
As it is known that the Shire of Avonmore (being a wild and newly settled land) is filled with outlaws, brigands, and highwaymen and even its coastal waters are filled with pirates, the Foresters have come to civilize the region. Loyal to the Crown of the East and to its landed nobility, the Foresters patrol the wild green woods where men in heavy armor fear to tread. No more shall travelers between the Shire of Lyndhaven and the Barony of Ruantallan come to harm in the dark forests of Avonmore as the foresters now protect the way.
The Foresters Fall feast and Faire is the year end celebration of the harvest and the hunt, a day of games, fellowship and feasting!
Activities will include:
Due to pirate and outlaw activities in Avonmore, any with skill at arms may be called upon and be duly deputized by the Foresters to form a posse comitatus and hunt down or evict a ruthless gang of cut throats rumored to have a winter camp in the area. The Foresters are always grateful for assistance protecting the green.
Darkness falls early in the autumn and we shall retire inside for feast and fellowship. The Foresters Guild Master will give awards to persons winning the games and competitions at the day’s events.
The feast is simple forester fare:
No extensive dayboard is planned, just simple fare but feel free to cook on the open fire with us pot luck style. Contact us if you have dietary issues and we will make an attempt to accommodate you.
For more information, please see the EK Event Announcement.
Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Heavy List Tagged: Avonmore, classes, Cooking, forester, games, hunt
Start germinating those design ideas now — Her Majesty, Queen Avelina, has just posted the following challenge…
I am issuing a garb challenge for Birka. My challenge to the clothing artisans of the East is:
Pick your favorite sports team and interpret their uniform as a medieval garment or outfit.
Documentation is not required, however it is appreciated. I do not want to see crass commercialism. i.e. Going to Joann’s and buying Pittsburgh Steelers polar fleece and making a t-tunic is not what I am looking for. Instead, look at the lines and details of the uniform and see how it could be implemented. Is there a medieval way to incorporate the mascot into the decoration?
I’m sure people will have questions about this concerning things that I have not thought of, so this will almost certainly get refined over the next few weeks.
The thought was to review the entries during the Fashion Show at Birka. I will have a gift for the one I think best meets the challenge.
1) I’m going to let you, the creator decide what a “sports team” is. It does not have to be pro sports. If your favorite sports team is the Warwick Vets High School Hurricanes Softball team, go for it.
2) Any one can model. The creator of the garb will get the prize.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: fashion, garb
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from Queen's Champion, which took place October 5, 2013 in the Barony of Stargate, Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
From the EKU Chancellor…
The East Kingdom University is currently seeking applications for the position of Deputy Chancellor of the University. I am seeking individuals who are excited about creating new learning opportunities within the Kingdom, and who would love to help the East Kingdom University flourish over the coming years.
If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com in order to discuss the position further.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices Tagged: east kingdom university, EKU
In a recent post on her Confessions of a Geek Queen, Diane Morrison, D&D player and SCA member, shares thoughts on being middle-aged in the Middle Ages.
Showcased at the ongoing Heroes exhibition at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York are the fragments of a highly-decorated Viking sword, discovered in 2008 by metal detector enthusiasts Rob Farrer and Daniel Crowe on the Isle of Man. The sword dates to the 10th century. (photo)
Rouen, france is the home of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Rouen and of Gustave Flaubert, the spot where Joan of Arc was burned and where painters Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein were inspired. Nell Casey of the New York Times visited the city and writes of its beauty. (photos)
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted several albums of photos from Coronation, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Also recently posted was a photo album from Dyeing Symposium. The photos are available on Flickr.
Stacey Evans is a world-class jouster. As Sir Edward Stacey, he took part recently in a medieval joust at Carisbrooke Castle, a motte-and-bailey structure, on the Isle of Wight. Stacy was interviewed in a short video from the BBC.
Hark! Is that yon horn I hear, heralding in the hunters to come and celebrate the season? (Why yes……… yes it is!)
Whom are they escorting on the road to Ruantallan? I see wagons and horses, men, women and children… a veritable parade of……. Wait? Could it be? Their Majesties are enroute to visit our fair lands?
Come spend a day of rejoicing in the plenty that the fall harvest has given us, welcome back the warriors from their long journey to lands foreign and near in defense of our homes and happiness. Witness the majesty of… Their Majesties!
There will be a heavy combat tournament run by Baron William Lancton, the annual Herne the Hunter Herald’s championship, a child/youth tea with the Queen, a sewing/crafting circle with the Queen, children’s activities organized by m’Lady Juliote Castlenou D’Arry (Lilou), and more!
Please visit the Event page at http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2551 for further details.
Filed under: Events, Local Groups
At a demo of SCA armored combat by the Iron Brigade, interviewer Homer learns the difference between medieval armored combat and LARPing. The interview took place at the 2013 San Diego ComicCon.
The Crown Principality of Tir Mara’s weekend was one of Thanksgiving, and a Gentleman and Gentlewoman’s Meal with a pie of that Turkish fowl led Lady Mergriet Van Wijenhorst to victory as Princess’ A&S Champion at the Tir Mara Rattan and A&S Championships Event held in the Shire of Lyndhaven on Saturday. The competition, while small by kingdom standards, was well represented by the people of Tir Mara and high in standard of entry. Katherine Murray was cloaked with the regalia of Prince’s Champion of A&S by His Majesty Kenric, both He and Her Majesty proudly bedecked in the blue & white stars of Their Crown Principality. Katherine was recognized for her work in dyes and the garments made from her explorations. His Majesty also recognized Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson for his Anglo-Saxon Pin and Brooch with an Honourable Mention. Lady Greta and Lady Cellach don were both present to be applauded and thanked for their year of service as out-going A&S Champions.
It was also the day for choosing the next Tir Mara Rattan Champions, and the outgoing Prince’s Champion, Sir Angus McHaley, devised an endurance tourney, run by Lord Conogan, a challenge to which the entrants rose. At the end of the day the finals were between Lord Big Damn John and Lady Cornelia van den Brugg, sibling squires of Syr Yesungge Altan. Lord John was victorious. In court John was called before Their Majesties and given the sword and tabard of the Tir Mara Prince’s Champion. Then Her Majesty talked about the excellent day of fighting she witnessed and chose of the fighters to recognize Lady Cornelia as Her Tir Mara Champion. Lord Perceval Gower was present to pass off the BIG shield of Princess’ Champion for Cornelia, and was well thanked for his year of service.
Katherine Murrary was once again called from her position in court as Champion and given her Award of Arms. Then Wilfrid Iadun of Lyndhaven was called forth and also made a Lord of Their Court. The children of Tir Mara were called into the presence to receive toys from the Royal Toy Chest, including Lord Wilfrid’s very young son.
Many people worked toward a very wonderful day in Lyndhaven, the event steward, Lady Mariota of Kildare had an excellent staff, and as people headed home from the beautifully decorated hall, many smiles could be seen. Vivant Lyndhaven! Vivant Tir Mara!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, Events, Heavy List, Local Groups, Tidings