A Dash Of Olive Oil May Preserve British Cathedral
A report from NPR about using the oleic acid from Olive Oil to preserve York Minster in England
Will this be the last Pope?
According to a report from Discovery.com, a 12th century prophecy suggests that the about-to-be-elected Pope will be the last one before the Last Judgment. Apparently, in 1139 an Irish archbishop named St. Malachy gave Pope Innocent II a list of who the next 112 Popes will be. This 112th Pope will be named Peter the Roman, and according to the prophecy will “feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the City of the Seven Hills shall be utterly destroyed, and the awful Judge will judge the people.” The document containing the prophecy was found in the Vatican Archives in 1590, and many scholars believe it was actually created in the sixteenth century.
The Cat and the Manuscript
This great picture went viral last week - Emir O. Filipovic, a scholar working in the Dubrovnik State Archives in Croatia, found this when he opened up a manuscript. Apparently, a 15th-century cat must have got his paws into the ink, then onto this document. Emir took a photo of it, and later on tweeted to Erik Kwakkel and from there it went call over the world. Click here to read Emir's article about it.
Stephanie asked: <<< when is Archery practice and Rapier practice? Besides the archery and rapier lessons, what meetings would be good for newcomer to attend?
A grad student visiting Fort Vancouver, Washington (USA) in 1982 noticed some bricks at the fort that didn't look like the others. Analysis later revealed that these bricks were made in Roman England.
Greetings Stephanie! You may want to get in touch with that barony directly. This list is society-wide, so many folks here can respond to help out, although
Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University and master tweeter on the subject of paleography and codicology, offers a 4-minute instroduction on how medieval script changed throughout the Middle Ages.
Hello, I found out about the SCA about a year ago and attended a few meetings but then I moved out of state for a while and just moved back and would like to
A previously unknown medieval village has been unearthed near Selkirk, Scotland. The site was found during costruction of a water main.
Coronation dayboard is a day long, four course, German meal. Recipes are derived from the period source Ein new Kuchbuch 1581, M. Marxen Rumpolt/ Churf. Meintzischen. There is no feast planned for the event. (Vegetarian = V, Gluten Free =GF)
Anyone who has and additinal questions or concerns can contact Baroness Alesone, the Steward of the Meal, at email@example.com.
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What is the Society for Creative Anachronism really all about? A reporter from WQED television's OnQ recently attended Agincourt, an event hosted by Pittsburgh's local chapter, to find out.
16th century Wymering Manor, in Portsmouth, England, has had a varied history, from a family home to a residence for a Catholic religious order, but few dispute that it is now home to as many as 20 ghosts. The ghosts, however, may be the saving grace for the battered building which requires nearly UK£2m.
Forensic analysis of the heart of Richard I of England, the Lionheart, have revelaed traces mint, myrtle, and frankincense, indicating the heart was embalmed. The heart was probably wrapped in linen.
This year’s poem for the Estrella War gift scrolls was written by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge. She said of her inspiration, “It is the call of the warhorn that rings with the playfulness of the hunting horn’s call, bidding royal cousins to journey and meet in the spirit of the nobles of Duc du Bery’s calendar months. I imagined the bright blue of the southwestern sky in my dreary November as I composed.”
Aneleda used a classic sonnet form in iambic pentameter because “I think [it] feels like the galloping rhythm of a horse on the chase and the leaping of fleet hounds beside it. Considering the sun-soaked nature of the war, it seemed appropriate to make it a bright thing with blue skies to send to the warm Estrella war-fields in Atenveldt.”
Poem for the Estrella War
A horn sounds out, its tone is sweet and strong.
The echo’s path we followed, so contrived.
“It was interesting to write something that was both so specific and so non-specific at once,” Aneleda added. “I had to ask Mistress Kayleigh many questions to understand better the assignment and then I read a few past scrolls to better understand how others had approached it. I also knew that scribes would have different ways of putting it on paper and that its layout would likely be very un-poetry looking. It was humbling to see the scrolls at Birka and I hope that our royal cousins attending Estrella found pleasure in the work.”
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Every year the Tyger Clerk of the Signet arranges for scrolls that the Crown of the East can use as beautiful largesse to give to the Cousin Kingdoms in attendance at Estrella War. It’s something different from our usual run of scrolls, and tends to feature a different mix of scribes and authors each year, inclusive of scroll texts that are generic but in the spirit of friendship this War is known for. When a particular Cousin Kingdom does not attend, the scroll is returned to the Signet Office for gifting when that Kingdom next attends, or until the Tyger Clerk opts to re-start the project anew for a number of reasons, including allowing some of the newer scribes an opportunity to take the spotlight and showcase their talents.
As head of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, it’s a delight to see so many talented artisans participate in the creation of Kingdom award scrolls that are coordinated through this Office. This year’s Estrella War Gift Scroll project was no exception, and I’d like to thank Aneleda Falconbridge for this year’s poem, and each scribe who participated: Constance de St. Denis, Margaret Twygge, Agatha Wanderer and Gwillim Kyneth, Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, Aleksei Dmitriev, Éadaoin Chruitire, Vettorio Antonello, Emma MacMinn and Henna Sinclair, Isabel Chamberlain, Melisande of the Griffon Wood and Jonathan Blaecstan, Jana von Drachenklaue, Lada Monguligin, Altani Khatagidai, Lisabetta Megdalia and Eleanor Catlyng, Camille des Jardins and Anna Michel Von Salm, Michel Almond de Champagne, Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos, and Catarina Giaocchini.
If you would like to find out more about this project, or if you are interested in creating a Kingdom award scroll and are not already part of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My staff and I will be happy to assist you however we can.
Yours in Service,
The Gazette would like to thank Mistress Kayleigh McWhyte for her assistance in making this article possible.
Additional scrolls not published:
Calontir C&I: Altani Khatagida
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Calligraphy and Illumination
A new copy of the Pennsic War Points Schedule has been released. You can click on the image to the left to enlarge it or read the schedule below:
Saturday, July 27th
1PM – Royalty Meeting
8PM – Opening Ceremonies (at or near dusk)
10PM – Known World Party
Sunday, July 28th
10AM – Allies Champions Battle
11AM – Unbelted/Belted Champions
12PM – Heroic Champions
1PM – Rapier Field Battle
3PM – Queen’s Tea
Monday, July 29th
10AM – Field Battle
1PM – Rapier Champions
2PM – Seige Competition
Tuesday, July 30th
11AM – Woods Battle
2PM – Rapier Woods Battle
7PM – Royalty Dinner
Wednesday, July 31st
10AM – Archery Champions
Thursday, August 1st
10AM – Tower Battle
1PM – Rapier Bridge Battle
2PM – Thrown Weapons Competition
Friday, August 2nd
10AM – Bridge Battle
12PM – Closing Ceremonies
The original post on the battle schedule, with some additional information can be found here: http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2013/02/22/1835/
Filed under: Archery, Court, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Thrown Weapons Tagged: Pennsic, War Points
Craig Wood stars as The Games Maestro (The GM) in an online, musical series following the adventures of a D&D dungeon-master. The hilarious series has now been funded. The pilot is online, with future episodes coming soon.
Early in the 5th century, the Romans departed from Britain, leaving behind roads, artifacts, walls, and something else. A new DNA study shows that up to 4 million British men carry Italian genetics, and of that, one million probably originate with the Romans.
Mistress Amelia van Hemessen is requesting volunteers to help with the stage and performances at the upcoming Gulf Wars.
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Categories: SCA kingdoms and branches
A minor automobile accident has damaged the entrance and corner post of Curson Lodge, Ipswich's "finest" Tudor house. The building dates to 1480 and was a guesthouse of the Curson House estate owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Have questions about how to dress your hair or wear a headdress English-style? Tufts University can help with its website entitled Jewels, Hair and Accessories of the Middle Ages.