Archive - Nov 2002

Date

November 12th

An Tir Sumptuary Customs Available in "Virtual Throne Room"

The Sumptuary Customs of the Kingdom of An Tir can be read on the Kingdom website's "Virtual Throne Room."

November 11th

Midrealm Highnesses Announce Their Progress

Their Highnesses of the Midrealm, Pieter and Nan Astrid, have announced a preliminary schedule of events They plan to attend.

Their Majesties of the East Hold Court at Crown Tourney

On October 26, 2002, Their Royal Majesties King Andreas and Queen Isabella of the East held court at Crown Tourney in Their Barony of Stonemarche.

Barley Hall Offers Tour of Medieval Townhouse

A restored medieval townhouse in York, England offers visitors a chance to study medieval building practices.

Midrealm Seeks Historic Photos

The Honorable Lady Corynne de Castile is seeking photographs and artwork depicting past Midrealm royalty for a special history project.

Drachenwald Announces Cooks Guild List

SCAdian cooks in Drachenwald will want to check out a new cooking list.

November 8th

Logan and Isabel Become Prince and Princess of Atlantia

At Crown Tournament on November 2, Logan won the right to make Isabel the Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

West Kingdom Duke Proposes Sweeping Changes to SCA Membership

Duke Frederick of Holland proposes that the SCA should radically revise its notion of what constitutes "membership" in the organization. While SCAtoday.net takes no editorial position with regard to the proposal, we offer Duke Frederick's letter in its entirety for the sake of open and free civil discourse.

November 7th

Their Majesties of Caid Decide Likely Future of Southern Reaches

Guilliame and Felinah, King and Queen of Caid, have made a decision on the future of Southern Reaches (New Zealand) and will be making their recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Calontir Membership Continues to Grow

Their Majesties of Calontir welcome yet another new member to Their Kingdom with the birth of Katherine Elizabeth Ransden.

Heralds & Scribes Will Meet in AEthelmearc

The Shire of Nithgaard will host AEthelmearc's Heralds & Scribes Symposium November 22-24, 2002 in Lamar, PA.

Portland Christmas Revels to Feature Jouissance

SCAdians familiar with Jouissance, an early music ensemble whose members have played at various An Tir events, will be able to see them in a non-SCA setting at the Portland, OR 2002 Christmas Revels December 6-15.

Art Institute of Chicago Showcases Art of Late Renaissance Florence

A special exhibit entitled "The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence" is offered from November 9 through February 2. It features over 180 works of art from the period 1537 through 1631.

November 6th

Scotland's Tourism Ministry announced on October 31 a major development program that explores connections between Edinburgh Castle and the history of the New World, particularly the USA.

Early Renewal of SCA Membership Offers Benefits

Renee Signorotti, Registrar for the Society for Creative Anachronism, has kindly provided SCAtoday.net with additional information about renewal of memberships prior to the end of calendar 2002.

Oldest Crown College in the Known World Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Medieval Times reports that the College of Saint Golias in the Outlands celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary on November 2, 2002.

AEthelmearc Archery Averages Updated

Ce'tach Fitzgibbon has announced that the Royal Round Averages have been updated on the AEthelmearc Archery website.

Twelfth Night Coronation to Take Place in Aversa, Italy

Event Steward Arianwen ferch Arthur has announced that the Stronghold of Campofiamme in Aversa, Italy will be the location of Drachenwald's Twelfth Night Coronation.

Ancient Inedible Temple Discovered

Peephenge, an ancient temple made of an inedible material, has been discovered by archaeoculinologists.

SCA Gear Stolen in Drachenwald

A van full of SCA and demo gear was stolen recently in England. Members are asking for help in spotting the stolen items.

November 5th

"Lord of the Rings" Swordsmen Interviewed

Sword Forum International: Bjorn Hellqvist of Sword Forum International interviews Peter Lyon and John Howe, the behind-the-scenes swordsmen for Lord of the Rings.

Their Majesties of Drachenwald Hold Court in Meadowmarsh

On Saturday November 2, 2002, Their Majesties Giles and EzaBella of Drachenwald held court in Their Shire of Meadowmarsh.

Wellesley College Presents "Women Who Ruled" Exhibit

Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA (USA) will present Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons 1500-1640, an exhibition on loan from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, September 19 through December 8, 2002.

Stefan's Florilegium Adds New Articles for November

The Honorable Lord Stefan has announced new articles added to the Florilegium for November 2002.

November 4th

The Legacy of Roman Roads

British Archaeology: Modern transport expert Hugh Davies looks at the legacy of Roman roads in Great Britain.

Metal Detector Finds Hidden Treasure

An amateur archaeologist with a metal detector has discovered hidden treasure outside London.

Baron Stormhold Reports on Lochac Crown Tourney

Gwynfor Lwyd, Baron Stormhold, has written an elegant report on Lochac's Crown Tourney held in the Barony of Innilgard November 2.

Southwark Roman Cemetery Offers Riddles - and Answers

British Archaeology: A 2-4th Century Roman Cemetery in Southwark, England gives researchers pause over burial questions.

New Discoveries Show Use of Roman Fortress Walls

British Archaeology: Archaelogists working on the site of the medieval St. Leonard's Hospital have discovered that Roman fortress walls may have been in use until after the Norman conquest.

An Tir Announces Scribal Contest

The Kingdom Scribes Office of An Tir has announced that it will sponsor a contest for original award scrolls.