Archive - Jul 2004

July 26th

Medieval shoes: best foot forward

This week's edition of the Links List is all about Footwear.

Silver Chalice XVII

In Hidden Mountain, we are celebrating! The harvest is in, and it is time to test our skills in the arts of War, and gentler arts as well.

Drachenwald Kingdom University

This year the Drachenwald Kingdom University will take place the weekend of November 5 through 7, 2004, in two locations: the main campus being held in the Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum (Austria), and the adjunct campus being held in the shire of Adamastor (Capetown, South Africa).

July 25th

Fergus and Margarita New Heirs to Oertha

Khevron, Stellanordica Herald of the Principality of Oertha, reports news from the July 17, 2004 Coronet.

Muslim Necropolis Discovered in Lisbon

Archaeologists working on a large site south of Lisbon, Portugal, believe it to be the largest Muslim cemetery on the Iberian peninsula.

£70,000 Needed to Save Britain's Oldest Theatre

This year's performances at a medieval Cornish amphitheatre, said to be the oldest working theatre in Britain, could be the last, as the community cannot afford to buy the adjacent plot of land from its present owners.

Kil Roy-Ho was Here!

Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.

Chesterfield Pub Hides Roman Fort

Deveoplers working at Old Feather's Pub on Lordsmill Street in Chesterfield, England, have discovered evidence of a Roman fort.

July 24th

American Firm Investigates Salvaging Sussex

An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.

Ealdormere Photo Albums Online

Eirik Andersen reports that photo albums from various events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available for viewing online.

July 23rd

Roman Villa Had All the Amenities

Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a huge Roman villa near Swindon, England as "one of the most important Roman sites in England."

Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Sir Pendaran & Mistress Jehanne of Ansteorra have challenged the local barony, Bjornsborg, to join fourteen other Ansteorran groups in sending "CARE packages" to US troops serving in Iraq, in memory of Second Lieutenant Brian Smith.

East Lothian Pub Boasts "Grotesque" Ceiling

The earliest example of a Renaissance painted ceiling in Scotland, originally painted at Prestongrange House in 1581, but later removed for preservation, has been reproduced at a nearby East Lothian pub.

Hunting Season Photos Online

Racaire, from the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum (Austria), has announced that photographs from the recent Hunting Season event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald are now available online.

Mentioning unmentionables: Medieval underwear

This week, Dame Aoife mentions unmentionables in the form of underpinnings, codpieces, corsets and all manner of medieval underwear.

Cologne Cathedral at risk

UNESCO has placed Germany's historic Cologne Cathedral on the list of World Heritage sites in danger.

July 22nd

President's Report for SCA Board of Directors Meetings

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., has published the President's Report for the two most recent Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Baron reports on the meeting held July 17, 2004, and the teleconference held June 3, 2004.

Willian Freskyn Murray & Katherine chosen new Baron & Baroness of Rhydderich Hael

Their Excellencies Baron Sir Otto & Baroness Geirny, OL have announced that Willian Freskyn Murray and his beloved wife Katherine called Kiersey have been chosen as Rhydderich Hael's new baronial couple.

Thegns and Thralls: A Night in Heorot

Woods have grown frosty, winds howl,
Rime scours stones. Winter comes,
Promising long nights of hall joys.
Barre, guardian of warriors, and gold-bright Cordelia
Call battle-brave nobles. Prove your prowess,
Whether your wyrd be to win gold
By courage or be seized by battle.

Photos from Storvik Novice Tourney Online

Lady Ana Becc has posted photos from the recent Storvik Novice Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Green Tights

Hear ye, hear ye,
The Shire of Meadowmarsh is proud to invite all Archers of this fair Kingdom to its first and hopefully not last Hunting Event "Green Tights" on 20th - 22nd August.

Archaeological Treasures Go On Display in Docklands

David Spence, Director of the Museum in Dockland, has announced that the museum will display Saxon artifacts discovered in a dig from Southend.

Earthlink: Port-a-John Explosion Calls for Caution at Outdoor Events

A man smoking in a port-a-john in Blacksville, West Virginia ignited an explosion that sent him to the hospital.

Oregonian: Medieval Society in Washington County

"We're here because we have this romance and these ideals that we can't express in the real world," says Jay Royer, known in the society as His Lordship Guy of Normandy in an article from The Oregonian describing the SCA in the Shire of Dragon's Mist.

A musical Mabinogion?

In an interview for The Boston Globe, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel mentions, "When I was doing 'Sweeney Todd,' I talked with Stephen Sondheim, who is interested in developing something based on 'The Mabinogion,' medieval stories from Wales."

July 21st

New Laurel in AEthelmearc

Sir Mord the Green proudly announces that his lady wife, Maria Agrissa Sgourina (formerly and more widely known as Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh), was inducted into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of AEthelmearc on Saturday, July 17, 2004 AS XXXIX, in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog.

Middle East Meets Far West at Hafla

The Household Al-thaeib invites the known world to attend this year's Pacific Northwest / Southwest / Far West / Way East (depending on where your border lies) Warsha & Hafla!

Late Saxon "charcoal" graves discovered near Romsey Abbey

Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)

Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd

Gothic Wars XIV Hywel ap Cadell has died, and disunity has returned to Gwent, Gwynedd, Powys, and Deheubarth. Tis rumored that a great Viking fleet makes ready to sail the coasts of Cymru. Sail under the black raven or heed the call of the red dragon at Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd.

Battle of Lornevale Keep

Imagine attacking the stone walls of the Lornevale Keep, or defending against the invading forces! Join members of the Canton of Distant Shore for a weekend of melees, melees and more melees.