Archive - Jul 2005

July 7th

All Things Martial Photos Online

Martelle Von Charlottenburg has posted photos from the Barony of Bright Hills' All Things Martial event held July 1-4, 2005 in Elkton, Maryland.

July 6th

Barbearian Brawl

Join the Barony of Small Gray Bear for a weekend of summer fun on the shores of Lake DeGray at Ross Rhodes Scout Reservation just outside of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. We have a whole horde of activities planned, not the least of which is finding creative ways to overcome the heat of a southern summer.

Lost notes on alchemy by Isaac Newton found

Researchers at the Royal Society, a British scientific association, have discovered notes on alchemy by Sir Isaac Newton that were previously thought to have been permanently lost.

Queen's Picnic

Come join us for a camping weekend of relaxation and splendor at the Rockwood Ruins. Or day trip and enjoy Tournaments, games, food and friends! What more could you want?

Bacchuswood Annual Event

Bacchuswood Annual Event, Saturday 16th July 2005

"Deed of Arms" at Pennsic to help fight children's leukemia

Lord Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon, a warrior in the Middle Kingdom, has announced a week-long "Deed of Arms" to raise funds to fight children's leukemia.

Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense

The Shire of Ravenslake presents the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense-Ravenslake (8), Labor Day weekend 2-4 September 2005 at the Fritche Resort and Country Club, 325 Herbert Road, Lakemoor IL 60050.

Ye Olde History Lesson

The Globe Gazette reports from the lawn of the Mason City Public Library, where the Shire of Heraldshill held a demo.

July 5th

Stonehenge Quarry Found

University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.

Fireworks and Longships at Lilies War

Cathus has posted more photos from the recent Lilies War in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Known World Embroiderers Meet and Greet at Pennsic

Elizabet Marshall has announced that there will be a meet-and-greet for embroiderers of the Known World and their friends at this year's Pennsic War.

More Drachenwald Summer Coronation Photos

Lord Raphe Cuthbert has posted his images of the recent Summer Coronation in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

July 4th

Medieval "Gate of Granada" Guarded Gibraltar

Archaeologists from the Gibraltar Museum have discovered the pillars of the Gate of Granada, the 14th century main entrance to the city.

Stone Soup

Remember the children's tale about a neighborhood meal built around a pot of boiling water and a rock? Chiffon Staebler of Knight Ridder Newspapers looks at modern versions of the story and SCA practioners of it as well as the geological consequences of boiling rocks.

Fire in the Sky: History of Fireworks

From a secure bunker at an undisclosed location in the Pocono Mountains, Dame Aoife sends forth links about the history of the "artillery" whose echoing thunder now resounds through her abode.

Photos from Northshield Archery Events Online

Lady Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle of the Kingdom of Northshield has posted photos from the recent Castle Fever and Schutzenfest events.

July 3rd

Wales Center of Roman Military Might

The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.

Iron Age Farm Discovered in England

Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age settlement on farmaland near the English city of Cheltenham.

Which Solstice for Stonehenge?

While Stonehenge is a popular attraction for those wishing to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the monument may actually have been constructed to celebrate the Winter holiday.

French Magazine Claims Turin Shroud a Fake

In its July 2005 issue, Science et Vie explains how an artist used medieval techiques to recreate the image on the cloth.

July 2nd

Online Gamer Gets Death for Killing Fellow Player Over Virtual Quarrel

In Shanghai, China, a gamer who killed another player because the latter sold the former's virtual sword has reportedly been sentenced to death for the murder.

Deutsche Welle: German "Murder Victim" Actually Bog Girl

A mummified body, originally believed to be a murder victim, has been identified as that of a teenage girl... a 2,700-year-old teenage girl. The remains were discovered in a peat bog near Uchte, Lower Saxony.

New exhibit at the Getty relates medieval manuscripts to textiles

"Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts" is on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through October 2.

Three New Peers Made in Meridies

Fianna has announced that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Meridies have chosen to elevate three of Their subjects: Mistress Varinka of Eversly, Sir Thomas Blackmore and Mistress Rebecca of the Greyhounds.

July 1st

Major Display of Illuminated Manuscripts Begins July 26

The Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University have teamed to present a major exhibit of illuminated manuscripts beginning July 26, 2005 and running through the month of December.

Quest for Cure for Children's Leukemia at Pennsic

Lord Gilbert le braceeur de Dijon has announced that he will do battle in a quest to end children's leukemia at the coming Pennsic War.

King's Companie of Archers

This September 16-18, AS XL we have the singular honor of being the hosts for the first-ever standalone event for King's Companie of Archers.

Siege of Talonvale

The Shire of Talonvale invites you to help them break their siege at The Siege of Talonvale, July 8-10, 2005, in Leslie, Michigan.

Please see the event site for more details:
http://www.midrealm.org/talonvale/siege.html

This event will be a Regional Rapier War Practice.

Librarian Roundtable at Pennsic

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa has announced that there will be a Librarians Roundtable at this year's Pennsic War.

Challenge of the Heart Photo Gallery

"Challenge of the Heart has to be the best SCA fighting event I have been to. I only wish I had not sprained my ankle the week before so I could have fought too," writes James de Biblesworth of the recent event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.