Archive - Sep 2005

September 30th

Lavish Byzantine Mansion to Open in Caesarea

Israel's Antiquities Authority has announced that the archaeological remains of a Byzantine mansion, complete with mosaic floors, have been excavated in the coastal city of Caesarea and will be open to the public.

East Kingdom Crown Tournament

Their Royal Majesties have chosen the Barony of Dragonship Haven to host Their Crown Tourney.

More than Ones and Zeros

Monty Python's Terry Jones will host a documentary on the history of numbers. The Story of 1, which merges the comedian/writer's quirky wit with historical research, will be presented by BBC 1.

Istanbul: City of Many Pasts

Rick Lyman of the New York Times looks at the ancient city of Istanbul in a travelogue that recognizes the many cultures that make up the city.

September 29th

The Return of Asterix

Fans of the Asterix comic book series will be glad to know that the first book in four years will be released in October 2005. The Sky Falls On His Head is the 33rd book in the series, which features the escapades of the Gallic warrior with the yellow moustache.

Midrealm Prosecutor Shares SCA Journey

Erin Miller of the Wapakoneta Daily News interviews Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford, called Badger (Darren Meade) about his 20 year affiliation with the SCA.

We have a Cunning Plan

Come one and all to a most exciting war between the Barony of Caer Mear and the resident Mongols. This war will be won by war points earned in several different ways.

Day at the Races II: Race to the New World

1550s Spain: Christopher Columbus may have been the first to journey to the New World, but these days it seems every explorer worth his salt is either looking for or holding letters of marque to carry them to a place called the Americas. They have high hopes of bringing back riches and glory. Ponte Alto wishes to commend Spain for its vision to sponsor the first voyage to this wondrous new land. Therefore, we have planned a day of Feasting and Celebration in honor of Spain and the intrepid explorers who followed Columbus' lead.

Octoberfest

The Barony of Wealdsmere invites you to a day of Tournaments and Feasting. We will be holding our annual Toys for Tots Championships. These include a heavy and fencing tourney, as well as an A&S, Bardic and Games competition. The cost to enter any of the tourneys or contests is a new, unwrapped toy. Also, anyone who is not entering a contest may feel free to donate!

Harvest Celebration IV

Unto the populace of An Tir, greetings from Ambergard Shire. Again the harvest has been found to be plentiful, and we now find that we long for friends old and new to gather to share our bounty.

Photos from Love and Honor III Online

Lady Lidiya Lijovich de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Love and Honor III event which took place in the Shire of Border Vale Keep in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

September 28th

Midrealm welcomes third-generation SCAdian baby

In the Marche of Gwyntarian, in the Barony of Brendoken,

Exhibit of Russian art at the Guggenheim

"RUSSIA!" is on display at the Guggenheim Museum through January 11.

Calontir citizens host online auction for hurricane relief

A team of SCAdians from the Kingdom of Calontir are hosting an online auction, beginning October 1, to benefit "Medieval Hurricane Relief".

Why Do People Love the SCA So Much?

In an article for the Renaissance Store (Chivalry Sports), Mistress Ælfled of Duckford (Sandra Dodd) discusses "What Makes Normally Sane Adults Love the SCA So Much?"

By My Hand: Gloves and Mittens

"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.

September 27th

BBC Presents "This Sceptred Isle"

BBC 4 Radio will present a narrative history of the British empire from the 12th century through the 20th. The program began September 26 and will run each day for six weeks.

"Walking the Walk": Hurricane Katrina Relief

Baron Pavel, from Grimfells in the Kingdom of Calontir, relates how he spent a day helping with hurricane relief by volunteering at a distribution warehouse.

A merry band in search of Robin Hood

The News Journal describes "Images of Robin Hood," the fifth biennial meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, taking place this week at the University of Delaware.

New York lecture series showcases historical medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.

September 26th

SCAdian wedding takes loving couple, guests back in time

Lady Anne de Chevebois and Sir Geoffrey Fitzgalen, who have been in the SCA for over ten years, joined in medieval matrimony last weekend in the Shire of Anglespur, East Kingdom.

Equus Bellator Photos Online

Katherine of Glastonbury has announced that photos taken by Lord Robert of Canterbury from the recent Equus Bellator equestrian event are now available online.

Book of Hours For Sale on eBay

Anyone with a few extra thousand dollars may want to bid on a 15th century book of hours up for auction on eBay.

Atlantian Crown Tournament

Let the Heralds cry throughout the land inviting all to celebrate the splendor and the majesty of all that is Atlantia!

Twelfth Night Coronation

The Shire of Two Seas is honoured to host Drachenwald's Twelfth Night Coronation in A.S. XL. This weekend of celebration and merriment will be held at the "Proitzer Muehle", an old watermill these days used as a seminar centre.

September 25th

Medieval Englishmen Same Size as Modern Men

Contrary to popular belief, our medieval ancestors were not smaller than we are. A new study of medieval skeletons shows that the average height of English men and women then is about what it is now.

A Question of Style: The Historical Tournament

This week, Dame Aoife brings us a list of links for fencing and armoured combat tournament styles, and the heraldry that adds to their pageantry. If you're planning an event, this edition of Aoife's Links will help make it more fun.

Oxford Inspires Dreamers

Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.

September 24th

Cows in Shining Armor

Chick-Fil-A™, a North American fast-food chain, has produced a promotional calendar with scenes depicting cows in historical—and heroic—poses.

Calling Entertainers to Canterbury Faire!

Baroness Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage, Manager, Lord Lovel's Men, has announced that Southron Gaard's (Christchurch, New Zealand) Canterbury Faire is seeking entertainers to perform at the Half-Circle Theatre.