Archive - 2005

October 27th

A Time for Tudor

Have you ever wanted to wear late period garb? Is your fancy court garb collecting dust in your closet? Now you have a chance to make new late period garb or get that court garb out of the closet. Bring your best Tudor court garb and join the Barony of Eskalya as we celebrate a day in the court of King Henry VIII Tudor and Queen Anne Boleyn.

More Power! Medieval Machinery

Think modern society has a monopoly on power tools? Think again! For the mechanically-inclined, this week's edition of Aoife's Links is chock full of serious drool-bait: medieval machines.

October 26th

Gryphon's Festival: "Some Serious Fun"

Conte Fernando Vigil on the Kingdom of Calontir reports on a "great little event." Gryphon's Festival was held October 15, 2005 at the Busch Wildlife Conservation Area Archery Range in St. Charles, Missouri.

Italian Renaissance manuscripts on display at the Walters

"Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 8.

New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art Open at the Walters

Now known as "The Palace of Wonders," the new galleries of Renaissance and Baroque art at the Walters Museum of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, are now open.

Newcomer's Feast a Success

Lady Tama, Seneschal for the Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska), Principality of Oertha, reports on the success of the recent Newcomer's Feast.

October 25th

Armor exhibit opens in Columbus, Ohio

"Age of Armor from the Higgins Armory Museum" will be on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through January 1.

New exhibit on books of hours at the Getty

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has two new exhibits on medieval books of hours on display. "Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library" and "A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII" will both run through January 8.

Master Johan von Traubenburg passes.

Leifr Hjalmsson and Hrefna in heppna, Steven Jensen and Raven Fagelson, report that Master Johan von Traubenburg has died in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Rowany Yule

Rowany Yule will be held on Saturday 3rd December at the Imar Community Hall in Burwood. Hall opens at 6:00 PM.

Late Season War

The Baronies of Westermark and Darkwood proudly present "A Late Season War" to settle a dispute about the repute of which Barony has the best tushies, til the point is moot.  Our respective Baroness' Chiara and Liesl disagree on this matter. Among other things. Therefore, all are called to help clarify matters most obscured. (Please, all jokes PG-13 or better, there will be children present.)

Runestone Collegium

Come take a class, teach a class or just spend the day with your friends. Join us in The Canton of Crois Brigte for a day of sharing knowledge at The Barony of Sacred Stone's Runestone Collegium.

Stowe Faire II: the Revenge of the Elephants

We had such a great time, we're gonna do it again! Feel free to contact the Stewards with any ideas for collegia - what you can run and what you would like to see run and if you can merchant on the weekend.

Hannibal v. Rome

On Sunday October 30, 2005, the National Geographic Channel will present Hannibal v Rome a two-hour epic story of "an African warrior who would dare to challenge the impossible and shape the course of human history."

October 24th

12th Century Suburb Discovered Beneath Downtown Prague

In an article for the November/December 2005 issue of Archaeology, Nick Holdsworth looks at recent excavations in downtown Prague that have revealed a previously unknown suburban area of the city that was built in the second half of the 12th century.

Brading Roman Villa Yields "Amazing Finds"

Archaeologist Kevin Trott is excited about recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa on England's Isle of Wight. His 400-page report dispells long-held myths and may "take the archaeological world by storm."

English Backsword Workshop in Central Washington

Knights of Arador Swordplay Academy will present a workshop on the English Backsword "a la George Silver" in Moses Lake, Washington November 12-13 2005.

Postcards from the Road: the Carolina Renaissance Festival

News Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair in Huntersville, North Carolina.

October 23rd

Estrella XXII Treaty Online

The treaty and appendices from the Estrella War XXII have been posted on the website for Estrella War.

Russian Orthodox Icons Subject of Restoration Project

Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.

In Search of the Lost Colony

Archaeologists just won't give up. New plans are afoot to "scour" Roanoke Sound in search of clues to the fate of the Lost Colony.

October 22nd

Middle Kingdom Crown Tourney Results

Count Sir Felix the Just of Ram'sey defeated Sir Lutr Ulfskjald in an extended final round of the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament today.

Chartres Glass Being Restored to Jewel-Like Quality

A team of experts is working to restore the brilliant colors to Chartres Cathedral's famous stained glass windows. 16 of the 175 windows have already been restored with stunning results.

"New" Da Vinci Works on Display in Italy

A pair of previously unseen paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are on display at Ancona's Mole Vanvitelliana Museum. The works were once believed to have been painted by one of the master's pupils.

Claterna Emerges from the Italian Soil

After being buried for 1500 years, the Roman town of Claterna, bear Bologna, Italy, has begun to emerge from the soil. Excavations have already revealed patrician houses, metalworking sites and mosaic paving, as well as pottery and coins.

October 21st

"Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England"

Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.

Kilts from Togas?

What did the Romans do for Scotland? Allan Burnett looks at the Roman legacy in the country from the Battle of Mons Graupius to the 3rd century, including an observation that the idea for the kilt may have come from the Roman toga.

A Fine Hand: Beginners' Scribal Workbox

The SCA is home to some of the finest calligraphers and illuminators around, but there are still plenty of us who know little of this very important and useful medieval art. Dame Aoife wants to help, and offers this edition of Aoife's Links devoted to scribal arts for beginners.

Great Western War Photos

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted photos from the recent Great Western War.

October 20th

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon Victorious in East Crown

Duke Brion, fighting for Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, was the winner of the October 15, 2005 Fall Crown Tournament in the East Kingdom.