Archive - 2005

March 12th

An Tir Heraldic Symposium

The College of St. Giles in the Barony of Seagirt invites those gentles with an interest in things heraldic to attend the An Tir Heraldic Symposium on June 25th to 26th of this year 2005 in our good barony.

Kingdom of Northshield's First Tournament of Chivalry

The Shire of Korsvag invites you to the Kingdom of Northshield's First Tournament of Chivalry.

Gathering of the Clans

A SCOTTISH CLAN GATHERING IS CALLED! Let all come to enjoy the hospitality, intrigues, and the spirit of Scotland and the Highland Clans.

Alnwick Castle's Poison Garden

The Duchess of Northumberland has a black thumb, at least when it comes to her celebrated poison garden.

March 11th

West Sussex Castle to Display Medieval Documents

A permanent display of documents dating to the Middle Ages is being hosted by England's Arundel Castle.

Stefan's Florilegium Additions for March 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous offers additions to the Florilegium for March 2005.

Photos from Ealdormere's Winter War Online

Eirik Andersen has announced that photos taken by Iago of Ben Dunfrith at Ealdormere's Winter War are now available online.

March 10th

Feast of St Catherine of Siena

The Canton of Falcon Cree welcomes you, one and all, to this year's wonderful Feast. The prevailing theme for this year's endeavor is an age old piece of advice; "Speed Kills." The day will be filled with numerous competitions to determine how well you perform under the pressure of time. The annual Palio races of Siena, Italy will provide the backdrop for this year's competitions and Feast.

Northshield War College

A day of serious training in the art of battle. Nothing but directed, intense helm-time. Detailed explanation and philosophy will be published for after-event consumption, but will not take up the day's field time. Come learn and take the lessons home.

Passage to Damascus

In the Middle Ages, Damascus was a center for cultural interchange and learning as pilgrims traveled from all over to one of the oldest cities in the world. Come join the Shire of Roxbury Mill for our second annual Library Demo: Passage to Damascus (Maryland. Help promote a love of history and reading among children of all ages.

Our poet of Renaissance alta cucina

The Los Angeles Times discusses Italian renaissance cooking with Luigi Ballerini, the former chair of UCLA's Italian department and author of an introduction to The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookbook.

The Age: Loves Letters Found?

A new controversy involving the love letters of Abelard and Heloise has members of the literary and academic communities buzzing.

The lepers are coming

Leprosy was eradicated from Britain in the 17th century, but "lepers" (aided by costume and makeup) will return in a torchlight procession through the town of Torrington.

March 9th

Gunpowder Plot Descendents Bury the Hatchet

Descendents of the major parties involved in England's Gunpowder Plot of 1605 have shaken hands, a reconciliation marking the 400th anniversary of the event.

Headless Romans Stump Experts

Archaeologists working on a Roman cemetery in the Mount area of York are baffled at the discovery of 36 decapitated bodies.

New exhibit on cameos opens at the Met

"Cameo Appearances" will be on display at the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 30, 2005.

March 8th

Jerusalem Post: Acre Crusader Site to be Opened to the Public

Sections of an 800-year-old archaeological site in the city of Acre have been scheduled to open to the public in June of 2005.

Pennsic attendees bid fond farewell to Ed Wilver

Baron Ed Wilver, a member of the staff of Cooper's Lake Campground where Pennsic is held each year, died on March 4 at the age of 72.

New film showcases SCA at Estrella War

Underachiever Films has just released Estrella XX (A Beautiful War), a feature-length documentary about the SCA. The documentary was filmed on location at Estrella XX, held in Atenveldt in February 2004.

Queen Elizabeth II bestows honorary knighthood on Bill Gates

Bill Gates, the multibillionaire founder of Microsoft Corporation, has been named a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Blogger Suggests that Marco Polo did not Reach China

In his blog, teacher and Asianist Jonathan Dresner discusses the myth of Marco Polo, whether or not he really made it to China, and where to go to get the facts.

March 7th

Storms Expose Orkney Burial Site

A team of archaeologists are working to preserve a medieval burial site uncovered recently by winter storms in the Orkneys.

Colonel Jenna Goes to War

Colonel Jenna of the Kingdom of Calontir writes to non-SCA friends around the world about her experiences at the recent Estrella War.

Snowed Inn IV photos online

Eirik Andersen's photos from Snowed Inn are now available on Tworavens.org.

March 6th

Washington Early Music Festival 2005 Lineup Announced

The Washington Early Music Festival has announced some of the performers scheduled for its June 2005 Festival concert series, which will be based on the music of Spain and the New World.

Deutsche Welle: Charlemagne's Armrest Identified

The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.

Archaeologists Butt Heads with Architects in Florence

Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.

March 5th

Newport Ship in Trouble Again

Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.

Archaeologists Attempt to Map Medieval Yarmouth

In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Britain, a team of archaeologists are drilling bore holes to try to map medieval Yarmouth.

Arizona Republic: It's Good to be the King of Atenveldt!

Reporter Scott Craven of the Arizona Republic looks at what makes a king in the world of the SCA when he covers the Kingdom of Atenveldt's upcoming Crown Tournament.