Archive - 2005

February 21st

Middle Kingdom Knight undertakes quest of endurance for the sake of ladies' health

Sir Dilan Mac AnTsaier of the Midrealm plans to fight 200 bouts in four hours, accepting pledges to raise money in the fight against breast cancer, on behalf of Her Majesty Rebekah.

Gold torc found in Nottinghamshire farmer's field

A Newark (England) farmer equipped with a metal detector has uncovered an exquisite solid gold torc worth a small fortune.

Master Andrixos Scores Big on "Millionaire"

Steven Boyd, known as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis in the SCA, did very well in his recent appearance on the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Spoiler: If you have yet to watch your tape, please don't read further.

February 20th

Joyous news in Barony of Brendoken

The Marche of Alderford's Masque of Courtly Love event, in the Barony of Brendoken, featured fighting, classes, a feast, a mystery play — and a really big surprise for one lucky lady!

Experts Puzzled by "UFO" Coin

A 17th century French coin seems to depict a "flying saucer over a countryside," but what was intended to be portrayed remains a mystery.

24 Hour Museum: Medieval Love Rings Promise "My Whole Heart"

A pair of 15th century "love rings" has been discovered by hobbyists in a metal detector group. The rings bear the inscription "my whole heart."

Exhibit on horse armor at the Met

"The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620" will be on display at the Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 15, 2006.

February 19th

London Times: Roman Coffin Found in London

An early example of a wooden, Roman coffin has been discovered near the River Fleet in London.

Viking Logboat Added to York Museum

A 1,000-year-old Viking boat, constructed from an oak log, has been given a place of prominence in the Yorkshire Museum's Jorvik Viking Festival holiday showcase.

2,000 Year Old Celtic Carving Identified

A stone carving, found 20 years ago in a back garden, has been identified as a 2000 year old Celtic carving from the Iron Age.

February 18th

Minnesota reporter discovers delights of Pompeii

Chris Welsch, a reporter for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, walks the streets of the city of Pompeii, a city frozen in time by a volcanic erruption.

New exhibit on boats in Chinese paintings at the Freer

"Boating on a River" will be on display at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through August 14, 2005.

Tourney of Lyons

Come celebrate the birthday of Hidden Mountain in grand form. With winter coming to an end it is time to turn our hearts to spring and the arts of courtly love. Travel to the fair south and find the inspiration you seek.

35th Anniversary Celebration of the Barony of Castel Rouge

Friends, please consider the opportunity to participate in the 35th Annivesary Celebration and Feast Day of the Ancient and Venerable Barony of Castel Rouge.

Wide Variety of Archery Shoots to be Available at Gulf Wars

Lord Peregrine Fairchylde has announced changes in the archery shoots for Gulf Wars which will mean a much wider variety of activities, including a dedicated children's range.

A&S "Gobsmacks" the populace at Bright Hills in Atlantia

Lady Martelle Von Charlottenburg, from Atlantia, brings us this event report from the Baronial Birthday event held February 12 at the Barony of Bright Hills.

February 17th

Midrealm sorrows at passing of Duchess Anne

Duchess Anne de Fountain, who first served as Queen of the Middle Kingdom in A.S. VII (1972), has died after a battle with heart disease.

Penn State Offers Seminar on the Medieval Household

Pennsylvania State University's Center for Medieval Studies will offer a seminar March 18-19, 2005. This year's theme is the medieval household.

Corwyn Rhys Gregory-Brown Born in the Midrealm

Corwyn Rhys Gregory-Brown was born to Lady Anna Virago of Vest Yorvik and Lord Arenbjorn February 2, 2005 in Springfield, Ohio.

Fellowship of the Moose

The Barony of Highland Foorde invites the populace of Atlantia to join us in the celebration of the return of the Moose. This will be a day of period table top gaming, archery, and period outdoor gaming.

Ragnarok

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents Ragnarok.

Spring Bears Event

The Shire of Stormsport welcomes all to the Annual Spring Bears Event on March 5th, 2005. For the love of the fight, a heavy weapons double elimination tourney will begin the day at 10 am. The traditional bear pit will follow around noon.

Milan Calls Da Vinci Poster "Blasphemous"

City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.

Waterbearers' Challenge at Gulf Wars

Lady Kirsten Garricksdotter, Waterbearer-in-Charge for Gulf Wars XIV, has annouced that waterbearer volunteers are urgently needed for the event.

February 16th

Ben Schragger sentenced to "up to 62-1/2 years" prison

The former East Kingdom Dean of Pages, Lord Ben the Steward, was sentenced today in Lehigh County Court as his child molestation trial winds down at last.

Medieval mobs prepare for Estrella War

The Payson Roundup, from Payson, Arizona, reports on local SCA activities and Estrella War.

IcCoventry: Coventry History Museum Uncovers City's Past

Recent finds have led archaeologists to believe that Coventry, England has had a rich past, from Roman through Medieval and Tudor times.

Dame Sarra Graeham Elevated to the Order of the Pelican

Dame Sarra Graeham of Birnham was elevated to the Order of the Pelican on Saturday, February 12 by TRM Malik and Genevieve of Ealdormere.

College of Three Ravens

The Barony of Thescorre invites one and all to our annual event "College of Three Ravens". This year boasts new activities along with our traditional ones you have all come to enjoy.

Gode Cookery featured in upcoming Food Network documentary

The producers of Food Network's "Secret Life Of..." series were so impressed last year with the folks at Gode Cookery, a noted medievalist cooking web site, that they are featuring Gode Cookery in another episode, this time on Roman wine cakes.