Archive - 2005

January 11th

Medieval Winter Festival

All Fighters are Invited to attend the first annual: Medieval Winter Festival - January 15, 2005.

Alina and Midair Proud Parents in Midrealm

THL Alina Foxwood and Master Midair MacCormaic, of the Middle Kingdom, are the proud parents of their second child, Cassandra Lynn.

January 10th

Justus fitz Ternon Named Royal Bard of the Kingdom of Atlantia

Justus fitz Ternon was named Royal Bard of Atlantia January 8, 2005 at the Kingdom's Twelfth night celebration.

Simple Pleasures CANCELLED

According to a post on the Middlebridge by Autocrat Rannveig Hrajshvelgsneys, as of 2005-01-20 this event has been cancelled due to weather. They are considering rescheduling for the following week, 2005-01-29.

The Canton of Gleann Iaruinn of the Barony of the Middle Marches in the Middle Kingdom (South Point, OH) and the Shire of Port Oasis of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc (Huntington, WV) Announce: SIMPLE PLEASURES

Ankara Made First Female Knight in the East Kingdom

At the recent Twelfth Night Celebration, Their Majesties Thorson and Svava of the East Kingdom made Sir Ankara the first female knight in the Kingdom's history.

Grey Gargoyles to Host Manscript Display

The Shire of Grey Gargoyles will play host to experts from the University of Chicago Special Collections for a special display of medieval books and manuscripts.

January 9th

Prince Charles Offers Plants to 'Elizabethan' Garden

Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.

Banners to Fly at Rowany Festival

John of the Hills, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that the fifth annual Best Looking Banners and Flags Campsite competition will take place at this year's Rowany Festival.

January 8th

Ancient Byways to be Opened to Trekkers

British officals have sparked controversary with a decision to open every track and defunct highway for walkers and 4x4 vehicles.

Shopping at Estrella

Want to plan your spending spree at the Estrella War? A complete list of merchants is now available online.

January 7th

A Conspiracy of Chefs: Culinary History's Food

Having recovered from last week's mishap, Dame Aoife returns to the wonderful world of weblinks. This week, she brings us a plethora of resources for the culinary arts of the Middle Ages.

Estrella War Combat Information Online

Attendees who plan on participating in martial activities at the upcoming Estrella War are urged to take a look at the Estrella War Treaty which outlines marshallate standards and battle scenarios.

New Web Magazine for SCA & Folk Musicians

AmberWyvern Studios, a recording studio and publisher that focuses on medieval and folk music and features SCA bardic arts, has announced a quarterly web-based magazine for SCAdian and folk musicians and bards.

January 6th

Pennsylvania Firm Seeks Re-enactors for Film

Team Concepts, Inc., a leadership development company, is looking for re-enactors to film a version of Henry V's famous speech. The filming will take place January 8, 2005 at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania.

Noisy Toys Nothing New

The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.

Siege of Stony Brook: Warfare and Warriors

The Shire of Hartstone cordially invites you to their spring event to be held June 24-26, 2005 at Stony Brook State Park in Dansville, NY also known as the old "Pax Interruptus" site.

Stone Dog Inn III: Sea Beggars' Brawl

Geuzen? You haven't heard of De Geuzen? 16th Century? Eighty Year War between the seven provinces of the Netherlands and Spain? Still nothing? OK, then how about privateers plundering in the name of William the Silent? Still nothing? Fine, we'll just call them "Sea-Beggars".

AnTir Knights to Hold Benefit Auction

Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of An Tir, has announced that an auction of items donated by An Tir knights will be held at the upcoming Kingdom 12th Night celebration. Money raised will benefit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Polar Bear Ball Photos Online

Lord Gavius allectus has announced that photos from Atlantia's recent Polar Bear Ball are now available online.

January 6th

An Dun Theine Winter Collegium

A Medieval and Renaissance Arts Collegium will be held January 15th, 2005, at the University of Alabama — Huntsville.

Anchorage Daily News: Students Learn Castle-Building

Third and fourth graders at Chugach Optional School are learning about the Middle Ages brick by brick as they build their own castles.

Games & Galliards XII: Wintering Over In The Castle

The Shire of Hartshorn-Dale invites you to join us on Saturday, March 12, 2005 for a day of period pastimes, fabulous food and delightful dances!

Carnevale di Inverno

Join the Canton of St. Georges in celebration at a Carnevale di Inverno!

Romans Pioneered Luxury Housing and Shopping Malls

New research in England's Roman city of Bath leads archaeologists to believe that wealthy citizens built homes in luxury clusters and shopped in commercial districts.

January 4th

Beer Museums Combine Taste and History

Looking for unique tourist opportunities when traveling internationally? Try visiting a beer museum.

Rowany Festival 2005

The premier mediæval recreation event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Rowany Festival offers the traditional wars, tourneys, collegiums, dining, drinking and socialising.

Deansway Research Report Documents City's History

The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.

January 3rd

Atlantia University to Include Juggling Classes

Domenico of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that he will be teaching several juggling classes at the February 5, 2005 session of the University of Atlantia in the Barony of Caer Gelynniog.

No Aoife's Links this week

"If you don't mind I'll have a stiff scotch and a good scrub, rather than take several hours to do web research," quoth Dame Aoife, explaining why a (fortunately minor) car fire prevented an installment of Aoife's Links this week.

Golden Lily VI - Il Castelo de Amore (The Castle of Love)

Come Join the Shire of Beau Fort as we celebrate love Italian style with armored combat, A&S Classes, Heraldry Consultation, bardic competition and children's activies, a feast to tempt the heart to love, and court at Their Majesties' discretion. More information can be found at http://beaufortsca.org/glvi/.