Archive - 2005

November 22nd

Feast of the Hare Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone reports that he has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Hare event in the Barony of Skraeling Althing in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.

Citadel 12th Night: The Italian Renaissance

Buon Giorno one and all. The time is 1564 and Italy is seeing a change for the better. Michelangelo completed the dome of St. Peter's Church in Rome, Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa, the municipal palace of Genoa was built, and Francesco de' Medici became Duke of Florence. It is truly a time to rejoice and celebrate even here in the Citadel of the Southern Pass as we invite all to Citadel's 12th night - The Italian Renaissance.

Women's Combat Symposium

Dear Women fighters and fighters of Aethelmearc: As has long been my ambitions, I am finally able to offer a special day of fighting geared to female fighters in the kingdom!

British Youth Attend "Knight School"

British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.

November 21st

Labor of Love Restores Medici Tapestry

Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.

Ealdormere Finds a New Arts and Sciences Champion

There were quite a lot of amazing things to be seen at the Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Fair, held on Saturday, November 19 in the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog. Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton was there, and she brings us this report.

Exhibit on medieval Novgorod comes to Baltimore

"Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through February 12.

November 20th

Early Pagan Well to be Restored

A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.

Pennsylvania to Legalize Atlatl Deer Hunting

The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.

Industrial Size Duct Tape

Tyco Plastics has announced the production of "Nashua Big Fix," an extra-wide roll of duct tape big enough to patch even the largest armor.

Crumbling Roman Walls May Affect Italian Tourism

The collapse of a wall in the ancient Forum in Rome has travelers concerned for their safety. The incident happened at the time when the Italian government is considering cuts to cultural programs.

November 19th

Masque of Courtly Love 9.1: Medieval Science Fair

The Marche of Alderford is pleased to present "Masque of Courtly Love 9.1: A Medieval Science Fair" on February 18, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in North Canton, Ohio.

http://alderford.org/events/masque2006

Mists Tournament Circuit

Duchess Megan has announced the results of the Mists Tournament Circuit which concluded recently in the Kingdom of the West. The idea for the Circuit was based on one used in the Kingdom of Artemesia and adapted by His Highness of the West.

Position Announcement: Society Exchequer

The SCA is looking for candidates to fill the position of Society Exchequer. Applications are due by March 1, 2006.

November 18th

Forensic Scientists Help Solve Mystery of Copernicus' Grave

Archaeologists believe that they have found the grave of 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus including a skull and partial remains.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Ancient and Modern

The sparkling, new library in Alexandria, Egypt has an enormous reputation to live up to. The original, built by Alexander's general Ptolemy I Soter, became known as the greatest library in the world.

The Few, the Proud, the Medievalists!

Pfc. Samuel D. White of the Marine Corps took a step back in time recently when he interviewed Lord Wolfgan (Staff Sgt. Brian Neldner) at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in New River, North Carolina. His story appears on the website for the Marine Corps.

Trew Love! A History of Pants

Dame Aoife "trew" us a curve this week, and you might think it "inseamly" of her to have inflicted such punnery. But these links will leave you "panting" for more, and singing "hems" of praise to Dame Aoife!

November 17th

Northshield Artisans to Shine at Boar's Head

Ban tigherna Aine ingen MaelPatraic has announced that Caer Anterth Mawr will host an Artisan's Row at the upcoming Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Winter's Gate Yule

Come one, Come all and join together in the spirit of merriment at the annual celebration of the Yule Season. Come dressed to have fun and be silly. This is a time to relax and have a great deal of fun!

Fast food, 14th-century style: WIU team hurls burgers, learns about teamwork

The Peoria Journal Star reports on a trebuchet built by Western Illinois University senior Steve Catania, and teammates Jake Hoerdeman and Patrick Szczypinski.

Asterix Takes on the U.S.

Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.

November 16th

Outlands Residents Compete for Queen's Prize

Sunnie Redhouse of the Farmington (Colorado) Daily Times got a first hand view of arts and sciences medieval-style when she attended the recent Queen's Prize tournament held at San Juan College.

Pennsic XXXV War Chirurgeon Comments on EMS Changes

Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott, Chirurgeon in Charge for Pennsic War XXXV, offers her personal comments on the change in EMS providers for Pennsic this coming year.

Footwear Helps Understand Viking Life

English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.

"Time for Tudor" Photos Online

CombatChris has posted photos from the recent "Time for Tudor" event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Mordenvale 12th Night Investiture

If too much court is never enough for you, why not come on up/down to Mordenvale for 12th Night Investiture, where we'll devest a K and Q and a B and B, and then invest two new sets of royalty! And make Lochac's first Duke and Duchess for good measure. Oh yes.

Earl Eadward Stedfaeste Victor of Lochac Crown Tourney

Lord William has announced that Earl Eadward Stedfaeste, fighting for Dame Yolande Kesteven, has defeated Blaeney in the final of the Lochac Spring 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 15th

"Arrows and Bows in Hedeby" Discusses Viking Archery

A new translation of parts of "Pfeil und Bogen in Haithabu," an article covering archery during the Viking Age, has been produced by VikingsNA.

Gregory and Maisie New Heirs to Trimaris Throne

Lady Fianna reports that Gregory was the victor of the November 12, 2005 Trimaris Crown Tourney.