Archive - Oct 2006

October 18th

Scriptorium 2006

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St. Luke’s Metropolitan Community Church, 1140 South MacDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida (USA) 32205

Come one, come all ! Jean Duke of Berry has announced the commission of another Book of Hours for use at his ducal court. The famous Limbourg Brothers are looking for illuminators, calligraphers and bookbinders to add to their workshop. This is your chance ! Compete for a place in the workshop of the Limbourg Brothers and enjoy the splendor of a Burgundian Court learning more about the fine arts of calligraphy, illumination, bookbinding, heraldry and much more in many fun filled classes as well as plenty of youth activities.

Scriptorium 2006 also sees the premiere of the “Golden Quill” Competition – a chance for all illuminators and calligraphers of the realm and beyond to compete in the creation of a scroll with magnificent prizes for the first three !

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Shire of Castlemere (Jacksonville, Florida)

Viscount Sir Hrodir and Viscountess Giulia Heirs to Northshield Crown

On Saturday, October 14, Viscount Sir Hrodir Vigageirr Toreson and Viscountess Giulia Isabella de Venezia became the Heirs to the Crown of Northshield in the Shire of Darkstone (Ironwood, Michigan).

"Day in the Country" Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from Ealdormere's Day in the Country event on the Two Ravens website.

"Mercurius Civicus: Drachenwald's Intelligencer"

Lady Anya announced that the first issue of Mercurius Civicus: Drachenwald's Intelligencer is "hot off the presses".

Period Pewter Collection to be Auctioned

The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.

October 17th

"Have Armor, Will Travel"

Karl M. Kindt III has found a way to combine his ideals and the work he loves with his profession: he makes himself available as a "Knight for Hire."

Inter-Kingdom Exchange List Created

Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir has announced the creation of the Inter-Kingdom Exchange, a Yahoo group to share information and resources across the Kingdoms of AEthelmearc, Atlantia and the East.

"Machiavelli" Now Off Broadway in NYC

Machiavelli, a new play by Richard Vetere, has opened off Broadway in New York City. The comedy has been called "snappy, surprising, stimulating, and all together satisfying" by critics.

English Monastery Nominated for World Heritage Status

The Venerable Bede's monastic home has been put forward as a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site. If selected, it will gain that status in 2009.

October 16th

Heirs to the Drachenwald Thorne

The Drachenwald Crown Tournament was fought the 14:th of October. The new Crown Prince and Crown Princesses are Sir Maximilian von Brandenberg and his lady wife Margerite von Buchholtz.

Yule - Barony of Ildhafn

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The festive season is rapidly approaching and as such, the Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ) invites one and all to come celebrate Yule with us.

When: Saturday 16th December, 4pm to Midnight
Where: Avondale Lions Hall, cnr Great North and Blockhouse Bay Rds, Avondale, Auckland

Cost: Members $12.00 if paid by Sun 3rd December (last day of St Caths) or $15.00 if paid at the door Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Gryphon's Lair A & S Championship & Baronial Collegium

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The Beauteous Baroness Bianca doth invite the Populace of Her Fair Barony, and any others interested and willing, to attend Her Arts and Sciences Competition and Collegium.

The learning and other festivities will take place on the 21st day of October in the city of Ogden. There will be lots of classes, including a fighting class track, and an A&S competition to choose the Baronial Champion. There will also be a fabulous fundraiser lunch. Come have hot and hearty soup prepared with love by the goode cookes in our Barony and contribute to the Baronial Pavilion fund. If you would like to donate a period dish for the lunch AND enter it in the A&S, that is an option but not a requirement for the dish. Donations are greatly appreciated. Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Ogden, Utah)

Gulf Wars XVI

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Gulf Wars XVI will take place March 11-18, 2007 at King's Arrow Ranch, 26 Kings Highway, Lumberton, MS.

There are many scheduled events for the war. Not interested in Evil Fiber arts or fighting? There are dozens of areas of activities at Gulf Wars. Including children's activities, Middle Eastern activities, creative activities of any nature you can imagine. A small sample...

  • Volunteering Location:
    Kingdom of Gleann Abhann (Lumberton, Mississippi)

Harvest Feast

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The Barony of Blatha An Oir is once again having its annual Harvest Feast on the 4th of November. Their Excellencies invite you to join the Barony as we enjoy the comfort foods of Spain. The Chest of Largess grows bare and a request from Our Baroness has come forth to the populace of Blatha An Oir to show their support and to bring offerings for the continuance of generosity at future events. Harvest Feast is our traditional opportunity to share our bounty and to fulfill this request in splendorous courtly fashion. Location:
Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma, Washington)

Norse Learning Days

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Norse Learning Days are Back! Oct 21 & 22 Classes: Sagas & Eddas, Wire braiding, Naalbinding, Embroiderie, Norse Herbs, Silk, Wedge tents.

Activities: Dutch oven cooking, Thrown weapons (ax & knife only)

Contests: Brewing, Dessert (Chocolate & cheesecake are period!), Best period use of Norse veggies.

Site opens at 9 am Sat, Classes start at 10, site closes 6 pm Sun. We Location:
Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma, Washington)

Lafayette Public Library to Offer Chaucer Program

The Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana will present "The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer," a free teacher workshop, on November 11, 2006.

Culcairn Medieval Fayre and Medieval Feast

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An Invitation to join in the fun at the 2nd annual Culcairn Medieval Fayre and Medieval Feast. (Held at Culcairn, NSW - on the Victorian Border)

The Fayre starts at 10 am and goes through 'til 4 - ish. There will be stilt walkers, stalls, Bordescros will be doing A&S and Fighting displays, bellydancers, Morris dancers, other medieval groups. Then there is a break until dinner time (time to take down stalls etc). The Location:
Culcairn, New South Wales

Danelaw XV: Cattle Raids

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Come on out to Cattle Raids the weekend of Oct 28 at Camp Daniel Morgan at Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge GA. The Cows have taken over the Barony of Bryn Madoc and we are planning a day full of fun, silliness and of course - Cattle Raiding!

Bring your herd and see if you can protect them from the scoundrels! The group with the most cows at the end of the day wins... a fabulous prize! Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Rutledge Georgia)

Arthurian Scholar Norma Lorre Goodrich Dies in California

Writer, professor and Arthurian Scholar Norma Lorre Goodrich died September 19, 2006 at her home in Claremont, California. Goodrich was known for her sometimes controversial theory that King Arthur was Scottish rather than English or Welsh.

Hans Holbein at the V&A

Artist Hans Holbein, best known for his portraits of royal personages of the Tudor court, is the subject of a new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The large collection of paintings will be on display 28 September 2006 through 7 January 2007.

October 15th

Brion of Bellatrix and Ysabella Dolfin New Heirs to the Mists

Lord Hirsch reports that Brion of Bellatrix, inspired by Ysabella Dolfin, was the victor of the recent Coronet in the Principality of the Mists (Kingdom of the West).

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in association with the Bodleian Library, will present In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 15, 1518

On October 15, 1518, Martin Luther was summoned before a Papal legate in Augsburg, Germany, but refused to recant his 95 Theses.

Domesticated Animals of the Iron Age

A British website offers an historic view of the breeds of animals which shared their lives with Iron Age people. These included sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, horses and fowl. The article includes photos of these breeds' ancestors.

October 14th

Caid's "Merry Gamester" Shares Expertise

Lord Wat of Coombe (Walter Nelson), of the Kingdom of Caid, has released his book, The Merry Gamester: A Practical Guide to the English Speaking World's Most Popular Card Games, Dice Games and Divers Amusements from Ancient Times to 1900, a work on historical gaming, for general use. The book is available in PDF format.

Living in the Mongolian Lap of Luxury

Interested in a nomadic existence - but with all the comforts of home? Consider visiting the Colorado Yurt Company where you can own a yurt complete with refrigerator, range and deck.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 14, 1066

The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between William the Bastard's Norman forces and the Saxon defenders under King Harold II. It changed forever the culture and language of the British Isles.

Nano-Grecian Formula One?

New research by French scientists seems to suggest that the techniques used by Greeks and Romans to dye their hair had results in common with today's nanotechnology and were comparable to modern products.

October 13th

Renaissance Store Offers Articles Archive

The Renaissance Store (AKA Chivalry Sports) has created an archive page of articles from past electronic newsletters covering such topics as games, recipes, courtly love, children, and the renaissance community's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Warren, Michigan, exempts SCA from new fighting ban

Members of the Barony of Roaring Wastes were successful in persuading the city council of Warren, Michigan to exempt SCA fighter practices from a new law banning fighting in city parks.