Archive - Dec 2006
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-17 14:56
Edward DeWitt of Atlantia reports that CelticRadio.net is offering a "Medieval Gateway" to its Celtic discussion forum.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-17 10:08
Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted historic photos from the collection of Mistress TSivia bas Tamara V'Amberview on the Two Ravens website. The photos deal with people and events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-12-16 18:30
Viscountess Kaellyn macDermott (mka Kim McAuley) has been appointed interim Society Chirurgeon until January, following the resignation of Dame Eleanor Isabeau du Coeur (mka Dr. Beth Hart-Carlock) due to health reasons.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-16 12:06
Racaire reports that Ulrich Oswald Ragnulf was born December 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-16 09:12
Representatives from local government and English Heritage are meeting for a two-week public inquiry on the fate of the proposed visitor centre for Stonehenge. The controversial centre would be built two miles from the monument.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 18:27
Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 14:18
University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 08:58
Domingos reports that a slideshow showing photos of the championship in the Shire of Arenal (Pensacola, Florida) is now available to view online. The group is located in the Kingdom of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-14 19:41
Dorothy M. Beebee shares her research on the history and art of using mushrooms for fabric dyeing.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-12-14 13:15
The mother of the high school senior whose yearbook banned his photo in SCA armor and sword has sued on her son's behalf. The Rhode Island ACLU is supporting the suit, which seeks to prevent the publication of the yearbook without the picture.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-14 09:15
Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Hare which took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos may be viewed on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-12-13 20:27
Need a gift idea for a young Viking lad or lass? A toy enthusiast has used the Playmobil™ play figures and some ingenuity to create a surprisingly-realistic "Vikingtown" in miniature.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 19:42
A victim of home invasion in Memphis, Tennessee defended himself and gave police a solid lead in solving the crime when he lopped off the assailant's finger with a sword.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 13:37
Sir Daniel has announced that the Barony of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia will once again hold a charity auction, this year to benefit the northwest Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation. The auction will take place January 6, 2007 at the Twelfth Night celebration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 09:40
Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-12-12 19:21
The Emperor Maxentius was defeated by Constantine I in a battle in the year 321 C.E., but his followers apparently concealed his scepter, ceremonial weapons, and other regalia from Constantine's forces by burying the items. Archaeologists excavating Palatine Hill in Rome have located the cache, which is notable for the condition of the objects.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 14:47
Britain's Prince Charles shares family recipes dating back to the time of Henry VIII in a new cookbook. The Duchy Originals Cookbook will feature such delicacies as "Maids of Honour Tarts," said to have been given to Anne Boleyn by the King.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 10:02
Paula Laurita, Library Sciences Editor for BellaOnline, has created a website to help librarians and educators teach children learn about the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-11 19:27
A vigil in honor of Tana à l'Esprit Fort will be held Saturday December 16, 2006 at al-Barran's Midwinter celebration. Tana is to be offered entry into the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-12-11 13:23
Each year for the last 40 years, the centuries-old symbol of Christmas in Sweden, a huge straw goat, has been built in Gavle, Sweden. Only 10 of them have seen the new year; the rest have been torched, run over by cars, knocked over or otherwise destroyed by vandals.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-11 09:10
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares her memories and photos of the recent Known World Costuming Symposium which was held recently in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-10 14:12
Countessa Mariana Vivia de Santiago of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has announced that she will host a Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXIII. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-10 09:00
Miramah, Collegium Director for Gulf Wars XV1, is seeking A&S instructors for the upcoming War which will take place March 11-18, 2007 in Lumberton, Mississippi.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-12-09 19:17
The Adrian Empire's Shire of New Exeter, in modern-day Jefferson City, Missouri, was the site of a live-steel combat demonstration that attracted the attention of Michelle Brooks, a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 18:56
On December 15-17, 2006, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution will present demonstrations by London-based calligrapher Satwinder Sehmi who will discuss "the world of the scribes who created the Bibles on view in the exhibition In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 15:17
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! May these words be carried across all the lands of Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald. With humility the shire of Glen Rathlin calls all in Insulae Draconis to compete in tourneys of heavy weapons, rapier, archery and arts and sciences, so that the best of us can be selected as the Protectors of Insulae Draconis for the coming year.
Protectors of Insulae Draconis III
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 15:10
Come and help Agaragus celebrate another birthday, we may even tell you how old they are.
Site and hall open at 10am,
Submitted by faheud on Sat, 2006-12-09 13:49
Master Aaron Faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep has written this touching tribute to Count Sir Sarnac, who passed away earlier this week in Ealdormere.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 13:20
Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a "reverse court" and the wonders of a "backwards feast". Foolishness you say? But of course, welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night!
Fun and merriment abound at our foolish festivities. Enter into a realm
where the garb is motley (painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun
and prizes, the most foolish soul sits the throne and dessert, of course, is
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 12:44
Let the Word go forth from the Industrious (and Insane) Shire of Sterlynge Vayle that once again we will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street in the Mundane City of Binghamton, NY.
Unlike past Scholas, this one will be in the Dead Time of late January--Specifically January 27, 2007 CE.
The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the site will close at 6:00 PM.
Anyone found wandering the Halls and Corridors will be enthralled by