Archive - Apr 2006

April 24th

Pennsic Youth A&S Display Slated

Mistress Safia al-Khansaa' has announced that there will be a Youth A&S Exhibition at Pennsic 35. It will give "children of all ages a chance to shine as artists and craftspeople in their own right."

Plus ça change, plus ç'est la meme chose?

BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 24, 1066

On April 24, 1066, Halley's Comet appeared in the skies over an already unsettled England.

Period Spectacles

Retired ophthalmologist David Fleishman has created a website dealing with the history of spectacles: "Eyeglasses Through the Ages."

April 23rd

Today in the Middle Ages: April 23, 1564

The most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born on April 23, 1564.

Maudeleyn Godeliva Tailour to be Elevated to Laurel

Master Allan of Moffat has announced that his apprentice, THL Maudeleyn Godeliva Tailour, will be elevated to Laurel at the Meridies Spring Crown List.

Asterix to Conquer Big Screen

Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.

Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition at Lilies War

Carraig mac Cosgraigh, Head of the Calontir Brewers' Guild, has announced that the Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition will take place at this year's Lilies War.

East Welcomes Baby Andre

Lady Vienna has announced the birth of a son to Lady Gabrielle and Duke Andreas. He was named Andre.

April 22nd

Music for Sant'Iago

On Saturday May 6, 2006, the Medieval Women's Choir at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington will present Music for Sant'Iago (St. James), a concert of music and stories "associated with the famous pilgrimage route to the shrine of Saint James."

Captain Malcolm Donnelly to be Knighted in the Midrealm

His Majesty Edmund of the Middle Kingdom has announced that Captain Malcolm Donnelly will sit vigil the night before his elevation to the Order of the Chivalry which will take place at the Midrealm Coronation April 22, 2006.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 22, 1348

The legendary dropped-underwear incident that led to the founding of England's highest order of knighthood is said to have happened on April 22, 1348.

Viscount Mikael New Heir to Drachenwald

Caitrin reports that Viscount Micheal was victorious in the recent Drachenwald Crown Tourney. He was inspired by Viscountess Moria.

April 21st

BoD Still Considers Administrative Suspension of Participation

Viscountess Gwyneth Felto (Linda S. Moore), President, SCA Inc. has addressed the recent call for commentary regarding changes to the Governing Documents dealing with uspension of member participation.

Report from Gulf Wars XV available in podcast

A comprehensive report of Gulf Wars XV by Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent, with their guests, Duchess Eanor of Amberhall and Eldric von Atzinger, is available on the PainBank podcast site.

Rubber Ducky Races at West Kingdom Beltane Event

Their Highnesses, the Princesses of the West Kingdom, have announced that They will sponsor a Rubber Duckie Regatta at Beltane Coronation April 29, 2006. The race will benefit Toys for Tots.

Bards' Night & Cooks' Workshop

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We will have a weekend of music and food on the weekend of the First of July in Shurdington in the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn. Our Bards Night celebration will be managed by Lord Acarin St Cyr, and the cooking workshop will run courtesy of Master Kit, once known to the Isles as Lady Mariella ( ormsweird@gmail.com ) ... Please contact them for details of bardic classes and how the cooking workshop will operate. Location:
Shire Of Mynydd Gwyn (Shurdington, England)

Beltane XXXI

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Come One, Come All! Beltane XXXI! April 28 - 30, 2006 at the Woodsmen of the World Camp, Beech Bluff, TN.

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A&S, children's activities, court, tournaments. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Beech Bluff, Tennessee)

Cold War Goes Forth

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COLD WAR GOES FORTH. Get on Board. This year cold war presents two days of solid war.

  • Feasting (Breakfast, Lunches and Dinner Feasts from Saturday morn to Monday Morn)
  • A & S Competitions
  • Rapier Tournament
  • Boat Racing on a horrifying scale
  • Hot Showers, Normal Toilets and Dorms.

When : Friday June 9th to Monday June 12th (Site opens at 3 pm on Friday) Location:
Barony of Rowany (Silverdale, New South Wales)

Today in the Middle Ages: April 21, 1509

Henry VII of England, the Tudor victor in the Wars of the Roses, died on April 21, 1509.

Q2 2006 Chairman's Letter to the Membership: Myths & Questions

Jason Williams (Duke John ap Gwyndaf), Chairman, SCA Inc., addresses myths and questions about the SCA's Board of Directors in his Second Quarter Letter.

April 20th

Shakespeare First Folio to be Auctioned

A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.

Woman Is Treated for the Plague

The Los Angeles Times reports that an area woman is being treated for bubonic plague, which she may have caught from fleas around her neighborhood.

The Winchester Pilgrimage

The Shire of West Dragoningshire will sponsor a period pilgrimage in Winchester, England May 12-15, 2006.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 20, 161

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 161 CE.

Let's have a feast!

WALB-TV visited sixth-graders from Deerfield-Windsor School, taking part in a medieval festival in Albany, Georgia, which included an SCA demo.

April 19th

Viking Longhouse Project

Robert L. Schuster, Lord Halv of the Kingdom of Calontir, is in the process of finalizing plans to construct a Viking longhouse. Norsa, a not-for-profit, Viking re-enactment group, is sponsoring the project.

Hidden Mountain's Baronial Birthday & Pilgrimage

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Hidden Mountain invites one and all to join the pilgrimage to see the miracle of the Hidden Mountain revealed! Stop by the various shrines of saints on your way and gather badges. Sharpen your swords for there are bandits and highwaymen galore! Shop till you drop and play games of skill and chance or drink from the waters of the enchanted well.

We encourage everyone to host a shrine, make a badge to supply to the Pilgrims Location:
Barony of Hidden Mountain (Cordsville, South Carolina)

York Claims Emperor Constantine

More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.

T - n - T Crown to Be

Timmur and Tianna, affectionately known as "TnT", are the next King and Queen of Artemisia.