Archive - Apr 2006

April 19th

Hot April Knights

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Shire of Talmere presents Hot April Knights: Love and Romance in the Spanish Inquisition (Because no one expects Lusty Month of May in April!!!)

Dragon Hills Camp
2800 West Hwy 5
Bowdon, GA 30108

Site is Camping Only
SITE OPENS 5PM THURSDAY!!!
Troll opens 12 Noon on Friday.

Adults with feast - $16
Adults no feast - $8
Minors (12-18) with feast - $15
Minors (12-18) no feast - $7 Location:
Shire of Talmere (Bowdon, Georgia)

Four elevated to the peerage at Rowany Festival.

At the Rowany Festival, held over Easter in the Kingdom of Lochac, Their Majesties Aedward and Yolande recognised the magnificent achievements of four of Their populace by elevating them to the peerage.

April 18th

11th Century Fatimid Gold and Silver Jewelry Found

A cache of gold and silver jewelry dating to 638-1099CE has been discovered in Ramle, Israel.

Saxon Village Excites Archaeologists

The discovery of the remains of a village dating from the late Saxon period in Southampton, England has researchers from Oxford Archaeology a buzz. Among the finds were glassware from Italy and Germany.

Iron Age Roundhouse Discovered in West Yorkshire

The remains of a 2,000-year-old Dotterill roundhouse were discovered recently by workers excavating for a village bypass. The site is near Bridlington, England.

Brie Tart

Summer Arts and Sciences Faire

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Summer Arts and Sciences Faire is approaching, and the Barony of An Crosaire invites all to observe the skills of Trimaris' artisans, and to learn from our talented teachers.

We will also be serving as the foster home, this year, for the ST. Georges Crested Helm Tourney, yet another venue for our creative spirits.

The Barony of An Crosaire welcomes all to Summer Arts and Sciences Faire on the weekend of June 30-July 1-2, 2006 Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Spring Hill, Florida)

Today in the Middle Ages: April 18, 1480

Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of a future Pope and his mistress, was born on April 18, 1480.

Middle School Students Learn About Life in the Middle Ages

T.M. Fasano of the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently spent the day with students from Tori Fogg's class at Windsor Charter Academy and members of Greeley chapter of the SCA.

April 17th

Largest Medieval Parish Cemetery Outside London Excavated

Members of the University of Leicester archaeology unit are excavating a large parish cemetery containing over 1,300 skeletons that date from between 1200 and 1600 CE.

Guild of the Iron Bow Created

THL Ronan MacMorton reports that Their Majesties Boru and Dierdre have created a new guild in the Kingdom of Meridies: the Iron Bow.

Period Hawking Demos on Jersey

If you're visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands this summer, you can see a demonstration of period falconry.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 17, 1521

Already excommunicated, Martin Luther appeared before the Emperor on April 17, 1521 at Worms to answer for his views.

Fools' War Draws Crowds and Press

The Kingdom of Meridies' Fools' War event drew some interest from the local media in the form of Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reporter Liz Fabian.

April 16th

Remains of Knights Templar Discovered in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered the first provable remains of Knights Templar buried beneath a crusader castle in Israel.

14th Century Palace Located Outside Glasgow

After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 16, 1209

Traditionally, April 16, 1209 is regarded as the day Pope Innocent III gave oral permission of St. Francis of Assisi to found the Franciscan order.

Templar Castle on the Market

For sale: Knights Templar Castle in Barnton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Great for studying the Da Vinci Code.

April 15th

Cultural Icons Among Most Endangered Wonders

Newsweek has listed three iconic medieval structures among the Seven Most Endangered Wonders of the World.

Tempore Atlantia Winners Announced

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg, Deputy for Tempore Atlantia, and MOAS for the Barony of Bright Hills, has announced the winners of the Tempore Atlantia which took place at the Kingdom's recent Coronation.

Northshield Equestrian Practice

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For those of you interested in pursuing the equestrian arts, please consider attending Northshield's Equestrian Practice this year. Not only will we be teaching riding lessons, and other hands-on activities with the horses, we will be offering classes and a lunch time lecture as well.

Grandview Equestrian Center
2348 Dyerson Rd
McFarland, WI 53558

8:00-Site Opens
8:30-9:30- Grooming and Tacking Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (McFarland, Wisconsin)

Today in the Middle Ages: April 15, 1452

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He became the prototype of the "Renaissance Man."

Aphar Faire XIV

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Mark your calendars - May 5-7 Formosa, AR...Aphar Faire XIV...theme is Tales from Apar!

Middle Eastern Miscellany! Fighting, archery, rapier, food, A & S competition, classes, food, children's classes, food, coffee house fundraiser, food, Merchants, fun (you thought I was going to say food didn't you :-)...dancing, hafla, and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones! Remember it is MAY 5-7, 2006 (yes, May!) Location:
Shire Lagerdamm (Formosa, Arkansas)

Black Axe XXVIII

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Spanish history and geography is an exciting, diverse blend. Black Axe classes and feast will feature the medieval cultures of Spain - Moor, Christian and Jew. Savor the tastes and capture the essence of exciting Spain!

Black Axe XXVIII
May 19-21, A.S. XLI
Hosted by the Barony of Iron Mountain
Woodman of the World Camp, Royal, AL

We will have fighting! Heavy and Rapier tournaments! Live weapons! Dancing! Classes! Feasting! Location:
Barony of Iron Mountain (Blountsville, Alabama)

"Stitch Counters" Cause Cancellation of Civil War Re-enactment

Some former participants are blaming "stitch counters," elitists who demand extreme authenticity for reenactors, for the cancellation of this year's staging of the Civil War Battle of Selma (Alabama).

Shadow of the Wolf

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The Shire of Glaedenfeld and the incipient Shire of Redewolfden proudly present Shadow of the Wolf, April 21-23, 2006 at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, Tennessee.

$15 weekend/feast ($7 child), $10 weekend/no feast ($5 child), $10 daytrip/feast ($5 child), $5 daytrip/no feast ($2 child) Non-members add $3. Make checks payable to SCA Inc./Shire of Glaedenfeld.

We proudly welcome His Royal Majesty Radu of Gleann Abhann to Shadow of the Wolf II! Location:
Shire of Glaedenfeld (Columbia, Tennessee)

April 14th

Kieran Alexander Born in Ealdormere

Lord Martin reports that Kieran Alexander was born April 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

German "Swamp Girl's" Skeleton Tells Tale

A skeleton found in a German swamp proved to belong to a 15-year-old girl who lived 650 years ago.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 14, 1471

The Battle of Barnet, fought on April 14, 1471 near London, was a major victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the English Wars of the Roses.

Meridies Spring Coronation Photos Online

Chip Talbert has posted a large album of photos from the recent Spring Coronation in the Kingdom of Meridies.