Archive - May 2006
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 19:14
A recently-discovered well in Jamestown, Virginia has turned out to be a treasure trove of artifacts from the area's early residents including tobacco seeds, shells, fish bones, and a child's leather shoe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 15:39
Sonia Smith of Slate magazine looks at the origins of heckling from the ancient Greeks to medieval hooters.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-26 11:44
William and Anne Shakespeare's firstborn child, Susannah, was baptized on May 26, 1583.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-26 10:03
A current exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features Tibetan weapons, armor, and other war gear from the 13th to the 20th century.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-25 20:44
On May 25, 735, the Venerable Bede ended his peaceful, learned life in the Northumbrian monastery where he had lived over fifty years.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 19:15
As days lengthen and thoughts of martial victories loom closer, join the forces of Myrkfaelinn once more for a rousing weekend of heavy melee, fencing, archery, arts, music, feasting and a frolic in the green woods of the lovely Dominion in summer.
As in years past, Aethelmearc's mighty warriors will have the opportunity to
practice their melee tactics to best smite our foes. For those more gently
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 19:08
THE HUNT FOR THE PRIZE: GLEANN ABHANN'S FIRST LIVE WEAPONS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! This historic event, to be hosted by Dragoun's Weal, will be action packed!
July 14-16th, 2006, Woodman of the World Camp, Hattiesburg
There will be several different shoots and throwing challenges to suit all skill levels. Their Majesties Havordh and Mary-Grace wil be choosing their Live Weapons Champions, including a Youth Champion from those participating.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 16:08
A photo taken at the recent War College near Jefferson City, Missouri was featured in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 13:48
The Incipient Canton of Westland Mor calls all to our aid, from weapon bearer to bard to ordinary citizen, for high atop the Laurel Mountain dwells a fire_breathing, treasure_stealing dragon... or is he simply misunderstood?
If you dare, join the Incipient Canton and the Barony of St. Swithin's Bog as we attempt to determine if the dragon is friend or foe at our 8th Annual Spring Thing Event to be
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 11:14
The Food Network has requested groups planning Iron Chef competitions to contact them. In some cases, the network has sent film crews to tape the event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 07:25
Lady Gavlinne has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament that took place in the Eastrealm.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-24 20:25
An alembic found at a remote North Yorkshire monastery may be evidence that Cistercian monks were involved in the arcane quest to make gold from base metal.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 16:20
England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-05-24 12:01
Her Grace, Duchess Angharad Drakenhefd reports that 99 combatants took the field on May 20 in the An Tir Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Ambergard (Moses Lake, WA). Count Sir Amalric Blackhart, "inspired beyond belief" by his consort, Countess Caia Snowden, overcame all comers to become the next Crown Prince of An Tir.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 07:02
Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 17:27
The good gentles of the Shire of Sylvan Glen are holding a tourney on July 7, 8, and 9, to find champions. We seek champions in all manner martial arts - youth heavy weapons, adult heavy weapons, archery, thrown weapons, and fencing. We seek champions to help rid our fair shire of the monsters and beasts that have beset us since we lost our beloved silver apple to the Atlantians (during the Seige of Glen Gary). For those who are artists, we ask that they produce likenesses of beasts and Location:
Shire of Sylvan Glen (Martinsburg WV)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 17:10
A website gives examples, both text and graphical, of English patents and grants of arms awarded in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 13:45
Fighters, Fencers, Archers, Artisans, and Bards... ~Come cheer the Champions of Unser Hafen!~ Tournaments will be held in Equestrian, Archery, Heavy Fighting, Rapier, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic for the new Champions! While all are welcome to compete, The Champion in each category belongs to a member of Unser Hafen. However, don't let that deter you from competing as there will be a prize for the best champion from outside our fair Barony! Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 13:38
Hark the call of wedding bells, springtime and the clanging of armour in the Northland! Join us at Spring Captaincy in Winter's Gate for feasting, fighting and revelling on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, A.S. XLI as we choose the Captain of the militia and watch the nuptials of Khevron & Merewyn.
Saturday's activities will include the wedding
(scheduled for 4:30pm), the tourney to choose the new
Submitted by patsmor on Tue, 2006-05-23 10:24
Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke of the West Kingdom has issued a challenge to a quest of learning, in loving memory of her recently-departed namesake, Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 06:01
Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Lady Mary Tournament on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-22 19:22
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is in possession of a unique artifact: a "culinary roller" dating to 1598 and bearing, among other decorations, a "pelican in her piety." One may only speculate possible SCA uses for this item.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-22 15:52
On May 22, 1216, French troops entered England by invitation in the First Baron's War, a rebellion ignited by King John's refusal to follow some provisions of the Magna Carta.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-22 11:19
Gwen A'Brooke has announced that a Siege Cooking Contest will take place at the upcoming Lilies War in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-22 06:15
Robert of Canterbury has posted photos from the recent Winchester Pilgrimage which took place in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-05-22 00:06
Jenn Buck, a student of Journalism at the University of California -- Berkeley, shares the results of a class project in which she did an investigative/human interest report of the SCA.
Submitted by Gwynfor on Sun, 2006-05-21 21:21
House Woodrose has posted some of its pictures and video (including the complete final) on the web for enjoyment by all.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-21 16:00
Terrell Cotterell of the Shelby, Montana Promoter got a taste of the Middle Ages when he attended Mid-May Festival in Shelby's City Park with SCA members from the Shire of Windegate.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-21 12:21
On May 21, 1420, the Treaty of Troyes was concluded between England and France. Its terms included Henry V of England's betrothal to Catherine de Valois of France.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-21 08:13
A newly discovered burial site near Tara shows features not found in Ireland before.