Archive - Jun 2006

June 25th

Proceedings of the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium Available

Barun Rory, Exchequer for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has announced that CDs of the Proceedings of the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium are available for sale.

Welsh Field Holds Roman Treasure

A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 25, 1291

Eleanor of Provence, widow of King Henry III of England, died on June 25, 1291. She was one of four sisters who all became queens.

June 24th

"To the West" Captured for Posterity

At the recent Investiture in the Principality of the Mists, Martin of Rivenstar captured a performance of To the West on video and has posted it online.

Elevation in Meridies

Mistress Constance Aveline Merrifield and Master Sir Robert Hightower have announced that Baron Salih of Aksaray will sit vigil before his elevation into the Order of the Pelican, at Meridies, Shire of Thorngill's July Feast, July 8th.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 24, 1441

King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.

Oaken Melee School VII: A Very Civil War

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Join the Baronies of Brendoken and the Middle Marches as they once again try to settle the age old question...Grits or No Grits???

July 14-16, 2006
B&A Primitive Weapons Club Roswell, Ohio
Site opens 4:00pm on Friday, closes at 12:00 noon on Sunday

Site fees:
Weekend Camping: Adult $11.00, Children (under 14): $7.00
Daytrip: Adult $7.00, Children (under 14): $5.00 Location:
Marche of Alderford (Roswell, Ohio)

Encampment at the Castle photos online

Photos taken at the Encampment at the Castle event held in Three Towers are online.

June 23rd

Iron Age Bog bodies found were society's elite

Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 23, 930

The first session of the Icelandic Althing, often considered the world's first parliament, began on June 23, 930.

Marche of Alderford bids a sad, fond farewell to Lord Charles the Indecisive

He was known by many names: Charles the Indecisive, Constable Barnabas of Fife, and most often, just Charlie. Charles Carlton Dreyer, age 62, passed away on June 21 from cancer, leaving a void in the Marche of Alderford that will be hard to fill.

A report from the battle lines at Murder Melee in the Meadow

Laird Colyne Stewart gets pumelled to bring you an up-close-and-personal view of the ten-man melee tournament held at Murder Melee in the Meadow this past weekend in the Barony of Ben Dunfirth.

June 22nd

Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor to be Elevated in the West Kingdom

Mistress Isela di Bari and Mistress Theiadora Groves have announced that Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor will sit vigil before her elevation to the Order of the Pelican at the upcoming West Kingdom June Crown.

West Kingdom Fighter Videos Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted videos from the finals of the 2006 Spring Mists Investiture in the West Kingdom.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 22, 1400

On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.

Swimming with White-belted Sharks

Ealdormere Correspondent Colyne Stewart reports on the second annual event held in memory of one of Ealdormere's kings.

June 21st

New exhibit on the art of Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery of Art

"Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 17.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 21, 1208

Philip of Swabia, a king praised for his kindness and generosity, was murdered on June 21, 1208 by his daughter's rejected suitor.

Spring Fling XV Photos Online

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the June 3, 2006 event: Spring Fling XV. The event was hosted by the Barony of Windhaven.

Missing daughter from Artemisia located, safe and sound

We're pleased to report that Staci Jones, the daughter of Marjorie Jones of the Shire of Arrow's Flight (Provo, Utah) in Artemisia, has been found and is safe with relatives. Staci was reported missing on June 15.

June 20th

"Shakespeare Book of Lists"

Author, teacher and consultant for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Michael LoMonico, has posted an online companion to his book, The Shakespeare Book of Lists which looks at the playwright's life, work and times through a collection of lists.

Lonely Mountain Defender

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Greetings all good Gentles and be of good cheer for the great Lonely Mountain Defender draws nigh! Enjoy days of frivolity, fighting and fun in the lovely high mountain meadow. This year's event will include such delites as A&S classes (details to come), ax throwing, archery, heavy and light weapons tourneys and of course the Defender gauntlet. There will be Royal Courts, children's events, and dancing into the night. Saturday evening their will be a potluck in the meadow with the Shire of Drygestan providing the main course. Bring your best smile and come join us at this beautiful site for this joyous celebration Location:
Shire of Drygestan (Los Alamos, New Mexico)

Caer Galen Defender

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Harken and Greetings to all. While Henry the VIII and Francis I regale and outshine each other at their Fields of the Cloth of Gold In France, the Barony of Caer Galen searches for it's next Defender and Lt. of the Guard. We request your presence, participation and lounging in  our Fields of Blue and Gold at Pickle Gulch Campground. Heavy fighters will battle in the morning in a Bear Pit with Alternate Weapon Styles. The afternoon fighting will be Snow Ball. Prizes will be given to the new Defender, and for the Most Chivalrous Fighter, Best Death, and the most Patriotic fighting Garb of Blue and Gold, Location:
Barony of Caer Gaeln (Black Hawk, Colorado)

Warders of the Western Gate

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The Barony of Fontaine dans Sable presents Warders of the Western Gate June 23-26, 2006 at Wines of the San Juan in Farmington, New Mexico.

When: June 23 – 26, 2006 (Opens Friday at 12noon and closes Monday at 12noon)
Where: Wines of the San Juan – 87412 (see map)
Why: Baronial Champions Event
Who: The Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (Farmington, New Mexico)

Site Fees: Adults $10, Children 6 – 12 $5, under 5 years free
-Checks payable to SCA Inc. – Fontaine dans Sable Location:
The Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (Farmington, New Mexico)

Tocal Baronial Birthday 2006

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Come one, come all. Yes, it’s tocal time again! Fight, feast, and fall over into your nice warm bed.

When: 8 – 9 July, 2006
Times: Site opens 10am Sat, 12pm Lunch, 6pm Feast

Address of Site
CB Alexander Agricultural College
Tocal Road Paterson

Cost of Event:
Event and Accommodation - $40
Feast Only (includes lunch) Members $25
Saturday Day Rate - $5 Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Paterson, NSW, Australia)

Lilies Produces Record Number of Peerages

Lilies War 2006: Laurels vs. Pelicans is being called the "Lilies of Love" owing to the large number of peerages (9) bestowed by Their Majesties.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 20, 1367

On June 20, 1367, King Edward III of England awarded Geoffrey Chaucer an annual pension and the position of valet at court.

Photos from Mermaids

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, reports and has posted photos from "Mermaids," an event which took place June 10, 2006 in the Shire of Turm an dem See.

June 19th

Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice

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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.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice
June the 23rd - 25th
Site opens at 5pm 6/23, closes noon 6/25

As in years past, Aethelmearc's mighty warriors will have the opportunity to Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)