Archive - 2006

March 22nd

Madeleine P. Cosman, author of "Fabulous Feasts", dies at age 68

Best known for her book Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman has died at the age of 68 in California. She was also the founder of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at City College of New York and the organizer of Manhattan's annual Cloisters medieval festival.

Hit List XX: Venetians Celebrate the Greek Gods

Join us as the Venetians recreate the Greek Gods for the Doge. There will be multiple types of both heavy and rapier fighting. Other activities include Youth combat, non-fighting children's activities, archery, live weapons, and various classes.

Hit List XX
The Barony of the Osprey presents:
The Venetians Celebrate the Greek Gods
Woodsmen of the World Camp near Evergreen, Al Location:
Barony of the Osprey presents (Evergreen, Alabama)

Pennsic War XXXV

Pennsic War XXXV will attract approximately 10,000 (or more) SCAdians from all around the world.

More info at Location:
Cooper's Lake Campground, Slippery Rock PA (USA), Aethelmearc

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath Photos Online

Lady Margaret has posted photos from the recent St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath held in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Clothed in Honour at Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere hosted its second marathon sewing event, now called Cloth of Gold, on March 17-18 in the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe, sponsored by the Canton of Eoforwic.

March 21st upgraded to new software version has been upgraded to a new version of Drupal, the software that manages all content on the site.

16th Century Spanish Patterns Online

The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted digitized versions of 16th century Spanish patterns on its website.

Ragnarok VII

Join us for the season's first camping event. Activities will include: Heavy fighting, Fencing, Archery, Youth boffer (pending marshal), plenty of Bardic goodness and A&S classes. Fishing is also permitted on Lake Belwood, pursuant to the laws of Ontario (bring a fishing license).

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents:
Ragnarok VII
May 19-22, 2006

Camp Bellaleo
860 8th Line Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Fergus, Ontario)

Dreamstone Tourney 27

DREAMSTONE TOURNEY XXVII: A Great Tournament Tradition Continues! The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 27 to be held on April 21-23, 2006 at A.H. Stephens Historic Park, near Crawfordville, Georgia.

Newcomers Collegium VI

The Shire of Owl's Nest would like to invite you to a once-a-year event specifically tailored for newer members and those wishing to learn the basics of the SCA.

SCAdian Scholars to Appear at Royal Ontario Museum

Finnvarr de Taahe and Sylard of Eagleshaven, scholars from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, will be presenting in persona as part of the 1st Annual Friends of the Mediaeval Studies Society Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on March 25, 2006.

Summer's Return

As it has happened for centuries, the seasons continue to change. In October, Lady Autumn held the peace until it was time for Lady Winter to take over. It is now April and Lady Spring holds the peace until it is time for Lady Summer to return. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us for a day dedicated to the arts and sciences honoring the eventual return of Summer. The theme of this event is all things summer. By honoring Lady Summer, we hope to speed her return. The morning will be dedicated to the Mything Quest, a Gathering of Goslings, and an assortment of classes for all ages and interests. Lunch will be served at midday so we can mentally and physically prepare for the afternoon activities. The afternoon will be dedicated to another set of classes as well as discussion groups, populace choice contests, and whatever activities the populace wishes to engage in.

Whack! Thud! Ow!

Spring is in the air and it is that time of year again. The flora start to blossom, the fauna start to look for mates, and Lady Summer begins to plan her return.  As the weather becomes warmer, the valiant fighters of Drachenwald leave their winter hibernation and take to the field.  The air is full of the cheering of the spectators, the calls of the heralds, and the unmistakable sounds of the heavy fighters - "whack" as rattan strikes rattan, "thud" as a blow lands, and "ow" just before the blow is called good.

May Day Celebration: Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Come one and come all to Caer Galen's famous May Day celebration, an event just for kids (or kids at heart)! This is a fun-filled celebration of the glories of Spring! Hear the history of kites as you build and fly (weather permitting) your very own kite! Engage in a challenge of wits and mettle to conquer games and win the boffer tournament to find the next worthy Guardian of Caer Galen's fabled Unicorn Horn.

Ma'ale Giborim Hosts Successful Purim Event, Requests Help with Armor

Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal for the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Jerusalem, Israel, reports that the shire held another successful event. He has posted photos online.

March 20th

Columbus mystery nearly solved 500 yrs after death

Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese.

Treasures of Early SCA History

On her projects page, Mistress Therasia von Tux provides scanned documents from the Twelfth Night Roll "used in 1968 (AS 2) to create the chivalry as an order, create the order of the laurel plus create the first dukes."

Cate Blanchett back as Elizabeth in "The Golden Age"

Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.

Medievale Fortified Bridge Linking Wales and England Discovered at Shrewsbury

A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.

Warriors and Warlords XIII

The Baronies of Jararvellir and Nordskogen are proud to announce our twelfth annual Warriors and Warlords event. It will take place Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the NCN North LLC Campground, north of Black River Falls, WI, in the beautiful Shire of Shattered Oak, Kingdom of Northshield.

March 19th

Lupercalia Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, attended the Lupercalia event held in Rivenwood Tower (Mankato, MN) on March 04, 2006. She shares her memories and photos.

WWII Bunkers Hide Roman Ruins

Archeologists believe that a wartime bunker in the city of York, England, may hide the ruins of a Roman palace.

World's Strongest Whiskey

A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.

March 19th

Black Plague Caused Climate Change

A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.

Spamalot Returns to Chicago

Beginning in April, Monty Python's Spamalot, the hit musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will return to Chicago. The show runs April 19-June 4, 2006.

Modern Embroidery Business Serves SCA Customers

Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.

Shakespearean Insult Generator

Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!

March 17th

Medieval Laws to be Struck from Irish Republic Statutes

The Republic of Ireland is about to strike hundreds of obsolete laws from its statute books. Some of the laws date back to the time of the Norman invasion.

Night on the Town

On an unusually warm and sunny winter afternoon, the Mayor of Smeewick steps up to the podium to deliver his address. "Good people of Smeewick, our town were once a beacon onto the Kingdom. Now, it has been ravaged beyond recognition by pirates and gypsies. We owe it to ourselves and our children to restore Smeewick to its former glory!"

Even More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Aine ingen Fhinn, of the West Kingdom, has posted a marvelous, large album of Estrella XXII photos on her website.