Archive - Nov 2007

November 9th

The Handbook to English Heraldry on Project Gutenberg

Astute readers of the Project Gutenberg RSS feed may have noticed that a 1918 edition of Charles Boutell's "Guidelines for English Heraldry" has just been added to the database.

East Kingdom Crown Tournament photos

Master Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

November 8th

Quest for Conquest quiz

On About.com's Medieval History page, visitors are invited to take the Quest for Conquest Quiz to test what you really know about the Norman Conquest.

President's Report of the October 2007 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., reports on the Board of Directors meeting which took place October 20, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona

Position Announcement: Chief Technical Officer, SCA Inc.

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.

Steampunk enthusiast creates historical-look laptop computer

"Datamancer", as Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt is known online, is enthusiastic about packaging modern technology in historically inspired Victorian-era enclosures, an art form known as "steampunk." This time, the project is an exquisitely-crafted and fully-functional laptop computer.

November 7th

Illuminating the page

The British Library has created and posted a short video entitled Illuminating the page: How to make a sacred text.

[LOC] William Marshall Memorial Tourney and Feast

description:
William Marshall Memorial Tourney and Feast - Royal Visit

Start: 1 Dec 2007 - 11:00am
End: 1 Dec 2007 - 11:00pm

Location:
St.Brigits Hall. Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy

Details:

Saturday December 1st,
William Marshal Memorial Tourney and Feast, Stormhold
Royal visit
A chivalric weapons tourney will be held on Saturday, December 1st. at Darling Gardens, Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill (Melways 2C-H3) from 11 AM, Location:
Barony of Stormhold (North Fitzroy, Victoria)

[DRA] Dance Moot V

description:
When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.

Come join us on 26 January 2007 for a day of dancing and gaming at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot. Classes on music and dancing will be held, with opportunities to practice both in the evening at a small ball. All musicians are welcome to come along and play. For the non-dancers, there will be a Location:
Shire of Harpelestane (Edinburgh, Scotland)

[LOC] Casual War

description:
Come for the War! Stay for the pyjama party!

When: 23rd - 24th November 2007
Cost: Until November Crown $80 full weekend / $35 day rate Until 18 November $85 full weekend / $40 day rate
Location: Warrambuie Retreat, Greenwood Rd, Murrumbateman NSW Australia
Steward: Lord Llewellyn de Guerre
Bookings: Lady Mathilde Hastings (Kat Watson) kat.wat@gmail.com Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Murrumbateman, New South Wales)

Gleann Abhann Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Gleann Abhann Historian, Baroness Barbara Sterling, has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Uther and Kenna.

Viscount Sir Justin du Roc Made Laurel in Atenveldt, 44th Quadruple Peer in World

At Coronation on 3 November 2007, Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia, whose mugs were dry, asked His Excellency, Viscount Sir Justin du Roc, KSCA, OP, to get them refilled. When he had done so, Their Majesties surprised him with his Laurel as well, making him the 44th quadruple peer in the Known World.

Konrad and Brenwen new East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Autumnal Crown Tourney was won on Saturday by Sir Konrad von Ulm, fighting for Lady Brenwen the Fair. Sir Konrad is a member of House Bloodguard and is a former squire of the current King, Andreas derEisfalke.

November 6th

Medieval treasures on display at the Getty

"Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through January 20.

"Amazingly lifelike paintings" (AKA photos) of Tourney by the Loch online

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has posted an album of "amazingly lifelike paintings" from Ansteorra's Tourney by the Loch event.

Historian Finds Oldest Recipe for Bratwurst

A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.

November 5th

Changes affect Canadian SCA participation

Meistari Katriona, Northshield Seneschal, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism has voted to lower the Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) for in Canada from the current CA$4.00 to CA$3.00 to reflect the value of the American dollar.

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

The Real Sherwood Forest in Danger

England's Sherwood Forest, famed in the tales of Robin Hood, has dwindled in size from 100,000 acres to a core of just 450 acres and some smaller scattered patches, leaving experts fearful for the future of its ancient oak trees.

Meridies RUM photos online

Lord Eirikr Bjarnylr of the Shire of The Eagle in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom's Royal University on SmugMug.

High-resolution "Last Supper" online

An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."

November 4th

Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson born in West Kingdom

Proud Grandma Kateryn de Ver of An Tir reports that Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson was born October 25, 2007 to Phillip and Ileah de Ver in the Kingdom of the West.

Black pudding ice cream

Here's a dish for the truly adventurous: Black Pudding Ice Cream! Dowson's Dairies Ltd of Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, England will showcase the new flavor, complete with chunks of black pudding, at the annual Black Pudding Festival in Bacup.

Estrella Period Demo Center

Baroness Cynthia de Wickersham reports that this year's Estrella War will feature a Period Demo Center to showcase the A&S skills of the populace. The Center will be open throughout the Estrella War.

"50 key dates of world history" sparks discussion

What are the 50 key historic events in world history? Historian Richard Overy, editor of The Times Complete History of the World, thinks he knows.

Alden and Constantina new Cynagua Royals

Duke Alden of Wolverton, inspired by Constantina von Ravenna, was the winner of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

November 3rd

Æthlemearc Royals proud parents of baby daughter

It has been reported on the AEthelmearc list that Their Majesties Ilish and Duncan are the proud parent of a daughter: Isabell Mila Katherine Meka.

British fletcher shares craft on YouTube

British bowyer and fletcher Richard Head has posted a series of short videos on YouTube dealing with the creation and care of medieval arrows.

German church moved to access coal mine

A 750-year-old church in Heuersdorf, Germany was recently moved to make way for a coal mine. The move happened when the village's 59 residents lost their battle to keep their church.

The Passing of THL Seán ui Néill the Staffmaker

The morning of November 1, 2007, THL Sean passed away. He selected a sunny place in the backyard and, by his own hands, left this world.