Archive - Dec 2007
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-31 18:08
Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of An Tir has posted information on the 6th Annual 12th Knight Auction. This year the auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-31 14:24
The History Channel online lets you create your own Dark Ages character - complete with your face! Have fun designing a noble, Viking, cleric or peasant.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-31 08:05
At Their recent Court at Baronial Coronation in Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish offered Lord Otfrid Ammerthaler elevation into the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-30 18:05
Ginevra Isabetta del Dolce has posted an album of photos from the recent Yule Toy Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2007-12-30 13:19
A famous 13th century map of the world has been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-30 08:15
A slide show showcasing the glories of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann has been created by THL Rose Eriksdottir using photos taken by THL Barbara Staring. The slideshow is accompanied by rousing music.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 17:54
An early copy of the Magna Carta, sold recently at auction, has brought over US$21 million. The documents was purchased by David Rubinstein, a founder of the Carlyle Group.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 12:41
Radiocarbon dating was used recently to help identify the remains of six bishops found buried in at Whithorn Priory in Galloway, Scotland. The skulls dated from between 1200-1360 CE. (photos)
Submitted by Malcolm Mor on Sat, 2007-12-29 08:57
The family of Tim Coy, known in these Current Middle ages as Lord Cedric Westbrooke, Squire to Sir Alan Culross, suffered a horrible tragedy when his wife Lady Audrey Westbrooke (MKA Lisa Coy) died in a house fire early on the morning of Christmas Eve.
Submitted by TheDragon515 on Fri, 2007-12-28 18:34
On Thursday, December 20, Teresa Calderon, who was 20 years old, passed away due to a tragic accident. She was a member of The Crows Nest household founded by Garvin the Slow. She was also a lapsed member of the Barony of Cleftlands and the shires of Alderford and Gwyntarian, in the Middle Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-28 15:21
Reclaiming the Blade, a new film celebrating the art of the sword, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2008. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, the film "explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 17:14
"I itch in the cathedral; When I pray upon my knees: God, You saved us from damnation; Now save us from the fleas!" writes Laura Amy Schlitz in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village, a new children's book reviewed by John Schwartz for the Sunday New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 13:36
According to reviewer Edward Hirsch, a Wodwo is a "raw, spooky, elemental," a Middle English word meaning “half-man, half-animal spirit of the forests” which appeared in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Hirsch reviews a new translation by Simon Armitage.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-12-27 08:26
Need to take off a few pounds or kilograms from the holiday feasting? Eat like your persona! A Shropshire physician claims that Europeans in the Middle Ages were in some ways much healthier than modern people.
Submitted by Hilary Hargreaves on Thu, 2007-12-27 08:17
Lady Hilary of Marcaster, Historian/Chronicler for the Trimaris Equestrians, has posted albums of photos from the recent 1st Annual Trimaris Inter-Kingdom Equestrian Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 17:56
A team of archaeologists believes it has discovered the remains of the Quedagh Merchant, a ship captained by William Kidd, off Catalina Island, a small island near the Dominican Republic.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-12-26 14:34
The Kingdom of AEthelmearc and the SCA grieve for the loss of THL Ulric Wulfricson, who entered Valhalla on December 16. Ulric was known for his extensive service, including keeping the lights running for the A&S and performance tents at Pennsic War as part of the Technical Services team.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 11:15
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of Northshield recently braved the weather and traveled south for Bardic Madness South which took place December 15, 2007 in the March of Loch Morrow (Macomb, IL). She reports and shares photos.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-12-26 09:40
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has made a brief announcement concerning the implementation of background checks for certain officials of the organization.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 07:28
After much deliberation, Peter Jackson, the Academy-Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios to produce the Tolkien prequel: The Hobbit.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 19:31
Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal was built on spice. Actually, it was funded with taxes raised from eastern spices brought back by the country's famous explorers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 13:12
The Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) are pleased to announce that a new "Event Site Maps" page has been added to the website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 09:24
A red chalk sketch of the dome of St Peter's Basilica, believed to be the last work of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, has been discovered in the Vatican archives. The sketch dates to 1564.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 18:30
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will host Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum May 20, 2008 – August 17, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 15:21
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester is an online research source which includes searchable texts for images, texts, bibliographies and basic information on King Arthur.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 09:47
Based on a single fingerprint preserved in one of his paintings, scientists have speculated on the ethnicity of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci and believe he may have had Arabic heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 17:47
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports on and shares photos from the recent Known World Academy of Rapier which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield November 30-December 2, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 14:38
A new cookbook, Medieval Cuisine Of The Islamic World: A Concise History With 174 Recipes by: Zaouali, Lilia; Translated by M.B. DeBevoise, has been published by the University Of California Press.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 09:23
When members of the Northamptonshire County Council bought Chester Farm near Irchester several years ago, they never dreamed they might need to put the historic site up for sale to keep it from falling into disrepair, but now that may be necessary.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 07:26
Just in time for the holidays, Darla Goodroad reports on feasting in the time of Chaucer in an article for Chivalry Sports: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Holiday feasting in Chaucer's Time.