Archive - May 9, 2007

El Segundo Middle School students learn by doing

Students at El Segundo Middle School in California got a chance to see just how things were done in the Middle Ages recently when members of the Barony of Lyondemere, in the Kingdom of Caid, paid them a visit. Paul Clinton and Shelly Leachman of the Daily Breeze covered the story.

Rowany Baronial Succession

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Come one and all to this Succession of the Barony of Rowany! Celebrate the completion of the tenure of Hrothgar and Helene, and welcome Gui and Aeflaed as the newest Baron and Baroness of Rowany. With all the good things you expect from a feast, and not too much court.

Sir Berenger will be running the Tourney on Saturday.

{NB these details are more up-to-date than what is in May Pegasus} Location:
Barony of Rowany (Ashfield, New South Wales)

16th Century Gun Powder Flask-Sundial Compass Watch

The "Swiss-Army-knife" of its time, a gunpowder flask/sundial compass watch is featured in a watch enthusiasts' blog complete with a large, detailed photo. The object was created in Germany around 1590.

Gladiators' graveyard discovered

Scientists believe they have, for the first time, identified an ancient graveyard for gladiators. Analysis of the remains, found in Ephesus (in present-day Turkey), gives new insight into how they lived, fought, and died.

SCA joins Harry Potter group for Red Nose charity event

Take a bunch of Harry Potter fans, add some local SCA members, a few Monty Python Society afficionatos and, for good measure, throw in belly dancers and what do you get? A recipe for an entertaining evening as students of Penn State University found out recently during Red Nose Day. Leslie Finlay has the story.