Archive - Jun 2007

June 21st

Southern Atlantian Archery Day

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The South will rise again! This time the challenge is to HAVE FUN! The first annual Southern Atlantian Archery Day (SAAD) will be a weekend filled with archery, atlatl and thrown weapons stations.

In keeping with the "Southern" traditions, we will have a wide variety of targets for your shooting and throwing pleasure in the very best tongue-in-cheek-Southern style.

Remember, "Bubba" is both a Southern and Period name! The stations will Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Boonville, North Carolina)

Old box's booty turns out to be bountiful

The small box buried nearly four centuries with the wreck of a Spanish galleon was gently pried open Friday afternoon.

Tudor Tailor Vallejo photos highlight headpieces

Joane Silvertoppe, of the Kingdom of Caid, reports that she has posted an album of photos from workshop presented by England's Tudor Tailors. The workshop took place recently in Vallejo, California.

June 20th

Butt's and Bale's III

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It's almost time to load up the war wagon and come to the Third Annual Middle Kingdom all thrown weapons event - Butt's and Bale's III! on June 23rd.

Because of a problem it is not advertised in the Pale so download the event info at http://www.shireofdragonsvale.org/butts%20and%20bales.htm

The Shire of Dragon's Vale is hosting this thrown weapons only event Location:
Shire of Dragon's Vale (Cromwell, Indiana)

WestDragonshire Summer Tourney

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Join us for our Ancient and Honourable Midsummer Tourney, Come and take your ease, Fight if you so please, eat drink and be merry in such way as Is pleasant to you.

We Return to the parish of Holmbury St Mary, in Surrey

Site: Holmbury St Mary WI Hall, in Surrey
It's a splendid little village hall, with a fine Pub just up the road, and Nice woodland adjacent.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=511094&y=144476&z=5&sv=511094,144476 Location:
WestDragonshire (Holmbury St Mary, England)

11th Annual Syr David Martin Failsworth Memorial Storming of the Great Gate Fight Practice

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The "Shire-right-now-but-someday-soon-maybe-when-we-grow-up-or-figure- out-who-to-bribe-we-might-get-to-be-a-Barony-like-Ben-Dunfirth" of Trinovantia Nova presents: The Eleventh Annual Syr David Martin Failsworth Memorial Storming of the Great Gate Fight Practice - Pot Luck - and Pool Party

The Shire of Trinovantia Nova is proud to celebrate the memory of the 10th Prince of Ealdormere, Syr David Martin Failsworth, who was Location:
Shire of Trinovantia Nova (London, Ontario)

Caid Summer 2007 Coronation photos online

Broichan has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Spartans on a plane

OK, it's out of our time period and politically-incorrect in so many ways, but oh, is it funny! 300 Spartans on a Plane!

Where Henry VIII married Catherine Parr

Conservation works in Hampton Court's Chapel Royal has revealed the structure of the Royal Pew, hidden behind later paneling, where Henry VIII married his last wife, Catherine Parr.

June 19th

Russian participants to re-enact battle for Constantinople

Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.

Medieval village at Kenilworth Castle

Visitors to Kenilworth Castle in England were treated to the spectacle of real medieval life recently as the castle sponsored a Medieval Village complete with costumed re-enactors. The village ran from May 27 - June 3, 2007.

Custom Pavilion Pattern Generator

Planning to sew your own pavilion? On his website, Dr. Stephen Bloch has posted a pavilion pattern generator that allows users to customize construction of a period tent.

Back to Basics

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This event is geared to answer all those questions that the newcomer does not even know to ask. This full featured event will include Equestrians showcasing they're talents and skills. Expertise in the marshaled arts will include: heavy fighters, light fighters (Rapier), youth combat, and archery. Classes in Arts and Sciences will also be scheduled through out the day.

Display of Heraldry shall be encouraged, so bring out your seldom used banners. So come forth one and all, enjoy our hospitality while we reveal the mysteries of the SCA to those new to the society. For those veterans out there who wish give guidance and instruction, we most welcome your skills and time. Location:
Shire of Glaedenfeld (Columbia, Tennessee)

Glory X

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Coming soon to a mountain site near you -- THE SEVEN PATHS OF GLORY!!!

Yes, it's once again time to flee the summer heat and take to 7,000 feet of gorgeous, wooded altitude. This year, Glory brings you a seven-fold quest -- an opportunity to win renown and wow your friends with your multiple talents. If you can tread the Path of Strength (heavy fighting), the Path of Steel (fencing), the Path of the Arrow Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Buford, Wyoming)

Inter College War XIV - CANCELLED

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th of July - Inter College War XIV (including 21 years of Lochac Colleges celebrations)

The 14th Inter College War this year will be hosted by the College of Blessed Herman the Cripple (Adelaide University, South Australia). In this same year, the College of Blessed Herman, oldest of the Colleges of Lochac, will celebrate it's 21st Anniversary, as will the Colleges of St Bartholomew Location:
College of Blessed Herman the Cripple (Adelaide, South Australia)

Pirates, Knaves and Idiots!

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Avast, me hearties! The Bountiful Shire of Noiregarde would like to welcome all ye Land Lubbers and the like to join in on a weekend o’ fun at Pirates, Knaves and Idiots!

Thursday thru Sunday, June 21-24

Participation fee is a mere $10 (plus a $3 non-member charge)
Wee lads and lasses 13 years of age and under are free!

Feastin’ fer both Friday and Saturday eve will cost the mere pittance of a one-time only $10. Location:
Shire of Noiregarde (Beulah, Wyoming)

Known World Players seeking sponsors

The Known World Players are seeking SCA groups, households, and individuals who are interested in supporting the Players' upcoming production of plays from the Wakefield Cycle at Pennsic 2007.

June 18th

"Myth of the Longbow" discussed on historical blog

On the military history blog Wapenshaw, there is a discussion of the "myth of the longbow," the belief that swords and armor were the stuff of knights while a bow was the weapon of the peasant.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for June 2007.

Photos of Hawkwood's Baronial Birthday

Signora Ginevra Isabetta del Dolce share her photos from the recent Baronial Birthday event in the Barony of Hawkwood (Kingdom of Atlantia.)

Russians can't get enough English history

According to author Adrian Blomfield, "Anglo-Russian relations may be in worse shape than at any time since the Cold War, but that has failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands of young Russians who spend their weekends recreating British historical battles."

June 17th

Grand Outlandish photos online

Lord Cydifor has posted an album of photos from the recent Grand Outlandish in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Exhibit on Renaissance Children on display in Austria

"Prinzenrolle," an exhibit on children and childhood in the Renaissance, will be on display at Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria.

Sapphire Joust photos online

Lord Skorri Einarsson has posted photos from the recent Sapphire Joust in the Kingdom of Atlantia on the Smugmug website.

June 16th

Tudor tapestry found in San Francisco

A magnificent 16th century tapestry depicting Tudor country life has been discovered hanging in a San Francisco home over a century after it was misidentified by a British art historian. (photo)

Pictures and video from Potrero War 2007

Henri Le Juif has posted photos and video from the recent Potrero War held in the Kingdom of Caid.

Meridies teachers bring medieval dance to a modern world

During the day, Rebecca and Michael Myers of Maryville, Tennessee are high school teachers, but in their free time, they are teachers of another sort: medieval and renaissance dance.

June 15th

Hautbois teaches history through music

Hautbois is an English musical duo that teaches history through music from the Middle Ages up through the 1940's.

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney photos

Ambrosius has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelemarc.

Vivat for Eleanora von Ratzeburg, Drachenwald's newest Pelican

Genevieve la flechiere reports on the elevation of Eleanora von Ratzeburg to the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.