Archive - Jul 2007

Abbey holds some of the world's finest medieval tiles

Students at Abbey College in Ramsey, England have discovered old tiles over the years and presented them to the college's history department, never guessing that they might be some of the finest examples of 13th and 14th century tiles in existence.

European winter warmest since Middle Ages

According to New Scientist website, last year's exceptional European winter was the warmest since 1289, when unusual temperatures were caused by a large volcanic eruption in the tropics.

July 30th

Lilies War photos online

Sean Chippendale has posted an album of photos from Lilies War 2007.

War of the Trillium photos online

Griffin of 'Thule has posted an album of photos from the War of the Trillium 2007 on his Wraith Studios website.The event took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

July 29th

President's report of the July 2007 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President, SCA Inc., reports on the actions taken by the SCA Board of Directors at the July 14, 2007 meeting held in Bloomington, Minnesota, in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Pope permits examination of the tomb of St. Paul

Pope Benedict has given his permission to open a tomb believed to be that of the apostle Paul. The sarcophagus was rediscovered during excavations of the site in 2002 and 2003.

Lochac bards and dancers offer online resources

The Performers and Entertainers Guild of the Kingdom of Lochac is a guild "dedicated to the promotion, encouragement, learning and performance of bardic, theatrical, instumental and all other entertainment arts within an SCA context," with an amazing website.

July 28th

Conference discusses health and demonic possession

Researchers and medievalists from around the world gathered at the University of Nottingham recently to discuss 'Health and the Healthy Body' in early medieval times, 400-1200AD. The conference covered such diverse topics as demonic possession and Norse diet.

Life in 14th century England

In the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, researcher Steven Muhlberger discusses life in late 14th century England in an essay entitled "Economic Change and Social Tension in the Late Fourteenth Century."

July 27th

"Where Heaven and Earth Meet"

“Wo sich Himmel und Erde Begegnen” (Where heaven and earth meet) read posters advertising Stift Klosterneuburg, a 900-year-old monastery near Vienna, Austria, one of the oldest working monasteries in the country. Sarah Wildman of the New York Times visits.

Earliest gunshot victim found in Peru

The skull of what is believed to be the earliest gunshot victim in the western hemisphere has been discovered near Lima, Peru.

Viking boat to be lifted from Irish river

A longboat, dating to the Viking era, is soon to be lifted from the River Boyne in Drogheda, Ireland. It is the first such discovery in Ireland.

July 26th

Sir Dietric new Prince of Oertha

Ragn Solvi reports that Sir Dietric fighting for THL Bianca Rose was the victor of the July 21, 2007 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (West Kingdom).

One Knight's Quest

Sir Master Brand deux-Leons of the Kingdom of An Tir has announced the results of the "Buy-a-Life Tourney" in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the recent West-An Tir War, and issues a challenge to continue support for the LLS.

Party down with Wolgemut

The popular band Wolgemut will return to the Pennsic War with a slate of activities including a concert on Saturday August 4 and daily dances in the marketplace.

Tarl's polearm tourney II

Tarl Shadowraven has announced that he will sponsor a Polearm Tournament at Pennsic XXXVI

July 25th

Leave no rubbish behind!

Raven, the East Kingdom Waterbearer-in-Charge, begs a "small boon" of the good people of the SCA: Please pick up after yourselves!

Sylvan Glen draws crowds in West Virginia park

“It’s one of the few hobbies where we try to portray honor, chivalry, kindness and patience,” said Nancy Smith of the recent Ren Faire at the Poor house Farm Park in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Jillian E. Kesner of the Journal has the story.

Great Western War X

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GREAT WESTERN WAR X

The 10th Anniversary of Caid's Great Western War will be celebrated from Tuesday, October 2 through Monday, October 8, 2007

WEB PAGE: www.caid-gww.org -- Get accurate information!

Event details will be posted here first. Read the articles and announcements and check back regularly for changes and updates.

Location:
Kingdoms of the West & Caid (Bakersfield, California)

2007 West Kingdom Arts & Sciences Tourney

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Come take part in fantastic classes under the shade of beautiful trees and on cool grass.

Site Information
Ed Levin Park
Spring Valley Pond area
2100 Calaveras Rd
Milpitas CA 95035

Site opens at noon Friday
Site closes at 5 PM Sunday

Site Fee
Members: $8
Non-members: $11
Children under 12: $4
Note: Class fees are payable directly to instructors. Location:
Kingdom of the West (Milpitas California)

Highlands War XIII has been cancelled

THL Jerusha a'Laon reports that due to the flash flooding and severe weather conditions in and around the site area of Ash Fork Arizona, Highlands War XIII has been cancelled.

Youth Arts and Sciences Exhibition at Pennsic XXXVI

Mistress Safia would remind everyone that the Pennsic Second Annual Youth Arts and Sciences Exhibition will take place August 7, 2007 at Youth Point.

Challenge of the Heart photos

Kiri has posted photos from the recent Challenge of the Heart even in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

July 24th

Medieval times in Madison

Medieval life is alive and well at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the form of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Maisie Ramsay of the Capitol Times reports.

All Things Middle Eastern/Knights Gambit

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Welcome one and all for ALL the fighting you can stand! Fight those elusive Knights you've heard about but haven't met. Show them how well you handle your sword, and learn well how to take a hit. Armor inspection starts at 8:45 am and ends at 9:45 am sharp. There will be a squire and men-at-arms list, double elimination. LIST STARTS AT 10:15

Afterwards there will be a training session with the Knights and fighters- one on one until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax. Speaking of feasts...come enjoy a fighters meal! With enough grub to give you a belly full! Location:
Shire of Brantestone (Mckenzie, Alabama)

Sutton Hoo cake

It's not often that armoring and cooking cross paths, but Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes has created a cake in the shape of the Sutton Hoo helmet.

Printing service for teachers at Pennsic University

Lord Angus MacDougal, proprietor of the Mystic Mail Internet Café at Pennsic, has announced that they will be offering an on-demand printing service for Pennsic University class instructors this year.

July 23rd

"Lost" coronation abbey unearthed

The location of the abbey at Moot Hill, the original home of the Stone of Destiny, was forgotten centuries ago, but it has now been identified by experts from Glasgow University who have been surveying the grounds of Scone Palace for the first time.

Father and son treasure hunters discover Viking treasure worth UK£1M

Father and son metal detector team David and Andrew Whelan unveiled a glittering haul of gold and silver Viking treasure in a North Yorkshire field, hailed as the most significant find of its kind in England for more than 150 years.

Meridies Coronation

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The Barony of the Osprey is proud to host the CORONATION of Maximillian III and Lethrenn III

Fort Gaines is a Civil War Fortress situated on the sandy white beaches of the Gulf. Legend has it that Prince Madoc of Wales landed here in 1171. Now the site will be remembered as the Coronation site of Maximillian and Lethrenn!

Site opens at 4pm Friday. There are no beds at this site, but there is crash space for 100 inside the fort. Period tents are allowed within the fort, nonperiod tents are allowed outside the walls on the grass. There is NO electricity. Shower facilities are across the street at the mundane campground(your shower ticket is included in the site cost). If you want to stay in the campground, call (251) 861-2742 for reservations. Military personnel might try renting a cottage at the Coast Guard Recreation Center. Location:
Barony of the Osprey (Dauphin Island, Alabama)