Archive - Aug 21, 2007

A history of leprosy

Karl S. Kruszelnicki looks at the history of leprosy from ancient times, through the Middle Ages and into the 20th century.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Armada

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Are you an invader or a defender? Find out! By joining the populace of Bacchus Wood on September 22nd ASXLII Be you fighters, swordsmen or archers all manner of combat provided.

Site:
Eridani Hall
Eridani Ave
Kingston, Queensland

Time:
10am 22nd September 2007
Lists: 10.30-11.30am Sharp!
Armour Inspect: 11- 12 Noon Only
Auction: 12 Noon Sharp! Location:
Shire of Bacchus Wood (Kingston, Queensland)

Far West Coronet Tournament

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Alas, our oriental soothsayers (who are never wrong) predict that our fair Palatine Baroness Katherine’s coronet will be lost by 15 September AS XLII (CE 2007). Therefore we will hold the coronet tournament of the Palatine Barony of the Far West at noon of the 15th day of September AS XLII at Tama Hills, Tokyo, Japan.

The site will open at 1800 14 Sep and close at noon on 16 September. Troll is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Child care is available for $10 per child. The feast fee is $20 for four meals ($5 per meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner and breakfast). Non-military personal will have to show a valid picture ID card or passport at the gate. Please email the autocrat for a map to find Tama Hills if you are not familiar with its location. Military personnel can obtain the map from their local MWR travel facility. Location:
Palatine Barony of the Far West (Tokyo, Japan)

Lochac November Crown Tourney

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You are invited to attend the high ranges of Riverhaven to the canton of Castellum Montanum to celebrate peace and trade in the Kingdom of Lochac during the age of 16th century Flanders.

Enjoy the pageantry and chivalry as the Kingdom's finest fighters compete for the Crown of Lochac. Revel amidst the wealth of Castellum Montanum and enjoy a night of feasting and celebration. On the following day, relax Location:
Canton of Castellum Montanum (Cabarlah, Queensland)

SCAdian family escapes fire in Ealdormere

On August 1, 2007, the home of Blair and Yvonne Wettlaufer, known in the SCA as Baron Brand Thorwaldsson and Baroness Briana, was destroyed by fire. While their Excellencies, their children and the family dog escaped unharmed, the house was reduced to ashes.

Learning about the Middle Ages at the Festival of History

BBC reporter Mario Cacciottolo got a taste of the re-enactor's life when he buckled on armor at the recent Festival of History in Northamptonshire, England.