Archive - Aug 2007

August 28th

Lochac artist displays period portraiture

Mistress Katherine Ayshford of the Barony of Mordenvale in the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos of her amazing miniatures on her LiveJournal website. The works of art include period style portraiture of some early royalty and peers of the Kingdom of Lochac.

August 27th

Titus Andronicus to play at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.

Visby Medieval Week 2007 Photos II online

Lady Lia de Thornegge shares with us her photos from the recent Visby Medieval Week event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (August 2007).

Jousting in Australia

RodericValcerre has posted several videos on YouTube of full tilt jousting as it is done in Australia.

Photos from Meridies RUM 2007

Eirikr has posted photos from the recent RUM in the Kingdom of Meridies on the SmugMug website.

August 26th

Time Team finds Anglo Saxon settlement

Archaeologists associated with television's Time Team have unearthed a rare Anglo Saxon settlement near Harborough, England. The village dates from between 450 and 650 C.E.

Camp sign stolen from Barony of Ironbog

Lady Drueta de la Rosa, Seneschal of the Barony of Ironbog, reports that the group's camp sign was stolen at Pennsic XXXVI.

Duct tape bandages

For the SCAdian or handyman who just wants to look cool: Duct tape bandages!

French fashion trend setters for 1400 years

A new study of clothing from Anglo Saxon graves by archaeologist Penelope Walton Rogers shows that most styles followed the customs set in northern France.

August 25th

Czech ditch unique in Central Europe

A unique wood-reinforced, medieval ditch has been discovered near Prague, Czech Republic. Experts believe the ditch dates to the 13th or 14th century.

New Laurels in Ansteorra

Brian O'hUilliam reports that at the recent Steppes Artisan event, Their Majesties of Ansteorra elevated Melisinde de Barcelona and Katharyn Rose Oliver to the Order of the Laurel.

Dark Ages medicine found to be "enlightened"

Christina Lee, co-organizer of the second conference on Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe, believes the Dark Ages weren't so dark, at least when it comes to medicine. Heather Whipps of LiveScience has the story.

Welcome to the newest member of Gleann Abhann

Her Royal Highness, Kenna, Crown Princess of Gleann Abhann writes: "It is my happiest honor to welcome Tiberius Alexander Ziemer to the world, born recently to Mistress Anyeta the Wanderer and Sir Luther von Ziemer (Becky and Chris Ziemer)."

August 24th

New Baby in Atenveldt

From the Atenveldt List, Aylwin Wyllowe announces that "Johann & Amphelisia de Wynter are now the proud parents of Ayla Serenity Bowley."

Pennsic 36 Cry-Side Thank-You

THL Michael Langley of Riversmeet, Cry Coordinator for Pennsic 36, sends his thanks to those who gave their time to volunteer for the Heralds at this year's War.

Meridian Triple Elevation at Tourney of the Foxes

As Their Royal Majesties Boru and Deirdre sat in court at Tourney of the Foxes (Shire of Vulpine Reach), the populace assembled to witness not one, not two, but three elevations, one each to all three Orders of Peerage.

Instructors needed for Estrella War XXIV Collegium

Lady Jacquelin de Normandie, Estrella War XXIV Collegium Coordinator, has announced that instructors are needed to teach classes at the coming War.

August 23rd

More pictures from Pennsic

Alaxandr an Chobhlaigh mac Lochloinn has posted 1200 photos from Pennsic XXXVI.

Meridies A&S photos and video online

Mistress Maysun al-Rasheeqa, Minister of Arts and Sciences for the Kingdom of Meridies, has announced that photos and videos of entries, both static and performance, in the recent Kingdom A&S Competition are available to view online.

Twelfth Night gifts

Have you given or received a gift that was terrifically clever, unique or simple? Tournaments Illuminated is looking for short articles (75 to 125 words) about quick and easy Twelfth Night Gifts.

Medieval crucifix found in trash can

An enameled medieval crucifix stolen from France by the Nazis has resurfaced in an Austrian rubbish skip. It was discovered by a china-fancier looking for old plates in the belongings of a deceased neighbor.

August 22nd

Crossroads at Canterbury

description:
From Tavern Yard to Tourney Field, to a feast fit for kings; Stroll through time in the Courtyard Faire, where children's laughter rings; Where merchants fine display proud wares, the Craftsmen build and the Jongleur sings; 'Round the campfire, or in the Hall, we'll listen to stories told Of Ages past and distant lands, of Heroes strong and bold.

The Shire of Quintavia, in partnership with our neighboring Baronies of Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Spencer, Massachusetts)

Atenveldt Crown Tourney and Warlord Tournament

description:
The Barony March of Mons Tonitrus will host the Crown Tournament on September 1st, followed by the the Warlord Tournament on September 2nd.

Location:
Lower Garden Canyon
Ft. Huachuca, AZ

Directions:
From all points north of Sierra Vista, Take I-10 to the Ft. Huachuca/Sierra Vista exit. Go south to the main gate of Ft. Huachuca. Follow the signs to Lower Garden Canyon. Location:
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Ft. Huachuca, Arizona)

Company of Medieval Aviculturists becomes international

The Company of Medieval Aviculturists became a truly international guild on July 23rd, 2007, with addition of a new member from the Kingdom of Lochac.

Early medieval mosque found in Sicily

Amid the Renaissance, Greek and Norman ruins on the island of Sicily, archaeologists have made a surprising find: the remains of an early medieval mosque dating to the 9th or 10th century.

Dragon's Embroidery Workshop

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.

A tale of heroism at Pennsic XXXVI

Baron Gregoire de Lyon of the Barony of Cynnabar in the Midrealm relates a tale from the Pennsic War of the heroism of Sir Nigel, General of the Ealdormerian Army.

August 21st

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

description:
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

description:
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)