Archive - 2007

November 5th

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

The Real Sherwood Forest in Danger

England's Sherwood Forest, famed in the tales of Robin Hood, has dwindled in size from 100,000 acres to a core of just 450 acres and some smaller scattered patches, leaving experts fearful for the future of its ancient oak trees.

Meridies RUM photos online

Lord Eirikr Bjarnylr of the Shire of The Eagle in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom's Royal University on SmugMug.

High-resolution "Last Supper" online

An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."

November 4th

Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson born in West Kingdom

Proud Grandma Kateryn de Ver of An Tir reports that Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson was born October 25, 2007 to Phillip and Ileah de Ver in the Kingdom of the West.

Black pudding ice cream

Here's a dish for the truly adventurous: Black Pudding Ice Cream! Dowson's Dairies Ltd of Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, England will showcase the new flavor, complete with chunks of black pudding, at the annual Black Pudding Festival in Bacup.

Estrella Period Demo Center

Baroness Cynthia de Wickersham reports that this year's Estrella War will feature a Period Demo Center to showcase the A&S skills of the populace. The Center will be open throughout the Estrella War.

"50 key dates of world history" sparks discussion

What are the 50 key historic events in world history? Historian Richard Overy, editor of The Times Complete History of the World, thinks he knows.

Alden and Constantina new Cynagua Royals

Duke Alden of Wolverton, inspired by Constantina von Ravenna, was the winner of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

November 3rd

Æthlemearc Royals proud parents of baby daughter

It has been reported on the AEthelmearc list that Their Majesties Ilish and Duncan are the proud parent of a daughter: Isabell Mila Katherine Meka.

British fletcher shares craft on YouTube

British bowyer and fletcher Richard Head has posted a series of short videos on YouTube dealing with the creation and care of medieval arrows.

German church moved to access coal mine

A 750-year-old church in Heuersdorf, Germany was recently moved to make way for a coal mine. The move happened when the village's 59 residents lost their battle to keep their church.

The Passing of THL Seán ui Néill the Staffmaker

The morning of November 1, 2007, THL Sean passed away. He selected a sunny place in the backyard and, by his own hands, left this world.

Cecile de Bretigny becomes Laurel in Atenveldt

Vallawulf Rurikson reports that his lady wife Cecile de Bretigny has been offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of Atenveldt.

November 2nd

Pillage on the Plains IV photos online

Eirikr Bjarnylr has posted an album of photos from the recent Pillage on the Plains IV event which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri

The setting was appropriate: the Arts and Sciences Building of the University of Missouri, Columbia, for an A&S symposium presented by Columbia's chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and the MU Medieval Re-Enactment Society. Gwen Daniels of the Maneater has the story.

Calontir Crown List on Legio Draconis

Hrólfr has posted the list of combatants and their consorts on the Legio Draconis list.

Cat and Badger Tavern for sale

Rurik of Trimaris reports that the Cat and Badger Tavern is being sold. The entire tavern, with trailer is for sale and will be available at the end of the Martinmas Moot.

November 1st

[ATL] UnEvent

description:
Tired of all those fun filled days of frolic, fighting and general mayhem found at all those other events? Want to get down to business and talk policy? Then have we got the Event for YOU! Or, rather, have we got the UnEvent for you!

On Saturday, 1 December, 2007 all officers and members of orders are invited to travel to the fine lands of Hindscroft in modern Ramseur, NC to attend the glorious meetings at UnEvent. The site opens at 9 am with the first Location:
Canton of Hindscroft (Ramseur, North Carolina)

Leif Ericson Pictures

The "House of the Slippery Slope" household offers pictures from Calafia's Leif Ericson Tourney, including heavies, rapier, and youth combat.

[ART] One Thousand Eyes Baronial Birthday

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For twenty years, the proud peacock has spread its plumage over the Heart of these fair lands of Artemisia. Come join us in celebrating the twentieth birthday of the Barony of One Thousand Eyes!

During this wonderful event a new Baronial warlord will be chosen to lead our forces in combat. A three weapon tourney will be held to determine who most is worthy to hold this honorable title. This will be a round robin Location:
Barony of One Thousand Eyes (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

Robert Goulet, Broadway's Sir Lancelot, dies at 73

Robert Goulet, best known as Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

Quran from 1203 Sells at Christie's

A Quran, believed to be the oldest complete copy, circa 1203 C.E., was offered for sale through the Hispanic Society of America and sold to traders in London.

Report of the Roman invasion of Upper Meridies

Fl. Galerius Aurelianus, aka Padruig the Uncle in the SCA, reports on his recent attendance at the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he took part in the encampment and gladiatorial combat.

October 31st

They would be king of Sudbury

The Sudbury Star reports from a fighter practice in Brennestein Vatn.

Barony Beyond the Mountain Forming Cooks Guild

The Barony Beyond the Mountain in the East Kingdom is forming a baronial level cooks guild. The first meeting is on November 10th, 2007 in Terryville, Connecticut.

"Where is the Renaissance in the Festival?"

That's the question asked by the Pirate Comedy Show in a catchy music video featuring highlights from the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

[MID] Winter Rose VII

description:
We honor the Legend of the Winter Rose each and every year here within Drakelaw. This year, in addition to our normal celebration, we are also celebrating our advancement to Full Status. We would like to invite each and every one of our friends, boon companions and family - as well as those of you who are yet to become our friends and family - to join us, and celebrate with us, at the lovely Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg KY from November 16 - 18, 2007. Location:
(Prestonsburg, Kentucky)

[MID] Youth Fighting Symposium

description:
The Shire of Greyhope cordially invites you and your parents to attend the 5th Annual Youth Fighting Symposium, a day dedicated to youth fighters of the Kingdom.

November 10, 2007
Site Opens 9:00 am - closes 9:00 pm

DRY SITE - NO LIVE STEEL

Lake Station Edison High School
3304 Parkside Ave
Lake Station, Indiana 46405

Fees : Adults - $6; 6 to 12 - $3; 5 and under free (plus non-member surcharge as applicable); Family cap of $20 Location:
Shire of Greyhope (Lake Station, Indiana)

Atlantia Crown List announced

His Royal Majesty Logan of the Kingdom of Atlantia has published the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament. The list is available on the Legion Draconis website.