Archive - Mar 2008

March 21st

[AET] Coronation of Khalek and Branwyn

The Canton of Beau Fleuve is pleased to announce that the Coronation of Khalek and Branwyn will be held in the Canton on the 12th of April at Camp Kenan.

Fleetly o’er the steppe come the strong winds of change, heralding our new King and Queen, Khalek and Branwyn. Call goes forth for the horsemen to gather in celebration of Their Coronation. The Canton of Beau Fleuve welcomes all to Camp Kenan, on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario on April 12, 2008, located at 8571 Lower Lake Road , Barker, NY 14012 Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Barker, New York)

[EAL] Forward Into The Past XVIII

Since 1990, the Kitchener-Waterloo branch (Bryniau Tywynnog) of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has presented a day of classes exemplifying the best of the Middle Ages. Over the years, several other groups such as the Dark Ages Recreation Company, Regia, and AEMMA have joined the SCA in making this an exciting and educational event. FITP is a non-profit event with any profit going to the local chapter of the SCA (a non-profit group). The local chapter also covers the losses in the years where FITP loses money. Location:
Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Kitchener, Ontario)

Pennsic War XXXVII

The 37th Annual Pennsic War July 25 - August 10, 2008 Hosted by the East Kingdom with the sponsorship of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc & the support of the Middle Kingdom at Coopers Lake Campground 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

July 25 to July 31 GATE FEE DUE ON ARRIVAL
Nonmember Adult (18 or older) - $155
Member Adult (18 or older) - $130
Minor (6 to 17) - $20 Location:
East Kingdom (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

Drogo of Axebridge Knighted in Gleann Abhann

Drogo of Axebridge was knighted by TRMs Uther & Kenna of Gleann Abhann on Saturday night at Gulf Wars.

[CAL] Metal and Glass Workers Symposium

From 29 August to 1 September 2008, there will be a metal and glassworkers gathering. Three Rivers is sponsoring three full days of hands-on classes and demos, ranging from blacksmithing and knife-making to repousse to coin-stamping to pewter-casting to stained glass... My list goes on and on!

This will be predominantly an outdoor event, with plenty of camping space available. There will also be a large barn on site, with poured concrete Location:
Barony of Three Rivers (Warrenton, Missouri)

Stefan's Florilegium files for March 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2008.

March 20th

UK£5m donation will bring Bodleian treasures to the masses

The donation of UK£5 million from Oxford publisher Julian Blackwell will make possible the display of many of the Bodleian Library's treasures which are now available only to scholars. The gift will be used to create a new exhibition hall at one of the library's sites in Oxford.

Ice dancing in Northshield

Snow and ice aren't always bad things. SCA members in Castel Rouge found winter to be an amazing time to practice some ice dancing - SCA style!

Fra' Bertie, Knights of Malta leader, dies

His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Bertie, the first Englishman to lead the Knights of Malta, has died, leaving the Order to select its new Grand Master.

March 19th

Boleslav Ragnarsson victorious in Outlands Crown Tourney

Bantiarna Sáerlaith (Shyla) inghean Roibeard, Minister of the Lists for the Barony of al-Barran, reports that THL Boleslav Ragnarsson is the new Heir to the Kingdom of the Outlands. Boleslav was inspired by Astriðr Hálfdanardóttir.

Photos from Estrella War 2008

Duke Henrik Olsgaard offers his views of the recent Estrella War on the Photobucket website.

Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died on March 18 at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 90. Best-known for his work 2001: A Space Odyssey, his work on communications satellites also helped change the world.

March 18th

[OUT] Irish Dinner and a Tourney

For all you Celts (even just for a day!) out there, in celebration of St. Patty's Day, an Irish Dinner & A Tourney!

March 21, 2008
6:00pm to 9pm

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W 6th Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(see directions below)

Because Irish eyes are smiling, but also to welcome our newcomers!

Your autocrat for this D&T is Lady Maire Dooley Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Golden, Colorado)

How castles work

On the How Stuff Works website, Dr. Craig Freudenrich discusses how castles work, including a history of castles, how sieges are accomplished and how defenses work.

[ATL] Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday and Investiture

It has been four years and Rowen and Guillaume have represented our Barony well. Sadly it is time to say goodbye as they move on to newer pursuits. Come join Their Majesties as they Invest our new Baron and Baroness onto the thrones of Hidden Mountain.

Martial Activities: There will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments throughout the day from which Their Excellencies will be choosing their new Champions. Location:
Barony of Hidden Mountain (Cheraw, South Carolina)

[NOR] Northshield Coronation of Lars and Mary

Northshield Coronation of Lars and Mary Co-Sponsored by the Barony of Nordskogen and College of Nordleigh Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bridgewater Elementary School
401 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057

Site directions: 40 minutes south of Minneapolis on I-35. Take exit 69 for MN-19 toward Northfield/New Prague. Turn left (West) at Lonsdale Blvd (still MN-19), proceed about 7 miles following MN-19. MN-19 becomes 5th Street West. Turn right (South) at Division Street South. Proceed through town to Jefferson Parkway, turn right on Jefferson Parkway. This is one building North of the previously published site. Online mapping software is wrong. Location:
Barony of Nordskogen and College of Nordleigh (Northfield, Minnesota)

[NOR] Border Skirmish

As the cold air fades, the snow melts and the warmer winds tantalize us with their promise of spring our thoughts turn to everything we enjoy so much about the summer. Most especially camping and good friends! Come on out to Border Skirmish this year and renew your old acquaintances and make some new ones. Get ready to fight, sing, shoot archery, take classes and generally have fun!

Border Skirmish "Sed Ludes Solum Est 2" (It's STILL Just a Game!) Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)

Atenveldt Knights Two at Estrella War

TRM Eduard II & Asa II of Atenveldt knighted two at Estrella War.

Reburial for Anglo Saxon remains

A funeral service, spoken in Anglo-Saxon, will be held in North Lincolnshire, England, to re-inter over three thousand skeletons that were discovered there almost three decades ago. The bones were disinterred as part of a study on the history of diseases.

March 17th

Medieval belt buckle discovered in Scotland

A sewer line breakage in Perth, Scotland, has led to discovery of a copper alloy belt buckle that probably dates back to the 12th century.

Sew Much Comfort Gives Aid for Soldiers

An Ohio-based group, "Sew Much Comfort," has taken on the job of providing adapted clothing for wounded soldiers. They are seeking volunteers to help with the sewing projects.

Pictures from Atenveldt Crown Tournament

Gwendolen Wold and Godfrey von Rheinfels have created albums of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

March 16th

Mary Queen of Scots warrant will remain in England

A copy of the warrant calling for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots will remain in England thanks to donations and a law hoping to keep important documents in the country. The warrant had been scheduled to be sold to a private buyer and taken overseas.

Honorable Lady Roisin vigiled for Chivalry

On the field at Gulf Wars on March 14, Their Majesties Hagan and Eilis Northshield placed The Honorable Lady Roisin ingen Aillel on vigil for the Order of Chivalry.

Results of parrot food experiment: why a seed-only diet wouldn't have worked in period

Lady Aisin Biya has concluded a six-week test of parrot feeding habits, and concludes that parrots would not have survived in medieval Europe on a diet composed only of the seeds available locally.

March 15th

Will Lindisfarne Gospels return north?

The flack over the return of cultural treasures to their native lands has started again, this time over the Lindisfarne Gospels, the priceless 8th century manuscripts currently residing in the British library in London.

Barony of Seagirt Succession

In the Barony of Seagirt, on April 12, 2008 as the populace of the Principality of Tir Righ gather to choose their successors, the Baronial citizens will celebrate the completion of the tenure of James and Tangwystl, and welcome the newest Baron and Baroness of Seagirt.

Venice exhibit focusses on contributions of "barbarians"

A new exhibit at Venice's Palazzo Grassi endeavors to disprove the reputation of the "barbaric tribes" during Europe's Dark Ages. Rome and the Barbarians: Birth of a New World will be at the Palazzo Grassi until July 20, 2008.

March 14th

Two elevated at AEthelmearc's Carnivale

On February 9, 2008, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, placed Signora Tomasia da Collevento on vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Laurel. At the same Court, after hearing of her service, They placed THLady Ailis Linne on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.

Medieval skull and remains found in river

A worker dredging in the River Lark in Suffolk, England, recently found a skull and other human remains from the Middle Ages. The find also included bones from a juvenile and a metal buckle that has been dated to the 14th century.