Archive - May 2008

Beltane photos online

Gelis of Balwery shares her photos from the recent Beltane event in the Kingdom of the West on her SmugMug website.

Peers made in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court at AEthelmearc War Practice, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn elevated Constance Waite to the Order of the Pelican, and placed Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir on vigil for the Order of the Laurel.

Macedonia's Skopje Stone Bridge restored

Originally built by the Romans over the Vardar River in Macedonia, the Skopje Stone Bridge has been rebuilt and restored over the centuries, and described by travels throughout the Middle Ages. Last year parts of the bridge fell into the river, forcing the most recent reconstruction.

Was Shakespeare really a Jewish woman?

Shakespeare expert John Hudson has a new theory about who authored the Bard's plays: a Jewish woman named Amelia Bassano Lanier, the first woman to publish a book of poetry.

May 30th

St. Albans: "Beating the Bounds" since 1250!

The English city of St. Albans takes its history seriously and celebrates yearly with the Beating of the Bounds, a procession dating to the mid 13th century which marks the boundaries of the town.

Owen ap Morgan to be elevated in the West

Owen ap Morgan of the Kingdom of the West has announced that he will be keeping vigil on Friday June 13, 2008 before Kingdom Arts & Sciences to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[LOC] Inter College War

Inter College war is an annual event where the various university SCA groups (colleges) compete with each other to determine which is the best college. The competitions usually take the form of a mix of combat and arts & sciences.

When is college war?
5pm Thursday 10th July to Midday Monday 14th July

Where is college war?
College War this year is being helds at Caloola Retreat, located 30 kms south from Tuggeranong Town Centre. Caloola Farmhouse Caloola Campground Location:
College of St. Aldhelm (Tharwa, ACT, Australia)

[GLE] It's the End of the World

Well, almost. If the cutoff date for the SCA is 1600, let's party like it's 1599 (will the Prince be there?). The Barony of Small Gray Bear and the proto-Canton of Southtower bring you Bombay 1599: a relaxing weekend of fun, food, and frolic.

Enjoy a weekend of fighting heavy weapons and rapier), Live Weapons, A&S (populace judged: NO documentation required), and lots of food. The Barony's own Kat the Strange is offering up an Indian "street feast" that you can eat with your hands, including Tali machli (fried fish), baigan pakora (battered & fried eggplant), fresh onion chutney, chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, shami kebab, fried bananas and much more. No, sorry... peanut butter will not be available for the fried bananas (we DON'T want to have to call Doctor Bombay). Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

[MER] July Feast

The Shire of Thorngill presents July Feast July 11 - July 13, 2008

Camp Meadowbrook: 2344 County Road 747 Cullman, AL 35055

Come join us for some great fighting , interesting classes, and great food. Fighting ‘cause our guys love to beat on others! Classes, ‘cause we all like to learn knew things or old things! And Food, because you know Thorngill loves to cook and eat and feed others! Friday night we will a chance to relax and socialize. Feel free to bring needle-work, music makers and story telling to enjoy or entertain others or possibly both. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

[ANT] July Coronation

The Barony of Wastekeep welcomes you to the An Tir July Coronation.

To reserve your pavilion on the eric please contact HL Mairghead at with the size of your pavilion with guide wires also please.

Site information.

  • No driving on the grass.
  • Propane fires only.
  • Pets are welcomed! All animal waste or damage is the sole responsibility of the owner. Location:
    Barony of Wastekeep (Kennewick, Washington)

Pictures from Northshield's 35th Anniversary Celebration & Educational Collegium

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and a report from the recent 35th Anniversary Celebration in the Barony of Jararvellir in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Westminster Abbey's "carpet of stone" revealed

A two-year restoration project has revealed the breathtaking details of a medieval mosaic pavement, depicting the end of the world, in the floor of London's Westminster Abbey. The floor was originally constructed in the 1260s by Henry III>

May 29th

Owain op Einar winner of An Tir Spring 2008 Crown Tourney

Fearga reports that Owain op Einar of the Principality of Tir Righ was the winner of the May 17, 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of An Tir.

Thorstenn and Zephyrine new Heirs to Trimaris Throne

On the Armour Archives list, Brekke reports that Count Thorstenn was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Trimaris.

Midrealm Crown 2008 Photo Album

Nevik Demonovich has posted a photo album from the Middle Kingdom's May 25 Crown Tournament, held in the Barony of Fenix.

May 28th

Lord Oliver and Lady Kate Dogberry to be new Baron and Baroness of Calafia

Their Excellencies David and Adelicia, Baron & Baroness of Calafia in the Kingdom of Caid, have announced that They will be succeeded by Lord Oliver and Lady Kate Dogberry.

Feast of Saint Eramus photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted his album of photos from the recent Feast of Saint Erasmus in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Practice Latin on the Vatican website

An ancient tongue gets a modern boost with the creation of Sancta Sedes, a Latin section of the Vatican's website which features papal texts and religious works.

May 27th

Pre-registration for Great Western War XI begins June 1, 2008

The Honorable Lord Matheus Reyner, Publicity Deputy for Great Western War XI, has announced that pre-registration for the event will begin June 1, 2008. Other announcements are included in the message.

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in Washington, D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present two performances of "DuFay: A Concert of Sacred Polyphony by the Preeminent Master of the Early Renaissance" on May 31 and June 1, 2008 in Washington D.C.

Report and photos from Altavia Anniversary/Investiture

Barony of the Angels Roving Reporter Catharine Hawkwod and photographer Sheikh Yusuf have captured the fun of the recent Altavia Anniversary and Investiture event in the Kingdom of Caid.

May 26th

Ealdomere gains Heirs

On a perfect May afternoon a small but distinguished list of eight fighters came to vie for the right to crown their lady Princess of Ealdormere.

May 25th

Midrealm Crown Produces Heirs

Sir Ullr Vindstygge defeated Duke Edmund of Hertford in the second of two Crown Tourneys fought on May 25, 2008, to gain the right to name his inspiration, AnneLyse, as Princess of the Midrealm.

Middle Kingdom Succession Ensured

“The law says he must fight for his crown. I say he has done so. Standing before me is a true King. I will not raise my weapon against Him.” With these words, Duke Dag Thorgrimsson ended the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament and, for the second time in five weeks, Lutr Ulfskjald was crowned King of the Middle.

Fettburg's Championship Photos

Aine de Lacy has posted an album of photos from the recent Barony of Fettburg's Championship in the Kingdom of the West.

Wigan, England once Roman Coccium?

Children from the Ince CE Primary School in Wigan, England are helping archaeologists from the Wigan Archaeological Society to investigate the remains of a Roman road in their town which once linked the village to Manchester.

May 24th

Double Wars XXI (2008) captured in online albums

A number of photographers and videographers captured the happenings at Double Wars XXI which took place in April 2008 in Tyringe Sweden. Jonas Evertsson gathered together the various albums from the event.

The Soldier in later Medieval England

An innovative new research project, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will look at the life of the professional soldier in England from 1369 to 1453.

Go a-viking in a real Viking ship!

With gas prices at record highs, why not spend the summer on a different type of vacation? Why not go a-viking? Hugo and Hein Partners is selling a real 75 ft. (20 metre) Viking longship of the Gokstad type (which also runs on diesel fuel).

SCA Heavy Cavalry

Sir Morgan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has announced that he has created a new discussion list for motorcycle enthusiasts in that Kingdom. The SCA Heavy Cavalry is on Google Groups.