Archive - Jul 16, 2008

Date of Roman invasion of Britain recalculated

Professors Donald W. Olson and Russell Doescher of Texas State University, along with some of their students, used subtle astronomical clues to recalculate the date of Caesar's invasion of Britain. Their findings have been published in the August 2008 Sky & Telescope magazine.

[AET] AEthelmearc Coronation

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The Coronation of Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye will be held on September 20th in the Shire of Heronter. In addition to the Last Court of Khalek and Branwyn, and the Coronation and First Court of Christopher and Morgen, the day will include tournaments to select the new Rapier Champion, Youth Combat Champion, and a competition at which Christopher and Morgen will select their Arts and Sciences Champion. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Randolph, New York)

[EAL] Baronial Muster

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Come enjoy a weekend of camping, fighting, feasting and archery!!

Located at
6152 County Rd #9/Hay Bay North Shore Rd
Napanee, ON

Directions
The site opens Friday July 18, 2008 at pm and closes Sunday.

Please be advised that this event is held on a private farm, which means that it is primitive camping. Please bring all your water needs with you as there are Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Napanee, Ontario)

[OUT] Here There Be Dragons

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Is Pennsic out of your realm of financial possibilities? Instead of going East, why not go North? The Shire of Plattefordham offers you a last chance to slaughter to your heart's content before the summer ends. Hardsuiters, archers, fencers, litter the ground w/ your dead ("Wait, I'm not dead!")! Bards, slay the audience w/ your clever tongues! There will be torchlight tourney, a ford battle, a castle battle (we have an archer's tower...), and so much more! Bring the kiddies -- we have a playground! Location:
Shire of Plattefordham (Glenrock, Wyoming)

[EAS] East Kingdom War Camp

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Last chance to practice before Pennsic! The shire of Eisental is once again hosting an East Kingdom War Camp at the Ukranian Homestead in Lehighton PA. There will be heavy weapons melee using the war scenarios, as well as archery, fencing, and thrown weapons. We also have space for siege weapons and gunnery. No organized children's activities are planned.

Merchants are welcomed; there is no charge for merchanting but MERCHANTS MUST PRE-RESERVE with autocrat for space BEFORE the event-- Contact the Autocrat at jenne.heise@gmail.com, with subject line War Camp Merchanting. Location:
Shire of Eisental (Lehighton, Pennsylvania)

[EAS] Carolingian Baronial Championships

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In the name of Baron Jehan, all gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia on Saturday, July 19th, 2008 (rain date: Sunday, July 20th). During the day, the mighty archers and weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among them for the Baron's Champion.

The event will be on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA, located on Mudge Way (no street number). Location:
arony of Carolingia (Bedford, Massachusetts)

Outlands Spring 2008 Coronation photos online

Mistress Kathryn reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Heather Whipps' "How the Spice Trade Changed the World"

LiveScience columnist Heather Whipps writes a weekly column on world-changing events. A recent article discusses how the Spice Trade brought East and West together.

"Experimental archaeology" at Lysts of Castleton

Recently, a group of SCA members from the Kingdom of Ansteorra undertook an exercise in "experimental archaeology" at the Lysts at Castleton event. The Monks of Castleton spent the event re-creating the monastic lifestyle.