Archive - Dec 2009
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-21 14:50
"Good friends, with praise and thanksgiving to the God who sent his son, we wish for each of you a blessed Christmas!" says the Queen and the feasting commences at the Elizabethan Yuletide Feaste in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Sarah Crump of the Plain Dealer was on hand for the festivities. (photos)
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2009-12-21 10:27
It isn't exactly news, but it's appropriate to the day! YouTube has a video posting of a rare promotional video for Jethro Tull's "Ring Out Solstice Bells", from 1976. It's decidedly medieval in theme, and quite amusing.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-20 20:08
Brangwyne has posted an album of photos from the Yule 2009 event which took place recently in the Barony of Bergental in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-20 16:51
A Christmas card, in the form of a wonderful rendition of the Gower Wassail by Welsh traditional folksinger Phil Tanner, accompanied by a museum-quality video of the Ewenny Wassail Bowl, is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-20 13:45
Konot reports that several swords and schlagers were stolen December 11, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-19 17:15
Like to cook? have a recipe to share? A new Yahoo Group has been formed to share recipes loved by SCA members, especially those that can be cooked onsite.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-19 13:30
In an extensive history article, which looks at major cathedrals in England, the BBC considers several grand houses of worship and their importance in British life.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-19 09:50
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., reports that the SCA is now seeking applicants for the position of Society Chirurgeon.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 19:40
Shire Lagerdamm's Newbie Collegium "Renaissance Spectacular: Life in the Tudor Court") is on the horizon and so far it looks as though there will be a pretty full Saturday with something for everyone to enjoy. Bring your friends (especially your non-SCA friends!) and spend a day of revelry with us in all the style and glamour of the Tudor court.
Submitted by media_office_fo... on Fri, 2009-12-18 19:39
As we prepare for Estrella War XXVI, there is lots of news we’d like you to know about, but we don’t want to clog up your e-mail or overburden the lists, so we are bundling many messages in each Estrella War News You Can Use release.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 19:05
For anyone traveling to the great Barony of Fontaine dans Sable January 9, 2010 to celebrate our Mid-Winter we invite and encourage one and all to stay for WAAARRRRRR!!!!!! practice on the 10th.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 18:59
It is that time again! Lagerdamm's A&S and Christmas Party is Dec. 19, 2009. A&S begins at 2pm-5pm, and dinner starts at 6pm.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 18:52
Crossroads presents the 100 Hour War, from 2 - 5 April 2010 (Yes, Easter) on the Crossroads property, Sheldricks Lane, Yass.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 18:45
The Barony of the Cleftlands presents: A Regular Event in Cleftlands - A Festival of Fools Saturday, January 30, AS XLIV (2010 CE)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 18:31
In the midst of winter, we hear rumors of the wars to come. Prepare for the battles of spring at Winter War Maneuvers, sponsored by the Barony of Mag Mor.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:56
Come join the Shire of Flintmarsh for an occasion which was years in the making - months in the planning... Our first ever
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:53
The Got Medieval website offers information on saints whose days fall in the month of December, including St. Nicholas, St. Lucia, and St. Stephen, all of whom have a place in Christmas tradition.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:50
Let it be known that from the sixteenth to the eighteenth of April, there shall be a Faire to celebrate the arts and artisanal crafts, and this faire shall be held in the lord baron's holding known as Castle Tannenberg. The lord Baron shall be there to welcome all and sundry to this demesne, but especially those who wish to share their and display their myriad workes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:33
In Arn Hold, we hold a masked ball sometime after Christmas and before Shrove Tuesday. Since this habit is the same as that in Venice, we have adopted that as this year's theme: Carnival in Venice or in the Venetian dialect, Carnevale di Venezia!.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:12
Kingdom of Ealdormere Twelfth Night Presented by the Canton of Monadh
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 16:03
THACO (The Armored Combat Outing) Hosted by the Barony of Nordskogen Saturday April 24, 2010
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 15:43
Last year we celebrated the long weekend in January by roasting a sheep, learning how to prepare chickens for the pot, camping, fighting, feasting in the open, enjoying meals cooked over an open fire, shooting with our bows and taking the children on pony rides!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 09:25
Boat timbers dating to 1100 have been discovered at Loch na h-Àirde, Scotland, leading experts to believe that the loch was "almost certainly the focus of crucial maritime work, whether boat building, repair and maintenance or as an inland harbour."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-17 21:23
A series of videos, created by rogansax, from the recent Investiture in the Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West, have been posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-17 19:18
Can't afford a ticket to Great Britain this winter? Take a minute to tour England's glorious cathedrals in a short slideshow from the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-17 13:54
The December 2009 issue of Smithsonian Magazine features an article on the Waldseemüller Map, an early 16th century chart which "changed the way people thought about the world."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-16 20:20
Students of the John Carroll School Latin 2 class found themselves dissatisfied with their textbook depiction of ancient Celts and Gauls. Their solution? Create a wiki of online links relating to the subject. (map)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-16 17:03
Morris dancers and revelers gather in Wales for celebration of the New Year. Video clips of the revelry have been posted on YouTube by SteveWurzel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-16 15:14
Renaissance master Raphael died at the age of 37, at the height of his career. For centuries, historians have blamed his early death on his passion for his mistress, La Fornarina. Jonathan Jones has the story on The Guardian's Art Blog.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-15 20:21
A makeup kit, which includes scissors and tweezers, dating to the Heian Period (794-1192), has been discovered in a tomb in Nishiwaki, Japan. (photo)