Archive - Apr 2009
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 12:12
In the category of having too much time on your hands comes this story from the Miss(ed) Manners blog: Dave and his brothers have created a scale model of the Battle of Pelennor Fields from The Lord of the Rings in candy!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 07:45
Megan reports that, at the March 21, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West, Duke Alden of Wolverton defeated Duke Connor to become Heir to the Throne of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 12:22
Medieval re-enactment is afoot in Drachenwald in the form of a plan to take part in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela "using as medieval gear as possible," an endeavor in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 07:13
You've heard all the warnings from your mother: "Don't hit your brothers with a stick!" "Stop swinging that sword around in the house." Well, now you can! Nerf has created the N-Force sword: sturdy enough to be fun, but harmless enough to not do any real damage. ARS Technica has a review.
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At the recent Mixed Weapons War 2009, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt elevated Ritchyrd McUath to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 14:15
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Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 10:49
British academic John Casson believes that he has discovered previously unrecognized works by Williams Shakespeare. Included in these are a poem, a comedy, and his first two tragedies. Casson also claims to have proof of Shakespeare's authorship of the "lost play" Cardenio.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 07:41
Remember the fun of the 3-legged race at summer camp? Well, maybe it wasn't all that fun, but it is fun when the contestants are in armor, as can be seen in a video from the Gyldenholt/Califia friendship tourney on March 14th, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-09 14:49
For the first time, one of Galileo's telescopes has left Florence to be part of an exhibit in the United States. according to Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the 400-year-old telescope, which bears an inscription in the astronomer's handwriting, is “absolutely amazing.”
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-09 10:10
Tragedy struck central Italy April 7 when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake toppled ancient and modern buildings in the medieval city of L’Aquila. Over 200 people lost their lives, and the earthquake damaged nearly all the historic buildings of the town. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-09 07:08
Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire will present its annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum April 24-25, 2009. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Carole Levin, author of Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2009-04-08 16:20
On April 4, at the Grand Tournament of the Unicorn in the Midrealm Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Their Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse placed Milica of Varna, Editor-in-Chief of SCAtoday.net, on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2009-04-08 14:25
Torquil MacGillavrey, Baron of Sternfeld, was placed on vigil for entrance to the Order of the Pelican at morning court on April 4 at the Grand Tournament of the Unicorn in the Middle Kingdom. He served his vigil that day and was elevated the same evening.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2009-04-08 12:40
His Grace Dag Thorgrimmsson was elevated to the Order of the Pelican on April 4 in the Shire of the Unicorn, Middle Kingdom, in morning court. Already a member of the Chivalry, Duke Dag has reigned five times as King of the Midrealm.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-04-08 10:14
Lady Elizabethe Alles, Minister of Youth for the Oaken Region in the Midrealm, shares her photos from the Northern Oaken Arts & Sciences Faire which took place march 28, 2009 in the Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-04-08 06:48
Looking to use more natural products in your holiday celebrations? Consider using natural dyes for this year's Easter eggs. About.com: Chemistry has the information.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-07 17:12
A series of tunnels, believed to have been constructed by the Knights of Malta, descendants of the Crusader knights, have been discovered beneath the Maltese capital of Valletta. Experts believe that the tunnels were built in the 16th or 17th centuries in defense of the city from Muslim attack.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-07 14:49
Fat Goose Press has announced the recent publication of a new book on men's garb at the time of King Henry VIII. The book, The King's Servants: Men's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII, was authored by Caroline Johnson.
Submitted by Aylwin de Renham on Tue, 2009-04-07 12:55
At Crown Tourney, in the fair Shire of Thamesreach, their Excellencies, Dafydd and Chiara, Viceroy and Vicereine of Insulae Draconis formally announced the creation of the College of King's Lake.
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Forensic artist Richard Neave has reconstructed the face of the bosun of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship sunk over 400 years ago. The head was constructed from a skull recovered from the sunken ship and identified by the whistle found with his remains. (photo)