Archive - 2009
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 11:49
The Barony of Selviergard invites you celebrate the joyous season of Yule in the Baron's favorite hunting lodge! Bring your devices and banners to display them proudly. There will be plenty of contests and activities, including the 7th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest to decide the Lord and Lady of Misrule! The prize is a haute couture hat designed by Heleyne and the winners gets sit at High Table for Feast!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 11:49
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art has acquired a rare 13th-14th century tea jar "widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture." The jar, originally made in China, has been used to store tea for over five centuries. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 11:40
The Shire of Polderslot is proud to announce its 20th anniversary. What better way to spend the chilly autumn evenings on such a joyous occasion then with reminiscing old times and filling the evening with stories of days gone by? Therefore we would like to invite you all to come and join us for these November Nights. Our cooks will prepare a glorious feast, inspired by the traditional Polderslot recipes of times of yore.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 08:18
Cathryn of Chester has created an album of photos from the Vikings Come Home event which took place September 9, 2009 in the Barony of Donnershafen (Kalaseum, Kalkaska, MI). The album is posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 18:29
It's quiet in the Louvre at night... too quiet. What does Mona Lisa -- she of the enigmatic smile -- do to pass the time? Piffie the Puffin has the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 15:08
Have you ever wanted to learn to wrap a great kilt? Or... do you have a G.I. Joe action figure in need of Scottish garb? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you'll want to visit the Fabrics of Time and Space website for a tutorial.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 12:31
The website and discussion forum, Empire of Medieval Pursuits, offers opportunities for those interested in the Middle Ages to share their interests in the "realities, myths, and legends of the Ancient to Medieval world."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 10:39
Alaxandair reports that Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn defeated Sir Magnus Tindal in the finals of the October 17, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 21:09
Late in the fall of the year the final battle for control of the Barony of Grey Niche will be fought.The armies of the Cross will meet the armies of the Crescent on the field of battle on during the last weekend of the 10th month of the year.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 19:54
University of Minnesota professor Susan Noakes has received a US$70,000 grant for two years for a project entitled “Globalization of the Middle Ages.” The research will be funded by the university's Imagine Fund.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 16:03
Byron and Ariella have created several albums of photos taken at the Siege of Harlech Castle, held in spring of 2009 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 12:10
The cast album for the recent production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring Audra McDonald and Anne Hathaway, is available to hear online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-23 08:41
For centuries, John Dee, royal wizard to Queen Elizabeth I, has gotten a bad rap. Now a group of scholars wants to restore his image by showcasing his accomplishments. The group met in September, 2009 in Cambridge for a two-day conference.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-22 18:39
New studies of the recent discovery of 51 decapitated skeletons found in an old quarry at Ridgeway Hill, near Weymouth, England, may show that the young men were captured Viking raiders who were executed and buried in a mass grave.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-10-22 14:48
SCA members from the Kingdom of Calontir spent the afternoon of October 17 at Peace Park, on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. Dan Brenner of the Columbia Missourian was on hand to chronicle their armoured fighting and the more peaceful scribal crafts.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-22 09:49
For the third straight year, jousters from around the world will gather for the Tournament of the Phoenix, a weekend-long event to be held October 23-25, 2009 in Poway California. The event is being held in conjunction with the Festival of History, a living history event featuring re-enactors from Roman times to the Renaissance.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2009-10-22 08:43
An Anglo-Saxon Royal treasure will remain in the North East part of England after a cash donation allowed its purchase.
Submitted by Illadore on Wed, 2009-10-21 18:50
The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found has been discovered by a metal detector enthusiast on farmland in Staffordshire, it was revealed recently.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-21 14:04
How can you tell when the economic crisis has reached epic proportions in great Britain? When the marble pillars of Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the Anglican Church and site of the murder of St. Thomas a Becket, are being held together with duct tape.
Submitted by Seeria on Wed, 2009-10-21 08:37
Most of us have dreamed of building a castle, but these people are actually doing it. Starting in the spring of 2010 the Ozark Medieval Fortress is open.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 21:36
When construction workers for Istanbul's overwhelmed subway system opened up a tunnel running under the Bosphorus Strait, they expected to begin a process to relieve the traffic congestion. Instead, they uncovered the lost Byzantine port of Theodosius, complete with "an ancient armada: 34 Byzantine ships ranging from dating between the 7th and 11th centuries AD."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 19:15
The 5th century skeleton of a man, discovered in 1972 in Gloucester, England, has been identified as a Goth, originating from east of the Danube River. Experts feel that the man was most likely a Roman soldier.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 18:05
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield's Kingdom Chronicler, reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Fall 2009 Crown Tournament. The album has been posted on the Northshield Gallery.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 17:23
Cateline la broderesse shares photos from Riverwar, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The event saw the elevation of Mistress Jehannine de Flandres Janine and Master Ryan Mac Faoitigh (Ryan McWhyte) to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 14:38
Nestled between the Rhône and the Saône rivers in east-central France, the city of Lyon offers visitors 2,000 years of history. Tourists are encouraged to visit by Andrea Bolitho in a recent blog forFrance Today.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 10:12
Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos taken by Lia de Thornegge from the 2009 Drachenwald Fall Crown Tourney and posted it on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-18 15:50
A team of archaeologists from Mainz University have discovered what they believe is a 3rd century Roman settlement near Wiesbaden, Germany. The site was found during excavations for a new US$133 million Army Corps of Engineers housing project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-18 12:15
William Short, SCA member and author of the book Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques, will speak at the Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, NY, on, October 29, 2009. The presentation will include a discussion of Viking fighting techniques and weapons.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Sat, 2009-10-17 21:55
Sir Radagaisus (Rutgur) Vidigoia Balthi has proven victorious in the Middle Kingdom Fall Crown Tournament. Prince Radagaisus fought for the honor of his lady, Baroness Ceinwen ferch Elidir O'Denbigh.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-17 13:26
Adeliz reports that Tom Tinntinnabulum, inspired by Sigrid de la Mare, was the winner of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.