Archive - 2009

January 3rd

[MER] Convivium Collegialis XI

The Shire of Glynn Rhe presents CONVIVIUM COLLEGIALIS XI -The Make and Take Event- one day only - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Dream Center of Decatur 312 8th Street SW. Decatur, Alabama 35601

[CAL] War of the Lilies XXIII

War of the Lilies is an annual event held in the center of the Kingdom of Calontir in June. It has been said that Lilies is so much like a vacation, you may forget it is a war, and it is our hope to continue that tradition.

Deadline reminders for Estrella War

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reminds attendees of the upcoming War that deadlines are rpiadly approaching.

Henry VIII: "the man who really invented England."

Historian and curator David Starkey hopes to give those visiting the new exhibit on the life of England's King Henry VIII a fresh look at the monarch. Starkey said the exhibition would go beyond most people's perceptions of Henry and find "the man who really invents England."

January 2nd

Rare straw helmet on display at the Met

Warning: This helmet will not pass SCA inspection! Lady Maggie has discovered an online catalog entry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art showing a 16th century plaited straw helmet decorated with cut velvet and embroidery. (photo)

Petrarca IV photos online

Frau Anna Syveken shares photos from the recent Petrarca IV: Save Your Souls event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

January 1st

Charles de Bourbon to become Laurel in Gleann Abhann

At the recent Christmas Revel event in the Barony of Axemoor, Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann placed THL Charles de Bourbon on vigil in preparation for elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Following the path of our Scotch-Irish ancestors

"Growing up in North Carolina, I always knew we had a huge group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, but I didn't understand their ancestry. Were they from Scotland or Ireland?" Jennifer Hudson Taylor looks for an answer on her blog.

Byzantine emperor graces coins found in Jerusalem treasure hoard

Israeli archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami is excited about the discovery of a hoard of 7th century coins found concealed in a Jerusalem wall. The coins, which bear the likeness of Byzantine emperor Heraclius, were most likely hidden to keep them from invading Persians.