Archive - 2009

November 24th

Old Norse mythology "captures the public imagination"

Experts on Old Norse mythology met recently at the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Scandinavian Studies to take a look a fresh look at the religion.

November 23rd

Mari Alexander knighted in the West

Sorcha reports that she has created an album of photos from the knighting of Mari Alexander in the Kingdom of the West. The ceremony took place in Court at the Fall 2009 Cynaguan Coronet Tournament.

Metal detector finds UK£1m torcs

Metal detector enthusiast David Booth was "stunned" to learn that four Iron Age gold torcs, dating to late Roman times, could bring him over UK£1m. The torcs were discovered in September 2009 in Stirlingshire, Scotland. (photo & video)

Midwifery Mayhem armored combat photos online

Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from Midwifery Mayhem which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.

November 22nd

Rolf and Aurora new Heirs to Cynagua

Baroness Bella Caterina Malatesta reports that Rolf the Relentless was the victor of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Rolf was inspired by Lady Aurora. (video)

Bryn Gwlad 30th Year photos online

Sara de la Val has created an album of photos from the recent Bryn Gwlad 30th Year celebration in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos have been posted on Flickr.

"New Moon" a boon for Volterra tourism

In New Moon, the popular vampire film based on the book by Stephanie Meyer, the young couple journeys to city of Volterra, Italy for a meeting with an ancient vampire clan. Now devotees of the books and films are flocking to the medieval Tuscan town's square.

Estrella War News You Can Use

As we prepare for Estrella War XXVI, there is lots of things 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.

November 21st

Fighting and festivities at Agincourt

Master Huon reports that a video of activities at the October 24, 2009 Agincourt event is now available to view on YouTube. The event took place in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Kingdom of AEthelmearc).

Got Viking questions? She's got answers!

Want to know about agriculture in medieval Scandinavia? Ask the Viking Answer Lady. Have a question about Norse astronomy? The Viking Answer Lady knows.

Samurai armor at the Met

Fighting heroically, while looking good and living well, seems to be the theme of an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868 runs through January 10 , 2009. (photos)

Great Western War XII photos online

Bannthegn Lisabetta shares an album of photos taken by herself and Lady Arianna at the recent Great Western War in the Kingdom of Caid. The album has been posted on the Picasaweb website.

November 20th

US in better shape than Rome, says Cornell professor

"Almost everything that has happened [in the United States] over the last year has happened in some deviation before in the period that I study, which is essentially the equivalent of 2008 for the Roman Empire," said said Kim Bowes, Cornell assistant professor of classical archaeology at a recent lecture.

Fashions of the Mary Rose to go on display

Years after its discovery, the Mary Rose, the famous Tudor warship, continues to excite researchers. The latest items to be displayed show that the 16th century sailor was very conscious of his appearance.

Dealing from the Meridian deck

Lord Wulf cu Battell of the Kingdom of Meridies has created a set of playing cards based on a 15th century deck.

Son of Hawkwood Howl photos online

Adam Ingram has posted an album of photos from the Son of Hawkwood Howl which took place October 24, 2009 in the Barony of Hawkwood, Kingdom of Atlantia, on his Psaltery Dreams website. An additional set of photos by Baroness Adeliza is also available.

November 19th

For newcomers: SCA Online Demo

New to the SCA? Want to know information about the Society and what activities are available? Check out the SCA Online Demo, a collection of articles and photos relating to activities in the SCA.

[ATL] Holiday Faire 2009

The Holiday Season approaches, and as we all prepare for the long winter months we need to lay in supplies for the festivities to come. We need to SHOP!!!

Quills & Swords photos online

Hrothgar has created an album of photos from Quills & Swords an event which took place recently in the kingdom of Calontir. The photos have been posted on Flickr.

[MER] Arenal 12th Night

Upon the weekend of January 8th, 9th, and 10th in the year 2010, by Gregorian reckoning, in the small village of McKenzie, Alabama there will be a 12th Century Norman celebration of 12th Night. Hosted by the Shire of Arenal.

Royal proposal at Trimaris Crown Tournament

Bran reports on Legio Draconis that Duke Thorstenn the WrongHand was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Trimaris. Thorsten was inspired by Duchess Zephyrine.

[AET] Piratas Solemnitas

Ahoy mateys and harken to our tale – of pirates and ships; grog and grub; fun and frivolity; and, of course, lots of booty! Be ye a nautical novice or hardened seadog, we welcome you to join us as Delftwood becomes a safe harbor for Piratas Solemnitas – a celebration of marine adventurers! Come explore some of the rich history of maritime adventures, from the Vikings to the Likedeelers, the Corsairs to the Renegados. For as long as there have been boats there has been piracy.

[ATL] Atlantian Twelfth Night

In recognition of the commencement of the Carnival season, all and sundry are welcome at St. Mark?s Square where the Doge's Palace shall be thrown open in celebration of Twelfth Night!

Fête des Remparts Dinan

The Fête des Remparts is a medieval festival held every other year in the picturesque town of Dinan. The next Fête de Remparts will be held on 24th and 25th July 2010.

William Castille elevated to Pelican in Lochac

Glynyhavr reports that Their Majesties Gabriel and Constanzia, King and Queen of Lochac, have elevated William Castille to the order of the Pelican.

November 18th

Ravensfair photos online

Meisha has created an album of photos from Ravensfaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The album is posted on Flickr.

4th century Roman temple found in Tuscany

A rectangular stone and marble temple, built using the opus testaceum technique, has been discovered near Marina di Alberese in central Italy. The existence of the 4th century temple may suggest a larger settlement in the area.

November 17th

Experts believe software proves Shakespeare collaborated

Sir Brian Vickers, an authority on Shakespeare at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, is a believer in the theory that the Bard did not write all of his plays alone. Now a software program called Pl@giarism may help his case.

Icelandic Althing photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Icelandic Althing event which took place recently in Eoforwic, Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.

A feast for the orgy

In an article for Remembrance of Meals Past, Corky White remembers the time she was asked to prepare a Roman feast for a Harvard professor.