Archive - Apr 2010

April 30th

Rare 12th century coins found in England

What is being called "one of the biggest hoards" of 12th century silver coins has been found by metal dectorists near Knaresborough, England. The 178 coins date to the reign of Henry I. Meanwhile, in Gloucester, four pennies, of an unknown variety, have been found. (photo)

Baltimore Art Museum Receives Grant to Digitize Manuscripts

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize more than 100 medieval manuscripts from a wide range of European and Near East cultures.

"Anonymous" looks at the subject of Shakespeare authorship

Ronald Emmerich, who directed such major films as 2012 and Independence Day, will take on a less earth-shaking project with his new project Anonymous. The film will investigate whether Edward de Vere was the real author of Shakespeare's plays.

Job Opening - Project Resource Coordinator

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Project Resource Coordinator.

April 29th

Job Opening: Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS). The current Society MOAS steps down in October, 2010. In order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the position of Society MOAS are now being accepted.

[ART] Gaelic Games

Gaelic Games are back bigger and better than ever. Yep, we're throwin' a ceilidg and y'all are invited. We'll have our annual Shire champion tourneys: archery, rapier, and heavy fighting. All are welcome to participate.

[CAL] Saint George and the Dragon

The Shire of Oakheart invites everyone to join us for a fun filled event themed around Saint George and the Dragon. Activities will include fighting, archery, and arts and sciences.

[CAI] Mons Draconis Anniversary

The Canton of Mons Draconis would like to invite all to attend Mons Draconis Anniversary / Dreiburgen Spring Tourney on Sunday, May 2nd. Please come out and help us celebrate our Anniversary at Hunt Park in Riverside.

[DRA] Hunting Season - CANCELLED

For the 9th time the shire of "Ad Flumen Caerulum" opens the hunting season and once more invites all archers to celebrate the begin of the hunt from Friday to Sunday, 2nd to 4th of July, 2010.

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XXI

It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXI.

[MID] Melee at Roswell - SITE FEE REDUCED!

Join Alderford once again as we meet in Roswell to hone our expertise in all things melee. Enjoy a relaxing weekend of family activities including rapier and armored combat, plenty of archery, classes, and bardic activities well into the evening.

[WES] See the Sea - RESCHEDULED

Join us at our annual camping event to marvel at the wide open ocean, play games, and experience outdoor A&S adventures. There will also be an as-yet-to-be-determined rapier activity. The A&S competition is for a documented period dish for the Saturday evening potluck.

[WES] Far West Baronial Birthday

Come celebrate the birth of our far flung barony in our newest territory, the Incipient Canton of Golden Playne.

[WES] Baroness's Champion

Their Excellencies invite you to tournament to determine the Baroness's heavy and rapier champions. Tournament style for both is double elimination with best two out of three for finals.

[ANS] Beltane Games

The time of war has passed, and now is the time to join with friends in the revelry hosted by the Barony of Namron.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

Northshield Crown Tournament May 8, 2010 Hosted by: Shire of Dreibrucken

[ART] Quest for the Cure

As the winter snows thaw and spring blossoms across the great lands of Artemisia, a lurking, silent horror has been revealed.  Castle walls have kept our enemies safe from the Viking Horde, but those same walls have allowed a plague to fester and infect our would-be foes.

[ART] Raptor War Returns 2

Raptor War 2 Returns, just in case you missed it the first time! Set in a provincial pasture near Glenns Ferry, Idaho, this site has something for everyone: Archery, Equestrian, Melee fighting, a Ball, a Bardic, and more!

[EAL] Day of Dance 7

*All Dancers & Musicians Welcome – of any level of ability*

[WES] Duchess' War and Mists Games

It is time once again to unleash the dogs of war and the puppies of play. Wolfscairn calls upon all Ladies of Estate to assemble their armies and take the field to win glory, honor and treasure. Wolfscairn also calls upon all those who love to play. This year we also are hosting Mists Games! A day of medieval fun and games.

British craftsmen strive to preserve "lost" skills

When its last practioner died in 1958, the art of pole lathe bowl turning died with him, but now former forester Robin Wood has taken up the foot-powered lathe to revive the craft. (photos)

[MER] Spring Crown List

The Barony of Thor's Mountain presents: Spring Crown List April 30 - May 2, 2010

Former Yugoslavian countries documenting medieval tombstones

The nations of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro are working together to document monumental medieval tombstones known as "Stecci".

April 28th

Corpus Coranicum hopes to shed light on the history of the Qur'an

A team of scholars at Germany’s Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences is about to complete the first phase of the Corpus Coranicum, a 20 year project to create "a central repository of imagery, information, and analysis about the Muslim holy book."

English castle saved by Heritage grant

Years of exposure to weather and thick-growing ivy nearly brought about an end to Suffolk, England's Mettingham Castle until a grant of UK£290,565 from English Heritage saved the structure.

East Kingdom Crown Tourney combatants announced

Master Phillip the Facetious, Seneschal for the Kingdom of the East, reports that he has posted the names of the combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Spring 2010 Crown Tournament on his Senescal's Website.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2010.

April 27th

Calontir Spring 2010 photos online

Rhianna has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Ostwald and Kaye in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on her Flickr website.

Wet summers may have contributed to devastation of Black Plague

A team of scientists, who have studied tree rings and medieval wooden architectural materials to determine the climate of the late Middle Ages, report that wet summers were a contributing factor to the disaster of the Black Death in the 14th century.

AEthelmearc artisans help replace stolen regalia

Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne reports that artisans from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc recently offered gifts from their hands to replace regalia lost when a trailer was stolen in the Kingdom of Ansteorra and the Barony of Namron.