Archive - Jul 13, 2010

Son crowns mother in Lochac

At Mid-winter Coronation in Ildhafn, Edmund of Shotley crowned his mother, Leonore d'Scotia as Queen of Lochac on the tenth day of July, AS XLV.

Mystery of the Berlin Mummies

Unlike the famous mummies of Egypt, the preserved corpses lying in the crypt of a Berlin church are almost unknown. Although they are nearer to us in space, time and philosophy, no one is quite sure why hundreds of 18th-century German nobles were mummified.

[ANT] Archery Academy IV: Weapons in Flight

The Barony of Three Mountains hosts Archery Academy IV at Trojan Park near Portland, Oregon.  Lots of classes and opportunities in archery, thrown weapons, and non-related things.  Flat park with lots of shade trees.  For details, see the web site, linked below.

"Bright Ideas" for SCAdians

In 1991, SCA author Sandra Dodd produced the book Bright Ideas and True Confessions: How and What to Do and Why, a sourcebook for all manner of topics SCAdian. The book is no longer in print, but Dodd has made it available online.

Microscopic Henry VIII brings UK£11m

Artist Willard Wigan's work cannot be hung on the wall. In fact, some is so tiny, it should be viewed with a microscope, but his delicate sculpture of Henry VIII and his wives - in the eye of a needle - along with nearly 70 other pieces, was just purchased for UK£11m. (photo)