Archive - Jul 2010

July 22nd

[WES] Day in the Park

Day in the Park August 7th coming up fast.  If you are interested in teaching anything or putting on a demo please let me know.
We will be hosting the Knight's Errant.  Knight's Errant is a group of Knight traveling to the out lying areas to work with fighters that they would normally not see.

[ATL] Post Pennsic Dessert Revel

The Barony of Storvik, jewel of Atlantia, invites you to join them for an afternoon and evening fun and frivolity, story telling and reminiscing at their Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. All are invited to relive the glories of Pennsic while relaxing and enjoying the hospitality of Storvik.

[GLE] Ardanroe 30th Anniversary

The Shire of Ardanroe Is Celebrating Thirty Years!

Auditions for Henry V at Pennsic 39

Master Lorcan Dracontius of Masquerade Medieval has announced that auditions for Shakespeare's Henry V will take place at Pennsic 39.

Gabriela Juliania de Bordeaux to be elevated in Atenveldt

Magdalen reports that Countess Gabriela Juliania de Bordeaux has been offered entry into the order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Tristan and Damiana of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

July 21st

Harald Bluetooth's palace found in Jutland

Archaeologists from Århus University have discovered the remains of 10th century wooden buildings which they believe are from the palace complex of King Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark from 940 to 985, in Jelling.

Dragons in history

The website offers much information about dragons and dragon art. The site includes a History of Dragons Around the World which combines historic dragon legends with modern beliefs about the great beast.

SCA Board announces new officer placements

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has announced several changes-of-office at the corporate level of the SCA Inc.

Volunteers still needed for Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic

Herrin Emeludt Haensler, Chancellor of Youth for the Kingdom of Atlantia, requests volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic 39.

July 20th

Crazy about history in Oakhart

"Most people drive by, and some of them think we're kind of crazy," says SCA member Codie "Lord Wilheard" Dinwiddle about the weekly fighter practice in Springfield, Missouri's McDaniel Park. Doug Magditch of KSPR TV has the story. (photos)

SCA scribe settles suit over stolen artwork made into T-shirt

Maestra Lucia Bellini, a scribe in the Barony of Windmaster's Hill in Atlantia (Triangle Region, North Carolina), announced today that she has come to an agreement with an unspecified manufacturer over the use of artwork of hers that they made into a t-shirt for sale at Wal-Mart stores without her knowledge or consent.

Bomticc Tapestry chronicles history of the SCA

Lady Jadwiga Wlodzislawska of the Middle Kingdom has undertaken a a monumental challenge: to create a tapestry chronicling the history of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photos)

July 19th

Norse mythological names website

Those with an interest in Norse mythology - or those interested in choosing a Viking name - may want to visit the Behind the Name website which looks at "the mythology and history of  first names."

Shakespeare: clues from the rubbish tip

Archaeologists believe they have identified Shakespeare's cesspit on the property of New Place, his home in Stratford-upon-Avon. They now hope to find clues to the playwright's life among the rubbish from a dig.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2010.

SCA wins fans in Thailand

Ii Toonishinokami Katsumori of the Palatine Barony of the Far West offers a report on a recent demo held in the Incipient Canton of Golden Playne, Thailand. (video)

Heralds' Point seeks volunteers for Pennsic XXXIX

Doña Juliana de Luna, Heralds Point coordinator for Pennsic War XXXIX, is seeking volunteers for the upcoming War.

July 18th

Cornish find redraws map of Roman Britain

Roman artifacts have been discovered at a fortress in Cornwall formerly believed to be an exclusively Iron Age site. This find revises the historical view of the Roman occupation of Britain, which had been thought not to extend so far southwest.

Winchester Pilgrimage V photos online

Raphe Cuthbert reports that he has posted an album of photos from Winchester Pilgrimage V which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Etain du Pommier elevated to Pelican at West/An Tir War

At Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Alfar Uthersson and Kaetiley placed Countess Etain du Pommier on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Medieval synagogue discovered under English fast food shop

Archaeologists have found the remains of a medieval synagogue beneath Kebabish, a fast food restaurant, in Northamptonshire, England.

July 17th

Kings College photos online

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from Kings College which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.  The photos are available on Flickr.

A&S Point volunteers needed at Pennsic 39

Lady Helena Sibylla, A&S Point Coordinator, Pennsic 3, is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Pennsic War.

Three to be elevated to peerages in Calontir

Their Majesties Ostwald and Kaye of the Kingdom of Calontir have announced Their intention to elevate three members of Their populace to peerages.

Carlisle dig provides a "wonderful glimpse into how people lived 2,000 years ago"

Carlisle Castle, one of the most important archaeological digs in northern England, has now been completed, providing experts with a wealth of archaeological evidence to study including armor, leather, pottery, and everyday household items.

Drinking pot helps date 9th century town

Experts from Leicester University in England recently used the shards of a pottery drinking pot to date the building of fortifications for the town of Wallingford to the late 9th century. They believe the walls were built to protect against Viking raids.

July 16th

Armorers prepare for upcoming battle reenactment (and it's not Pennsic!)

Armourers like Tomasz Samula are making last minute adjustments to the arms and armour for the Lublin Knights, who will gather Saturday on the field where the Polish-Lithuanian army defeated a force of Teutonic knights near this Polish village in 1410.

Location of Arthur's Round Table revealed?

Historian and Arthurian expert Chris Gidlow believes he has found the famous Round Table, except it's not really a table at all. Gidlow will ellaborated on his theory in a television program, "King Arthur’s Round Table Revealed," which airs on The History Channel July 19.

Bataciqan-nu Ko'un Ashir new Heir to Calontir Throne

Master Liam St. Liam reports that Sir Bataciqan-nu Ko'un Ashir, fighting for Countess Maerwynn of Holme, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Henry VIII's health analyzed on the NGC

Join a team of medical experts as they analyze one of history's greatest monarchs. Inside the Body of Henry VIII will air July 20, 2010 on the National Geographic Channel.