Archive - Nov 2011

November 9th

Northshield Fall Crown 2011 video online

Roisin has posted a number of videos of the Northshield Fall Crown held October 8, 2011. The videos are available to view on YouTube.

Michel and Bengta to be new Baron and Baroness of Gryphons Lair

Their Royal Majesties Ronan and Clair of the Kingdom of Artemisia have announced that Sir Michel the Lucky of Lancaster and Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter will be the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Gryphons Lair.

November 8th

Traceable art for scribes

Scribes looking for heraldic images for scrolls, or heralds wishing to help newcomers choose charges, may wish to check out the Pennsic Traceable Art Project created by Ailis Linne.

November 7th

The history of print comes full circle

First there was the printing press. Then the printer. Then the PDF, and then the e-book reader. And then there was...the printing press?  The Sacramento Public Library is about to become one of the few libraries in the nation to operate an Espresso Book Machine.

Creating a Gothic fitted dress

In a September 2011 article on the Fabric-Store.com website, Nicole Novembrino discusses the history and structure of the Gothic fitted dress, featured prominently in images from the mid-1300s until the mid-1400s.

All things horse on display in Kentucky

The International Museum of the Horse is opening a new exhibit, aptly named 'The Horse", that looks at the relationship mankind has had with horses for the past 19,000 years.

Ansteorra's Queen's Champion photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created an album of photos from Queen's Champion, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Marian of Heatherdale winner of 2011 Pegasus Award

Folk and filk singer Heather Dale, known in the SCA as Mistress Marian of Heatherdale, is the winner of the 2011 Pegasus Award for Best Romantic Song. The winning song, As I Am is available on the album Avalon.

November 6th

Rethinking William Wallace

When Mel Gibson brought the story of Scottish hero William Wallace to the screen in Braveheart, Wallace became a worldwide symbol of freedom, but the seeds of rebellion may have had a slightly different beginning according to a new study.

Scottish archaeologists investigate vitrified fort

1,300 years ago, a tribe of warriors tried in vain to defend a fort below Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland. Their failure led to the total destruction, or vitrification, of the fort by fire. Recently archaeologists spent four days investigating the site.

14th century Ottoman conqueror found at Perperikon

Discoveries continue to be unearthed at the Perperikon archaeological site in Bulgaria. The latest is the tomb of a 14th century Ottoman conqueror.

Viking boat burial found in Scotland

An intact Viking boat burial has been found in the highlands of Scotland, the first burial of its kind found on the UK mainland. The artifacts found at the site indicate the man buried there may have been a high ranking warrior.

Professor investigates newly-discovered Missouri runestone

Dr. James Frankki, of Sam Houston State University, has studied the Kensington Runestone in Minnesota and the Heavener Runestone in Oklahoma. Now he is taking look at a recently-discovered stone in Missouri.

November 5th

Roman baths discovered in London

Builders of a new office block in the Southwark district of London will not see their dreams realized until they have determined what to do with the remains of a Roman bath house, complete with cold plunge bath and hypocaust heating system. (photo)

"Penn in Hand" database online

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the conclusion of a two-year project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to digitize and make available on the World Wide Web its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Restoration planned for Greece's Bourtzi Castle

In the late 15th century, the Bourtzi fortress castle was constructed to protect the Byzantine city of Nafplio from invasion from the sea. Now the castle is to be restored as a tourist attraction. (photo)

River Wars photos online

Cateline la Broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from River Wars which took place recently in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on PacasaWeb.

November 4th

Greetings from Atenveldt: Estrella War Information

Mineko of Twin Moons, Estrella War Promotions Officer, has released a number of announcements for the upcoming War.

Eyrny Omarsdottir to become Pelican at Wassail

At Pennsic Court, Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere placed Baroness Eyrny Omarsdottir on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. Her Excellency will give her answer at the upcoming Wassail.

Churches in Sudan shed light on saints and pilgrims

A series of well-preserved medieval churches in central Sudan are giving researchers new information into the world of medieval pilgrimages and veneration. Inscriptions at one site show that pilgrims came from as far away as Catalonia.

Nat Geo to explore Staffordshire gold

On Monday November 7, 2011, the National Geographic Channel will present two, hour-long programs on the Staffordshire Hoard, the Viking treasure discovered in 2010 in England. The programs are scheduled for 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. (EST).

November 3rd

[LOC] Toys For Tots

Aneala presents Toys for Tots 4-Dec-2011

[WES] Harvest Feast/Yule Celebration

The Barony of Tarnmist invites all good gentles to our annual Harvest Feast and Yule celebration. We will have an A&S display and welcome all artisans to bring their wares to add to the splendor of the season. There will be opportunity for pick up fights, weather permitting.

Marginalia: An "Invisible College" for Natural Philosophers of the Known World

Friar Galen of Ockham announces the formation of Marginalia: An "Invisible College" for Natural Philosophers of the Knowne World of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Open Fencing in NYC

The Association for Historical Fencing will host an open fencing time on Sunday Nov. 13, 2011 in New York City. All fencers are welcome to come and fence between the hours of 2pm and 6pm for a $10 floor fee.

[ATL] Nottinghill Coill's Baronial Collegium

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Collegium? Here is your opportunity to find out - for FREE!

[MER] Mobile Renaissance Faire SCA Demo

Mobile Renaissance Faire SCA Information Sheet

[LOC] Christchurch Heavy Combat Training Weekend

The Greater Moralez Beaumont Assimilation Project are proud to present A Heavy Combat Training Weekend with Duke Gabriel de Beaumont and Count Berengar of Nancy.

[LOC] Rowany Yule Feast

Their Excellencies, Baron Loyola and Baroness Annora warmly invite you to attend Rowany's annual feast celebrating the end of another successful year. A night that promises fine dining, superlative entertainment, an excess of dancing and radiant company.

[ATL] Battles of Britain

The College of Yarnvid would like to welcome you to their annual event. Come and join us for a stress free day of activities ranging from marshaled to A&S. We will be holding tournaments in Heavy Combat, Rapier, and Thrown Weapons as well as having a kid friendly shoot.