Archive - Apr 2011

April 9th

Leif and Morrigan new Heirs to Drachenwald Throne

The website for the Kingdom of Drachenwald has announced that Lord Leif Wulfsson and Lady Morrigan nic Temair are the new Prince and Princess after the April 2, 2011 Crown Tourney.

Cooking Thynge photos online

Cateline LaBorderesse has posted an album of photos from Cooking Thynge, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

April 8th

Welcome Incipient Shire of Villaleon

THL Thorvald Thorolfsson, Northern Deputy Kingdom Seneschalfor the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Majesties Boleslav and Astridr have recognized Villaleon as an Incipient Shire of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Historical mistakes in "The Eagle"

In an article for the Guardian, culture reporter Charlotte Higgins explores mistakes made in the recent film, The Eagle, based on the book The Eagle of the Ninth, about the search for the lost legionary standard of the Roman Ninth Legion.

April 7th

Atlantia's Spring Assessment 2011 videos online

Lord William de Faleston reports that he has posted several videos from Spring Assessment, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Irish archaeologists excited over discovery of medieval mill

Researchers working beneath Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin, have found what appears to be a medieval grain mill. "This find is very exciting. We’re really buzzing about it,” said Dermot McLaughlin, chief executive of Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

Sutton Hoo ship burial to be reconstructed

To enhance the visitor experience, the burial chamber at Sutton Hoo is being reconstructed. Richard Daniel, of the BBC, reports. (video)

April 6th

Photos from Caid's A&S Pentathlon 2011

Fausta reports that she has created an album of photos from Pentathlon 2011, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

Making a Viking tool chest

In a 2008 episode from the PBS series A Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill, Don Weber instructs viewers how to make a Viking tool chest.

Neighbours from hell, in the 14th century

BBC news magazine recently carried a 14th century 'Asbo' (English acronym for Anti-Social Behaviour Order) -- a complaint from one London neighbour against another about her 'creative' waste disposal,  that piped her privy straight into a nearby gutter.

April 5th

[GLE] Academy of Performing Arts

The Shire of Iron Ox in Gleann Abhann is proud to present "Academy of Performing Arts" July 30, 2011, at Cabot Lodge, Millsaps, in Jackson Mississippi.

The Berry site: A Spanish "lost colony"

Did Spanish conquistadors first settle North Carolina? After discoveries in the 1980's along the Catawba River, where archaeologists found a Spanish fort, they just may have. The Berry Site is located near Morganton, North Carolina.

Teresa Gabriela de Montoya y Sevilla elevated to Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court held at the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, invited Baroness Teresa Gabriela de Montoya y Sevilla into Their Order of the Pelican.

April 4th

A toast to a gallant announcer

Monty Python - or maybe pirate - fans will revel in the "Best race horse name ever!" in a race video posted to YouTube.

World chronicle digitized

An amazing fifty-foot (16 meter) long parchment scroll chronicling the history of the western world from creation through the year 1461 has recently been digitized by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. The scroll is lavishly illuminated. (photos)

Mysterious Irish brooch has link to Greece

In 2011, a woman cutting turf in a family bog at Tullahennell North, Ireland, discovered what proved to be a 7th century brooch bearing the Greek symbol for Christ. Now researchers have linked the pin to a Christian community with ties to Greece. (photo)

Beowulf: It Was Epic!

A recent immersion event in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, East Kingdom, brought vividly to life the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in a way seldom seen at SCA events.

April 3rd

Henry VIII is a doll!

Tudor parents and children will want to take a look at a charming set of felt dolls depicting the Court of King Henry VIII. The dolls were created by Deriana, and photos are posted on her Live Journal page. (photos)

"Runestone Red" wins praise for Viking scholar

Need the perfect wine for a Norse night, or a picnic on Runestone Hill? Why not try Runestone Red, a wine promoted on the Norse and Viking Ramblings blog.

Videos of A Sworded Affair online

Lady Simonis Adriane of House Fulbert reports that she has uploaded several videos of the progressive Rapier Tournament at the recent Sworded Affair in the Kingdom of Northshield. The videos are available on YouTube.

April 2nd

London eatery goes medieval

Visitors to London may want to stop for a bite in Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant, Dinner, which features a menu "dating back 700 years." The eatery is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge.

SCAdians to participate in Melbourne's Concert for Christchurch

SCA members Rodrigo (James Brown) and Caracticus (Zyl) will be performing at the upcoming Concert for Christchurch, to benefit earthquakes victims, April 7, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Save the Philadelphia textiles!

On the A Fashionable Excuse blog, Lady Elizabeth of Rivenstar reports that a box of 15th-16th century textiles was recently discovered in the Design Center of Philadelphia University. Now a fundraiser is in the works where those willing to donate will be given access to study the fabrics. (photo)

April 1st

SCA folk bid sad farewell to Frank "Mack" Cooper

SCAtoday.net has received word that Frank "Mack" Cooper, part of the Cooper family who have hosted us for so many years at Pennsic, passed away this morning.

[LOC] New Years

On the 7th of May there will be held a New Year’s event and The Politarchoplis Baroness’ Rapier Championship

[ANT] Sir Edward Zifran's Memorial Championship Tournament

Once again, friends and comrades will descend upon the verdant fields of our sleepy shire to challenge one another to perform deeds of unparalleled greatness. Shittimwoode invites one and all to laugh, revel, and vie for several Shire Championships. 

[EAL] Season of the Wolf

The March of St. Martin presents Season of the Wolf June 4, 2011

[LOC] Crescent Fence

Modeled on Fencing Fest, Crescent Fence is a three-day indoor fencing event. Minimal structure is planned allowing plenty of time for melee, authorizations, scenarios, training sessions, cut and thrust, chances to pick the brains of fencing geeks, guild prizes and the opportunity to fence until you die.

[ANT] Bar Gemels XXV

As Spring Begins and tourney season opens it comes time for the gathering of Folk at the Tavern of Bar Gemels. With Good Food, Good Company, and much merriment our spirits will become renewed for the coming year.

[ATE] Silent Angels

Their Excellencies Edward & Annalies would like to invite you to the Barony of Atenveldt's Heroes of the Silent Angels Event. This event will be filled with tournaments & prizes for all to participate in.