Archive - Jul 2011

The Middle Ages comes to Alma, Wisconsin

Gary Schlosstein of Alma, Wisconsin recently achieved his dream: to have a showcase for his extensive collection of medieval memorabilia. The Castlerock Arms and Armor Museum opened July 9, 2011. Adam Voge of the Winona Daily News has the story.

Ann Marie Morgaine to become Pelican in the Midrealm

Baroness Gwyneth Banfhidhleir reports that Their Majesties Arch and Runa of the Middle Kingdom have placed Ann Marie Morgaine on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. The announcement took place at Push for Pennsic.

Armor reconstruction based on 12th century cathedral

The beautiful Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily was the inspiration for a reconstructed set of 12th century armor and military equipment by Patryk Nieczarowski. The armor is that of a Siculo-Norman miles. (photos).

July 30th

Princess rallies the troops at Northern Region War Camp

Liam St Liam reports on an emotional moment witnessed at the recently Northern Region War Camp in the Kingdom of the East. Her Highness Kiena Stewart rallied the troops on horseback. (photo)

Two placed on vigil in Meridies

Fianna reports that Their Majesties Caspar and Cecelia of the Kingdom of Meridies have placed two of Their subjects, Gabrielle Elizabeth Chantereau and Ailleagan nas Seolta, on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

12th century manuscript missing from Spanish cathedral

Pilgrims to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain might have been guided there by the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century guidebook which has mysteriously disappeared from the church.

July 29th

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

The Barony of Bordermarch is honored to host the Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, in the heart of Beaumont, Texas on the southeastern Texas border, just across from Gleann Abhann!

[MID] Melee at Roswell

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.

[MID] Saxon Summer XI

Come and join us in a weekend filled with heavy fighting, archery, thrown weapons, fencing, games, dance, bardic, feasting and camping, AND Equestrian Activities!!!!

[ANT] Fibers and Fletching

The Canton of Bearwood invites one and all for a weekend of fun.

[ART] Kingdom of Artemisia Coronation

The Shire of Twae Linnes is honored to host the Coronation of Their Royal Highnesses Ronan and Clare.
May TRM reign forever! This party will take place beginning at 3:00 p.m. September 2, 2011 and ending 12:00 noon September 5, 2011. This is a camping event.

[AET] A Shoote in the Wyldwoode

Unto the most noble Kingdom of Aethelmearc does the Barony of Delftwood send this warning! Keep your eyes open, and your arrows true, for on the weekend of September 2-5, 2011. Delftwood will be hosting its annual Shoote in the Wyldwoode, at the Wildwood Archery Center, 5740 Fikes Rd, Elbridge, NY 13060.

[DRA] Aros Historic Fencing Camp

The shire of Aros is honoured to yet again host the annual Historic Fencing Camp. Yet again we will have Master Timotheus with us as well as Master Cernac and several other teachers

"Game of Thrones" interviews on YouTube

Fans of the HBO series A Game of Thrones will want to watch a series of videos posted on YouTube that showcase various artisans who worked on the program, including armor and weapons.

[AET] Fall Coronation of Isenwulf and Rosalina

It is with great pleasure that the Shire of Hunters Home invites one and all to celebrate the much anticipated Fall Coronation of Isenwulf and Rosalinda to be held at the Grove City Masonic Hall, 1340 West Main Street, Grove City, PA 16127 on September 17, 2011.

[NOR] B.Y.O.M. IX

It's that time of year again... Pennsic plans are being made... some of you are making plans for Ages of War... and others are contemplating a trip to the woods and Vilku Urvas.

[LOC] Combined Guilds Event

Every year, the Guilds of Lochac, as well as students of the medieval arts and sciences, gather for the premier guild event of the kingdom.

[MER] Summer Collegia VII

The Shire of Drakenmere invites you to Summer Collegia VII: Machen und Treffen, to be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 515 S. Liberty Street, Waynesboro GA, 30830

[DRA] Green Tights IV

Meadowmarsh invites you to Green Tights IV

[MID] Harvest Days & Tournament of Chivalry

The Marche of Winged Hills is proud to host Harvest Days where The Barony of Flaming Gryphon is once again honored to present A Tournament of Chivalry.

[NOR] Princess Sleeve Tournament 2011

It is our humble pleasure to announce that Her Highness Petranella will hold her Princess Sleeve Tournament in Brainerd, MN. Hosted by the Shire of Wynandremer.

[OUT] Mountain Pas And Highland Games V

Through the grace of her excellency Slaine, Baroness of al-Barran, we humbly invite one and all to join us for a full day of Friendship,  Fighting and Frivolous Fun. Come enjoy the day in a beautiful historic lodge setting surrounded by trees (yes we still have some!) and experience the fun and whimsy that make the dream that is the SCA fun!

AEthelmearc Equestrian Championships photos online

Master Broom reports that he has created an album of photos from Equestrian Championships, which took place recently in the kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Gellis and Gida next Baron and Baroness of Axemoor

Charles and Martha, Baron and Baroness of Axemoor in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, reports that Gellir Gunnarson and Brigida Ingvarsdottir (Gellis and Gida) have been chosen as the next Baronial couple.

July 28th

[CAL] Fall Festival and Fyrd Challenge

It's 1066 and Puddleferd, the town of the Heights, and their Fall Festival is under threat of Viking attack. Harold has ridden north with his Huscarls and left his Fyrd to defend the southern rivers. We invite you to help defend Puddleferd.

Tournament of the Phoenix

Since 2007, WorldJoust Tournaments has sponsored chivalric contests of unequaled pageantry, competition and excitement. This year we welcome 8 of the world's top tournamenters, hailing from England, Poland, and the US.

[WES] Baroness’ Champion

Come ye to honor Selviergard's Baroness. She has asked that all fighters answer Her call to a "bear pit" style tournament that will be held to determine Her Champion.

33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum call for papers

On April 20-21, 2012, Plymouth State University in central New Hampshire, will host the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. The Forum is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.

[WES] Midsummer Feast

Our Barony will be celebrating our Midsummer Feast on Saturday, August 6th. There will also be contests for our next Baronial Rapier Champion and for the Bard of Fett Burg. 

From Anglo-Saxons to the Internet in 10 minutes

Open University has created a series of 10 short videos chronicling the history of the English language. The series, found on YouTube, is entitled The History of English in Ten Minutes.