Archive - Feb 2012

February 29th

The one-hour yurt

In a short, time-lapse film posted on the 109.com website, videographer Dan Grossman shows how one Mongolian family can construct a yurt (or ger) in slightly more than one hour.

Knight of the Spreadsheet

Come tax season, many of us feel like we are going into armored combat. This is easy for Duke Maynard von dem Steine, featured in an advertising campaign for accounting firm Freed Maxick.

February 28th

Period embroidery resources online

On her embroidery website, Kathryn Goodwyn (C. Kathryn Newell) shares articles and period resources for embroidery done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Baroness Uta Boucht Drachenwald's newest Laurel

Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz reports that Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan of the Kingdom of Drachenwald recently offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Baroness Uta Boucht.

Touring Hampton Court Palace

Historic Royal Palaces has a YouTube site which includes a video for school children who will be visiting Hampton Court Palace.

Photos from Atlantia’s Kingdom Arts and Science Festival

Lord William “Cookie” Barfoot shares his photo album from Atlantia’s Kingdom Arts and Science Festival.

February 27th

Hampshire dig produces evidence of 12th century settlement

The Reverend James Bruce of St Michael and All Angels in Lyndhurst, England wanted a new driveway for the church, and allowed archaeologists to excavate the mound on which the church stands. Under the church, they discovered nearly 100 bits of medieval pottery.

[WES] March Crown Tournament

Come bear witness and join Their Majesties, Uther and Kara, as They hold the tournament to determine who shall be Their heirs with a weekend of fighting, arts, sciences, dance, music, competitions, revelry and more.

[WES] Eskalyan Collegium

March begins the long, slow stretch into spring, so let's start with stretching our minds and learning new things!

[NOR] Feast of Fools

The Shire of Korsvag invites you to join us for Feast of Fools 2012! This will be a relaxing event with plenty of opportunities to catch up with old and new friends after a long Northshield winter.

[NOR] Lamb to Loom

The Shire of Turm an dem See presents Lamb to Loom

[ATE] Crown Tournament

With the blessing of Their Radiant Solar Majesties Craven and Elzbieta, the Barony of Twin Moons invites one and all to join in the lands of the Lunatic Barony to bear witness to the spectacle that is Crown Tournament! 

[ATL] Siege of the Black Tower

A lone black tower stands near the riverfront beside the King’s road. This tower is a major point of river defense to the south of fair Atlantia. As spring approaches, invasion of our lands by our enemies is once again possible.

[EAS] EK Brew U

The East Kingdom Brewers' Guild and the Shire of Endewearde are bubbling with joy as we join to host the The Reinvention of the East Kingdom Brewer Collegium - for brewers by brewers.

[ANS] Elfsea Defender

Alejandro and Amalia, Baròn y Baronesa de Elfsea, invite one and all to Elfsea Defender, March Thirtieth to April First, Anno Societatis XLVI (2012 AD).

[EAL] Winter War

Winter War, March 3, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 p.m.

[ART] Raptor War

Please join us for the holiday weekend for a great mix of competition, mountain calm, and partying!   Once again, we return to Blackwell’s Meadow north of Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

[ATL] Drums of War

The year is 1412.  Europe is immersed in the battle for France. The House of Valois and the House of Plantagenet are waging war for control of the French throne. The House of Valois claimed the title of King of France, while the Plantagenets claimed the thrones of both France and England.

Canadian Richard III Society to host 3-day conference

Victoria Moorshead, Vice Chair of the Richard III Society of Canada, reports that the Society will host the American Branch of the Society in Oakville for its Annual General Meeting. Speakers are needed.

"Like boxing with crowbars"

A major discussion popped up recently on Reddit about a photo of two SCA fighters in a lonely parking garage. Most fun are the comments of readers who don't quite know what to make of the duo.

February 25th

Anteorra Winter 2012 Crown Tourney videos

Lord Owen Longstrider and Lady Gwen have posted several videos from the January 14, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The videos are available on YouTube.

Irish schoolgirl creates method to date ancient manuscripts

Sixteen-year-old Aoife Gregg of Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Ireland recently competed in a science competition. Her project: a computer letter frequency analysis of ancient Irish texts to demonstrate how the language has changed.

Does gun prove Portuguese discovery of Australia?

In 2010, a family discovered an antique gun buried in the sand on Dundee Beach in Australia's Northern Territory. The artifact, which resembles a 16th century swivel gun, has revived the theory that the continent was discovered by Portuguese seafarer Cristovao de Mendonca in 1521. (photo)

February 24th

Child's burial slab missing from Herefordshire church

Police in the village of Foy, near Ross-on-Wye, England, are looking for a medieval burial stone stolen from St Mary's Church on January 5, 2012. (photo)

Photos from Bryn Gwlad's 2012 Candlemas online

THL Alina Mitchell shares photos taken at Bryn Gwlad's 2012 Candlemas event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on her public Facebook page.

Society Exchequer resigns

Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres (mka Mazelle Attiya), the Society for Creative Anachronism's Corporate Treasurer, has announced that the Exchequer has resigned from office and will be replaced temporarily by his Emergency Deputy.

February 23rd

Western Twelfth Night photos online

Martin of Rivenstar reports that he has created an album of photos from Twelfth Night in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on SnugMug.

600 years of "30 days hath September"

All school American children learn the day-counting rhyme "Thirty days hath September...," and some adults still use it to track the number of days in the month. Now a Welsh journalist offers proof that the doggerel dates to the early 15th century. (photo)

February 22nd

"Y-shaped" Roman structure stumps archaeologists

Archaeologists are puzzled about the discovery of a winged-shaped building which appears to be unique in the Roman Empire in Norfolk, England. The 3rd century structure can be seen in aerial photographs. (photo)

Wakehurst yew saw reign of Richard II

An ancient yew tree, dating to the 14th century, has been identified at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. The tree is believed to have been part of a large landscaped garden, and was planted just after the Black Death.