Archive - Mar 2012

Medieval healing spring to be excavated

St. Ann's Well, a medieval healing spring in Nottingham, England, has been scheduled to be excavated sometime in 2012. The site, under a demolished pub, was once believed to have magical healing powers.

Beheaded skeletons might be victims of royal decree

Dr Britt Baillie, from the University of Cambridge, believes that 54 skeletons discovered in 2009 at Ridgeway Hill in England were Viking mercenaries from the time of Aethelred the Unready. All remains were found beheaded "in an unusual fashion from the front."

Tam MacGrimm to be knighted in the Outlands

Her Excellency Elizabeth, Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable, reports that THL Tam MacGrimm has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry by Their Majesties Kynan and Gilliana of the Outlands.

Martin von Augsburg offered Knighthood at Gulf Wars

Gwyneth reports that Martin von Augsburg, of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, was offered elevation to the Order of Chivalry by Their Majesties Hiromoto and Kimiko at Gulf Wars.

March 30th

Designer da Vinci

Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is known for his paintings, inventions and scientific research. Now he will be known for his - handbags? (photos)

[MID] South Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the South Oaken Regional Arts and Sciences Competition! We are back at the site we used last year, a school that looks like a castle!

Hoard of Roman Coins Found in Bath

Believed to date from 270 CE, more than 30,000 Roman coins were found in 2007 in Bath, England.

[EAS] Southern Region Spring War Practice

Come, all soldiers, to the fields of Owlsherst to hone our armies' battle skills and prepare for War!  Come, all artisans and scholars, to our fields and halls to share your knowledge and learn new skills.  Come celebrate and join in a full weekend of activities and camaraderie!

[GLE] Spring Coronation of Uther and Kenna

Garb yourselves in black, red, and white, and gather one and all to bear witness to the Coronation of Uther and Kenna, Heirs to the Ram Throne of Gleann Abhann!

[ATL] Highland River Melees

It is the year 1485. The Battle of Bosworth is about to begin. Richard III (York) and Henry Tudor (Lancaster) have drawn their battle plans and the sides are marching into position.

[AET] Return to Ian’s Inn

Greetings from the Shire of Ballachlagan!  We would like to invite you to our event “Return to Ian’s Inn ” which will be held on May 4-6, 2012.

[ANT] Boar's Hunt / AllChampions

Come join the Barony of Aquaterra as we combine two of our events for the price of one! We are combining our annual Boar's Hunt with the first Championship competition for our new Coronets, fierce Steinolf and graceful Sinedin.

[EAS] Middleground IV

The Shire of Lyndhaven would like to once again invite everyone to join us for Middleground! The event will take place on the western marches of the shire, at the South Carleton Elementary School, located in Bedell New Brunswick on Saturday May 19, 2012.

California Bay to be named after Sir Francis Drake

The U.S. Government is set to name a spot north of San Francisco, California after Sir Francis Drake, giving credance to that spot as the true location where Drake landed and claimed "Nova Albion" for Elizabeth I.

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt's Investiture

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A new Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Atenveldt have been chosen. Come join the festivities as we say farewell to Baron Edward and Baroness Annalies and welcome in the newest Coronets of the Barony of Atenveldt.

[MER] Dreamstone XXXIII

The Barony of Bryn Madoc would like to cordially invite you to join us for Dreamstone XXXIII on April 20-22, 2012 to celebrate the battle of Agincourt and our Heroic Inspirations in a day of tournaments and fun.

[NOR] The Youth Event

We, Lady Typhaine and I, are the Event Stewards for the Youth Event, Kids get a Castle...II. We have come up with a fabulous theme for our children. We would like them to have a living experience of the Eight Virtues of being a Knight.

[EAL] Lady Mary Memorial Tourney 2012

Lady Mary Memorial Tourney 2012. Hosted by the Barony of Rising Waters. Saturday June 23, 2012

[MID] St. Cecilia at the Tower

St. Cecilia at the Tower is a workshop for the purpose of helping musicians who play Medieval and Renaissance music to improve their craft.

SCA Thailand: The Documentary

Lord Johann Wulf from the Barony of the Far West, Canton of the Golden Playne (Bangkok, Thailand) has put together a documentary for the SCA in Thailand.

March 29th

Ex Mentis Saxonicum Released

Ex Mentis Saxonicum, 140 pages of parables, allegories, and hilarious research tidbits derived from the popular Ansteorran newsletter column Ex Tempore by Robert G. Ferrell (Master Cynric of Bedwyn), is now available in paperback from Savernake Press.

Exquisite 17th-Century Farmer's Library

Townend, home to the Brownes from the 1520s until 1943, maintains an exquisite collection of more than 170 books from the 1600s, with a few dating to the mid-1500s. What were those farmers reading?

From Electronica to Elizabethan

Damon Albarn, frontman of Blur and Gorillaz, is turning his attention to an even more arcane topic than animated musical monkeys: 16th century intellectural John Dee.

March 28th

The wonders of Canterbury Faire

For those not lucky enough to attend the Barony of Southron Gaard's signature event, Canterbury Faire, David Hannay has posted a wonderfully-produced, 36-minute long video showcasing the event and the SCA.

Two offered Laurels at Atenveldt Spring 2012 Crown Tournament

Katharine of Cate Hall reports that at Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Craven and Elzbieta of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offered admittance to the order of the Laurel to two of Their populace.

16th century secular frescoes found in Slovenia

A rare set of frescoes depicting secular themes have been found in a house in Slovenia. The frescoes depict men and women wearing the latest fashions.

Up Helly Aa 2012

The Vikings returned to Scotland recently for Up Helly Aa, the celebration of Nordic influence in Scotland's Shetland Islands. The Guardian newspaper offers a slideshow of photos from the event.

Ansteorra Kingdom A&S photos online

Talana has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Kingdom Arts and Sciences 2012 event. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

March 27th

Regular Event in the Cleftlands 2012 photos online

Tarmach reports that he has created an album of photos from a Regular Event in the Cleftlands which took place recently in the Middle Kingdom. The photos are available on Shutterfly.

Gold cross found in Anglo-Saxon bed grave

A grave of a young Anglo-Saxon woman lying on a bed has been found in Cambridgeshire. She was buried with a gold and garnet cross comparable in quality to the treasures found at Staffordshire and Sutton hoo. The cross was stitched to the woman's gown.