Archive - Aug 2012

Women played vital role in Peasants' Revolt

New research has corrected an historical oversight: women were instrumental in the 1381 Peasant's Revolt which saw burning and plundering of London and the execution of Lord Chancellor Simon of Sudbury over his hated poll tax.

Murdoch MacArthur placed on vigil at Warriors and Warlords

Master Maol Mhichil mac Ghiolla Pheadair reports that Their Majesties Wulfgar and Devon, King and Queen of Northshield, placed Murdoch MacArthur on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn made Laurel in AEthelmearc

Maistir Brandubh Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that Their Majesties Andreas and Kallista, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, offered Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn entry into the Order of the Laurel at Their recent Pax Interruptus event.

Roman dig to showcase "level of history" in Ewell, England

Archaeologists believe that there had been continuous occupation of the area around Ewell Village in England since the 4th Century. Now a three-week dig hopes to uncover evidence of a Roman settlement along the road which ran from Chichester to London. (video)

August 30th

Rebecca Beaumont offered elevation to Pelican

Thyri reports that Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena of the Kingdom of Calontir have placed Rebecca Beaumont on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Celibacy resisted in medieval Church

Celibacy for Christian clerics was not required until the 10th century, and new research reveals that resistance was widespread.

The truth about "really dirty Vikings"

Many movies and books portray Vikings as "really dirty savages who wore horned helmets," but the website ScienceNordic sets the record straight with the educational article What Vikings really looked like.

Pennsic 41 Photos from Ursus of Anglesey

 Ursus of Anglesey has begun posting Pennsic pictures from Pennsic War XLI to his online gallery.

Three galleries from the early days, Saturday and Sunday are now on-line, with more coming.

August 29th

Authentic Austrian castle will take 30 years to build

A team of experts in Austria plans to construct an authentic medieval castle in the town of Friesach, using only period construction methods. The project is expected to take 30 years to complete.

Trillium War 2012 photos online

Eirik Anderson reports that he has created an album of photos from Trillium War 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on his SmugMug website.

England's swan census cancelled

The annual royal English "swan upping" was cancelled this year due to dangerous conditions caused by flooding. The event dates back to the 12th century, when the crown laid claim to all swans on open water. The crown still retains this right.

August 28th

Website created for medieval English inquisitions post mortem

The website Mapping the Medieval Countryside: Places, People, and Properties in the Inquisitions Post Mortem has been created to provide online access to records of the "recorded lands held at their deaths by tenants of the crown."

"Variety keeps history fresh" in Calontir

The sailing of Three Rivers' carboard ship, the Esperanza, for the Wings of Hope Charity, has placed a spotlight on the SCA in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Reporter David Baugher of the South County Times recently interviewed several members of the group. (photos)

August 27th

Hammerhold Defender photos online

Sara reports that she has posted an album of photos and video from Hammerhold Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

Cheesemaking Day in Drachenwald

On August 5, 2012, several Drachenwald residents participated in a virtual cheesemaking day where cheese was made at home and the results posted online. Aryanhwy made two different cheeses and shared her process on her Live Journal website.

First Cynaguan Princess in her Own Right invested at Summer Investiture

On July 14, 2012, in the Province of Golden Rivers (Sacramento, CA), Sir Mari Alexander and Master Brocc of Alderden were Invested as Princess and Prince of Cynagua.

August 26th

German cloister windows grace English church

A feature in Vidimus Magazine, a journal dedicated to medieval stained glass, showcases twelve 16th century demi-figures found in windows at Holy Trinity Church, Hatton, Warwickshire, England. The figures depict Old Testament kings and prophets. (photos)

Cateline la broderesse's photos from Pennsic 41

Cateline la broderesse of the East Kingdom reports that she has created an album of photos from Pennsic 41. The photos are available on her PicasaWeb site.

Canadian knight promotes chivalry

"I am a knight. I'm trying to be that symbol of something that is incorruptible... and never to fail my duty, which is to be a knight and be good and be an example," said Quebec resident Vincent Gabriel Kirouac about his cross-Canada right to promote chivalry.

August 25th

Martha Effingham of Stewarts Keep elevated to Laurel in Gleann Abhann

Baronossa Brigida Ingvarsdottir reports that Their Majesties Uther and Kenna of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann have elevated Baroness Martha Effingham of Stewarts Keep to the Order of the Laurel.

Pennsic University instructor contact info online

Attendees of the Pennsic War 41 who participated in classes at the Pennsic University will be glad to know that contact information for most of the instructors who taught classes is now available on the Pennsic website.

Flax scutching in Pennsylvania

On September 8-9, 2012, the 105th Annual Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festivalwill take place in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania. The festival will feature the process of making linen from the flax plant.

August 24th

New Officer Announcement - Society Exchequer

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. has announced the election of  a new Society Exchequer.

[MID] Harvest Days

Please join us September 7-9th as the Marche of Winged Hills proudly hosts TRM Savaric & Juliana’s Tournament of Chivalry at our Harvest Days

[EAL] Middle Ages on the Green 2

I look forward to seeing any and all able to come to Bryniau's "Middle Ages on the Green 2", this Saturday August 25, 2012.  It is a little, and simple, event day with many ways to relax and enjoy the waning days of summer with our families and many friends.

[ATE] Masked Revel

Come join the March of Wealhhnutu for our annual Masked Revel.  This year we are mixing things up a bit with a camping event at Parker Canyon Lake!  The camping site is limited so camping is by RESERVATION ONLY!

[DRA] Hunting Feast/JaktGille

Örehus is proud to announce that the fifth Hunting Feast/JaktGille (sponsored by Attemark) will be held on the 7th to 9th of September, 2012 in the southern Nordmark.

[MID] Saxon Summer XXII

Join the Shire of Rivenvale for another Saxon Summer at Joseph Badger Meadows Campground

Western Countess embraces her "inner geekdom"

A recent interview on Q104.5's morning program, Up & Adam, featured an interview with Kiffini Wittstron (Kiffany of Canale), a Countess in the Kingdom of the West, who is a former on air personality at the station. Kiffini answered questions about the SCA and how it differs from LARPing.

Aethelmearc Court photos from Pennsic 41 online

Rowena reports that she has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc Royal Court which took place in the Barn at Pennsic War 41. The photos are available on her SleepyUnicorn page on Photobucket.