Archive - 2012

November 25th

Learn Latin and feed the hungry

Are you a compassionate person? Are you a person who enjoys practicing your Latin? You can be both on the Free Rice website where every right answer in a Latin language quiz wins 10 grains of rice for the World Food Program.

Tore av Uddevala elevated to Pelican in the Outlands

Master Adam Stedefast reports that, at Their final court, Their Royal Majesties Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Master Tore av Uddevala.

Isabeau Lia Rossedal made Pelican in Artemisia

At Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Royal Majesties Timmur and Saige of the Kingdom of Artemisia offered elevation to Isabeau Lia Rossedal, who gave her answer in the affirmative.

November 24th

Travel through time with Queen Margot

Travel through time with this French video which portrays changes in fashion from 1550 to 1615 through the person of Queen Margot. The short video is available on YouTube.

Robin Hood Land?

The city council of Nottingham, England and a private concern are at odds over plans to construct two major attractions honoring Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire. The city hopes to revamp the Nottingham Castle, while Discovery Attractions wants to build a UK£13m theme park near Edwinstowe. (graphic)

Aethelmearc's Hunter's Moon photos online

Mistress Euriol of Lothian reports that she has created an album of photos from Hunters Moon which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on her Google photo site.

November 23rd

US government determines Drake landed at Point Reyes, California

Apparently fed up with four centuries of sqabbling, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated the Point Reyes Peninsula, north of San Francisco, in Marin County, California, as the site where Sir Francis Drake came ashore and claimed the land for England.

Teffania de Tuckerton to become Laurel in Lochac

Their Majesties Henri and Beatrice of the Kingdom of Lochac have offered Baroness Teffania de Tuckerton admittance into the Order of the Laurel.

November 22nd

Leicester burials continue to mystify

The mysteries surrounding remains found under a Leicester, England car park continue with efforts to identify the bones of a woman found in the vicinity of those suspected to belong to King Richard III. Experts are puzzled at the burial of a woman in Greyfriars church, a male institution.

Two receive Laurels in AEthelmearc

Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that at Their Academy in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of Aethelmearc, recognized the efforts of two of Their subjects with elevation and invitation to peerages.

Do-it-yourself recurve

Have the urge to build your own recurve bow but have no idea where to start? David Radtke can help you. In an illustrated, online article for American Woodworker, Radtke takes you through all the steps to creating a finished bow.

November 21st

William Blackfox Award winners announced

TH Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin, Chronicler for the Society for Creative Anachronism, has announced the Annual William Blackfox Awards for A.S. XLVI. The Blackfox Awards recognized excellence in the field of newsletter production, writing and illustration.

Jarl Jon the Tall victorious in Gleann Abhann Crown List

Mistress Barbara Sterling offers a detailed report on the recent Crown List for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

November 20th

Bali's "biggest ancient Hindu temple" found

Construction workers in Denpasar, Bali have discovered the remains of a stone temple at a Hindu study center believed to be the largest Hindu temple ever found on the island. Archaeologists have identified the foundations of the 20-metre-long east wing of the structure.

Avacal Celebbrates new Heirs

Avacal's Coronet was held on the November 17, 2012 in the Shire of Sigelhindas. Congratulations to their new Heirs, Sir Einar and Mistress Sadb.

Ealdormere Fall 2012 Crown Tourney video online

Richard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the recent Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on his YouTube Channel.

November 19th

Felix and Eva new Heirs to Lochac Thrones

Megan, who resides in the Kingdom of the West, reports that Sir Felix Arnett von Danzig has won the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. Sir Felix was inspired in His endeavor by Eva von Danzig.

Denny's to offer Hobbit menu

In an effort to capitalize on the release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Denny's restaurant will offer a promotional menu tie-in. The menu announces the new cuisine with "Welcome to Middle-Earth's Diner."

SCA Announce: APEC Committee Information

The Board of Directors received a request to re-publish the names of the members of the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC), this time including their awards/ranks and their home Kingdoms.

Donngal and Catalina new Heirs to Calontir Thrones

Chiara reports that Duke Donngal, inspired by Catalina, was the victor of the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Calontir.

November 18th

Kublai Khan and the Mongol invasion of China

China had been an empire for over 1,000 year when the Mongol heir to Genghis, Kublai Khan, roared into the southern part of the country in the 13th century. Carrie Gracie of the BBC has a feature story.

British MP calls for state funeral for Richard III

Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth believes that a state funeral would be appropriate for the recently-discovered remains, believed to be those of King Richard III. "I think he should have a state funeral because he is the last English monarch to have died on a battlefield," said Ashworth.

Richard III tomb nearly destroyed by Victorians

How different things might have been for Richard III enthusiasts if Victorian builders had placed their foundation one foot lower. The change would have destroyed the grave believed to be that of the king killed at the Battle of Bosworth. (photo of re-enactors guarding site.)

November 17th

Anglo-Saxon Portraits on the BBC

BBC Radio 3 The Essay offers a series of 15-minute portraits of great Anglo-Saxons in an audio podcast. The series features acclaimed historians.

[WES] Jingles

Come celebrate the Season with the friendly folk of Southern Shores!

[ATL] Caer Mear Yule

Please come and join the Barony of Caer Mear on December 15, 2012 for our Yule celebration. There will be dancing, musicians, games and much fun!

[OUT] Totally Tudor Twelfth Night

Come join us and start the year in Tudor fashion. This year Caerthe's premiere event will highlight the court of Henry VIII, but you will be able to come and enjoy all the aspects of Caerthe's 12th Night that you have come to love over the years, including merchants, friends, entertainment and the usual feast.

[ATE] Rainbow Bridge Day

Come one and all to celebrate a day of remembrance.  This will not be a day for sorrow, but rather one of joy and memory.  This event will see the return of the Barony of SunDragon to fund raising in the names of some of our family members who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

[DRA] Fortuna's Champion IX

Fortuna is roaming Carnival in search of her champion. Join us for a weekend of game playing and revelry to see if she favors you!

[DRA] Flaming Arrow VI

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the Shire of Glen Rathlin is proud to announce that it is once more hosting Flaming Arrow. We are running it again as a full weekend full of fun archery shoots, good food and merriment.

The site is Cladagh Glen Scout Centre, Marble Arch Road, Co. Fermanagh