Archive - Nov 2013
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-11-30 22:16
Riders of a English railways will have to wait a little longer for the HS2 line thanks to the discovery of a previously "lost" site of a Wars of the Roses battlefield. The site of the Battle of Edgecote between the Earl of Warwick and King Edward IV, fought July 26 1469 in Northamptonshire, lies along the route of the high-speed rail link.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-11-30 14:32
The Society Social Media Officer is seeking a Deputy Social Media Officer for Facebook / Emergency Deputy.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-11-29 18:22
Three years ago, French scientists identified a mummified head as that of the beloved French king, Henri IV, but now new DNA research proves that the relic did not belong to a royal. Henri IV ruled from 1589 to 1610.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-11-29 09:45
Some left handers may find that calligraphy is very difficult, since the hand tends to drag across the work, but Patricia Lovett may have the answer in a short video on her blog.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-11-28 20:53
Over the centuries, mead, the "drink of kings and Vikings," has lost its place of honor to other alcoholic beverages, but now, the honey-based drink is making a comeback. Kim Gittleson, of the BBC, has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-11-28 12:35
Rumors of a portrait of Renaissance noblewoman Isabella d’Este by Leonardo da Vinci have circulated for centuries, but no art historian had actually seen it. Now a painting, believed to be by the master, has been discovered in a Swiss bank vault, possibly solving a 500-year-old mystery. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-11-27 12:50
“This is the poor man’s SCA,” said Rob Nugent about the Dagorhir chapter at Southwestern Michigan College. “They fight in steel armor,” he said. “Foam is cheaper." The recent article appeared on the college's website. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-11-27 06:45
Turkey legs, a staple of "Ye Olde Renaissance Faire," have often been the subject of debate among cooks and researchers of the time period. The topic returns in the food section of the Kansas City Star in an article by Tim Engle.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-11-26 15:37
In 1912, a tenement building in Cheapside, in the heart of London, was demolished, unearthing one of the rariest treasures in the city's history. Vivienne Becker, of the Telegraph, offers a feature on the Cheapside Hoard, currently on display at the Museum of London. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-11-26 12:25
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Bryn Gwlad which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-11-25 13:58
Mistress Anya Sergeeva reports that Their Majesties Ivan and Ian'ka of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Her Ladyship Shoshana Drakere.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Mon, 2013-11-25 10:31
Israeli and American archaeologists have uncovered what may have been the world's oldest wine cellar in the Galilee, Business Standard reports. The cellar is estimated to be about 3,700 years old and to have held up to 2,000 liters of strong, sweet wine.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-11-24 16:10
"It's like Pompeii: Something terrible happened, and everything just stopped," said Helene Wilhelmson, a researcher from Sweden's Lund University about the recent discovery of a well-preserved fort on the island of Öland, just off the Swedish coast, which contained a number of skeletons.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-11-24 10:30
Laurence Cooke/Paidin MacLorkan, SCA Ltd. Secretary (Australia), reports that Donna Page/Lady Gabriella Borromei has been named to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-11-23 18:52
The Walborn River used to run through London until it was paved over in the 15th century. Recently the river made it's presence known when 20 skulls, dating to the 3rd or 4th century, were discovered washed from a Roman burial site.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-11-23 11:16
Marcel Hildebrand is a pirate, or at least he was recently when he participated in the Pirates of The High Seas Festival at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Scott Carroll of the News Herald spoke to Hildebrand and Steve Bailey, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, when he visited the festival. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-11-22 20:21
Pádraig Mac Carron and Ralph Kenna from Coventry University's Applied Mathematics Research Centre recently published an article in the European Physical Journal on the social relationships of Vikings, showing them to have more complex social networks than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-11-22 09:00
Jerusha reports that Lord Adhemar was the winner of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. The new prince was inspired by His new princess Sorcha.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-11-21 19:02
In 1997, the remains of an Anglo Saxon warrior and his horse were discovered, along with over 400 other graves, at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. Now the horse and rider have come home for display at the Mildenhall Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-11-21 12:50
Visitors to City Park in The Dalles, Oregon were met by people from another time when they encountered members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's "History Lives" demo. A reporter from The Dalles Chronicle has photos and video.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-11-20 20:21
On his Tumblr page, Dutch book historian Erik Kwakkel features a 15th century "pop-up" book, complete with a three dimensional illustration of the phases of the moon. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-11-20 11:16
Usually Tauranga, New Zealand's Northern Horde can be found on Sunday afternoons at Memorial Park, but for one Sunday, they opened their practice to the public and let everyone play. The Horde’s Captain Charlie Tapsell has participated on New Zealand's team in the international Battle of the Nations. (photo and video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-11-20 02:47
Catrijn reports that Duke Martino Michele Veneri, fighting for Duchess Ariel of Glastonbury Tor, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-11-19 21:02
The discovery of part of a stone cross, dating to Anglo Saxon times, has excited archaeologists from Altogether Archaeology excavating St Botolph’s field in Frosterley in Weardale, England. “This is not the kind of thing that happens every day," said Paul Frodsham, historic environment officer at the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-11-19 17:31
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-11-18 16:52
The stewards of the SCA 50th Year Celebration have produced a survey inviting input into the activities to be included at the event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-11-18 08:12
Gwen reports that Duke Siegfried von Kalmbach was the victor of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Elizabeth von Kulmbach.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-11-17 17:40
The Society would like to announce the launch of our new Online Newcomers' Portal! This interactive, media-rich website will provide an engaging new way for those discovering our organization to learn more about us, get excited about what we do, and get in touch with local branches.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-11-17 06:22
Archaeologists working on excavations in Burdąg, Warmia and Mazury, Poland have discovered rich burials dating to the 6th and 7th centuries. Believed to have belonged to local aristocrats, the graves contained such artifacts as a silver breastplate, glass beads and silver fibulae. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-11-16 17:49
Jacky Cox, Cambridge University's archivist, has a monumental job ahead of her: creating the first catalogue of thousands of court records from the 16th and 17th centuries, chronicling the misdeeds of students, staff and townspeople attached to the university. About half of the records from Vice-Chancellor's Court (1540-1630) are now summarised online.