Archive - Mar 2013

History of Reading Abbey on display for first time

A manuscript chronicling the history of Reading Abbey is on display for the first time at the Berkshire Records Office in Reading, England. The manuscript, consisting of parchment folios bound into a book, was created in the 1340s, and was purchased from a private owner for UK£36,000.

Gleann Abhann elevates three to Peerage at Gulf Wars

On Thursday, March 14th, 2013, during the Gulf Wars XXII, TRM Rey and Miriel placed Sir Leto Darkhorse on vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Laurel. Sir Leto was elevated at Gleann Abhann Kingdom court that same evening.

No horns on their helmets

Everyone knows that the Vikings were dirty louts in helmets with horns -- at least that is what Danish Facebook readers thought in a recent survey by ScienceNordic’s Danish partner site, videnskab.dk. ScienceNordic debunks the myths about Viking appearance on a webpage entitled What Vikings really looked like.

Tempers flare over Byzantine archaeological dig

The municipal council of Thessaloniki, Macedonia is listening to arguments between executives of the construction company rebuilding the Venizelos metro station and archaeologists working on the "very significant Byzantine antiquities" discovered during construction about whether to remove the artifacts or to coexist with them.

March 30th

Latin: Dead or alive?

The announcement of the new Pope in Rome has led some journalists to ponder if Latin really is a dead language. The Guardian's Style Blog jumps into the discussion.

Anya Sergeeva to be elevated to Laurel

At Their Court at Barony of Tir Ysgithr's Southern War Practice, Their Majesties Tristan and Damiana of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Lady Anya Sergeeva.

Gulf Wars 2013 video online

WDAM TV videographer - and new SCA member - 123youknowme reports that he has uploaded a video from Gulf Wars XXII on his YouTube channel. The footage is unedited, but gives a good background on the event.

March 29th

Medieval philosphy seminar at Marquette

The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy will present Some Conceptions of Body in the 14th Century on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union, Room 252.

Thorfin and Etain new Heirs to Western Thrones

Catherine Lorraine reports that Thorfin the Cruel was the victor of the March 23, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Etain du Pommier.

[OUT] Battlemoor

Battlemoor is a five day event hosted by the Kingdom of the Outlands, one of the 19 Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Please join us again as we spend the week in the shadow of beautiful mountains. We will spend our days in glorious battle and gentle arts and our nights in revelry and music.

[GLE] Spring Coronation

The Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation of Jon II and Emma. The banners shall fly over the mead hall as our mighty kingdom crowns a new Konungr and Drottning. Awe Hail! As guests of the Barony of Small Gray Bear, April 12-14, 2013.

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete X

My Lords and Ladies, join us as we celebrate the tenth annual Fantastic Fairytale Fete: a celebration of tales from all cultures. 

[LOC] Autumn Feast

On Saturday 4 May 2013 the Shire of Darton will hold an Autumn Feast in Featherston, at the Senior Citizens Hall on Lyon Street

[ANT] An Tir - West War 2013

Come once again to the beautiful coastlands and the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of An Tir and the West. There will be battles, both heavy and rapier, & target archery. There will be Arts and Sciences, and there will be fine merchants.

[LOC] Ildhafn May Day

To celebrate our fair Kingdom's birthday this year Ildhafn is holding may day celebrations.

[ANT] 8th Annual Grand Thing

The Barony of Stromgard invites you to the 8th Annual Grand Thing.  This is a period event focusing on Nordic and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games, time to learn new things and a Grand Feast. come and spend teh week end with friends and help us have a great event.

[ATL] Atlantian Spring Coronation

The Barony of Marinus is honored to host the Coronation of Amos and Ysabella. Come all and help make their day one to remember.  The Beautiful shores of Marinus await your company.

[NOR] Northshield Spring Coronation 2013

The coronation of their Royal Highnesses Morgan and Lusche will take place in Trewent on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

Join us in the Barony of Jararvellir for the Crown Tournament of their Royal Majesties Morgan Olander and Lusche della Cassiago as well as celebrating the barony's 40th anniversary!

[AET] Feast of Bacchus

If you have decided to not attend Blackstone Raids this year and are looking for something to do this weekend, we have just the thing for you, The Feast of Bacchus.

[WES] Mists Spring Coronet

Their Highnesses, The Hammer-Handed Bjarnheðinn, and Dýrfinna both Fleet and Beautiful, invite all to bear witness at Their Coronet Tournament, to determine Their heirs.

[ATL] A Day by the Black Sea

The dark days of ice and snow have finally given way to spring's welcomed warmth and joys! The Canton of Kappellenburg invites you to a long day of revelry to celebrate the thaw. On the shores of the Black Sea, Mother Russia presents to you her renowned hospitality:

[ANT] Bar Gemels XXVIII

With Spring and the beginning of the tourney season comes time to gather in the Tavern at Bar Gemels, April 26-28, 2013.

[ANS] Eldern Hills Baronial Championship XXXV

Eldern Baronial is March 29 - 31. We will be choosing our Baronial Champions in Chivarlic, Rapier and Archery. Fighters: At Her
Excellency discretion, there will be one round in the championship that you will have a rabbit as your off hand weapon.

[EAL] FOOL VI

Once again Fruits of Our Labours will be held at Camp Impessa in Ayr May 17 – 20, 2013. Site opens Friday, May 17 at 4 pm.  Site closes Monday at Noon.

[ANS] Wiesenfeuer Baronial

Their Excellencies, Cassius and Kajira, invite one and all to welcome Their Royal Majesties, Jean Paul & Gilyan, and Their Royal Highnesses, Lochlan & Gwen, to our great event.

Medieval Fair of Norman

37th Annual Medieval Fair springs to life April 5th - 7th at Reaves Park in Norman, OK. Step back in time for a day of revels at the Medieval Fair.  Enjoy mirth and merriment with kings, queens, knights and fools as the kingdom comes alive.

[MER] Border Raids 38

The Shire of Cromson River presents Border Raids 38, May 17-19, 2013

[OUT] More Yummier

More  Yummier, A Collegium concentrating on Russia, April 20, 2013, Shire of Windkeep, Cheyenne, Wyoming

[ANT] Art of War

We call forth the brave Warriors of An Tir to assemble and train together for the wars of summer!