Archive - Jun 2013

June 30th

New Pelicans and Knight announced at Steppes Warlord

Snorri Hallsson reports that, at the Steppes Warlord event, Their Majesties Lochlann and Gwen of the Kingdom of Ansteorra placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to Peerages.

Knights inspire reporter at Rhodes River Ranch

The Seattle Knights, a troupe of six professional knights, wowed the crowd and impressed a reporter from the UK Times at a recent show at the Rhodes River Ranch in Oso, Washington. A collection of AP photos is online.

June 29th

Conference reflects new interest in King Arthur

In recent years, archaeologists have renewed their interest in finding the historic King Arthur. At the Footsteps of King Arthur Conference in Glastonbury, England, experts urged each other to keep looking, possibly as far north as Scotland.

Tribute to Chiara la Trombottiera

Hirsch von Henford of the West Kingdom's Golden Stag Players, has created a short video in tribute to Chiara la Trombottiera, who passed away May 30, 2013 of cancer.

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to West Kingdom Thrones

Baron Khevron reports that Marc d'Arundel was the victor of the Summer 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Patricia Blakethorne.

Theft of Baronial trailer in Atlantia

Aodh Adendra Marland, Baroness of Hidden Mountain in Atlantia, reports that her trailer, containing a great deal of baronial gear, was stolen June 26, 2013 from her home in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

June 28th

"Magnificent" Byzantine mosaic found in Israeli kibbutz

Archaeologists working on an excavation n the fields of Kibbutz Bet Qama in Israel have discovered a magnificent mosaic dating to the Byzantine period. It is believed to be part of a public building in a large settlement. (photo)

Kateryn of the Amber Mists elevated at Border Skirmish

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that in Court at Their Border Skirmish event, Their Majesties Morgan and Lusche of the Kingdom of Northshield offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Kateryn of the Amber Mists.

The catharsis of "killing" your friends

“Sometimes I feel like Wendy, and these are my Lost Boys,” said Sandy McBride of Columbus, Ohio at a recent fighter practice in Griggs Reservoir Park by members of Fight Columbus (Barony of Blackfire Pass). Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch has the story. (photos and video)

June 27th

The Known World Players Announce Future Pennsic Productions

The Known World Players have announced their production schedule for the next three Pennsic Wars.

SCA merchant sells, teaches at Massachusetts market

“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)

June 26th

Music at St. Cecilica's

At St. Cecilia at the Tower II, an event which took place May 18, 2013 in the Barony of Cynnabar, Midrealm, the Cynnabar Singers presented a program of period music. The program also included Martin's Bane from the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Videos are available to view on YouTube.

Morgan and Montega new Baron and Baroness of Northkeep

Their Majesties Lochlann and Gwen of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have announced that Sir Morgan and Lady Montega Blackdragon are the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Northkeep.

The dark history of Tom Fool

Each year, a jester is chosen to liven up life at Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass in Cumbria, England. The custom goes back centuries to Tom Skelton, believed to be the original Tom Fool, a real-life jester believed to have a murderous past. (photo)

June 25th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2013.

Look, Mom! I found a medieval pot!

Residents of Hilton, England turned out for several drizzly days of community archaeology recently when Dove Valley Community Archaeology sponsored a series of digs around the village. During the five-day process, fifteen pits were opened, uncovering coins and pottery from Roman times through the 16th century.

Knowne World Poetry Competition and PoetryDay -- Artisan's Row, Pennsic

To all Poets, and aspiring Poets, of the Knowne World, you are cordially invited to participate in Poetry Day at Artisan's Row on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Pennsic 42. Please bring your poetry displays and plan on doing some presentations and meeting aspiring poets throughout the day.

June 24th

Bardic Arts Exhibition at Pennsic 42

Lorelei Skye reports that all bards are invited to participate in the Bardic Arts Exhibition at Pennsic 42 on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 2-5 pm.

Children's and Youth Choirs at Pennsic

Lady Rachel Dalicieux reports that this year's Pennsic War will feature a Children's Choir and Youth Choir performance at the Known World Choir and Friends Concert.

Job Opening - Pelican Sovereign of Arms

Gabriel Kjotvason, Laurel King of Arms, reports that the applications are being accepted for the position of Pelican Sovereign of Arms.

June 23rd

In a Phoenix Eye - A Spark of Creativity

In a Phoenix Eye: A Spark of Creativity

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:00am until 6:00pm
Location: Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1355 Jonestown Road, Winston Salem, NC 27103

[ATL] War of the Wings VIII

War of the Wings VIII

October 9-10 at Elchenburg Castle in Boonville, NC

[ATL] Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 31

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 31

August 30-September 1, 2013
Elchenburg Castle at Boonville, NC

Greetings noble friends and neighbors!

We bid you welcome and hope you will join us on a trip to Morocco for the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Barony of the Sacred Stone.

No more "getting medieval" on the Middle Ages!

In his film Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino’s anti-heroes "get medieval" on their victims, meaning "to physically torture or injure someone by means of archaic methods," but author Stephen Cooper feels that the modern world should be careful about its use of the word "medieval." His article Positively Medieval appears on the History Today blog.

Houses scheduled to grace Fulford battlefield

The "most likely candidate" for the site of the Battle of Fulford, according to English Heritage, is Germany Beck, an area scheduled to be developed into a community of 600 new homes, approved by the City of York Council.

Eternal love in Romania

Archaeologists are speculating on the meaning of the discovery of a pair of skeletons in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, dating to the Middle Ages, found buried together and holding hands. The pair was found during excavations at a former Dominican monastery.

June 22nd

Greyfriars church next subject for Richard III archaeologists

Richard III has been identified. Now focus has shifted to the church where he was buried. The archaeological team from the University of Leicester, which discovered the remains of the king in 2012, plans to return to the site to further investigate Greyfriars Church.

William and Kate's housing plans delayed by proposed archaeological dig

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have to delay their move into Anmer Hall, the Georgian mansion given to them by the Queen as their new country home, due to two archaeological digs scheduled to take place on the property.

Archaeologists seek lost Pictish kingdom

A team of archaeologists from Aberdeen are looking for a lost kingdom -- not in some exotic country, but in their own backyard. The experts are seeking Fortriu, "one of the most powerful Kingdoms of the 'painted people,'” now believed to have been located in the Moray Firth area.

Discovering the Green Man

On her website Myth & Moor, Terri Windling, writer, artist, and book editor, looks at the Green Man in history, architecture, folklore and contemporary art. The blog article includes many photos.