Archive - 2013

June 25th

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.

June 21st

A Guide to Archery at Pennsic

Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood provides a review of archery at Pennsic.

Coin hoard found in Estonia

A hoard of silver coins dating to the 11th century was found in a wetland in Jõgeva, Estonia. The coins are believed to have been placed there as a deliberate sacrifice.

Steppes Warlord photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes Warlord, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

June 20th

Photos of the Mary Rose

CNN goes inside the new Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth, England. The Mary Rose was a warship that sank in 1545 during a battle with the French.

CW premieres "Reign" in fall 2013

The BBC has announced Reign, a new drama based on the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scots, which will hit American TV screens autumn 2013. The series will star Adelaide Kane as Mary and will begin with 15-year-old Mary's arrival in France as the bethrothed of the French prince Francis.

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

June 19th

Spooky Rait Castle still mystifies

Rait Castle, on an island in a loch near Naim, Scotland, is haunted, or so say some of its admirers, by the ghost of a handless girl, killed by her father for loving a son of the enemy.

Scientific Instrument Day at Pennsic's Artisans' Row

Master Richard Wymarc reports that On Monday July 29, 2013, Pennsic University's Artisan's Row will feature a Scientific Instrument Day.

Alken Bog site of human sacrifice?

Post-Roman Germania was a dangerous place, both for intenders invaders and those who found themselves on the bad side of the warlord. This was the conclusion of a team of Danish archaeologists investigating a bog in present day Denmark where the team discovered the remains of 40 men "hacked to bits and thrown into the shallows of Lake Mosso."

June 18th

Archaeologists search for the body of James IV at Flodden

On 19 September 1513, Scottish King James IV was killed at the Battle of Flodden in Northumberland, England, along with 10,000 other Scots. Now archaeologists are scouring the battlefield, hoping to find the remains of the king. The project marks the 500th anniversary of the battle.

Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc's Maynard and Liadain photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc's Spring Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Shire of Gryffyns Keep. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

Known World Players Pennsic Auditions for "The Canterbury Tales"

The Known World Players will hold auditions for the Pennsic 43 production of Chaucer's “The Canterbury Tales” this year on the following dates and times at the Amphitheatre:

June 17th

"Spectacular colorful mosaic" found in Kibbutz Bet Qama dig

Archaeologists working on an excavation at Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon region of Israel were surprised to discover a beautifully-preserved, Byzantine mosaic dating to the 4th - 6th centuries. The mosaic adorned the floor in what experts believe was a public building. (photo)

Proposed Revision to Corpora Section X – Grievances and Sanctions

The SCA’s Board of Directors sent out a request for comments on a proposed revision to Corpora that concerns Grievances and Sanctions.

Pictures from Aethelmearc War Practice

Lady Isabel Fleuretan and Augusto G report that they have posted albums of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice which took place May 16-19, 2013 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.

Changes to Pennsic announced

Pennsic 42 Mayor, Mistress Chai’usun, has announced a number of changes of import to those planning to attend this year's War.