Archive

July 24th, 2004

Ealdormere Photo Albums Online

Eirik Andersen reports that photo albums from various events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available for viewing online.

July 23rd

Roman Villa Had All the Amenities

Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a huge Roman villa near Swindon, England as "one of the most important Roman sites in England."

Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Sir Pendaran & Mistress Jehanne of Ansteorra have challenged the local barony, Bjornsborg, to join fourteen other Ansteorran groups in sending "CARE packages" to US troops serving in Iraq, in memory of Second Lieutenant Brian Smith.

East Lothian Pub Boasts "Grotesque" Ceiling

The earliest example of a Renaissance painted ceiling in Scotland, originally painted at Prestongrange House in 1581, but later removed for preservation, has been reproduced at a nearby East Lothian pub.

Hunting Season Photos Online

Racaire, from the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum (Austria), has announced that photographs from the recent Hunting Season event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald are now available online.

Mentioning unmentionables: Medieval underwear

This week, Dame Aoife mentions unmentionables in the form of underpinnings, codpieces, corsets and all manner of medieval underwear.

Cologne Cathedral at risk

UNESCO has placed Germany's historic Cologne Cathedral on the list of World Heritage sites in danger.

July 22nd

President's Report for SCA Board of Directors Meetings

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., has published the President's Report for the two most recent Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Baron reports on the meeting held July 17, 2004, and the teleconference held June 3, 2004.

Willian Freskyn Murray & Katherine chosen new Baron & Baroness of Rhydderich Hael

Their Excellencies Baron Sir Otto & Baroness Geirny, OL have announced that Willian Freskyn Murray and his beloved wife Katherine called Kiersey have been chosen as Rhydderich Hael's new baronial couple.

Thegns and Thralls: A Night in Heorot

Woods have grown frosty, winds howl,
Rime scours stones. Winter comes,
Promising long nights of hall joys.
Barre, guardian of warriors, and gold-bright Cordelia
Call battle-brave nobles. Prove your prowess,
Whether your wyrd be to win gold
By courage or be seized by battle.

Photos from Storvik Novice Tourney Online

Lady Ana Becc has posted photos from the recent Storvik Novice Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Green Tights

Hear ye, hear ye,
The Shire of Meadowmarsh is proud to invite all Archers of this fair Kingdom to its first and hopefully not last Hunting Event "Green Tights" on 20th - 22nd August.

Archaeological Treasures Go On Display in Docklands

David Spence, Director of the Museum in Dockland, has announced that the museum will display Saxon artifacts discovered in a dig from Southend.

Earthlink: Port-a-John Explosion Calls for Caution at Outdoor Events

A man smoking in a port-a-john in Blacksville, West Virginia ignited an explosion that sent him to the hospital.

Oregonian: Medieval Society in Washington County

"We're here because we have this romance and these ideals that we can't express in the real world," says Jay Royer, known in the society as His Lordship Guy of Normandy in an article from The Oregonian describing the SCA in the Shire of Dragon's Mist.

A musical Mabinogion?

In an interview for The Boston Globe, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel mentions, "When I was doing 'Sweeney Todd,' I talked with Stephen Sondheim, who is interested in developing something based on 'The Mabinogion,' medieval stories from Wales."

July 21st

New Laurel in AEthelmearc

Sir Mord the Green proudly announces that his lady wife, Maria Agrissa Sgourina (formerly and more widely known as Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh), was inducted into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of AEthelmearc on Saturday, July 17, 2004 AS XXXIX, in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog.

Middle East Meets Far West at Hafla

The Household Al-thaeib invites the known world to attend this year's Pacific Northwest / Southwest / Far West / Way East (depending on where your border lies) Warsha & Hafla!

Late Saxon "charcoal" graves discovered near Romsey Abbey

Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)

Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd

Gothic Wars XIV Hywel ap Cadell has died, and disunity has returned to Gwent, Gwynedd, Powys, and Deheubarth. Tis rumored that a great Viking fleet makes ready to sail the coasts of Cymru. Sail under the black raven or heed the call of the red dragon at Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd.

Battle of Lornevale Keep

Imagine attacking the stone walls of the Lornevale Keep, or defending against the invading forces! Join members of the Canton of Distant Shore for a weekend of melees, melees and more melees.

Morning Edition Features Heroism of Lt. Brian Smith

National Public Radio discusses the career and accomplishments of 2nd Lt. Brian Smith, including his love of the SCA, on its Morning Edition news program.

Feast and Festival of Lammas

Come one and all to Thamesreach shire at the end of August to celebrate the Lammas Feast.

Times Reporter: Warriors Clash at Melee School

A reporter from the New Philadelphia Times Reporter learned about armored combat - SCA style - when he visited the Oaken Melee School spoonsored by the Marche of Alderford.

July 20th

Chaucer's scrivener unmasked

A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.

Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

South Bend Tribune: SCAdian juggler inspires kids to move

Richard Biggs is a fool and proud of it, as shown in an article from the South Bend Tribune about a juggling workshop at a local library.

Elizabethan gold fraud centered on Canadian soil

Kodlunarn Island in Frobisher Bay, is the site of Canada's first gold swindle, according to Canadian scientists. The question: did Elizabeth know the truth?

Music CD to Benefit AnTir Duke

Lord Emryn Lioncourt has announced the release of a new music CD highlighting performances of the greatest musicians of AnTir, proceeds from which will benefit the hospital fund for Duke Tjorkill.

July 19th

New Chirurgeon Emeritus in Ansteorra

In an audience with TRM of Ansteorra, at the Kingdom's twenty-fifth birthday party, Countess Allyson Tymmes, former Kingdom Chirurgeon (she was also queen during the same time period), accepted the honor of Chirurgeon Emeritus.