Archive - Nov 2005 - Story

November 22nd

British Youth Attend "Knight School"

British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.

November 21st

Labor of Love Restores Medici Tapestry

Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.

Ealdormere Finds a New Arts and Sciences Champion

There were quite a lot of amazing things to be seen at the Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Fair, held on Saturday, November 19 in the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog. Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton was there, and she brings us this report.

Exhibit on medieval Novgorod comes to Baltimore

"Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through February 12.

November 20th

Early Pagan Well to be Restored

A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.

Pennsylvania to Legalize Atlatl Deer Hunting

The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.

Industrial Size Duct Tape

Tyco Plastics has announced the production of "Nashua Big Fix," an extra-wide roll of duct tape big enough to patch even the largest armor.

Crumbling Roman Walls May Affect Italian Tourism

The collapse of a wall in the ancient Forum in Rome has travelers concerned for their safety. The incident happened at the time when the Italian government is considering cuts to cultural programs.

November 19th

Mists Tournament Circuit

Duchess Megan has announced the results of the Mists Tournament Circuit which concluded recently in the Kingdom of the West. The idea for the Circuit was based on one used in the Kingdom of Artemesia and adapted by His Highness of the West.

Position Announcement: Society Exchequer

The SCA is looking for candidates to fill the position of Society Exchequer. Applications are due by March 1, 2006.

November 18th

Forensic Scientists Help Solve Mystery of Copernicus' Grave

Archaeologists believe that they have found the grave of 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus including a skull and partial remains.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Ancient and Modern

The sparkling, new library in Alexandria, Egypt has an enormous reputation to live up to. The original, built by Alexander's general Ptolemy I Soter, became known as the greatest library in the world.

The Few, the Proud, the Medievalists!

Pfc. Samuel D. White of the Marine Corps took a step back in time recently when he interviewed Lord Wolfgan (Staff Sgt. Brian Neldner) at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in New River, North Carolina. His story appears on the website for the Marine Corps.

Trew Love! A History of Pants

Dame Aoife "trew" us a curve this week, and you might think it "inseamly" of her to have inflicted such punnery. But these links will leave you "panting" for more, and singing "hems" of praise to Dame Aoife!

November 17th

Northshield Artisans to Shine at Boar's Head

Ban tigherna Aine ingen MaelPatraic has announced that Caer Anterth Mawr will host an Artisan's Row at the upcoming Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Fast food, 14th-century style: WIU team hurls burgers, learns about teamwork

The Peoria Journal Star reports on a trebuchet built by Western Illinois University senior Steve Catania, and teammates Jake Hoerdeman and Patrick Szczypinski.

Asterix Takes on the U.S.

Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.

November 16th

Outlands Residents Compete for Queen's Prize

Sunnie Redhouse of the Farmington (Colorado) Daily Times got a first hand view of arts and sciences medieval-style when she attended the recent Queen's Prize tournament held at San Juan College.

Pennsic XXXV War Chirurgeon Comments on EMS Changes

Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott, Chirurgeon in Charge for Pennsic War XXXV, offers her personal comments on the change in EMS providers for Pennsic this coming year.

Footwear Helps Understand Viking Life

English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.

"Time for Tudor" Photos Online

CombatChris has posted photos from the recent "Time for Tudor" event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Earl Eadward Stedfaeste Victor of Lochac Crown Tourney

Lord William has announced that Earl Eadward Stedfaeste, fighting for Dame Yolande Kesteven, has defeated Blaeney in the final of the Lochac Spring 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 15th

"Arrows and Bows in Hedeby" Discusses Viking Archery

A new translation of parts of "Pfeil und Bogen in Haithabu," an article covering archery during the Viking Age, has been produced by VikingsNA.

Gregory and Maisie New Heirs to Trimaris Throne

Lady Fianna reports that Gregory was the victor of the November 12, 2005 Trimaris Crown Tourney.

EMS Coverage Secured for Pennsic War XXXV

Mayor Brise Sanguin has confirmed that another ambulance company has signed on to replace Portersville EMS for on-site paramedic services at Pennsic 35.

Grimms Rentals and Portersville EMS to leave Pennsic War

Brise Sanguin, Pennsic XXXV Mayor, has confirmed rumors that two long-standing providers of services to Pennsic War will not be returning this year. Lord Calvert from the Pennsic Independent has the story straight from the Mayor.

November 14th

Companie of Saynte George Brings Re-enactment to Europe

A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Coronation...

On the fifth day of November, Anno Societatus XL, being 2005 in the Common Reckoning, Gleann Abhann took its ryghtfull place as the youngest kingdom in the Knowne Worlde. But the story beforehand bears telling, as it is fascinating. (Or, "A funny thing happened on the way to coronation...")

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Wraps Up Noble Effort

Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that the effort will no longer accept donations for disaster relief.

November 13th

Southwest Hispanics Find Link to Sephardic Jews

New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.