Archive - Nov 2005 - Story

November 13th

Borgia Family Topic of New Film

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.

Walking Roman Scotland

The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.

Imperial Turkish Costumes on Display

An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.

November 12th

Vaclav Semjaka Winner of Calontir Crown Tourney

Vaclav Semjaka, inspired by Xorazne Artsruni, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Northshield Photo Albums Cover Recent Events

A number of new photo albums have been posted on Yehudah Nagid ben Yitzhakthe's Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery, including pictures taken at the Medieval Religions Symposium and Northshield Crown.

Historic Combat in Denver

Jester of Anglesey has announced that the Barony of Caerthe in Denver, Colorado, will host two historical combat sessions at Caerthean Fighter Practice during the month of November, 2005.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2005

THL Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2005.

Avenging Unicorn Action Figure

Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.

November 11th

"That's not a Knoife!" What period blades were really like

How many SCAdians have drawn a sword after uttering that famous movie line? Dame Aoife doesn't look a thing like Paul Hogan's "Mic" character in Crocodile Dundee, but this week she shares Mic's fascination with sharp pointy things.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.

Known World Hunt Guild Promotes Animal Activities in the SCA

Pavla de la Satu Mare of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that the Known World Hunt Guild promotes animal activities within the SCA, including those involving horses, dogs and hawks.

Eastern influences on medieval Spain explored in Mexico City museum exhibit

"España Medieval y el legado de occidente" will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología through February.

November 10th

Northshield Gift to Gleann Abhann

In a show of friendship from the second newest Kingdom in the SCA to the newest, the Kingdom of Northshield presented 300 scroll blanks, created by Northshield scribes, to Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann.

In Praise of Gleann Abhann

Iustinos Branov has posted "A Hymn in Praise of Gleann Abhann," written in honor of the founding of the new Kingdom.

Gleann Abhann coronation photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from Gleann Abhann's first Coronation.

Traveler bears wondrous tale of first Gleann Abhann Coronation

Vallawulf Rurikson, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, journeyed many miles to witness the birth of the new Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. He has kindly agreed to share the tale of his journey with us all.

November 9th

Society Seneschal releases new policy on hunting activities at SCA events

George Reed, Society Seneschal, has released a new policy, and implementation guidelines, for hunting activities at SCA events.

Masterpiece Theatre to Present "The Virgin Queen"

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Elizabeth I of England in this new depiction of the life of The Virgin Queen. The program is part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.

Midrealm Fall 2005 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Agrippa has posted an album of photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Fall 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 8th

Duke Michael of Bedford Victor in Atlantia Crown Tourney

Duke Michael of Bedford, fighting for and Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn, was the winner of the November 5, 2005 Atlantian Crown Tournament.

Oldest Church found at Armageddon

The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.

Cardinals Ask Pope to Save Latin

Latin has fallen into such disuse in the Roman Catholic Church that many of the church fathers no longer understand the language. Now members of the College of Cardinals have asked Pope Benedict XVI to make Latin the "universal language" by using it at international events.

Village of Sundkøbing Re-Creates Medieval Danish Life

The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.

November 7th

President's Report of the Fourth Quarter 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

SCA Inc. President Linda Moore has released her report from the October 22 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Byzantine Christmas Concert

Residents of the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to hear the Greek Byzantine Choir, directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, when they present a Christmas concert in Portland and Seattle.

Web catalog of resources "for Film, TV and Re-enactors" debuts

An entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California, has announced a new web site that aims to catalog commercial providers of historical products and services for re-enactors as well as TV and film producers for both fictional and documentary works.

Caravaggio's painting exhales perfume

For two weeks in the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, every visitor will have a chance to enjoy the scents of the flowers and fruits that are depicted on Caravaggio’s famous painting “The Lute-Player

Meridies Crown List Photos Online

Serena da Riva has posted photos from the recent Fall 2005 Crown List, which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

November 6th

Scholarships Available for Icelandic Study

The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.

Medieval Lion Skulls Tell Tale of Royal Menagerie

The skulls of two lions dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, discovered in the moat of the Tower of London, give credence to historic accounts of the Tower's fabled Menagerie, a popular tourist attraction in medieval times.