Archive - Nov 2005 - Story

November 6th

Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has announced that photos from the recent Fifth Viceroy Tournament of Insulae Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald have been posted online.

"Splendor of the Word" Captures a Fading World

The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, a new exhibit, is the first in the library's history to showcase the organization's massive holdings of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.

November 5th

12th Century Farm Discovered Beneath Scottish Hotel

The remnants of a building dating to 1150 and a garden wall have been discovered on the grounds of the Norton House Hotel, near Ingliston, Scotland. Archaeologists feel that the find has "national significance."

Life in Roman Scotland

Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.

Merchant Registration for Estrella Due

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, the Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Autocrat, has announed that merchant registration for Estrella War XXII will be due November 15, 2005.

Wife creates website honoring Master Johan von Traubenberg

Arianna of Wynthrope, wife of Johan von Traubenberg, has created a web site honoring her late husband.

November 4th

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation on the Two Ravens website.

Which Historic General are You?

OKCupid has a test to determine which historic general you most resemble.

Oh, what a knight

The Eyeopener profiles Kate Flanigan, a Ryerson Theatre School technical production student and a member of the SCA.

November 3rd

Calontir Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Martino and Ariel of the Kingdom of Calontir have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

King Arthur tales may contain secret code

According to amateur scholar Joan Helm on the radio program The Science Show, King Arthur and the Camelot legends are just crammed full of hidden meanings and subtle messages.

Iona II

Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.

"Crusades: Crescent and the Cross" on the History Channel

On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."

On-the-job Halloween spirit can be fun, as long as employees don't get too spooky

An article in the East Valley Tribune describing costumes worn in the workplace on Halloween features a photograph of SCA member Rawnie Pino.

November 2nd

Carolina Renaissance Festival

News and Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair.

Principality of the Mists 2005 Fall Coronet Photos Online

Members of the College of Sainte Katherine have posted photos from the recent Fall Coronet in the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom.

Octoberfest: Castles in Germany

In an article for the Renstore newsletter, Gael Stirler looks at how to make a fairy tale come true by visiting German castles.

November 1st

9th Century Saxon Aestel Found by Metal Detector

Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.

Turkish Textiles on display at the Sackler

"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.

"Treachery on the Takaido" has an A&S display to remember

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg shares her tale of the fabulous Arts and Sciences activities at Atlantia's "Treachery on the Takaido" event.

Midrealmers Enjoy Combat in Western Illinois

Reporter Joseph Lemanski of the Western Courier spends time with members of the March of Lochmorrow at Western Illinois University during a recent fighter practice.

Moroccan City Holds Secrets from Roman Through Medieval Times

Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.