Archive - Apr 2005 - Story

April 30th

Atlantia's Tournament of Chivalry Photos Online

Lord Connor Sinclair de Winterfell has announced that photos taken at the Kingdom of Atlantia's Spring 2005 Tournament of Chivalry are now available online.

Dark Age Metalworks Discovered in Pembrokeshire

Natural gas workers at a site in Milford Haven were surprised to unearth what may well be a metalworks plant dating to the 9th century.

Missing Canterbury Manuscript Recovered

An 11th century gospel lectionary, missing from Canterbury Cathedral since the mid-16th century, has been recovered.

Calontir Crown List Announced

Seonaid has announced the names of the combatants and their consorts for the Kingdom of Calontir's Crown Tourney to be held May 7, 2005 in the Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa).

April 29th

Calontir Man is Scholastic All-Star

Kasey Moomau has been chosen for the Topeka Capital-Journal's All-Star Academic Team. Moomau, who scored 1510 on the SAT test, is an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Reenactor Fest Scheduled for February 2006

Mike Bollow has announced that Reenactor Fest, the first national convention for historical reenactors, will take place February 3-5, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.

Photos from the Lady Mary Tourney Online

Lord Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Lady Mary Tourney.

April 28th

Pennsic 34 Scrolls for Kingdoms Project

Their Highnesses Prince Malcolm and Princess Tessa of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have requested scroll blanks to be presented as gifts to Royals visiting the Pennsic War, and thus provoking the creation of AEthelmearc's Scrolls for Kingdoms Project.

Beit Aryeh to Change Name

Yehoshua M'Ma'ale Giborim of the Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel has announced that the group will change its name to Ma'ale Giborim.

Morgan Library Announces Digitized Manuscript Collection Online

Corsair, the online research resource for the Pierpont Morgan Library, makes available thousands of digital images from the library's medieval and Renaissance manuscript collection.

"Knights Next Door" Chronicles Life in the SCA

The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams, a book by Patrick O'Donnell, looks at life in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

April 27th

Work weekend at Cooper's Lake changed to May 7th

Work on the Pennsic fort has been rescheduled to May 7, 2005.

Regia Anglorum to sponsor living history exhibit at SCA event

Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005.

Seattle Times: Armor Among Property Recovered by Police

In the area's largest ever stolen property case, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office raided an rural site and recovered over 700 items including tools, construction equipment, and armor.

"Kingdom of Heaven" Documentary on A&E

"Kingdom of Heaven," a documentary about the upcoming film depicting the 12th century Crusade, will debut on A&E May 4, 2005.

AEthelmearc Coronation Video Online

Lord Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has announced that a video of the recent Coronation of Their Majesties Malcom and Tessa of AEthelmearc is now available online.

April 26th

Scottish Studies Scholarships Available

The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is looking for applicants for scholarships in Scottish Studies, especially in the fields of music, dancing or literature.

New web site highlights use of digital media for historical scholarship

It is often remarked that "we use a lot of computers to study the history of the Middle Ages!" The newly-inaugurated Digital Medievalist web site takes an academic approach to that fact, offering theoretical and practical articles about the use of computers and the Internet to further historical research.

SCA President's Report for April 16, 2005 Board Meeting

Meg Baron, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has released the President's Report for the April 16 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Road to the Isles Photos Online

Shava has posted photos from Northshield's recent Road to the Isles event which took place in the Shire of Mistig Waetru.

April 25th

Sigmundr Victorious in Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Raphe Cuthbert reports that Sigmundr, fighting for Sagadis, was the victor of the April 23, 2005 Viceroy Tournament which took place in the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn.

Jousting allowed in SCA

For the first time in the organization's history, jousting is now a legal form of equestrian combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The Mummy Returns! Bodies from the Bogs

Archaeological examinations of naturally-preserved bodies retrieved from bogs provide valuable insights into the daily lives and cultural values of ancient civilizations. Dame Aoife takes us on a tour in this week's installment of Aoife's Links.

April 24th

Michaelangelo Self Portrait Discovered

A newly-discovered bas-relief may be the first known self-portrait of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

Elizabethan Body Armor Discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists working on excavations at the colonial Jamestown settlement have discovered, largely intact, a "coat of jacks," a rare example of 17th century body armor.

Shakespeare portrait a fake, say experts

Top art authorities at the UK's National Portrait Gallery have determined that one of the best-known portraits of William Shakespeare was painted two centuries after his death.

Mons Graupius Not in Scotland's Grampian

Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.

April 23rd

Pennsic Novelty Shoots

THL Dirk Edward of Frisia, Pennsic 34 Novelty Shoot Co-ordinator, is now scheduling the War's novelty archery shoots.

Funeral of Pope John Paul II Fuels Interest in Vestments

The funeral of Pope John Paul II has sparked much interest in the history of the papacy. In an interview for NPR's Morning Edition, Renee Montagne discusses papal vestments with Father Mark Frances.

April 22nd

Unicorn Tapestries Restoration Creates Mystery

Richard Preston of the New Yorker discusses the how two mathematicians aided in the restoration of the Cloisters' famous Unicorn Tapestries and in the process, discovered a mystery.