Archive - Nov 2006 - Story
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-11-07 23:43
"The mid-term campaigns have offered up perhaps the most venomous volleys of political advertising in U.S. history....Yet as Americans ponder how much of it is true and how much pure vindictive blather, we might note that we're rather backward compared to the pointed, frank and refreshingly honest political ads of the Romans more than 1,900 years ago."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-07 14:33
The Vice President of Operations is currently accepting applications for the position of Press Officer of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-15 hours per week.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-07 10:54
Interim SCA, Inc. President Patrick Anderson has published a President's Report from the October SCA Board of Directors Meeting held in Memphis, Tennessee.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-07 07:37
Violante de Sant Sebastian reports that Count Valharic Caligula Aurelius was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Count Valharic was inspired by Arielle the Golden.
Submitted by Gwynfor on Mon, 2006-11-06 18:39
Jarl Alfar of Attica was victorious in the Kingdom of Lochac's November Crown Tourney held in the Barony of Ynys Fawr this weekend. He fought for Mistress Gudrun, and defeated Sir Asbjorn Pedersen (fighting for Mistress Marienna Jensdottir) 2-0 in the final. Sir Asbjorn was the only combatant to reach the finals without sustaining a defeat.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-06 14:04
Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr recently hosted "Dragon's Horde," an annual event at Himmel Park in Tucson, Arizona, where they spoke about what makes the SCA special. Davida Larson of the AZ Wildcat Online had the story.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2006-11-06 10:00
On the Swedish Isle of Gotland, Edvin and Arvid Sandborg were helping a neighbor with his garden when they began to dig up old coins, one of them a 1,100 year-old arabic coin.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-06 07:35
Jocosa has posted photos from the recent Pillage on the Plains III event in the Kingdom of Meridies.
Submitted by Martel on Sun, 2006-11-05 18:57
Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg reports on "A Thousand and Two Nights", a Middle Eastern themed event held annually in the Barony of Bright Hills in Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-05 16:14
Lady Jóra in Irska reports that Gunther Bärenjäger and Julianna of Avon are the new Prince and Princess of the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-05 12:18
Hauptmann Konrad Mailander of the Midrealm has posted photos and video from the Pounce event which took place in the Canton of Catteden on September 23, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-05 08:53
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided an online source for viewing their famous Unicorn Tapestries. The website invites visitors to zoom in for close up details of the designs.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 18:52
Roger Prior, a Shakespearean scholar, is convinced that many of the musicians of the Tudor Court, including the Bard's own "Dark Lady," may have been Separdic Jews.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-04 15:19
Maestarinna Sigrid Briansdotter has created a list for discussion of topics of interest pertaining to post-Viking Scandinavia.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-04 12:06
Lord Skorri Einarsson has posted photos from the recent War Of The Wings event in the Kingdom of Atlantia on the Smug Mug website.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 08:49
Archaeologists found the remains of a ship from the Viking Age recently, in a burial mound on a farm outside the coastal city of Larvik.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 18:16
M'Lady Brenna Aine Bisset, Estrella XXIII Gatebook Autocrat, has announced that a contest will take take place to choose the best design for the gatebook cover art.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 14:45
Originally created as a liaison between the University of Missouri and the Shire of the Standing Stones in Calontir, the MU Medieval Re-enactment Society "dedicates itself to the celebration of the Renaissance and Middle Ages through research and historical re-enactments." Lindsay Toler of The Maneater reports.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 10:57
Archaeologists have discovered "evidence of a substantial Roman villa with a mosaic floor in the main room" in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England. The site is one of the most westerly Roman villas yet found in England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 07:43
Several video clips from the 2006 Battle of Hastings reenactment have been posted on the Living History website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-02 18:42
Broichan has announced that photos from the recent elevation of Master Donal O'Brien to the Order of the Laurel are now available to view online. The elevation took place at the Dreiburgen Anniversary in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-11-02 15:30
A letter from Catherine of Aragon pleading for help to preserve her marriage to England's King Henry VIII will be offered at auction in New York in December.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-02 11:55
Martin of Rivenstar recently attended the Battle of Hastings reenactment and shares photos taken by Lady Johanna.
Submitted by meli1380 on Thu, 2006-11-02 09:56
Lady Melisende Fitzwalter would like to advise gentles that a short sequence from the recent Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney in the Shire of Flintheath can be found on the YouTube website.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-02 08:20
Two chemists have discovered the reason why the lapis-lazuli-based blue pigment prized by medieval painters fades so drastically over time. Ultramarine, more precious than gold, was often used for portrayals of the robes of the Virgin Mary, and Michelangelo used it in the Sistine Chapel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 19:08
On February 2-4, 2007, Vesuvius will errupt all over again...well, almost. Castra Romana-Pompeii, a Roman Era Re-enactment, will hold an event recreating the day before the catastrophic events of August 24, 79 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 15:48
Arwen has posted a series of photos albums from events in the Kingdom of the Outlands for 2005. The events include Outlands 20th Year, Estrella 2005, Straight and Narrow 2005, Stag's Con 2005 and Queen's Prize 2005.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-11-01 12:21
An entertaining new essay by Allan Massie explores the continuing fascination of Rome for fiction writers and moviemakers -- and their audiences.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 09:32
Washington State University student Matt James scorns the usual college activities for a hobby creating chainmail and fighting in the SCA. Lisa Waananen of the Daily Evergreen has the story and slide show.