Archive - Dec 2006 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 08:40
Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-12-12 18:21
The Emperor Maxentius was defeated by Constantine I in a battle in the year 321 C.E., but his followers apparently concealed his scepter, ceremonial weapons, and other regalia from Constantine's forces by burying the items. Archaeologists excavating Palatine Hill in Rome have located the cache, which is notable for the condition of the objects.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 13:47
Britain's Prince Charles shares family recipes dating back to the time of Henry VIII in a new cookbook. The Duchy Originals Cookbook will feature such delicacies as "Maids of Honour Tarts," said to have been given to Anne Boleyn by the King.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-12 09:02
Paula Laurita, Library Sciences Editor for BellaOnline, has created a website to help librarians and educators teach children learn about the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-11 18:27
A vigil in honor of Tana à l'Esprit Fort will be held Saturday December 16, 2006 at al-Barran's Midwinter celebration. Tana is to be offered entry into the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-12-11 12:23
Each year for the last 40 years, the centuries-old symbol of Christmas in Sweden, a huge straw goat, has been built in Gavle, Sweden. Only 10 of them have seen the new year; the rest have been torched, run over by cars, knocked over or otherwise destroyed by vandals.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-11 08:10
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares her memories and photos of the recent Known World Costuming Symposium which was held recently in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-10 13:12
Countessa Mariana Vivia de Santiago of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has announced that she will host a Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXIII. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-10 08:00
Miramah, Collegium Director for Gulf Wars XV1, is seeking A&S instructors for the upcoming War which will take place March 11-18, 2007 in Lumberton, Mississippi.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-12-09 18:17
The Adrian Empire's Shire of New Exeter, in modern-day Jefferson City, Missouri, was the site of a live-steel combat demonstration that attracted the attention of Michelle Brooks, a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-09 17:56
On December 15-17, 2006, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution will present demonstrations by London-based calligrapher Satwinder Sehmi who will discuss "the world of the scribes who created the Bibles on view in the exhibition In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000."
Submitted by faheud on Sat, 2006-12-09 12:49
Master Aaron Faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep has written this touching tribute to Count Sir Sarnac, who passed away earlier this week in Ealdormere.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-12-09 07:45
Don't tease the gargoyles! Members of the Shire of Grey Gargoyles, in modern-world Chicago, Illinois, say they occasionally are thought odd for their hobby, but that onlookers can't help but respect the weaponry. Blake Rachowin of the Chicago Maroon has the story.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-12-08 11:19
"It is a well known fact that people from so called barbaric tribes like the German tribes up north, were recruited into the Roman legions." Now, new finds in Norway demonstrate that the northern lands had closer ties to the Roman Empire than previously believed.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2006-12-08 11:06
Count Sir Sarnac Kir (Ba'adur), eighth King of Ealdormere, died on December 4 after a brief illness. Friends in Ealdormere, the Midrealm, and elsewhere this week must say farewell to a Knight who will be fondly remembered.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-12-07 18:31
Part of the Barony of Calafia, the College of St. Artemas is a small group located at the University of California San Diego campus. A recent article by Katie McLaughlin in The Guardian, a campus newspaper, featured the history and activities of the group.
Submitted by MSiobhan on Thu, 2006-12-07 14:37
Thieves who stole Toys for Tots toys from a Salvation Army facility couldn't dampen the generosity of SCA members and Michigan University Library staff and patrons, who collected hundreds of toys. Mistress Siobhan O'Neill reports on the collection at Toys for Tots in Three Hills tournament.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-12-07 10:02
On December 7, 1539, Martin Luther granted Philip, Landgrave of Hesse a confessor's dispensation to marry a second wife, although his first wife was still living and not divorced. Christine of Saxony, described as "unattractive and sickly," apparently favored her husband's plan to marry again.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-06 20:05
A Christian grave discovered near St-Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, indicates that Christianity may have come to Albion much earlier than previously supposed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-06 17:56
Maestro Diego de Marulanda al Nadil, Miastreas Deborah Inis Glas, and Mistress Alexandra de Le Mer Vert, autocrats for Estrella War XXIII, have announced that early entry to the War site will be limited to those authorized by their volunteer department heads.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-06 11:05
Archaelogists from the University of Leicester have found a fragment of lead that greatly adds to their knowledge of the city's Roman past. The "curse tablet" bears a list of 18 names; until now, only a few names of Roman residents of the city were known.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-05 16:23
The University of Oxford (England) has announced that an online, continuing education program entitled Exploring Roman Britain is now accepting students.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-05 08:48
Eirik Andersen of Tworavens.com is looking for photos and articles that document the Kingdom of Ealdormere's past.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-04 16:01
Mistress Anyeta has posted photos from the recent knighting ceremony of Sir Uther in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Sir Uther is the Kingdom's first knight.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-04 11:25
When Carenza bint Asya (Diana Eckart) became involved with the SCA, she was given the choice of pursuing a Viking persona or that of a belly dancer. She chose the dancer. Now, six years later, she owns a dance studio and heads a troupe of dancers. Thomas Fraley of the Ball State Daily News has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-04 07:59
Portsmouth High School senior and SCA member Patrick Agin may appear in the school yearbook wearing his chainmail, but the broadsword over his shoulder must go, say school officials. Bruce Burdett of the East Bay, Rhode Island newspaper reports.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-03 22:41
Art has announced that photos from the recent Feast of Four Winds event in Colles Ardorum (New South Wales) are available to view on the group's website.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-12-03 18:28
Did you miss out on attending the Knowne World Costuming Symposium and now are sad that you didn't get a chance to take all those lovely classes? Never fear! The Proceedings are now available for purchase!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-03 13:00
A sacred icon depicting Saint Kliment Ohridski, dating from the Middle Ages, will be on display in Sofia, Bulgaria November 25, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-03 09:08
Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, invites artisans from the Known World to participate in the War's Artisan's Showcase.