Archive - Feb 2006 - Story

February 28th

"UK£100,000 Will Help Us Save Our King"

At more than 800 years old, it is known as the King of Holderness. But St Augustine's Church in the heart of Hedon is slowly crumbling.

A Scottish Fortress in England

Several castles in Scotland were either built from new — Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire — or substantially rebuilt and extended — Roxburgh, in the Scottish Borders — by the English during the Wars of Independence of the 14th century. But there is one famous English castle that can claim to be Scottish.

Count Sir Havordh Victorious in Gleann Ahbann's Second Crown Tourney

Gwendolen reports that Count Sir Havordh was the victor of the recent Second Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Ahbann. His Excellency was inspired by his Lady, Countess Mary Grace.

New Road Plans for Stonehenge

The controversy continues. English Heritage is still working on options to remove traffic from the area around Stonehenge, this time with five different options.

February 27th

Tudor Effigies Database

Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, has created a database for costumers using Tudor effigies.

Teachers Needed for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006

Katryne MacIntosh the Strange, Autocrat for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006, is seeking teachers for the event which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) June 16-18, 2006.

In Memoriam: John Brook-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms

John Brooke-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms of England, who did much through his persuasive writings to advance an interest in the subject of heraldry, died on Feb. 13, 2006 at the age of 78.

Photos from Une Fete D'Amour

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent Une Fete D'Amour event which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 26th

West King Wields Rapier at Estrella

Brigit Thornwielder reports on the deeds of His Majesty Fabian of the Kingdom of the West during the recent Estrella War XXII.

In Memoriam: Lady Muirenn ingen Thigernáin

Lady Muirenn ingen Thigernain (Wendy Rae Kiernan) passed into Valhalla on February 15, 2006 after a long illness.

New Work by Constance Hieatt

SCA members might be interested to know that MRTS is publishing a new work by Constance Hieatt on medieval cookery. Co-authors include two Society members.

February 25th

Murder in France: a Very Cold Case

Cold Case Files could really cover a recent discovery in Plouezoc'h, France, where police spent several years trying to solve the murder of a woman found slain with a hatchet. Turns out, she died in the 15th century.

Cadvarch ap nir Caerleon of Caerthe Offered Knighthood at Estrella

Cadvarch ap nir Caerleon of Caerthe of the Kingdom of the Outlands was offered Knighthood at the recent Estrella War by Their Majesties Hrorek Wolfson and Caoilfhionn inghean Ui Sheanain.

Rapier Combat at Estrella XXII

Niccolo of the Kingdom of Artemisia offers his observations on rapier combat at Estrella XXII.

Why the Crusades Still Matter

Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.

February 24th

Medieval Latin Tutorial

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has published Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners, a website devoted to helping beginners handle the medieval Latin used in manuscripts.

Tourney of Love and Beauty Photos Online

Lord Connor Sinclair de Winterfell has posted photos from the recent Tourney of Love and Beauty which took place in the Kingdom of Atlantia on Barony of Ponte Alto February 18, 2006,

Rapier Gear Stolen in Michigan

Zygmunt Nadratowski reports that his rapier gear was stolen recently from his home in Michigan.

February 23rd

Royal Cloaks Missing

Their Graces Edouard and Genevieve of the Kingdom of Ealdormere report the sad news that coronation cloaks from their first and second coronations were stolen from their car in downtown Toronto recently.

Pennsic University Teacher Registration Online

Lady Despina, Registrar for the Pennsic university, has announced that teacher sign-up for Pennsic XXXV is now available on the Pennsic website.

Crown List of Gleann Abhann Announced

Their Majesties Radu and Broinnfinn of the Kingdom of Gleann Ahbann have announced the list of competitors and consorts for Their upcoming Winter Crown Tourney.

Forensic research reveals gladiators fought by the rules

Despite the Roman arena's well-deserved reputation for gladiatorial brutality, forensic examination of the remains of several dozen gladiators found in Turkey reveals that their combat was fought with well-defined rules of engagement.

February 22nd

Request for Commentary on Corporate Policies

Linda Moore, President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the SCA membership regarding Land Use Policy, Family Memberships, and clarifications in the Governing Documents.

Green Dragon Tavern Seeks Musicians for Gulf Wars

Marion, Leoncina da Susa, Proprietess and Entertainment Coordinator for Gulf Wars' Green Dragon Tavern, is seeking musicians to play at Gulf Wars 15.

An Tir to host Known World Chirurgeon Symposium

Lady Sophia, Known World Chirurgeon Symposium Coordinator, has announced that this event will be held May 6 and 7 as part of the 40 Year Celebration event.

Estrella War XXII Photos Online

Combat Chris returned from Estrella and immediately posted photos from the War.

February 21st

Arizona Renaissance Festival Works Magic on Visitors

Current and former SCA members join forces with Ren Faire actors to entertain the public at the Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace which runs weekends through April 2, 2006 in Tuscon.

Lawrence & Katherine First Baron & Baroness of Iron Bog

Lady Dorathia Mychell, Seneschal of the Barony of Iron Bog, has announced that Master Lawrence Thornguard and Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland have been chosen as the first Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Iron Bog.

Painted Anglo-Saxon Angel Sculpture Found

An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.

February 20th

Remains of Joan of Arc to be Tested

A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.