Archive - Feb 2006 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 15:09
Dirk V and Chamayn II, Basileos and Basilissa of Caid, have announced that this year's Estrella War will feature a Known World Olympics.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 12:58
The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2006-02-10 17:27
Dame Aoife was feeling foolish this week, and offers this week's Links as a resource for the medieval artistry of jesters and fools.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-02-10 14:07
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced three additional special events at the War: a Progressive Weapons Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, a siege engine competition, sponsored by Atenveldt, and Defenders of the White Scarf Tourney, sponsored by the Southern Academy of Rapier.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-02-10 10:24
The British Museum just paid UK£357,832, the largest sum ever for a gold Anglo-Saxon coin.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-02-09 17:27
Baron Sir Guy of the Kingdom of the West has announced that Lord Vail, a Japanese national from the Barony of the Far West (Japan), will be attending the Estrella War. Lord Vail will be the first Japanese national to attend Estrella.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-09 13:34
Jackie Hammers-Crowell of the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project responds to SCAtoday.net's posting about the project earlier in the year, thanking readers for their support.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-02-09 10:07
Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-02-08 22:23
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Atenveldt will sponsor the Knights of St. Michael Challenge, a heavy weapons tourney, at the upcoming Estrella War XXII.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-02-08 16:17
Gaaaaak! Since some spammer has decided to use a robot to create bogus user accounts on SCAtoday.net, we've added a new security feature to our account creation page. Spammers would make pretty good trebuchet ammunition, wouldn't they?
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2006-02-08 11:27
An article in Penn State's Digital Collegian describes activities in the Students for the Appreciation of the Society of Creative Anachronism, a campus club that creates a stronger connection between the university and the local chapter of the SCA.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-02-08 01:14
Owners of the Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery Machine should check their unit's serial number to see if it is affected by this safety recall due to an electrical arcing problem.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 15:50
Lennie Bennett, art critic for the New York Times, looks at illuminated manuscripts and their place in medieval life.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 12:14
A group of historians from the BBC has solved the centuries-old riddle of Llywelyn, the site of the prince's royal palace.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 10:08
700 years after it happened, the cause of death of Sweden's oldest human skeleten has been determined: he was murdered!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-06 16:56
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, reports on a Haire Affaire, a recent event in the Kingdom, and on the elevation of Tatiana Melville to the Order of the Pelican. Her Excellency also posts photos.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-02-06 10:45
At a hotel in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, SCA members joined reenactors from other times from Roman to mid-20th century at Reenactor Fest: A Convention for the Ages. Chicago's Beacon News reporter Mike Dahaney has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-06 09:15
Eirik Andersen has announced that he has posted photos from the recent Snowed Inn event held in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-05 19:37
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the West Kingdom will host a party at the West Kingdom Encampment during the Estrella War. It will also sponsor the Mad Dog Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-05 14:02
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that there will be a 40th birthday party for the SCA at this year's Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-05 10:26
A construction company, making way for a new shopping mall, has discovered a large, medieval cemetery near the English city of Leicester. The cemetery appears to have been in use from the 12th through 16th centuries.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-02-04 19:17
"The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy" will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through April 9.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-04 15:10
A Tudor chapel, originally built by Henry VII, has been discovered at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England. The original vault has been found completely intact.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-02-04 10:26
Maestro Domingo has announced that there will be a Laurels Combat Prize Tournament at Estrella XXII.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-02-03 19:58
This is the President's report of the actions taken at the SCA Inc.'s most recent Board of Directors meeting, held January 21, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, in the Kingdom of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-02-03 18:31
The Queens of Atenveldt, Caid, Outlands and Artemisia invite all attendees at Estrella War XXII to join Them as they host the "Estrella War Queen's Arts Tea for the Populace!"
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-02-03 13:59
Fighting in the snow? You betcha! View photos by Lord Sigeric of the Shire of Rockhaven on the Northshield Photo Gallery site.
Submitted by Alexander Blazej on Fri, 2006-02-03 09:04
Photos from the West Kingdom's Twelfth Night Coronation event are online, courtesy Alexander Blazej.
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2006-02-02 19:05
The photos of the Event St. Matthieu’s AS XL (27th to 29th of January) in Schmidmühlen (Germany, Bavaria) are online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-02 16:54
Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will be hosting a Charity Sheep to Shawl over President's Day Weekend. Scarves created during the weekend will be donated to a local battered women's shelter.