Archive - Mar 2006 - Story

March 23rd

Comments Sought on Board of Directors Nominees

Linda S Moore, (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments on a number of nominees to the SCA Board of Directors.

Smell of the Middle Ages

On its website, Trivium Publishing offers suggestions for enjoying the medieval experience by using your sense of smell through an article entitled Smell of the Middle Ages by Jacquelyn Hodson.

Mongolian Haircut

An article for Mongolia Today looks at the history of hairdressing, Mongolian style.

Photos from Northern Lights XV

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn de Creig-Elachie has posted photos from the 2006 Northern Lights A&S Competition in Montpelier, Vermont.

March 22nd

Pennsic Online Pre-Registration Extended, Fees Raised

Online pre-registration for individuals for Pennsic XXXV has been extended until June 15, 2006. Mail-in pre-registration ends May 15, 2006. There has also been an increase in fees due upon arrival.

Madeleine P. Cosman, author of "Fabulous Feasts", dies at age 68

Best known for her book Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman has died at the age of 68 in California. She was also the founder of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at City College of New York and the organizer of Manhattan's annual Cloisters medieval festival.

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath Photos Online

Lady Margaret has posted photos from the recent St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath held in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Clothed in Honour at Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere hosted its second marathon sewing event, now called Cloth of Gold, on March 17-18 in the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe, sponsored by the Canton of Eoforwic.

March 21st

SCAtoday.net upgraded to new software version

SCAtoday.net has been upgraded to a new version of Drupal, the software that manages all content on the site.

16th Century Spanish Patterns Online

The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted digitized versions of 16th century Spanish patterns on its website.

SCAdian Scholars to Appear at Royal Ontario Museum

Finnvarr de Taahe and Sylard of Eagleshaven, scholars from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, will be presenting in persona as part of the 1st Annual Friends of the Mediaeval Studies Society Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on March 25, 2006.

Ma'ale Giborim Hosts Successful Purim Event, Requests Help with Armor

Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal for the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Jerusalem, Israel, reports that the shire held another successful event. He has posted photos online.

March 20th

Columbus mystery nearly solved 500 yrs after death

Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese.

Treasures of Early SCA History

On her projects page, Mistress Therasia von Tux provides scanned documents from the Twelfth Night Roll "used in 1968 (AS 2) to create the chivalry as an order, create the order of the laurel plus create the first dukes."

Cate Blanchett back as Elizabeth in "The Golden Age"

Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.

Medievale Fortified Bridge Linking Wales and England Discovered at Shrewsbury

A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.

March 19th

Lupercalia Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, attended the Lupercalia event held in Rivenwood Tower (Mankato, MN) on March 04, 2006. She shares her memories and photos.

WWII Bunkers Hide Roman Ruins

Archeologists believe that a wartime bunker in the city of York, England, may hide the ruins of a Roman palace.

World's Strongest Whiskey

A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.

March 18th

Black Plague Caused Climate Change

A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.

Spamalot Returns to Chicago

Beginning in April, Monty Python's Spamalot, the hit musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will return to Chicago. The show runs April 19-June 4, 2006.

Modern Embroidery Business Serves SCA Customers

Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.

Shakespearean Insult Generator

Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!

March 17th

Medieval Laws to be Struck from Irish Republic Statutes

The Republic of Ireland is about to strike hundreds of obsolete laws from its statute books. Some of the laws date back to the time of the Norman invasion.

Even More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Aine ingen Fhinn, of the West Kingdom, has posted a marvelous, large album of Estrella XXII photos on her website.

Mixed Verdict in Colorado Renaissance Faire Case

A Colorado judge ruled recently that the Colorado Renaissance Festival could continue to operate in the town of Larkspur, but must pay the town US$96,000 for water consumption.

March 16th

Hartlepool Excavations Give Insight into Medieval Life

Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."

Professional Photos from Estrella 2006 Online

Professional photographer Cassandra Tomei of Tomei Studios has posted a beautiful gallery of photos from the recent Estrella War.

Cooper's Crack Good for Fighters!

In an article on the March 15, 2006 edition of NPR's Morning Edition, it was reported that researchers have found that chocolate milk is better for athletes than Gatorade™.

Mistress Roen Marie de Lacy, called la Dentellere, Passes

Sir Emeric Wendel reports on the recent death of Mistress Roen Marie de Lacy, called La Dentelleire who died of breast cancer March 9, 2006.