Archive - Mar 2006 - Story

March 16th

Blood of the Vikings

On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.

March 15th

Medieval Garden Open House

On June 17, 2006, the Department of Horticulture and the Center for Medieval Studies at Penn State University will host an Open House. The public is invited to attend from 2:00-4:30 pm.

SCA to Demonstrate at Armor Exhibit

Lady Kirsten reports that members of the SCA have been requested to demonstrate armored and rapier combat in conjunction with the Age of Armor exhibit at the Evansville (Indiana) Museum of Arts, History & Science March 19, 2006.

The Mystery of Scotland's Brochs

Archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at Scotland's 2,000-year-old stone towers known as brochs, which were built by master builders for the purpose of defense.

Gleann Abhann Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lady Barbara Sterling, Gleann Abhann Historian, has posted photos from the recent Spring 2006 Crown Tournament.

March 14th

Swords & Shawls at Salisbury House

Salisbury House, a 42-room mansion located in Des Moines, Iowa which is modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, is celebrating its reopening for public tours after an extensive renovation with "Swords & Shawls," an exhibit featuring a display of swords dating from Medieval times through the 19th century.

Medieval Medical Myth-Busting

In a lengthy article for Strange Horizons written in 2003, Michael Livingston attempts to debunk many myths about medieval medicine.

Outlands Members Return from War

Argen Duncan, a reporter for El Defensor Chieftain (Socorro County, New Mexico), experiences the fun and glory of Estrella and the Middle Ages through members of the College of St. Golias.

March 13th

Students Learn About Medieval Life from Caidans

Craig Tenbroeck of the North County Times attended a recent Medieval Festival at Lincoln Middle School in Vista, California where students took part in A&S activities and watched a siege engine contest.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for March, 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2006.

Society Chronicler's Policy Online

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has posted an electronic copy of the Society Chronicler Policies on the her official home page of the SCA website.

Canterbury Faire Photos Online

Bartholomew from Southron Gaard in the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that an album of photos from Canterbury Faire have been posted in the Southron Gaard Gallery.

March 12th

Ghengis Khan Cavalry Ride

The mark the 800th anniversary of the founding of Mongolia, the Mongolian Government Executive Committee has planned a series of events to take place during the summer of 2006. Included will be an 500-man Cavalry Ride.

Mysterious Lady of the Wells

A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.

Finding the Lost Village of Le Penne

Arcaheologists working on a dig on the Isle of Wight are hoping that Le Penne, a lost medieval village, will emerge from under the Great Pan Farm.

Researchers Debate Fate of 14th Century Ship

Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.

March 11th

Western Pennsylvania Fairie Festival Seeks Talent, Merchants

The First Annual Western Pennsylvania Fairie Festival will take place June 10-11, 2006 at Cooper's Lake Campground (site of the Pennsic War). Organizers are looking for vendors and entertainers.

SCA Board Responds to Member Comments

Jason Williams (Duke John ap Gwyndaf), Chairman, SCA Inc., has responded to the large number of comments from SCA members regarding the mission statement and family memberships.

Useful Peeps

Mistress Therasia von Tux has a novel use for peeps: sealing wax. Enjoy a detailed description of the procedure - with photos of how to turn cute little Easter peeps into something useful.

Early Coptic Manuscript Found in Egypt

A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.

March 10th

Midrealm Scribe Produces Period Work

Master Ranthulfur of the Midrealm, also known as professional illustrator Randy Asplund, has completed an Ecclesiastes book using all medieval materials and techniques.

Experts Gather to Save Cathedral's Historic Carvings

Conservation experts are drawing up plans to preserve medieval works of art at a Yorkshire cathedral and display them to a global audience.

Bronze Age Cairn Links Wales and Scotland

A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.

Sir Steven MacEanruig, founding member of the SCA, enters halls of Valhalla

Steve Henderson, known in the SCA as Sir Steven MacEanruig, was at the backyard party in 1966 that was the genesis of the Society for Creative Anachronism. On March 8, 2006, Sir Steven left us for the next world.

March 9th

Gulf Wars XV Class List Online

A list of classes to be offered at Gulf Wars XV is now available online.

House Golden Oak Winner of Estrella Siege Cookoff

A team of cooks from House Golden Oak won the siege cooking contest at Estrella War XXII. They reportedly also went on to roast a whole pig - on site - for a feast for Their Majesties of the Outlands Sunday evening.

St Chads Burial Place and Tomb Discovered at Lichfield

Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.

"Tools of Our Trade" Drive to Restock Lost Recreation Supplies

Baroness Gwynnyd has announced a drive to help replace supplies for those reenactors who lost those materials necessary to enjoy their hobby during last year's devastating hurricane season.

March 8th

Archaeological Survey of Royal Mile to be Conducted

Radar technology will be used to aid archaeological work on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Researchers hope to discover such historical buildings as Edinburgh's Tollbooth and Tyne Gaol.

Medieval Ship had Lucky Coin

A silver French coin, inscribed in Latin, has been discovered in the keel of the medieval ship found in Newport. Researchers believe this proves that the ship was French in origin.