Archive - Apr 2006 - Story

April 23rd

Asterix to Conquer Big Screen

Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.

Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition at Lilies War

Carraig mac Cosgraigh, Head of the Calontir Brewers' Guild, has announced that the Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition will take place at this year's Lilies War.

East Welcomes Baby Andre

Lady Vienna has announced the birth of a son to Lady Gabrielle and Duke Andreas. He was named Andre.

April 22nd

Music for Sant'Iago

On Saturday May 6, 2006, the Medieval Women's Choir at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington will present Music for Sant'Iago (St. James), a concert of music and stories "associated with the famous pilgrimage route to the shrine of Saint James."

Captain Malcolm Donnelly to be Knighted in the Midrealm

His Majesty Edmund of the Middle Kingdom has announced that Captain Malcolm Donnelly will sit vigil the night before his elevation to the Order of the Chivalry which will take place at the Midrealm Coronation April 22, 2006.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 22, 1348

The legendary dropped-underwear incident that led to the founding of England's highest order of knighthood is said to have happened on April 22, 1348.

Viscount Mikael New Heir to Drachenwald

Caitrin reports that Viscount Micheal was victorious in the recent Drachenwald Crown Tourney. He was inspired by Viscountess Moria.

April 21st

BoD Still Considers Administrative Suspension of Participation

Viscountess Gwyneth Felto (Linda S. Moore), President, SCA Inc. has addressed the recent call for commentary regarding changes to the Governing Documents dealing with uspension of member participation.

Report from Gulf Wars XV available in podcast

A comprehensive report of Gulf Wars XV by Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent, with their guests, Duchess Eanor of Amberhall and Eldric von Atzinger, is available on the PainBank podcast site.

Rubber Ducky Races at West Kingdom Beltane Event

Their Highnesses, the Princesses of the West Kingdom, have announced that They will sponsor a Rubber Duckie Regatta at Beltane Coronation April 29, 2006. The race will benefit Toys for Tots.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 21, 1509

Henry VII of England, the Tudor victor in the Wars of the Roses, died on April 21, 1509.

Q2 2006 Chairman's Letter to the Membership: Myths & Questions

Jason Williams (Duke John ap Gwyndaf), Chairman, SCA Inc., addresses myths and questions about the SCA's Board of Directors in his Second Quarter Letter.

April 20th

Shakespeare First Folio to be Auctioned

A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.

Woman Is Treated for the Plague

The Los Angeles Times reports that an area woman is being treated for bubonic plague, which she may have caught from fleas around her neighborhood.

The Winchester Pilgrimage

The Shire of West Dragoningshire will sponsor a period pilgrimage in Winchester, England May 12-15, 2006.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 20, 161

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 161 CE.

Let's have a feast!

WALB-TV visited sixth-graders from Deerfield-Windsor School, taking part in a medieval festival in Albany, Georgia, which included an SCA demo.

April 19th

Viking Longhouse Project

Robert L. Schuster, Lord Halv of the Kingdom of Calontir, is in the process of finalizing plans to construct a Viking longhouse. Norsa, a not-for-profit, Viking re-enactment group, is sponsoring the project.

York Claims Emperor Constantine

More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.

T - n - T Crown to Be

Timmur and Tianna, affectionately known as "TnT", are the next King and Queen of Artemisia.

Four elevated to the peerage at Rowany Festival.

At the Rowany Festival, held over Easter in the Kingdom of Lochac, Their Majesties Aedward and Yolande recognised the magnificent achievements of four of Their populace by elevating them to the peerage.

April 18th

11th Century Fatimid Gold and Silver Jewelry Found

A cache of gold and silver jewelry dating to 638-1099CE has been discovered in Ramle, Israel.

Saxon Village Excites Archaeologists

The discovery of the remains of a village dating from the late Saxon period in Southampton, England has researchers from Oxford Archaeology a buzz. Among the finds were glassware from Italy and Germany.

Iron Age Roundhouse Discovered in West Yorkshire

The remains of a 2,000-year-old Dotterill roundhouse were discovered recently by workers excavating for a village bypass. The site is near Bridlington, England.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 18, 1480

Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of a future Pope and his mistress, was born on April 18, 1480.

Middle School Students Learn About Life in the Middle Ages

T.M. Fasano of the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently spent the day with students from Tori Fogg's class at Windsor Charter Academy and members of Greeley chapter of the SCA.

April 17th

Largest Medieval Parish Cemetery Outside London Excavated

Members of the University of Leicester archaeology unit are excavating a large parish cemetery containing over 1,300 skeletons that date from between 1200 and 1600 CE.

Guild of the Iron Bow Created

THL Ronan MacMorton reports that Their Majesties Boru and Dierdre have created a new guild in the Kingdom of Meridies: the Iron Bow.

Period Hawking Demos on Jersey

If you're visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands this summer, you can see a demonstration of period falconry.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 17, 1521

Already excommunicated, Martin Luther appeared before the Emperor on April 17, 1521 at Worms to answer for his views.