Archive - Apr 2006 - Story

April 17th

Fools' War Draws Crowds and Press

The Kingdom of Meridies' Fools' War event drew some interest from the local media in the form of Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reporter Liz Fabian.

April 16th

Remains of Knights Templar Discovered in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered the first provable remains of Knights Templar buried beneath a crusader castle in Israel.

14th Century Palace Located Outside Glasgow

After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 16, 1209

Traditionally, April 16, 1209 is regarded as the day Pope Innocent III gave oral permission of St. Francis of Assisi to found the Franciscan order.

Templar Castle on the Market

For sale: Knights Templar Castle in Barnton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Great for studying the Da Vinci Code.

April 15th

Cultural Icons Among Most Endangered Wonders

Newsweek has listed three iconic medieval structures among the Seven Most Endangered Wonders of the World.

Tempore Atlantia Winners Announced

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg, Deputy for Tempore Atlantia, and MOAS for the Barony of Bright Hills, has announced the winners of the Tempore Atlantia which took place at the Kingdom's recent Coronation.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 15, 1452

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He became the prototype of the "Renaissance Man."

"Stitch Counters" Cause Cancellation of Civil War Re-enactment

Some former participants are blaming "stitch counters," elitists who demand extreme authenticity for reenactors, for the cancellation of this year's staging of the Civil War Battle of Selma (Alabama).

April 14th

Kieran Alexander Born in Ealdormere

Lord Martin reports that Kieran Alexander was born April 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

German "Swamp Girl's" Skeleton Tells Tale

A skeleton found in a German swamp proved to belong to a 15-year-old girl who lived 650 years ago.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 14, 1471

The Battle of Barnet, fought on April 14, 1471 near London, was a major victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the English Wars of the Roses.

Meridies Spring Coronation Photos Online

Chip Talbert has posted a large album of photos from the recent Spring Coronation in the Kingdom of Meridies.

April 13th

THL Eleanor Fairchild Placed on Vigil for Laurel

Citizens of four kingdoms came together to ask Their Majesties Edward and Rylyn of Ealdormere that THL Eleanor Fairchild be elevated to the Order of the Laurel at the end of the first court at Ealdormere's St. Maximus day event on April 8, 2006.

Sven Örfhendur and Kolfinna Kottr New Heirs to Caid

On Live Journal, Divinite reports the results of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid. Sir Sven Örfhendur, fighting for Sir Kolfinna Kottr, was victorious.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 13, 1111

On April 13, 1111, Henry V, King of Germany, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor after maneuvering that included capturing Pope Paschal II and deposing his own father.

History Journals Guide Discussion List

For serious researchers, the History Journals Guide Discussion List provides information about periodicals and mailing lists on a wide range of historical topics.

April 12th

Northshield Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Lars and Mary, King and Queen of Northshield, have announced the combatants for Their Crown Tournament which will take place May 13, 2006 in Nordskogen.

Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom Given Charter

Lyle FitzWilliam, Master of the Company, has announced that the Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom has received a Charter from Their Majesties.

15th Century Trading Hall Re-opened in Norwich

Dragon Hall, a 15th Century trading hall has been re-opened in Norwich after a UK₤2 million restoration.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 12, 1334

Giotto di Bondone was appointed Chief Architect of Florence Cathedral on April 12, 1334. He designed a bell tower for the Cathedral, but it was not finished until after his death.

Northshield Tournament of Champions Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the Kingdom's recent Tournament of Champions. She also shares her memories.

April 11th

Harry Potter, King Edward, and the SCA converge for a grand feast

What do Harry Potter, King Edward of England, and the Middle Kingdom all have in common? Elements of all three came together recently at Oxford, England, for a most exquisite feast.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 11, 1554

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed on April 11, 1554, for leading a rebellion against Queen Mary Tudor of England, known to history as "Bloody Mary."

Knights in Central Park

Take a virtual tour of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's armor collection and learn about the history of armor with Knights in Central Park, an interactive website dedicated to historical armor.

Lochac Interactive Map

Finn, Webmaster for the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that a revised version of the Lochac Kingdom map is now available online. The map is interactive.

Historic SCA Photos Sold on eBay

Forty black & white photographs from an early SCA tournament held in Portland, Oregon in 1977 were recently sold on eBay.

April 10th

Throwing Down the Bardic Gauntlet

Lady Chiara da Montepulciano, Royal Bard to King Brion of the East, has issued a challenge to the royal bards of the Known World to match her talents with a bardic offering at the Pennsic War.

7th Century Cambodian Ship Discovered

Cambodian archaeologists have discovered the remains of a wooden sailing ship thought to date back to the 7th century, pre-Angkorian Nokor Phnom era.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 10, 1512

King James V of Scotland was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.