Archive - Apr 2006 - Story

April 10th

A Kid in King Edward's Court

Alexander Gladstone has published photos from the recent Kid in King Edward's Court event held in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are on the Two Ravens website.

April 9th

Mapping 14th Century Britain

Mapping the Realm: English Catrographic Constructions of Fourteenth-Century Britain is an interactive online version of England's Gough Map.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 9, 1241

On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.

Mists Coronet Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Principality of the Mists Spring 2006 Coronet in the Kingdom of the West.

Identity of Jamestown Skeleton Still Unknown

Extensive DNA testing has yet to reveal the identity of a skeleton found in the Jamestown, Virginia excavations. Researchers now doubt that the remains belong to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.

April 8th

Medieval Welsh Site Being Excavated

An archaeologist has purchased land in Wales, convinced it is the site of a medieval village.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 8, 1492

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."

Headless Bodies in York Cemetery Gladiators?

Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.

Heirs to Concordia of the Snows Named

Their Excellencies Baltasar and Lucia, Baron and Baroness of Concordia of the Snows in the East Kingdom, have announced that they have heirs.

April 7th

Midrealmers Elevated

Mistress Siobhan reports that Master Sigulf Karlnar was elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn at Their Tournament of Chivalry.

New Housing Project Built on Site of Medieval Village

The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 7, 1506

Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.

Bardic Madness Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, recently visited South Dakota where she attended Bardic Madness. She shares her memories and photos.

April 6th

SCA on Neo-Monster-Island [PG-13]

You never know where SCA references will pop up! This time it's on a comic website called Neo-Monster-Island.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for April 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published additions to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2006.

6th Century Pyramid Found under Mexican Passion Play Site

As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.

Photos of East Kingdom Contingent at Gulf Wars XV

Lady Gisela has posted photos from Gulf Wars XV, primarily of East Kingdom people and activities.

April 5th

Position Available: Society Webminister

The SCA is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister, a deputy to the Society Chronicler.

Artemisia Welcomes Katriel Eowyn Collier

Lord John Gilson has announced the birth of the Kingdom of Artemisia's newest resident: Katriel Eowyn Collier, born at 7:53 2006-03-24.

More Gulf Wars Photos Online

Baroness Mebh and Lady Danielle have posted photos from the recent Gulf Wars XV held March 12-19, 2006 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

April 4th

New Henry I Charter Discovered

Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.

Northshield Bards Catch the Eye of the Media

Roger Larsen, of the Huron (South Dakota) Plainsman, offers an informative look at SCA life in the Kingdom of Northshield as he covers a recent Bardic event presented by members from throughout the Kingdom.

Medieval English Year Books Online

Boston University's School of Law has produced a searchable database for the English Year Books which are the law reports for the country from the 13th through 16th centuries.

Photos from Ice Dragon & Interbaronial Archery Challenge II Online

Lord Alexander Gladstone of the Kingdom of Ealdormere has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon and Interbaronial Archery Challenge on the Two Ravens website.

April 3rd

Forbes Magazine names duct tape "The Other Greatest Tool Ever"

No fighter takes the field without it. No homeowner dares to approach a project unless a roll is in the toolbox. Forbes Magazine's panel of scientists and engineers found what the SCA already knew: duct tape holds the world together.

University of New Mexico to Host Medieval Lecture Series

The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.

In Memoriam: Giuliana Catarina della Luna

The SCA has lost a vibrant young woman from Ansteorra. Guiliana Catarina della Luna (mka Meghan Siobhan Baxter), age 18, became ill on site at Gulf Wars on Sunday evening and died at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg later in the week.

Large Album of Gulf Wars Photos Online

Lady Cassandra of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Ursus of Anglesy has posted nearly 800 photos from Gulf Wars XV.

April 2nd

Naval Construction Site Yields 16th Century Shipwreck

The Associated Press reports that a construction crew working at Pensacola's Naval Air Station in Florida has discovered a 16th century Spanish ship buried in the sand.

Huge Hoard of Roman Coins Found in Britain

The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.