Archive - May 2006 - Story
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 18:53
Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 15:50
She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 10:14
Jean Paul de Sens has posted videos of the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 08:32
The SCA received a brief mention in the online version of Ripley's Believe it or Not for May 29, 2006.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 06:30
A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-30 18:09
Premier Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born on (or about) May 30, 1265. In his writings, he mentions that he was born under the sign of Gemini.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 14:44
Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Spring Investiture in the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2006-05-30 09:53
Duke Roak of Ealdormere, who fought for the honour of Lady Jocea of Ealdormere, defeated Count Sarnac Bahadur in the finals of Ealdormere's Crown Tournament on Saturday, May 27.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 06:25
We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-29 18:31
Orthodox Christian Constantinople fell to the Turks on May 29, 1453, a date that some historians consider the end of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-29 10:57
Laird Colyne Stewart reports on the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Eastrealm.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Mon, 2006-05-29 04:30
Count Bardolf, fighting for Countess Brigh, defeated Sir Lutr Ulfskald, fighting for Lady Tessa of Wight, in the first and last bouts of the Middle Kingdom Crown Finals this weekend.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Sun, 2006-05-28 22:34
Lady Antiontte Martel of the Barony of Northwoods won the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Pentathalon today and was named the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 18:46
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, reports on and has posted photos from the Kingdom's recent Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 14:37
Metalsmiths and researchers of Scottish silver will be glad to know that the Compendium of Scottish Silver is now available online in a fully-searchable format.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-28 10:28
On May 28, 1291, during the Siege of Acre, the temple of the Knights Templar was destroyed. With it went the crusading Knights' last foothold in the Holy Land.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 07:35
Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 17:50
A large Roman cemetery, containing at least 100 skeletons, has been discovered near Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 13:51
The popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has sparked interest in grail legends, according to scholars. An MSNBC article looks the various ways the grail has popped up in literature over the centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 09:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 05:14
Edricus has posted photos from the recent Double Wars XIX event in the Kingdom of Draconwald. This is the Kingdom's largest annual event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 18:14
A recently-discovered well in Jamestown, Virginia has turned out to be a treasure trove of artifacts from the area's early residents including tobacco seeds, shells, fish bones, and a child's leather shoe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 14:39
Sonia Smith of Slate magazine looks at the origins of heckling from the ancient Greeks to medieval hooters.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-26 10:44
William and Anne Shakespeare's firstborn child, Susannah, was baptized on May 26, 1583.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-26 09:03
A current exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features Tibetan weapons, armor, and other war gear from the 13th to the 20th century.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-25 19:44
On May 25, 735, the Venerable Bede ended his peaceful, learned life in the Northumbrian monastery where he had lived over fifty years.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 15:08
A photo taken at the recent War College near Jefferson City, Missouri was featured in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 10:14
The Food Network has requested groups planning Iron Chef competitions to contact them. In some cases, the network has sent film crews to tape the event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-05-25 06:25
Lady Gavlinne has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament that took place in the Eastrealm.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-24 19:25
An alembic found at a remote North Yorkshire monastery may be evidence that Cistercian monks were involved in the arcane quest to make gold from base metal.