Archive - May 2006 - Story

May 24th

Eight New British Knights Installed in 12th Century Ceremony

England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.

Count Sir Amalric Victorious in An Tir Crown Tournament

Her Grace, Duchess Angharad Drakenhefd reports that 99 combatants took the field on May 20 in the An Tir Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Ambergard (Moses Lake, WA). Count Sir Amalric Blackhart, "inspired beyond belief" by his consort, Countess Caia Snowden, overcame all comers to become the next Crown Prince of An Tir.

Sting to Release Album of Lute Music

Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.

May 23rd

Website Offers Fifteenth Century English Patents of Arms

A website gives examples, both text and graphical, of English patents and grants of arms awarded in the 14th and 15th centuries.

A Challenge to the Knowne Worlde in honor of Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke of the West Kingdom has issued a challenge to a quest of learning, in loving memory of her recently-departed namesake, Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa.

Photos from the Lady Mary Tourney Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Lady Mary Tournament on the Two Ravens website.

May 22nd

Pelican Rolling Pin at V&A

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is in possession of a unique artifact: a "culinary roller" dating to 1598 and bearing, among other decorations, a "pelican in her piety." One may only speculate possible SCA uses for this item.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 22, 1216

On May 22, 1216, French troops entered England by invitation in the First Baron's War, a rebellion ignited by King John's refusal to follow some provisions of the Magna Carta.

Lilies War to Feature Siege Cooking Contest

Gwen A'Brooke has announced that a Siege Cooking Contest will take place at the upcoming Lilies War in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Winchester Pilgrimage Photos

Robert of Canterbury has posted photos from the recent Winchester Pilgrimage which took place in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

May 21st

UC Berkeley journalism student covers SCA as class project

Jenn Buck, a student of Journalism at the University of California -- Berkeley, shares the results of a class project in which she did an investigative/human interest report of the SCA.

Lochac May Crown photos and video online

House Woodrose has posted some of its pictures and video (including the complete final) on the web for enjoyment by all.

Montana City Park Transported Back in Time

Terrell Cotterell of the Shelby, Montana Promoter got a taste of the Middle Ages when he attended Mid-May Festival in Shelby's City Park with SCA members from the Shire of Windegate.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 21, 1420

On May 21, 1420, the Treaty of Troyes was concluded between England and France. Its terms included Henry V of England's betrothal to Catherine de Valois of France.

Tara Burial Unique in Irish Archaeology

A newly discovered burial site near Tara shows features not found in Ireland before.

May 20th

Lilies 20 is Coming! Register Now!

All Hail! Have you started thinking about Lilies yet? Checking your tent? Revising your wardrobe? Planning out the meals? Looking at the class schedule? Counting your spending money?

Photos of Inner Vagabond---pre and post fire

The owners of the Inner Vagabond, destroyed by fire a few days ago, have posted pictures of their building before and after the catastrophe that struck this Pennsic food merchant.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 20, 635

On May 20, 635, an invading Northumbrian army was soundly trounced by the Picts under the command of King Bridei.

SCA Sparks Controversy at Yreka, California Event

Maggie Maguire of the Siskiyou Daily News reports on the ongoing controversy over an SCA event which will take place June 30-July 3, 2006 at Greenhorn Park.

May 19th

Today in the Middle Ages: May 19, 1214

The City of London received a charter allowing it to elect its own officials on May 19, 1214.

Romani DNA Found in 11th Century Anglo-Saxon Skeleton

The 11th Century skeleton of a young Anglo-Saxon Christian male has found to contain a rare form of mitochondrial DNA identified as Romani.

Anglo-Norman Dictionary Online

The University of Wales Aberystwyth and the University of Wales Swansea have teamed up to produce an electronic edition of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary. Anglo-Norman is the language spoken throughout Britain between 1066 and the middle of the 15th century.

Middle Ages Builds Teamwork

Art teacher Mary Anne Haines knows kids love knights and castles. That's why Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia hosts a medieval faire each year complete with an entire town created by the students.

May 18th

Lochac Crown Tournament Photos Online

Isíbéal inghean Chorcráin of Castle Saburac has posted a nice album of photos taken at the recent Lochac Fall 2006 Crown Tournament.

Position Available - President of the SCA Inc.

The SCA's Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week.

Atenveldt parents invite SCA family to remembrance of Timothy Austin Eager

Frank and Marcia Eager (Duke Aaron Graves and Duchess Alisandra Gabriella), of Atenveldt, have requested us to invite their SCA family to join them Saturday to say farewell to their infant son, Timothy, who passed away May 16.

Midrealm Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina, King and Queen of the Middle Kingdom, have announced the list of combatants for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Sad news from the West Kingdom

On May 16, 2006, Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa (Leigh Ann Hussey) of the West Kingdom, also known as Siobhán the Fiddler, was killed in an automobile/motorcycle crash in Livermore, CA.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 18, 1593

On May 18, 1593, just days before his death, playwright Christopher Marlowe was arrested on charges of atheism.

Oertha's Beltaine Photos Online

Combatchris has posted photos from the recent Beltaine event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.