Archive - May 2006 - Story

May 17th

Event report: St Monica's Day Celebration - College of St Monica, Lochac

The College of St Monica (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia), which is within the borders of the fair Shire of Krae Glas, held its annual event celebrating its patron saint on 6 May, AS XXXXI.

Rutgers Students Keen on Classics

More and more students at Rutgers University are studying classics.

Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye Heirs to AEthelmearc

Sir Christopher Rawlyns, O.P. and his wife, Lady Morgen of Rye, both of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, were invested as Crown Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc on Saturday, May 13 in the Shire of Misty Highlands (Morgantown, WV).

Today in the Middle Ages: May 17, 1215

On May 17, 1215, the barons of England marched on King John in the uprising that culminated in the signing of the Magna Carta.

More Atlantia Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lord Skorri has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

May 16th

Today in the Middle Ages: May 16, 1620

William Adams, the first Englishman to reach Japan, died on May 16, 1620.

Siegfried & Gwyneth New Northshield Heirs

Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that Sir Siegfried, inspired by Viscountess Gwyneth, was the victor of the recent Northshield Crown Tournament.

Inner Vagabond destroyed by fire.

From a report from the Owners, AJ & Andrew, it appears that the Inner Vagabond, a migratory middle-eastern styled coffee house, jewelry and household goods shop, was destroyed by fire on Mother's Day. There was no loss of life, only personal goods.

SCA President Linda Moore resigns to ascend the Northshield throne

Viscountess Gwyneth Felton, modernly known as Linda Moore, found herself in an unusual but pleasant position last weekend, as her friend, Siegfried von Kulmbach, who had asked her leave to fight for her in Northshield Crown Tournament, won the tournament and the right to name her Princess. As a result, Ms. Moore needed to resign from the SCA President's office to assume Her new station as Princess.

Atlantia Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lady Caterine has posted photos taken by her lord husband at the recent Crown Tourney for the Kingdom of Atlantia.

May 15th

Swords and swordplay entertain and educate public at Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Two SCA members who also cross over into 18th century fencing reenactment in the New World were among those who entertained and educated the public at the Pottstown, Pennsylvania May Day Festival. The Pottstown Mercury has the story, courtesy of Evan Brandt.

Latin Lives -- in Germany

Latin is growing ever more popular among German secondary students, outstripping both Italian and Spanish.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 15, 756

On May 15, 756, Abd ar-Rahman was proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, beginning the three-century Umayyad dynasty of Moorish Spain.

Heyerdahl Sails Again; Re-enactor's Descendant Repeats his Feat

The grandson of Thor Heyerdahl is re-enacting his grandfather's 1947 re-enactment of a hypothetical ancient voyage from South America to the Polynesian islands.

May 14th

Trevor and Svana Named New Heirs to the Barony of the Forgotten Sea

At Their recent Crown Tournament, the King and Queen of Calontir announced that THL Trevor and THL Svana will be the new Baron and Baroness of Forgotten Sea.

Medieval reenactors and renn faire raise funds for charity in Mississippi

Representatives from the SCA joined renaissance faire performers and other reenactment groups to perform for the public in southern Missippi, raising funds for several charitable programs.

Lochac May Crown results

The populace of the Kingdom of Lochac gathered in the Shire of Bordercros on the second Saturday of May, AS XXXXI, in the company of their much loved King and Queen, Aedwarde and Yolande, to participate in and witness the Crown Tourney that would ensure the succession should anything (forfend the very notion!) happen to Their Royal Majesties.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 14, 964

Pope John XII died in his mistress' house on May 14, 964.

May 13th

Kiwis have World's Largest Trebuchet

It's official: The world's largest trebuchet is in New Zealand. It's large enough to throw an automobile and is painted in camouflage for secrecy.

Historic Pilleth Battlefield to be Auctioned

An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for May 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2006.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 13, 1501

Amerigo Vespucci departed Lisbon on May 13, 1501 on the voyage that would put his name on two continents.

Monks Began English Gardening Tradition

Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.

May 12th

Shire of Alcazar Elevated to Full Status

Herr Arnulf der Zeilner, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Alcazar de Brioga has been advanced to full status.

Bryne McClellan Knighted in West Kingdom

Their Majesties of the West Kingdom recently knighted Bryne McClellan at the Kingdom's Beltane event.

Today in the Middle Ages:May 12, 1191

The valorous but irresponsible Richard Coeur de Lion married Berengaria of Navarre on May 12, 1991 in a city he had captured a few days earlier.

Beltane Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted an album of photos from the recent Beltane event which took place in the Kingdom of the West.

May 11th

President's Report from SCA Board Meeting April 22, 2006

Linda Moore, President, SCA Inc., has posted a report of the Board of Directors meeting which took place April 22, 2006 in Richmond, Virginia.

Northshield's 20th Dance Seminar Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the Northshield Kingdom Dance Seminar which took place recently at the College of Tor Aerie.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 11, 868

The earliest known printed book was created on May 11, 868 in China. The text was the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, a classic work of meditative Buddhism which stresses the importance of avoiding extremes of attachment.