Archive - May 2006 - Story

May 11th

Ragnarr and Anneke New Prince and Princess of Atlantia

Ragnarr Blackhammer defeated Keegan Broussard in the finals of the Kingdom of Atlantia's recent Spring Crown Tourney.

May 10th

Nuclear Duct Tape

For the really hot stick: Nuclear Grade Duct Tape!

Tristram Defeats Hirsch for Calontir Throne

Martinus Draco Byzantios reports that His Excellency Sir Tristram defeated His Excellency Sir Hirsch in the finals of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 10, 1291

On May 10, 1291, Edward I of England met with the nobles of Scotland to select their king.

Lord Mayor's Market Day Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Lord Mayor's Market Day event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

May 9th

Germanic National Museum to Display Medieval Collection

Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.

Lucan and Jana New East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Chronicler Lady Shannon Gallowglass reports that Lucan and Jana are the new Eastrealm Heirs.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 9, 1386

On May 9, 1386, England and Portugal signed the Treaty of Windsor, a pledge of mutual assistance which remains in effect to this day.

Dreamstone XXVII Photos Online

Lady Magdalane von Harten has posted photos from the Dreamstone XXVII event which took place April 21-23, 2006 in the People's Barony of Bryn Madoc (Crawfordville, Georgia) in the Kingdom of Meridies.

May 8th

Gunther and Kora New Heirs to Meridies

Lady Flannait of the Shire of Beau Fort reports that Sir Gunther, inspired by Baroness Kora, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Travel in Croatia

Travel writer James Stewart writes for Times on Line about travel in Croatia.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 8, 1373

Seriously ill, Dame Julian of Norwich had a series of visions of Christ's love on May 8, 1373. She spent years in contemplation of their meaning, finally producing Revelations of Divine Love, the first known English book written by a woman.

Photos of Sumptuous Feast at Midrealm Coronation

THL Francesca de Onorati has announced that photos from the elaborate feast prepared for the recent Coronation of Felix and Madeleina in the Middle Kingdom are now available online.

May 7th

Medieval Tuscan Village Goes for UK£40m

A medieval Tuscan village on the outskirts of Peccioli went on the auction block and was estimated to bring in UK£40m.

Pacific University Returns to the Middle Ages

The Pacific University History Department, the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Barony of Three Mountains hosted a Medieval Faire April 29, 2006 on the University's campus in Oregon.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 7, 558

On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.

Ruins of Village Found Dating Back to 1300 A.D.

An archaeology buff in South Wales spent approximately US$50,000 to purchase a 4.5-acre plot of land to see if the ruins of a village lay beneath it.

May 6th

Travels in Burgundy

Travel writer Anthony Peregrine, of Britain's Times On Line, tours Burgundy.

World's Oldest Football to be Displayed in Hamburg

A 16th century football (that's soccer to those of us in the States) will be on display in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2006 for the game's World Cup.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 6, 1527

Rebellious unpaid soldiers of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sacked Rome on May 6, 1527.

"Camaraderie and compassion" at Rivenoak's Fools' Tourney event

The Barony of Rivenoak, which includes Butte and Glenn counties in modern-day California, was the site of the Fool's Tourney in late April, and reporter Scott Jason from the Chico Enterprise-Record was there to chronicle the day's festivities.

May 5th

Today in the Middle Ages: May 5, 1260

On May 5, 1260, Kublai Khan was unanimously elected Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

Swallowfield Manor in Berkshire for Sale

Swallowfield Manor, a 17th century house with moated 13th century gardens bordering the River Loddon, is for sale.

Two Books Give New Framework for European History

R. I. Moore reviews Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, by Chris Wickham, and Europe After Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000, by Julia M. H. Smith.

Portland Art Museum hosts exhibit of Renaissance art from Brescia

"Great Painters in Brescia From the Renaissance to the 18th Century" will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Oregon, through September 17.

Photos from Folcland Fest

Folo has posted photos from Micel Folcland's first independent event which took place recently in Vermillion County, Illinois. Micel Folcland is associated with Regia Anglorum, a living history group which re-creates British history.

May 4th

Today in the Middle Ages: May 4, 1471

Edward IV of York defeated the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Tewkesbury on May 4, 1471.

Dame Alys in England, Part Two

Dame Alys Katharine, from the Middle Kingdom, was one of several lucky SCAdians who recently attended "The Extravagances of the Edwardian Table" in England, at the same church used for the main hall scenes in the Harry Potter films. The culinary achievements on display were extraordinary, and Her Excellency was kind enough to share her experiences in this two-part SCAtoday.net feature story and photo album.

Calontir Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Semjaka and Xorazne of the Kingdom of Calontir have posted the list of combatants for Their upcoming Crown Tournament. The Tourney will take place May 6, 2006 in the Shire of Spinning Winds (Manhattan, Kansas).

Ealdormere Spring Coronation Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Aaron and Rustique in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.