Archive - May 2006 - Story

May 3rd

Dame Alys in England, Part One

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.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 3, 1469

On May 3, 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine political theorist, was born.

Rowany Festival Photos

Photos of Lochac's largest event, the Rowany Festival, which this year had over 1000 gentles in attendance, including visitors from Ealdormere, An Tir and Caid, have been posted to the Shire of Krae Glas's Gallery.

Hobbitfest: Masterpiece of Imaginative Fiction or Faux Medieval Dirge?

"On the day that we are all invited to join in a worldwide Hobbitfest, two contrasting views of The Lord of the Rings: is it a masterpiece of imaginative fiction, or a faux medieval dirge?"

May 2nd

Travel in Sardinia

Travel writer John Clarke writes about Sardinia. Along the way, visit ancient towns and medieval castles that "cling to mountain tops," the nuraghi (stone-built conical towers dating back to the 1500s), the neolithic necropolis of Bonorvo which dates back to 3500-2700 B.C. and the Spanish ruins of Burgos.

Gwyrch Castle is Yours for UK£1.5m

In the market for a genuine Welsh castle? Granted, it was built in 1819, but Gwyrch Castle, located near Abergele in north Wales, is still a crenellated, towered and turreted wonder of architecture on 40 acres of land.

"Substantial Medieval Buildings" Unearthed Near York

Archaeologists from Humber Field Archaeology have unearthed "revealing traces of substantial medieval buildings 'which could prove to be an inn which may have welcomed pilgrims who journeyed far and wide to visit the historic town.'"

Today in the Middle Ages: May 2, 907

Boris I of Bulgaria died on May 2, 907.

St. Maximus Day Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent St. Maximus Day event on the Two Ravens website.

May 1st

Today in the Middle Ages: May 1, 1576

On May 1, 1576, Stephen Báthory, former lord of Transylvania, was crowned king of Poland after his election by a majority of Polish nobles.

Ysabelle dAngiers Wins Right to Hold the Barony of the Far West for the Crown

Baron Sir Guy reports that Her Excellency Ysabelle d'Angiers has once again won the right to reign as Baroness of the Palatine Barony of the Far West.

Folger Shakespeare Library Worth the Trip

Julienne fille Gaspard of the Kingdom of Atlantia discusses a recent visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.

Independent Filmmaker Numbers SCA Film Among Projects

Great Falls, Montana resident David Macasaet recently attended the 10th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers' Jubilee where he screened his new short film Donuts at Night. Macaset also has a film about the SCA in the works.

Cherry Blossoms in Oertha

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