Archive - Jun 2006 - Story

June 30th

Papers Sought for Medieval Conference

The organizers of the Midwest Medieval History Conference are calling for proposals for papers to be presented at the 45th annual meeting. The conference will be held October 13-14, 2006 at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.

More Photos from Lilies War

Captain Sivrid Brumbach and Dorothea share their photos from the recent Lilies War which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 30, 1451

The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.

SCA Grand Council Seeks Applicants

Brendan ap Llewelyn, Grand Council Nomination Committee Chairman, reports that the SCA's Grand Council is seeking candidate for membership to the Council.

June 29th

"A Week with King Arthur" at Lilies War

The Kansas City Star has published a wonderful album of portraits taken at the recent Lilies War.

Kingdom of Atlantia Seeks Bids for New Crowns

Under the direction and Patronage of Michael and Seonaid, King and Queen of Atlantia, the New Regalia Committee is seeking bids for the design and construction of new crowns.

Estrella War to Change Location

In the July 2006 Southwind, the newsletter for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, Their Majesties Craven and Mary Rose have announced that Estrella War XXIII will be moving to a new location.

"Pathfinder" Scheduled for September Release

Pathfinder, a new Viking adventure saga starring Karl Urban of Doom fame, is scheduled for worldwide release September 8, 2006. The film speculates on the Norse place in North American history.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 29, 1613

The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.

June 28th

"Mission of Friendship" Trip

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on a recent trip to the Barony of Seleone in Gulfport, Mississippi to drop off donated items to those who lost SCA gear during Hurricane Katrina.

Duke Rolf the Relentless Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

His Grace Duke Rolf the Relentless, fighting for Lady Rhodry ferch Arianwyn, was the victor of the June 24, 2006 Crown Tournament in the West Kingdom.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 28, 1577

On June 28, 1577, the great baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born in Westphalia.

Lilies War 2006 Photos Online

Lady Aldyet Le Chaundeleur has posted photos from the 2006 Lilies War.

June 27th

"Print Clock" Technique May Change Dating Methods

Blair Hedges, a biology professor at Penn State, has discovered a new method to date printed materials. The "print clock" technique uses statistical formulas to analyze fades and page breaks.

Medieval Scholar Mary Martin McLaughlin, dead at 87

Mary Martin McLaughlin, best known for editing work on The Portable Medieval Reader (Viking, 1949) and The Portable Renaissance Reader (Viking, 1953), has passed away at the age of 87.

Shire of Wynterset Elevated to Full Status

Baronesse Marguerite de la Marche, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, has announced that the Stronghold of Wynterset (Watertown and Fort Drum, New York) has been elevated to a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 27, 992

Conan "the Crooked," Count of Rennes and Duke of Brittany, died on June 27, 992.

June 26th

Pelican Injured in Caid

A Caidan pelican (the kind with feathers, not the kind wearing a medallion) was injured on Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County, California on Thursday as a car struck her. Though the driver was sober, wildlife officials say that the pelican was "probably intoxicated."

Photos from Midsummer Coronation online

The photos of the event 'Midsummer Coronation and 40 Year Celebration', held June 16-18, are online now.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 26, 1559

On June 26, 1559, the Parliament of Paris outlawed the practice of dueling.

Pennsic University Class schedule is now on-line

The Honorable Lord Cathan MacCullaich, Chancellor of the Pennsic University, today announced the release of the University Class schedule.

June 25th

Bamburg Sword Unlike Any Other in the World

Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.

Proceedings of the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium Available

Barun Rory, Exchequer for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has announced that CDs of the Proceedings of the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium are available for sale.

Welsh Field Holds Roman Treasure

A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 25, 1291

Eleanor of Provence, widow of King Henry III of England, died on June 25, 1291. She was one of four sisters who all became queens.

June 24th

"To the West" Captured for Posterity

At the recent Investiture in the Principality of the Mists, Martin of Rivenstar captured a performance of To the West on video and has posted it online.

Elevation in Meridies

Mistress Constance Aveline Merrifield and Master Sir Robert Hightower have announced that Baron Salih of Aksaray will sit vigil before his elevation into the Order of the Pelican, at Meridies, Shire of Thorngill's July Feast, July 8th.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 24, 1441

King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.

Encampment at the Castle photos online

Photos taken at the Encampment at the Castle event held in Three Towers are online.

June 23rd

Iron Age Bog bodies found were society's elite

Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals.