Archive - Jun 2006 - Story

June 16th

Meridies Court Photo Album Online

THLord Roger-Luc Besson, of the Barony of the Southdowns, has posted photos from the Meridies Kingdom A&S event sponsored by the Shires of Marion Glen and Ravenwood.

June 15th

Googling Shakespeare

Google has placed "The complete plays of Shakespeare... at your fingertips," according to the Google Book Search website.

Armor Stolen in Nordmark

Baroness Katheryn Hebenstreit, Chronicler for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that an SCA fighter from Nordmark (Sweden) has had his armor stolen during a burglary.

Newly-SCAdian mother seeks help locating missing daughter

Marjorie Jones, a newcomer to the SCA in Utah and mother of missing Staci Jones, seeks help from fellow SCAdians in locating her daughter, who may be headed for Texas with a stranger. This is a public service announcement; the disappearance is not connected with the SCA or its activities.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 15, 1330

Edward the Black Prince was born on June 15, 1330.

Medieval times relived at Renaissance Festival

The Hagerstown Morning Herald reports from Highland River Melees in the Barony of Highland Foorde.

June 14th

Keeping the Past SAFE

The looting of Baghdad's National Museum in 2003 inspired the founding of Save Antiquities For Everyone, or SAFE. The organization aims to protect antiquities and preserve the world's cultural heritage.

Medieval Minnesota

Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be hosting a unique "summer camp" to study medieval history and life, for students aged 13-17.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 14, 1325

On June 14, 1325, Ibn Batuta left his native Tangier on pilgrimage to Mecca. He was not to return for 29 years.

An SCA King In Camelot: Duke of Caid plays King Arthur on stage

Scott Farrell, known in the SCA as Duke Guillaume de la Belgique, will portray King Arthur in a San Diego, California, production of the musical Camelot. The production runs July 8 through July 16, 2006.

June 13th

"The World of Chaucer" Online

A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.

Photos from Three Spires' Fighter Collegium

Lord Simon and Lady Annabelle, of the Barony of Caerthe, have posted photos from the Incipient College of Three Spires' premiere event, Fighter Collegium.

Isle of Wight Hobbyist Finds Period Gold Brooch

Two friends with metal detectors turned up a gold annular brooch on the Isle of Wight.

Replica of Godspeed to Sail

The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.

June 12th

Fantasy Castles for Sale

Have a hankering to own some period vacation property? Wists Social Shopping provides a list of "fantasy castles" for sale.

CBS News Sunday Morning SCA TV Spot Archived Online

YouTube is currently hosting a video clip from a CBS News Sunday Morning program featuring the SCA.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 12, 918

Ethelfleda, oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, died on June 12, 918.

Dragon's Laire Demo Introduces Public to the SCA

Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap Herald learned about the SCA at a recent demo conducted by the local group in Port Gamble, Washington.

June 11th

Today in the Middle Ages: June 11, 1186

The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey was consecrated on June 11, 1186.

"Da Vinci Code" Leads to Rosslyn Vandalism

Dan Brown is not a popular name at Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. The fame — or notoriety — of Brown's Da Vinci Code has led some to try to breach the chapel's secret vaults.

June 10th

Castle Fever Photos Online

Mary Loomer Oliver of the Kingdom of Northshield has posted photos from the recent Castle Fever event. Castle Fever took place June 3, 2006 in Oronoco, Minnesota.

Leonardo and the Elephant

Multispectrum imaging has recently revealed a series of "under drawings" beneath the paint of Leonard Da Vinci's famous Adoration of the Magi, including one drawing of an elephant.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 10, 1190

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa died while crossing a river on June 10, 1190.

Dracula's Family Gets Castle Back

The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.

June 9th

Children's Activities at Lilies War

Lady Aldyet Le Chaundeleur has annouced that this year's Lilies War will feature a full slate of activities for youth and children.

Sven Odin-Eye to be Elevated in An Tir

At Their Final Court during the Kingdom of An Tir's Spring Coronation, Their Majesties will elevate Sven Odin-Eye to the Order of the Laurel.

Laurels & Pelicans Face Off at Lilies War

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon and Comtesse Lyriel de la Foret of the Kingdom of Calontir send warnings about rumblings among the Peers in their Kingdom to be resolved at this year's Lilies War: Laurels vs. Pelicans.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 9, 1365

King Pedro of Castile, called "the Cruel," was excommunicated by the Pope on June 9, 1365 for his treatment of the clergy.

Pennsic XXXVI to Move Dates

Her Excellency Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage, Mayor for Pennsic War XXXVI, has announced that the 2007 War will take place one week earlier.

Students Present "Big Mac" Shakespeare

Pat Newcomb of the Huntsville (Alabama) Times reviews Stone Middle School's "Big Mac," a condensed version of Shakespeare's Macbeth.