Archive - Jun 2006 - Story

June 8th

Austrian National Library Exhibits History of Cooking

An exhibit on the history of cooking and dining is now on display at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The Art of Cuisine and the Culture of Dining: Culinary Documents from the Austrian National Library runs until October 31, 2006.

Atlantia Celebrated Silver Anniversary with Tourneys

Sir Bryce de Byram of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports on tournament action at the Sapphire Joust event which took place May 27 in Amelia Court House, Virginia. The event celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 8, 1504

Michelangelo's "David" was set in the Palazzo of Florence on June 8, 1504, although it would not be formally dedicated until September.

Ages of War Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from Ages of War, an event that took place recently in Silfren Mere.

June 7th

Falcon Cam

A "Falcon Cam" has been installed on the roof of Midwest Generation's power plant in Waukegan, Illinois to allow visitors to view the nest of a Peregrine falcon named Fran as she and her mate raise their brood.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 7, 1520

The rival kings of England and France, Henry VIII and Francis I, met near Calais on June 7, 1520 for the meeting and tournament that became known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

Floods and the Fian: An event report from Pikeman's Pleasure 16

Pikeman’s Pleasure 16 was held June 3, 2006, and Ealdormere correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart brings us this detailed event report.

June 6th

Re-enactors Turn Brimfield, Illinois into "Olde English" Village

Various re-enactment groups will converge of Jubilee College in Brimfield, Illinois June 17-18, 2006 for Olde English Faire. Those participating include the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Order of St. Sebastian, the Knights of the Silver Sword and Shattock Schoole of Defense.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 6, 1178

On June 6, 1178, a group of monks in Canterbury reported seeing "two hours of light" on the shadowed part of the moon.

Lest London Fall

The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.

Sapphire Joust Photos Online

Lord Skorri from the Kingdom of Atlantia has posted photos from the recent Sapphire Joust event.

June 5th

Spain Claims Remains of Columbus

The mystery continues. After years of testing, Spanish researchers are claming that their country possesses the bones of explorer Christopher Columbus.

Washington Early Music Festival Features Italian Theme

Residents of the Washington D.C. area may want to immerse themselves in music of early Italy by attending concerts that are part of the Washington Early Music Festival. The festival runs June 2-25, 2006.

Ealdormere Crown Tournament Event Report

Ealdormerean correspondent Colyne Stewart, newly returned from the East Kingdom, relates the goings-on at Ealdormere's latest Crown Tournament.

Photos and Report from Quest for Camelot

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, recently attended Quest for Camelot which was sponsored by Schattentor in Hill City, South Dakota.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 5, 709

St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.

June 4th

Join the SCA in Western Australia!

The Bunbury Mail in Bunbury, Western Australia, offers readers the chance to learn about the Middle Ages by joining the recently-created SCA group.

Kensington Runestone May Hold Secret Code

Ben Tracy of Minneapolis' WCCO reports on the "secret code" contained in the famous Kensington Runestone. The stone, discovered 100 years ago near Alexandria, Minnesota, bears a carved inscription dating to 1362.

Midrealm Crown Tourney pictures online

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has uploaded pictures of Midrealm's Spring Crown Tourney to his (brand new!) Flickr account.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 4, 1070

The first Roquefort cheese was made on June 4, 1070. Roquefort is a ewes' milk cheese with distinctive veins of blue mold.

June 3rd

Zaid and Louise New Heirs to Cynagua

Elinora O'Connor reports that Zaid was the victor of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West. He was inspired by Louise.

Lilies A&S Schedule Announced

Cathus has announced that this year's Lilies War will feature a number of activities for those interested in the Arts and Sciences.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 3, 1140

French scholar and famous lover Pierre Abelard was convicted of heresy on June 3, 1140.

Position Available: Editor, "The Compleat Anachronist"

Jason Williams, Chairman of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., has announced that applications are being accepted for the position of Editor of the Society's journal, The Compleat Anachronist.

June 2nd

Today in the Middle Ages: June 2, 1420

King Henry V of England married Catherine of Valois, the French king's niece, on June 2, 1420, in an effort to consolidate power over both nations.

Boudicca's Burial Site Found?

Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.

Martin von Lochner Victorious in Trimaris Crown Tourney

Sunniva reports that Martin von Lochner was the victor of the May 27, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Trimaris.

Pennsic Merchant Rebuilds After Fire

Your Innner Vagabond, the Pennsic merchant which recently suffered a devastating fire, will be selling online gift certificates to be redeemed at Pennsic in order to raise money to rebuild their business.

New York Gallery Explores Gothic Revival in USA

A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.

June 1st

Newspaper features photo of Debatable Lands fighter practice

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a great photo of Lady Ariella of Thornbury, Knight Marshall of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, in a bout against Baron Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers, both with swords florentine.