Archive - Aug 2006 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 19:36
Jason Williams, Chairman, SCA Inc., addresses concerns about the closing of Chirurgeon's Point at Pennsic XXXV.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 18:50
Residents of Manchester, England have declared Her Majesty owner of of an abandoned and vandalized house thanks to a 607-year-old law that turns over ownership of abandoned buildings to the Crown.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 14:20
For those who want the Middle Ages with all the comforts of a cruise: Mirth & Merriment Aboard The Carnival Miracle!
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-31 09:45
Leofric, Earl of Mercia and the husband of Lady Godiva, died on August 31, 1057.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 06:54
Antonio Felluci has posted photos from Flight of The Falcon II, an event in the Kingdom of Atlantia that emphasized classes for newcomers.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 17:40
Channel 4's Time Team may have discovered evidence of the existence of the original round table at Windsor Castle. The team has found some evidence of a round structure built by Edward III constructed to house the table and the original 300 Knights of the Garter.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 13:52
Sir Aengus MacBain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has created a discussion list for parchment and vellum makers
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-08-30 10:02
Lothair of Supplinburg, Duke of Saxony, was elected King of Germany on August 30, 1125. He would later become Holy Roman Emperor Lothair III.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-08-30 05:37
Arnulf der Zeilner, Kingdom Chatelain for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Incipient Shire of Corvinia has been established in Romania.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-29 18:13
Steve Tarter of the Peoria, Illinois Journal Star "went medieval" when he visted with Valerie Lilley of Sofi's Stitches to discuss the meaning of "dressing for success" medieval style.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-29 13:33
Ysabella Dolfin, Autocrat for the West Kingdom's Purgatorio event, has posted photos from the day.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-08-29 10:50
Edward IV of England invaded France on August 29, 1475, a few years after eliminating Lancastrian resistance at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-29 08:19
A medieval educational demo for elementary school students in Brisbane, Australia turned bloody when one of the re-enactors was slightly injured by a rapier blade.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-08-28 10:07
On August 28, 1549, the Baron d'Aguerre and the Lord of Fendilles fought a duel with bastard swords after quarreling in the King's chamber.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-28 09:22
Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest surviving condom in Lund, Sweden. The artifact dates to 1640 and is made of pig's intestine.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-08-28 06:30
SCAtoday.net Publisher Iustinos Tekton presents his photos from Pennsic War XXXV (2006).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-27 18:21
THL Grian Ruadh ingen Aed, Matriarch of House Ironrose, has announced the establishment of a new list for participants in Youth Combat called Iron Rosebuds.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-08-27 14:59
Marguerite, wife of Henry Plantagenet "the Young King", was crowned Queen of England on August 27, 1172, two years after her husband was crowned during his father Henry II's lifetime.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-27 07:26
The Pennsic Independent reported on a number of peerages offered and accepted at this year's Pennsic War.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-08-26 15:27
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed a medieval Benedictine hostelry beneath a pub near Byland Abbey near Coxwold.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-26 10:54
The Acadiana Medieval Faire (Lafayette, Louisiana) is pleased to announce the selection of its King and Queen for the 2007 season. Portraying 14th century English monarch Edward III will be Wade Heaton. Dionne Charlet will be portraying his wife, Queen Phillippa.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-26 07:40
Williamson Park in Shelby, Montana heard the sound of sword on metal recently when the Shire of Windegate hosted Whipping Winds III, an event that included armored combat, classes and archery. Terrell Cotterell of the Promoter covered the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-25 20:12
Wendy Northcutt, author of the Darwin Award books, attended Pennsic 35 and collected a few SCA stories for future volumes.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-08-25 17:22
The Government of Quebec is to spend CDN$8 million on excavating a site believed to be the site of a fort built by Jacques Cartier built during his third and final voyage to the French colony.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-25 14:00
Think you know everything about the cruelty of medieval justice? An article by Heather Whipps of LiveScience may surprise you. A new view is that justice in the Middle Ages was quite progressive.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-25 10:29
Eirik Andersen has posted the first of his Pennsic 35 photo albums: Opening Ceremonies.
Submitted by Radagar on Thu, 2006-08-24 18:18
The medieval Scottish rebels made famous in the movie Braveheart used dye from the woad plant to paint their faces blue for battle. Now Italian biochemists say this plant could become a promising weapon in the fight against cancer.
Submitted by louis on Thu, 2006-08-24 14:38
A SCAdian is organizing a "fantasy football [American]" league for those interested in the modern version of period bloodsport.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-24 10:04
On August 24, 410, King Alaric the Goth sacked Rome. This event is sometimes regarded as the beginning of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-24 06:21
Pennsic Independent photographer Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos taken at Pennsic 35.