Archive - Sep 2006 - Story

September 30th

Baron Rory ua Riada to be Elevated to Peerage

Master Erik of Telemark has announced that Baron Rory ua Riada will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann on October 7, 2006.

Red Tower Photos

THL Roger Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted photos from the recent Red Tower event.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 30, 1139

Matilda, also called Maud, the daughter of Henry I, landed in England to claim its crown on September 30, 1139. She was the first woman ever to rule the kingdom of England.

List of contenders for the Drachenwald Fall Crown Tourney available

The list of contenders for Crown Tournament on October 13th - 15th, 2006, at Limberg Castle in Austria, is available now at the Fall Crown Tournament Homepage of the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

September 29th

Alvar Pacheco de Cadiz to be Knighted in the West

Alvar Pacheco de Cadiz has announced that he will sit vigil to comtemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry on September 30, 2006 following Crown Tournament.

National Geographic: The Joy of Shoes

The online version of the September 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article on "The Joy of Shoes." The article includes photos and references to modern and historic shoes.

Medieval sculpture exhibit opens at the Met

Over eighty medieval sculpted heads, half from the Met's collection and half from other American and European collections, are on display in "Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture," a new exhibit at the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Kinder, Gentler Vikings

Dr Andrew Heald, the Later Iron Age and Early Historic Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, tries to lay to rest myths about the cruelty of Vikings in an article for The Scotsman.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 29, 1513

Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.

September 28th

More Photos from Outlands Fall 2006 Crown Tourney

Arwen has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Early Stuart needlework exhibit at the Fitzwilliam

"Figures on Fabric" will be on display at the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum (at the University of Cambridge, in England) through December 30.

Tourney of the Diamonds Photos Online

Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Tournament of the Diamonds.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 28, 551 BCE

September 28, 551 BCE is the traditional date for the birthday of Confucius (K'ung-fu-tzu). Although not a medieval figure, Confucius exercised a profound influence over the subsequent development of Chinese culture in all periods.

September 27th

Happy New Year 5787!

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, last week brought us into Anno Mundi (Year of the World) 5787. But Jews have only figured the calendar from the Creation since the 9th century C.E.

SCAdians Offer Fun and Educational Opprotunities at Pennsylvania Faire

The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania were the seen of the recent seventh annual Village Renaissance Faire where the public was invited to learn about the Middle Ages, take part in activities and have a lot of fun. Aleea S. Slappy of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 27, 1540

The Pope issued a bull establishing Ignatius Loyola's new Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order) on September 24, 1540. The Society was and still is answerable directly to the Pope himself.

Three Bears: Old Norse Style

Bluejo has posted a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears written as an Old Norse saga. The poem was published on LiveJournal.

September 26th

Heraldry: Alive and Well in the U.S. Army

Think heraldry is an activity for creaky, old SCAdians in dusty libraries? Think again. The United States Army has The Quartermaster Heraldic Section and the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry.

A website with examples of military heraldry and a history of heraldry in the American Army is available to view online.

New exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci opens at the V&A

"Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design," a new exhibition exploring how Leonardo da Vinci thought on paper, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through January 7.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 26, 1087

On September 26, 1087, William II of England, known as William Rufus, was crowned king. He succeeded his father, William the Conqueror.

Outlands Crown Tournament Photos Online

Simon Drake has posted photos from the recnet Crown Tournament held in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

September 25th

What Comes After Q, Matey?

Arrrrr! SCA member Matthew B. Taylor plays pirate for a young visitor at the Newport (Kentucky) Aquarium. The pair was celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

THL Caitlin Deirdre of Errelynn passes

THL Caitlin Deirdre of Errelynn, mka Deirdre Shaw, passed away early Saturday morning, September 23rd, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her parents and her dog Shaina.

Viking Center Found in Russia

Russian and German archaeologists believe they may have found traces of human settlement in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

Image Analysis in Dating Historic Books

S. Blair Hedges of the Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, has published a paper on the use of image analysis for dating early books and print.

September 24th

Photos from Lochac's Anealan Investiture

Andre de Montsegur has posted photos from the Kingdom of Lochac's Anealan Investiture which took place September 9, 2006 in the Barony of Aneala (Perth, Australia).

Padruig and Linnet New Heirs to Gleann Abhann

Earl Padruig, inspired by Linnet was victorious in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

An Tir Man's Armor Featured in Hollywood Films

Blacksmith and SCA member Ugo Serrano has successfully combined reality and fantasy by using his medieval craftsmanship to create armor and weapons used in the movies. Leslie Slape of the Daily News (Olympia, Washington) reports.

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday Photos Online

Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's recent Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday event.

September 23rd

Gabriel Luvedey and Avin Wulfrun New Heirs to the Principality of the Summits

Finngall McKetterick reports that Gabriel Luvedey was victorious in the recent Coronet Tournament in An Tir's Principality of the Summits. The Tourney was held in Glyn Dwfn with a field of 33 fighters.