Archive - Sep 2006 - Story

September 23rd

10th Annual "Trial by Fire" held in the Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia

On September 4th, 2006 was held a fine cooking competition! Yes, it was the 10th annual Bright Hills Cooks Guild event, “Trial By Fire”.

Horseradish War V Video Online

Ailitha de Ainwyk of the Shire of Baerenau in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has posted a short video from the recent Horseradish War V

Genghis Khan: Inventor of the Hamburger

In a discussion of who actually invented the hamburger, Genghis Khan seems to win. According to sources on MongolianArtist.com Mongols needed a hand free to ride while using the other to eat, and meat was their food of choice.

September 22nd

Find Your Inner Viking Woman

The OK Cupid website has posted a quiz to help determine which strong, Viking woman you would be.

International Directory of Textile Collections Online

Members and staff of the Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. have compiled a directory of textile collections throughout the world and published it online.

Pictures from 3 Stags Autumn Battle and Faire

Simon Drake has posted 170 photos from the Kingdom of the Outlands 3 Stags Autumn Battle and Faire which took place recently in the Barony of Caerthe.

Regarding the Society Chirurgeon's office

In response to some questions and concerns that have been raised, the Board of Directors and the Society Chirurgeon wish to state that the announcement for the replacement position of the Society Chirurgeon is in no way related to the events of this year's Pennsic.

1100-Year-Old Viking Boat Discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists working on a trench near Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, have discovered a 10-foot-long, wooden boat believed to be from the Viking era. The craft may have been a cargo carrier or a fishing boat.

September 21st

Duke Edric Aaron Hartwood Winner of Caid Crown Tourney

Duke Edric Aaron Hartwood has won the recent Caid Crown Tournament. He was inspired by THL Faizeh al-Zarqa.

East Kingdom Group Joins with Lions Club for Charity Event

Brian Prince of the Ashbury Park Press recently paid a visit to the 25th annual Charity Renaissance Faire, hosted by the Lakewood Lions Club and the Society for Creative Anachronism at Pine Park in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Photos from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades"

Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, Elashava bas Riva, has posted photos and shares her memories from the recent A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades event which took place in Gimli, Manitoba in the Barony of Castel Rouge.

New Tolkien Book to be Published

Over thirty years after his death, a new, unfinished work by the British author of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, is scheduled to be published. The Children of Hurin will appear in the United States and Britain in the spring of 2007.

September 20th

Atenveldt shire shines at school demos

A local SCA group in Peoria, Arizona, does a demo every year for the English classes and sixth grade classes in the area to help bring Medieval History alive. The Peoria Times has the story.

Canada's First French Settlement Found

Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.

Photos from Raglan Ffair

Genevieve la flechiere has posted an album of photos from Drachenwald's Raglan Ffair event.

Great Western War Refund Announcement

The Exchequer for the Great Western War, which was recently cancelled due to problems with the site, has annouced that refunds for pre-registrations are being issued.

September 19th

Stonekeep Armory Suffers Setback

Michael Spiers, the proprietor and chief armorer of Stonekeeper Amory, has undergone emergency spine surgery, and his assistant has announced that current orders will be delayed.

September 19th: Talk like a Pirate Day!

What comes after Q? Arrrrr! Enjoy "National Talk Like A Pirate Day."

Summer's End Photos Online

Katriona of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has posted an album of photos from the Canton of Beau Fleuve's recent Summer's End event.

September 18th

Silver Rose Ball Portraits Online

Kevin Connery has posted a beautiful gallery of formal SCA portraits taken at Silver Rose Ball in the Kingdom of Caid.

New Claim for Authenticity of Shroud of Turin

Australian researcher Brendan Whiting feels he has evidence that can prove that the Shroud of Turin dates to the time of Christ. Whiting published his findings in a new book, The Shroud Story.

Kingdom of Atlantia Offers "LibraryThing"

The Kingdom of Atlantia is offering its residents a chance to share their personal libraries through Librarything.com, an online database that allows users to catalog their personal book holdings.

Latin to Become Lingua Europa?

L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is calling for Latin to become the official language of the European Union. The article comes in the wake of a move by Finland's president to promote the use of the language as "potentially contemporary."

September 17th

Trio Mediæval to Perform in Cleveland

The medieval music group Trio Mediæval is scheduled to give a performance at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15, 2006. The concert is sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art and will begin at 7:30 pm.

Time Team Seeks 12th Century Monastery in Edinburgh

Experts from Channel 4's Time Team have discovered the foundation of an ancient monastery beneath the manicured lawn of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank

Scholars and writers researching currency exchange and commodities prices will want to take a look at Rutgers University's Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank which has compiled commercial data primarily from northern Europe and Venice.

"Totally Unique" Roman Bathhouse Discovered in Kent, England

Archaeologists working on a Roman dig in Kent, England are enthusiastic about the remains of a 5th century Roman bath, calling it "totally unique" for the county.

September 16th

Roman Ink

An unlikely exhibition exploring the history of tattoos in Britain has opened at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. The exhibition includes archaeological evidence of military tattoos among the Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall.

Vermont Youth Fighter Practice Draws Media Interest

"They are medieval enthusiasts, but you could also call them history buffs. You could also probably call them geeks or weirdoes, but it's hard to look someone in the face and say anything even remotely derogatory when they're holding a broadsword," says Jacob L. Grant, staff writer for Caledonian-Record in Concord, Vermont in a recent article.

Skeletons Tell Bloody Story

Skeletons bearing evidence of terrible injuries have been discovered beneath the floor of a dining hall in the North Yorkshire town of Towton, site of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England.