Archive - 2006 - Story

October 10th

"BattleCam" Captures Fighting at Lochac's Spring War

Sven Grimsson has posted a video "BattleCam" from the first battle of the Kingdom of Lochac's Spring War AS-XLI on the Drakkar Website.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits 'Bellini, Giorgione, Titian'

Soon a new special exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. BELLINI, GIORGIONE, TITIAN and the Renaissance of the Venetian Painting begins at October 17, 2006 and runs until January 7, 2007.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for the month of October 2006.

Change of Site for An Tir's Freezeoff

HL Giacynta Cocchetti, Autocrat for the Kingdom of An Tir's Freezeoff event, has announced that the event has had a last minute change of location. Freezeoff will take place October 14-15, 2006 in the Shire of Ramsgaard, Kamloops, British Columbia.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 10, 732

Charles Martel's forces won the Battle of Tours fought on October 10, 732. Gibbon and other traditional historians credit his victory with saving Christian Europe from Muslim domination.

City of Moscow May be Older than Previously Believed

Ongoing archaeological investigations in Moscow may show that the city is older than the 859 years taught by Russian historians.

October 9th

What the Romans Did to Wales

British interest in Rome, especially in how it affected Britain, is on the increase with the broadcast of Ancient Rome - The Rise and Fall of an Empire on BBC1. An article on IC Wales discusses Roman/Welsh history.

Photos from Rockwall's "Day of Arbeau"

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, shares tidings - and photos - from the recent Day of Arbeau--Siege Your Partner event.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 9, 1547

Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote and spiritual ancestor of thousands of SCAdians, was born on October 9, 1547. His Wikipedia entry says "he lived an unsettled life of hardship and adventure."

Local ban on "fight clubs" may halt SCA practices in Michigan city

A local ban by the city of Warren, Michigan (USA) on teenage boxing "fight clubs" at city parks may halt long-standing SCA fighter practices parks in the area.

October 8th

A Modern Subtlety

Vashti Ross likes a challenge: How to make a wedding cake for a groom who doesn't want everything to be all "girly." Solution? A meatcake!

Uther and Kára New Heirs to the West Kingdom

Duke Uther Schieman der Hount and Kára Báreksdóttir are the new Prince and Princess of the Kingdom of the West.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 8, 1361

Chronicles record that on October 8, 1361, Robert Macaire defended himself on trial by combat against charges of murder. The duel was fought on the Ile de Notre Dame, and Macaire's opponent was the murdered man's dog.

8th Century Moravian Parchment Discovered

Researchers working in a Benedictine monastery in Rajhrad, Czech Republic, have made an accidental - and priceless - discovery: a fragment of an 8th century CE document, one of the oldest in Moravia.

October 7th

Estrella War XXIII A&S Collegium “Call for Instructors”

Mistress Elspeth von Bremen, Collegium Steward for Estrella XXIII, is seeking instructors for the upcoming War.

Cimabue works on display in new exhibit at the Frick

"Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting" will be on display at The Frick Collection in New York City through December 31.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 7, 1543

Hans Holbein the Younger, the northern Renaissance portraitist who painted many Tudor notables including Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, died on October 7, 1543.

A Vaccine for the Black Death

A Norwegian scientist claims to have solved the mystery behind the Black Death and to have created a vaccine against it.

October 6th

Elizabeth Victoria Born in Ealdormere

The proud papa reports that Elizabeth Victoria Eleanor Stamper was born to Asa and Albrecht September 20, 2006 in Guelph, Ontario.

New Royal Heirs in Ansteorra

Congratulations to the new Prince of Ansteorra, Sir Rominas, who was inspired to valor by his lady wife, Princess Deanna.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 6, 1536

William Tyndale, Bible translator and Protestant scholar, was executed for heresy on October 6, 1536. He was condemned to burn at the stake, but was mercifully strangled first and his body burned after death.

AEthelmearc Crown List Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

October 5th

Researchers seek sunken Spanish colony ship

In 1526, Luis Vasquez de Ayllon attempted to establish a Spanish colony on the coast of what is now the state of Georgia. He ran his vessel aground off the South Carolina coast, and it all began to go horribly wrong. Now researchers are looking for the wrecked flagship of the colony expedition.

New exhibit on Renaissance Italy at the V&A

"At Home in Renaissance Italy," on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum through January 7, reveals the Renaissance interior's central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture by providing an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life.

"Good vs Evil" Photos Online

Sean Chipendale has posted photos from the recent "Good vs Evil" event which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 5, 610

In the process of deposing and replacing the Byzantine emperor Phocas, Heraclius attacked Constantinople with a fleet on October 5, 610 C.E.

October 4th

Miles Atherton de Grey (mka: John M. Ford, author & poet) passes

Miles Atherton de Grey, once the first herald of the Midrealm's Shire of Mynydd Seren (Bloomington IN), and lately of Northshield's Barony of Nordskogen (area around Minneapolis MN), is no more. Many who did not know him by his SCA name will remember his novels, stories, poems, and wargaming works under his mundane name, John M. Ford.

Lady Alex Demonstrates Viking Skills at the Fair

Lady Alexandria laNoire is a 10th century Danish homemaker and archer who, along with her husband Syr Theodric van Rostock, showed off her prowess recently at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio. Joan Cooper Rusek of the Sun-News reports.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 4, 1568

Elisabeth de Valois, third of the four wives of Philip II of Spain, died on October 4, 1568. She had originally been betrothed to his son but married the father as part of a peace settlement.

Renaissance and Early Modern Festival Books Now Online

View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700.