Archive - 2006 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-10-03 21:29
Jason WIlliams, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the Society is seeking to fill the position of Liaison for International Affairs.
Submitted by chiara on Tue, 2006-10-03 18:32
The new Prince and Princess Of Ansteorra are Prince Romanius Vesperianus and Princess Deanna.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 14:27
The readeption of previously deposed King Henry VI of England occurred on October 3, 1470. The mentally ill king had to be led by the hand during the celebratory parade.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 09:16
Recent bombing and a resulting oil spill in Lebanon have damaged two World Heritage sites, says an inspection team from UNESCO. Roman remains at Tyre and a medieval tower at Byblos are in urgent need of repair.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 19:53
Faelan ua hEogain (Michael McPartland) reports that his armor was stolen from his vehicle on Saturday September 30, 2006 in Sunnyvale, California.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 16:08
Elektron, anbar, bernstein, Baltic gold -- by any name, amber has been treasured since ancient times. The Polish city of Gdansk, a world center for amber crafting, recently acquired a new museum devoted to studying the world's most prized sap.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 12:15
On October 2, during his second voyage to North America, Jacques Cartier came to a town which he renamed "Montreal."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 07:57
Jerusha has posted photos from the Kingdom of Meridies' recent Fall 2006 Coronation.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 20:30
According to a recent study of the genetic makeup of Britain's population, nearly all residents are descended from the Celts. "If one thinks that the English are genetically different from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, that's entirely wrong," said Professor Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford University.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 15:22
Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, Elashava bas Riva, has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom's recent Fall Coronation.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-01 12:13
On October 1, 1478, plague returned to the city of Florence.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 08:53
A 3rd century Roman villa has been discovered in the ancient city of Laodiceia near Denizli, Turkey. Archaeologists believe the home, which contains mosaic floors, may have belonged to a rich farmer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-30 18:58
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-30 14:49
THL Roger Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted photos from the recent Red Tower event.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-09-30 11:58
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.
Submitted by Racaire on Sat, 2006-09-30 05:35
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 21:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 19:06
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-09-29 16:34
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 13:05
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-29 11:43
Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-28 18:51
Arwen has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-09-28 14:22
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-28 11:50
Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Tournament of the Diamonds.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-09-28 09:42
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-27 17:58
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-27 14:29
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-27 10:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-27 07:57
Bluejo has posted a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears written as an Old Norse saga. The poem was published on LiveJournal.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-26 19:02
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.