Archive - 2006 - Story

September 26th

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.

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."