Archive - 2006 - Story

March 10th

Experts Gather to Save Cathedral's Historic Carvings

Conservation experts are drawing up plans to preserve medieval works of art at a Yorkshire cathedral and display them to a global audience.

Bronze Age Cairn Links Wales and Scotland

A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.

Sir Steven MacEanruig, founding member of the SCA, enters halls of Valhalla

Steve Henderson, known in the SCA as Sir Steven MacEanruig, was at the backyard party in 1966 that was the genesis of the Society for Creative Anachronism. On March 8, 2006, Sir Steven left us for the next world.

March 9th

Gulf Wars XV Class List Online

A list of classes to be offered at Gulf Wars XV is now available online.

House Golden Oak Winner of Estrella Siege Cookoff

A team of cooks from House Golden Oak won the siege cooking contest at Estrella War XXII. They reportedly also went on to roast a whole pig - on site - for a feast for Their Majesties of the Outlands Sunday evening.

St Chads Burial Place and Tomb Discovered at Lichfield

Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.

"Tools of Our Trade" Drive to Restock Lost Recreation Supplies

Baroness Gwynnyd has announced a drive to help replace supplies for those reenactors who lost those materials necessary to enjoy their hobby during last year's devastating hurricane season.

March 8th

Archaeological Survey of Royal Mile to be Conducted

Radar technology will be used to aid archaeological work on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Researchers hope to discover such historical buildings as Edinburgh's Tollbooth and Tyne Gaol.

Medieval Ship had Lucky Coin

A silver French coin, inscribed in Latin, has been discovered in the keel of the medieval ship found in Newport. Researchers believe this proves that the ship was French in origin.

Instructors Sought for Known World Academy of Rapier

The Kingdom of Caid will be hosting the 2006 Known World Academy of the Rapier (KWAR) on September 8th through 10th, 2006. The event is being held at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Marriot in Los Angeles, CA. (Correction)

Chaucer's Blog

A product of an overactive imagination or just someone with too much time on their hands, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog is now available online.

DeCamville Pas d'Armes Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar shares photos from the DeCamville Pas d'Armes event which took place February 11, 2006 in the Kingdom of the West.

Cathedral Set to Sparkle Again

Ely Cathedral is to receive a UK£107,000 grant to restore the blackened East side of the building - some of which has not been maintained since the 19th century.

March 7th

Bringing Cornish Castles to Life on World Wide Web

Students from three Cornish schools today supported the Royal Cornwall Museum's (in partnership with English Heritage) new initiative to develop an exciting interactive learning experience today in Truro.

Looking at the Face of the Bard

New research may prove that a death mask found in Darmstadt, Germany in 1842 may actually be that of William Shakespeare.

Vandals Hit 15th Century Baptistry

Vandals (modern-day) attacked the 15th century baptistry at Madron over the past weekend, causing damage to the structure of the ancient building just four months after major restoration began.

Photos from Hertzkreig Online

Lachlan reports that an album of photos from the recent Hertzkreig event in Svaty Sebesta have been posted to the Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery.

March 6th

Germanic Weapons Found in Czech Town

A treasure trove of Germanic weapons dating to the 2nd century C.E. have been discovered near the Bohemian town of Chomutov. The 22 rusty iron shield handles and sword tips were discovered by a hiker who found them "uncovered in a quiet grove."

Bela and Claudia New Outlands Heirs

Her Excellency, Mistress Nadrah of the Kingdom of the Outlands reports that Count Sir Bela Kos defeated Count Sir Hakon af Jorvik in the finals of the Spring 2006 Crown Tourney.

"It Takes a Medieval Village..."

In an article for Vision Magazine, Leanne Tibiatowski looks at the concept of "the village" through the lens of the SCA.

Sterling Renaissance Festival to Hold Auditions

David Salley reports that the Sterling Renaissance Festival (near Syracuse, New York), will be holding auditions throughout the next month for its interactive improvisational troupe, "The Bless the Mark Players."

Count Sir Cosmo Craven Victorious in Atenveldt Crown List

Approximately 35 combatants took the field on March 4 in the Atenveldt Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Burning Sands (Yuma, AZ). His Excellency, Count Sir Cosmo Craven the Elder has triumphed, to become the next Crown Prince of Atenveldt. His Excellency was inspired by his consort, Lady Mary Rose of Burgundy.

March 5th

New Light on Prasutagus, Husband of Boudica

New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.

Roman Numerals: For SCAdians - and Football Fans!

The subject of Roman numberals seems to crop up every year: in January for football fans and in May for members of the SCA. This year the Olympic Games complicate an already mystifying system.

Aztec Mural Documents Spanish Conquest

A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.

March 4th

Tudor Bananas

Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.

New Atlantian Born

Lady Astrid has announced the birth of Eleanor Ivy Ward, born March 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Tacky Garb at River Revel

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the 2006 River Revel event held recently in the Shire of Stromfels.

March 3rd

Design your Own Tartan

The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.

Kissing Auction Brings Smiles to Faces and Money to Chirurgeons!

Brigit Thornwielder, Abbess of the Sisters of the Yellow Veil, has announced that the recent Kissing Auction at Estrella War XXII was a great success, but for the Chirurgeons and for the recipients of the kisses.