Archive - 2006 - Story

February 13th

Angel's Keep Goes Full Status

At a recent court in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, it was reported that the Canton of Angel's Keep has advanced to a full status chapter of the SCA.

Searching for the Tollbooth - 15th Century Prison in Edinburgh

Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.

Sword of Prowess won by THL Gann

The Vices and Vitrues took the field at the fifth annual Snowed Inn pas d'armes, held January 28, to decide who would become the fifth to wield the Sword of Prowess. Ealdormere correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart recounts the day's festivities.

February 12th

Gulf Wars to Feature Children's Activities

Viscountess Kenna of the Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff has announced that this year's War will feature "a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities" for young visitors.

Roman Mosaics Depict Jewish Life

An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.

Gulf Wars Schedule Online

The schedule for the upcoming Gulf Wars in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann is now available in PDF format online.

February 11th

New Oerthan

Baroness Aislynn Dennard of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom has announced that Madison Chase Phipps was born February 7, 2006.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for February 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted addition to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2006.

Known World Olympics at Estrella

Dirk V and Chamayn II, Basileos and Basilissa of Caid, have announced that this year's Estrella War will feature a Known World Olympics.

Duke of Buccleuch to Fund Preservation of Newark Castle

The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.

February 10th

Foolish Mortals! Medieval Jesters and Mummers

Dame Aoife was feeling foolish this week, and offers this week's Links as a resource for the medieval artistry of jesters and fools.

Three Events Added to Estrella Schedule

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced three additional special events at the War: a Progressive Weapons Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, a siege engine competition, sponsored by Atenveldt, and Defenders of the White Scarf Tourney, sponsored by the Southern Academy of Rapier.

British Museum Buys Most Expensive Coin - Anglo-Saxon Mancus

The British Museum just paid UK£357,832, the largest sum ever for a gold Anglo-Saxon coin.

February 9th

Japanese Nationial from the Barony of the Far West to Attend Estrella War

Baron Sir Guy of the Kingdom of the West has announced that Lord Vail, a Japanese national from the Barony of the Far West (Japan), will be attending the Estrella War. Lord Vail will be the first Japanese national to attend Estrella.

Red Scarf Project

Jackie Hammers-Crowell of the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project responds to SCAtoday.net's posting about the project earlier in the year, thanking readers for their support.

French Coin Found in Newport Ship

Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.

February 8th

Knights of St. Michael Challenge at Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Atenveldt will sponsor the Knights of St. Michael Challenge, a heavy weapons tourney, at the upcoming Estrella War XXII.

SCAtoday.net adds anti-spambot measure to user registration

Gaaaaak! Since some spammer has decided to use a robot to create bogus user accounts on SCAtoday.net, we've added a new security feature to our account creation page. Spammers would make pretty good trebuchet ammunition, wouldn't they?

Middle Ages come alive for students

An article in Penn State's Digital Collegian describes activities in the Students for the Appreciation of the Society of Creative Anachronism, a campus club that creates a stronger connection between the university and the local chapter of the SCA.

February 7th

Attention costumers: Husqvarna/Viking recalls sewing machine for safety problem

Owners of the Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery Machine should check their unit's serial number to see if it is affected by this safety recall due to an electrical arcing problem.

The Illuminated Manuscript in Medieval Life

Lennie Bennett, art critic for the New York Times, looks at illuminated manuscripts and their place in medieval life.

Riddle of Llywelyn Solved?

A group of historians from the BBC has solved the centuries-old riddle of Llywelyn, the site of the prince's royal palace.

Murder in Sweden

700 years after it happened, the cause of death of Sweden's oldest human skeleten has been determined: he was murdered!

February 6th

Tatiana Melville Elevated at Haire Affaire

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, reports on a Haire Affaire, a recent event in the Kingdom, and on the elevation of Tatiana Melville to the Order of the Pelican. Her Excellency also posts photos.

Chicago festival brings together reenactors from many eras

At a hotel in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, SCA members joined reenactors from other times from Roman to mid-20th century at Reenactor Fest: A Convention for the Ages. Chicago's Beacon News reporter Mike Dahaney has the story.

Photos from Snowed Inn

Eirik Andersen has announced that he has posted photos from the recent Snowed Inn event held in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

February 5th

West Kingdom to Host Party & Tournament at Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the West Kingdom will host a party at the West Kingdom Encampment during the Estrella War. It will also sponsor the Mad Dog Tournament.

SCA 40th Birthday Celebration at Estrella War XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that there will be a 40th birthday party for the SCA at this year's Estrella War.

Medieval Cemetery Found in Leicester

A construction company, making way for a new shopping mall, has discovered a large, medieval cemetery near the English city of Leicester. The cemetery appears to have been in use from the 12th through 16th centuries.