Archive - 2006 - Story

February 4th

New exhibit on medieval secular books at the Getty

"The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy" will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through April 9.

16th Century Tudor Chapel Found

A Tudor chapel, originally built by Henry VII, has been discovered at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England. The original vault has been found completely intact.

Estrella War to host Laurel (and apprentice) combat prize list

Maestro Domingo has announced that there will be a Laurels Combat Prize Tournament at Estrella XXII.

February 3rd

President's Report of the January, 2006 Quarterly Meeting

This is the President's report of the actions taken at the SCA Inc.'s most recent Board of Directors meeting, held January 21, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Queen's Art Tea at Estrella XXII

The Queens of Atenveldt, Caid, Outlands and Artemisia invite all attendees at Estrella War XXII to join Them as they host the "Estrella War Queen's Arts Tea for the Populace!"

Snow Jousting at Fête de la Neige

Fighting in the snow? You betcha! View photos by Lord Sigeric of the Shire of Rockhaven on the Northshield Photo Gallery site.

12th Night Coronation in the West Kingdom

Photos from the West Kingdom's Twelfth Night Coronation event are online, courtesy Alexander Blazej.

February 2nd

Photos of St.Matthieu's AS XL are online!

The photos of the Event St. Matthieu’s AS XL (27th to 29th of January) in Schmidmühlen (Germany, Bavaria) are online.

Charity "Sheep to Shawl" in the West Kingdom

Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will be hosting a Charity Sheep to Shawl over President's Day Weekend. Scarves created during the weekend will be donated to a local battered women's shelter.

Valentine's Day: Love in the Classic Style

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Hamilton College Classics Professor Barbara Gold offers opinions on modern versus classical love.

February 1st

After Katrina, Barony of Axemoor welcomes Known World back to fighter practices

THL Byron DeLancy, the Knights Marshal at the Barony of Axemoor in New Orleans, reports that the Barony's regular fighter practices are "back up and running" as the area continues the long recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

Pennsic Tent Rental

Those concerned with the loss of Grimms as a tent rental provider for the Pennsic War will be glad to know that a list of companies who will supply this service is now available.

Combat Archery at Estrella

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Atenveldt will sponsor a combat archery tourney at this year's Estrella War.

Master Liam St. Liam Takes the Plunge

On February 11, 2006, Master Liam St. Liam (Bill Toscano) plans to take the plunge at Revere Beach, Massachusetts to raise money for the Special Olympics.

January 31st

Byzantine Discoveries Could Jeopardize Turkish Tunnel Plans

The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UK£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.

Boromir as a Child

Can't get enough of Lord of the Rings? Check out a comic strip depicting Boromir as a child on the Kasiopea Art website.

Mail Call: The Longbow

Mail Call's R. Lee Ermey learns about the medieval longbow in an upcoming installment of the program on the History Channel.

January 30th

Grand Counsel Report of the January 2006 Board of Directors Meeting

Master Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev of Northshield, Grand Council Secretary for the Board of Directors of the SCA, has posted a report from the Grand Council meeting which took place in January 2006.

Library of Congress Adds Western Music Collection

Laura Gottesman, Reference Specialist for the Digital Reference Team of the Library of Congress, has announced a new addition to the library's Music Division: The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archive.

Green Dragon Tavern Makes a Comeback

Gleann Abhann's reknowned Green Dragon Tavern, damaged during Hurricane Katrina, is in the process of being restored and was in use at the recent 12th Night Tournament.

January 29th

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Falko von der Weser has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Cadogan and Eufemia in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Falconry Activities at Gulf Wars

Brianna McBain of the Saint Bavon's Company of Falconry has announced that the group has activities and classes planned for the upcoming Gulf Wars 15.

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Now with 20% more Heather Dale!

“True Thomas the Storyteller

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Subject

On January 19, 2006, Baroness Ilish O'Donavon and THL Duncan von Halstern welcomed a new daughter into their family.

January 28th

Happy 500th Birthday, Swiss Guard!

An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.

Artemisian Great Sword Torchlight Tourney & Royal Court at Estrella

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Artemisia will host a Great Sword Torchlight Tourney on February 16, 2006. There will also be an Artemisian Royal Court.

Position Available: Society Exchequer

Linda Moore, President of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the Society is seeking candidates to fill the position of Society Exchequer.

January 27th

Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted an album of photographs from the recent Regional Fighting Practice in Jararvellir.

Chinese Claim to New World Discovery Met with Skepticism

Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.

Time changes modern human's face

Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors, according to research on the changes to the shape of the human skull over the past 650 years.