Archive - 2006 - Story

November 16th

Navigating 16th Century London

Dr. Janelle Jenstad of the University of Victoria in British Columbia has created an interactive map of 16th century London complete with the "theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time."

Dragon's Scriptorium

Lady Bridget Greywolf announced on the Drachenwald mailing list that she has started a blog for the scribes of Drachenwald.

Diving Blackbeard's Ship

A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.

Ealdormere Fall 2006 Crown Tourney Photos

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

November 15th

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2006.

Turkish Archaeologist Not Anti-Islam, Court Finds

Muazzez Ilmiye Cig's research into ancient Sumer led her to the conclusion that headscarves were worn in that culture's sexual rites. But when she made this claim in her book, the 92-year-old archaeologist found herself in court accused of insulting Muslim women.

Windsor Ontario reporter discovers the Current Middle Ages

Reporter Roberta Pennington of the Windsor Star visited an SCA event in the Middle Kingdom region of Pentamere, and returned with tales of spinning, calligraphy....and war.

Frugal SCAdians

Sharon Gordon has announced that a new discussion list for those who would like to economize on their SCA expenditures has been created. The SCACreativeFrugality list is open to anyone interesting in saving a few pence and sharing their tips.

November 14th

Pennsic DVD to be Available Soon

Thomas M Gofton of Lynnvander Productions has announced that the comprehensive DVD that was filmed at Pennsic XXXV will soon be available.

Arts and Combat Featured in Northshield Demo

Can a fighter accomplish a cartwheel in full armor? Well... maybe. Mike Prahl gave it a try in 40 pounds of plate as he demonstrated his skill along with other members of the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Mankato, Minnesota. Free Press reporter Sara Gilbert Frederick had the story.

New Laurel and Pelican in Drachenwald

At Kingdom University in Drachenwald this last weekend, Lady Stella Seraphina von Leuchtenberg was elevated to the Order of the Laurel (for her cooking arts) and Lord George Fitzhume was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by King Michael and Queen Moira.

Performers shine at Midrealm Bardic Madness

On November 11, the Middle Kingdom's "Bardic Madness" event attracted performers not only from the Midrealm but also from as far away as Northshield, Ealdormere, and Aethelmearc. SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna, ever the consummate Chronicler, was there with her camera.

November 13th

Lochac Crown Photos Online

Katje has posted a large album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Dreams Come True for Young Author

Christopher Paolini was only a teenager when he penned Eragon, a novel about a young man who finds and raises a dragon. Now, his dreams will really come true when the fantasy debuts on the silver screen December 15, 2006. The November issue of the Renaissance Store's newsletter has a review.

New exhibit of northern European art at the National Gallery

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 4.

Chimney Sweeps Face Change to Ancient Trade

German chimney sweeps, their jobs protected by law since the Middle Ages, now face competition from sweeps immigrating from other European countries.

November 12th

Lindisfarne Mead Finally to be Imported to the US

After 40 years, the owners of Lindisfarne Limited have secured permission to import their famous herb-infused Lindisfarne Mead to the United States. Permission to import was denied because of product labeling issues.

Turkish Journey Yields Great Research Photos

Lady Isabelle in the Kingdom of Meridies recently traveled to Turkey and shares photos from her visit online.

"Vidimus" to be Published Online

Vidimus, an online magazine devoted to the study of medieval stained glass, will be published monthly online. Subscriptions to the magazine are free.

Raised Heel Footwear Website Created

Francis Classe has created a website with photos and documentation on recreating and constructing historical raised heel shoes, such as chopines, pantoufles, or zoccoli.

November 11th

Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne to be Elevated to Pelican

At the upcoming Twelfth Night/Coronation celebration in the Kingdom of the West, Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne will be elevated by Their Majesties Rolf and Aurora to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation will take place January 6, 2007.

Duke Lorell Winner of Calontir Crown Tourney

Alcyoneus reports that Duke Lorell was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Calontir Crown Tournament.

Swords Clash in NYC Park

Battle cries blend with street noise in the Incipient Canton of Broken Bridge in New York City as SCA fighters interact with the locals. Village Voice reporter Silke Tudor has the story.

Estrella War XXIII Treaty Online

The terms and scenarios for Estrella War XXIII are now available to download in PDF format on the War's website. The extensive treaty covers martial and A&S competitions. Estrella War XXIII takes place February 13-19, 2007.

November 10th

One Book, One Barony: Lyondemere Reads One Book

Her Excellency Angelina Nicollete de Beaumont, Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid, has issued a "One Book, One Barony" challenge to the populous of Lyondemere, an SCA analog to the "One Book, One Community" program started in 1998 to get people interested in reading and create a community wide book club.

Early Horse Domestication Evidence in Kazahkstan

Evidence from soil suggests that people were relying on domesticated horses for survival more than 5,000 years ago.

Knowne World Costuming Symposium Deadline Approaches

The Knowne World Costuming Symposium 2006 will be held in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, WI) in the Kingdom of Northshield on Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 2006.

Craftsman's Carnival Badges to be Featured in Playboy

Eleanor Cadfan of Fettered Cock Pewters has announced that some "slightly naughty" Carnival Badges created by her will be featured in a short article in the January 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine.

November 9th

Two Elevated in Oertha

Lady Megan reports that two citizens of the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) in the Kingdom of the West, were recently elevated to peerages.

Florida SCAdian Launches Thunder's Keep

An SCA member from Florida has recently launched a website dedicated to a discussion of subjects of interest to other members of the Society.