Archive - Jan 2007 - Story

Fourth Annual Estrella War Grand Ball

Estrella War will once again be hosting its Grand Ball! This event features some of the best live musicians and dance masters from the Known World. Last year the ball had over twenty-five musicians and six kingdoms represented.

The Deposition of Sir John Sully, Iddesleigh, 1386

14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event which took place in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Godchecker

Need some information on an obscure religion? Looking for the mythology of gods and goddesses? Try Godchecker.

January 30th

Reminder: Challenge to Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Unto all my friends known and unknown in the Knowne Worlde, it's January, and in May it will be a year since I challenged those in the Society to take on a new educational quest in honor of her or Mistress Halima de Lucha.

Thousands of historical treasures found in German mud

Constructions workers in Cologne, Germany have discovered a 3rd century stone tablet dedicated to the god Jupiter. The tablet is just one of over 10,000 artifacts unearthed from the construction site.

Medieval French illuminations now on display at the Getty

"French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 15, 2007.

Photos from Angel's Melee online

THLord Broichan maqq Kynat of the Canton of Gallavally has announced that photos from the recent Angel's Melee event which took place January 20, 2007 in the Barony of the Angels, are now available to view online.

January 29th

Laurels/Apprentice Tea at Estrella War

Estrella War will once again be hosting a Laurels/Apprentice Tea. The tea is scheduled for 1:30-3:30 PM Thursday at the Barony of SunDragon’s Baronial Pavilion (Atenveldt).

New exhibit on sculpture of the Italian Renaissance now at the MFA

"Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture" will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through July 8.

You bride of the Svïnafell troll!

Feeling cranky? Perhaps a constructive way to blow off steam is to read through the University of Oregon Medieval Studies Department's Medieval Insult Page.

Ealdormere 12th Night photos online

Lord Eirik Andersen reports that his new server is operational and now includes the most recent event photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's 12th Night.

January 28th

Royal Saxon descendents wanted

English Heritage is looking for descendants of Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon king of England, to take part in an exhibit at the visitors center at the Hastings Battlefield.

Middle Eastern University in Philadelphia: Call for Teachers

Mistress Deonora Ridenow is seeking instructors for the upcoming East Kingdom Middle Eastern University to be held March 3, 2007 in Philadelphia.

1500-year-old sword found in Taiwan

Archaeologists at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan, Taiwan, have discovered what they believe to be the country's oldest sword.

Pink city of Petra hopes to become 7th Wonder

Jordanians are hoping that their prized ancient city of Petra will be chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Rediscovered in the 19th century, the city, built by the Nabateans, was last inhabited in the 8th century CE.

January 27th

Youth combat at Estrella War

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Deputy for Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXIII, has posted an announcement regarding Youth Combat at the upcoming Estrella War.

Mona Lisa Buried in Florence

Lisa del Giocondo, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, known to us as the Mona Lisa, may have been buried out of a convent in Florence after her death in 1542.

8th century ship found in Mediterranean Sea

An 8th century shipwreck, discovered off the coast of Dor, Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, is believed to be the only existing ship of its kind. Discovered over a decade ago, the wreck has been the subject of intensive study and carbon dating.

"Penfeathers" seeks young SCA authors

Yves de Fortanier, editor of Penfeathers, a quarterly periodical produced in the Kingdom of Meridies, is looking for material written by children in the SCA.

January 26th

Performers wanted for Estrella War

Are you going to Estrella War, and do you perform as a musician, entertainer, singer, storyteller, poet, juggler, or bard? If you said 'yes', then the Open Arms Bardic Hall invites you to come and perform at the stage located in Merchants row.

Armed and odorous

A blog-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald National website visits a fighter practice in the Barony of Rowany.

Latin and Greek are not dead

Cambridge Classics professor Mary Beard discusses the importance of the study of classical languages in an essay for the Guardian.

Nordskogen 12th Night report and photos

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos and a report from the recent 12th Night in the Barony of Nordskogen.

January 25th

400-year-old seeds help tell Jamestown story

The recent discovery of some 400-year-old seeds in a well at the Colonial Jamestown archaeological site has given researchers much to ponder about the life and survival skills of the early Jamestown settlers.

Cyrus Aurelius winner of Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius was the winner of the recent Principality of Oertha Coronet. His Excellency was fighting for the honor of Viscountess Caitríona inghean ui Chionaodha.

Warwick Consort to perform in St. Paul

On Tuesday February 6, 2007, the Warwick Consort will present a concert of renaissance music at Olivet Congregational Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The concert will also feature the Terpsichory Courtly Dance Troupe.

A knight to remember

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports from the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, where 750 Boy Scouts attended the 13th annual Calapooia District Cub Scout Lock-in, where several members of the SCA participated in medieval-themed activities.

January 24th

Illuminated manuscripts from time of Edward IV

Among the manuscripts digitized and included in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, are a set depicting the Genealogy of Edward IV.

12th Knight Auction a success!

Sir Daniel has announced the results of the 12th Knight Auction to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation which took place recently in the Kingdom of AnTir.