Archive - Jan 4, 2007 - Story

Swedish knight's oath

Sven Norén has posted a translation of a 15th century oath taken by 70 knights at the coronation of Christoph of Bavaria as King of Sweden in 1441.

Building a cardboard castle

Mr. McGroovy's website has plans to build a large, cardboard castle from refrigerator boxes. It's guaranteed to brighten the day of any SCAdian child!

Tower of London hires first female Beefeater

For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."

Midrealm armorer prides himself on period look and feel

Several years ago Midrealm subject and machinist Ben Scheiner learned he would need armor to take part in SCA fighting in the Barony of the Fenix. Now he has parlayed the hobby and his flair of metalworking into a fulltime job as an armorer. The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story.