Archive - Nov 2007 - Story

November 22nd

Photos from Atenveldt's Champions' Tourney

Simon and Magdalen of the Kingdom of Atenveldt share photos from the Champions' Tourney which took place at Coronation on November 3-4, 2007 in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Royal baby in Ealdormere

Their Royal Highnesses Rustique and Aaron of the Kingdom of Ealdormere are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Plimoth Plantation embroidery blog

A daily blog by members of the Plimoth Plantation's (Massachusetts) embroiders' guild shares notes and progress on a variety of early 17th century projects including the current one: an embroidered jacket.

Gilyan Clonmacnoise to be elevated to Pelican at Ansteorra Coronation

Jean Paul de Sens reports that THL Gilyan Clonmacnoise has been offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the kingdom of Ansteorra.

November 21st

Saxon remains found in Twyford

Workers on the site of a school in Twyford, England worried when they discovered human remains until it was determined that the skeletons belonged to 1,300-year-old Saxons.

Fan Haven community grows in Arizona desert

SCAdian and internationally-known filker Leslie Fish has purchased land in the Arizona desert for the purpose of creating a community for fans, Pagans and SCA members.

Ansteorran Crown Tourney results

The Ansteorran Kingdom Seneschal is reporting the results of today's Crown Tourney, fought following the failure of the prior Crown Prince & Princess, in the Barony of Bordermarch.

SCA Grand Council Nomination Announcement

Lord Wulfred Hansard of Richmond, Chairman of the Nominations Committee of the Grand Council of the SCA, Inc., announces that the Council is seeking applicants for the Council.

An academic reviews "Beowulf"

Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."

November 20th

Roman tombstone found in Scotland

A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."

Society for Creative Anachronism Mission Statement

The Board of Directors has created a mission statement, business statement, and value statement for the Society for Creative Anachronism.

FBI Returns Stolen Maps to Spain

Earlier this year, a man named Cesar Gomez Rivero from Uruguay allegedly walked into the Biblioteca Nacional de España and swiped a series of maps from a 15th century edition of Geographia (one of four major treatises of Ptolemy, the Greek scholar who lived in Roman Egypt during the second century).

Holy Pail III photos online

Ysabel Bertrand has posted an album of photos from the recent Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Feast Menu and Recipe Archive created in Northshield

Ysabeau de La Rochelle from the Kingdom of Northshield reports that she is working with a team of developers to create an online Northshield Feast Menu and Recipe Archive.

November 19th

AEthelmearc's fencing community grows

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael reports that a baby daughter was born to Don Ivan ap Myrddin and Doña Elisa inn Rau Hara November 3, 2007.

Roman theatre lives in the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.

Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya to be elevated in Ealdormere

Valizan reports that Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya was placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah of Ealdormere.

Queen of Tarts in AEthelmearc

There will be a cooking competition at Kingdom 12th Night in Endless Hills. The subject? Historical tarts (not street walkers, but pies without a lid)!

More Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

November 18th

Medieval silkwork blog

Machteld and Isis have created a blog to share their research on medieval silk embroidery.

The legacy of the Mary Rose

In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.

Norstead Grand Opening photos and video online

Halv of Norsa reports that photos from the Norstead Grand Opening Event are now available to view online. Norsa is a Viking Age Living History group based in the central United States.

Little clock of horrors

Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)

November 17th

Blacksmith's house yields Roman treasure

Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.

Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

THL Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted photos taken by Lord Draco and his lady Tatsuko at Ealdormere's recent Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture events.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

International Mead Festival accepting entries for Home Mead Maker Competition

The International Mead Festival, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in February 2008, is accepting entries from home mead-makers until December 15, 2007.

Drachenwald just got bigger!

Racaire reports that on November 5, 2007 Countess Elsa and Count Padraig of the Kingdom of Drachenwald became the parents of a son.

November 16th

Mud-sliding at Pennsic XXXII

Baron Robin of the Kingdom of Northshield shares video hints on how to beat the heat from Pennsic War, with memories of mud-sliding from Pennsic XXXII.

Road to Frankfurt photos online

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey has posted an album of photos from the Road to Frankfurt event which took place November 10, 2007 in the Marche of Gwyntarian (Midrealm).