Archive - Jan 2007 - Story

January 24th

Blue Lady Tavern chronicles life in an 8th century Saxon town

Leofwen Taverner of Eoforwic, modernly known as Nan Hawthorne, is an historical novelist and member of Regia Anglorum who writes a wonderful and detailed diary of her persona, presented to our modern eye as a blog.

January 23rd

Atlantia 12th Night photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the recent Kingdom 12th Night in Atlantia.

Havordh & Mary-Grace Win Crown in Gleann Abhann

Duke Sir Havordh Aetarbani and Duchess Mary-Grace of Gatland are the new Crown Prince and Princess of Gleann Abhann.

Bard of Ansteorra Chosen in Tournament of Wit

HL Gerald of Leesville attended the Ansteorran Eisteddfod on January 6 and offers a detailed reported of the competition.

New Medieval Views of Stonehenge

This new view of Stonehenge is a tiny Medieval drawing in the "scala mundi" or "world ladder" on a chart which chronicles Creation. While not the oldest image of Stonehenge, it one of only a few known to exist.

January 22nd

Pazyryk warrior gives keys to Russian past

The well-preserved, frozen remains of a 2,000-year-old Russian warrior, found recently in the Altai mountains region of Russia, have archaeologists excited.

Radio for SCAdians

THL Wynne of Atenveldt has announced a radio/internet show of music related to SCA activities. "For those of us who can listen to the radio at work, and even better if you have the internet, Phoenix College has acquired an internet radio license and yours truly has procured an hour for music."

New Atlantian Cooking Laurel

His Royal Highness, Prince Valharic Caligula Aurelius of Atlantia, former king of the Midrealm, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for his skill in cookery at Twelfth Night in Atlantia, January 13, 2007.

Oertha Winter Coronet photos

Combat Chris has posted photos from the recent Winter Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska).

January 21st

Story behind "Tournaments Illuminated" cover art

A discussion of the cover art of the Fall 2006 issue of Tournaments Illuminated, the quarterly publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, led to an explanation by the artist, Sean P. Clancy.

13th century treasures found in Berwick dig

Archaeologists working at a dig in the Walkergate area of Berwick, England have uncovered a number of artifacts dating to the "heyday of Berwick," including a silver coin from the reign of Henry III.

"The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer" workshop in Louisiana

On Saturday February 10, 2007 a free teacher workshop will be held at the Lafayette Public Library (Lafayette, Louisiana). Featured Speakers will include: SLU professor and History Department Chair Dr. William Robison, History Professor and Social Studies Education coordinator Charles Elliott, Acadiana Medieval Faire cast director Wade Heaton, and local early musician Patrick Brown.

Move may endanger Viking ships

Critics of a plan to move three 1000-year-old Viking ships to a new museum believe that the plan could destroy the irreplaceable artifacts.

January 20th

Estrella Announcements

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has announced that the Estrella website has been updated with new information regarding tent rental, RV waste management and airport transportation.

Christian Michael Mallett Born in Atenveldt

Christian Michael Mallett was born on Sunday, 14 January 2007 at 1:24 p.m. to Lord Vallawulf Rurikson and Lady Cécile de Brétigny.

Education Commisioner Rules Sword Okay in Yearbook Photo

Paul Pontarelli, a hearing officer for the Rhode Island state school commission, says that a local high school must allow a sword-wielding photo of SCA member Patrick Agin to be published.

Rhiannan of Lowery, Western Herbalist and Textiles Expert, has died

Rhiannon Lowrey, Wylowen's wife and Mistress Seelie's apprentice, died Saturday afternoon, 13 January 2007, at her home in Camino, CA.

12 Hour War Postponed

Anteorra's 12 Hour War has been postponed, HL Chiara Francesca, Kingdom Webminister, announced Friday. A new date will be announced later.

January 19th

New Viking Find in Western Norway

A newly discovered 9th Century grave in Western Norway is yielding many treasures. The grave of a female has so far produced jewelry, many pearls, glass beads, scissors, a knife and other household utensils. The quality and size of the finds indicate a high status grave.

Volunteers needed for Mongolian archaeology project

Mongolian enthusiasts may find an outlet for their interests during the summer of 2007 when the Silkroad Foundation, in conjunction with the National Museum of Mongolian History and the University of Pennsylvania, will sponsor excavations in the Altai Mountains of Khovd aimag, Mongolia.

Roman military road found in the Netherlands

Dutch archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman limes, a military road used to patrol against the onslaught of Germanic tribes.

Photos from Lochac's 12th Night/Coronation

Jane Stockton has posted photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation event which took place January 6, 2007 in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney, New South Wales).

January 18th

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Bigger and Better than Ever

The Estrella War Bardic Concert Series- Bigger and Better than ever! Join us Sunday night at the Grand Court Pavilion for two incredible concerts!

Dracula's castle for sale

Bran Castle, near Brasov, Romania, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. Now the 14th century castle is up for sale for a "paltry" UK£40 million.

Caid 12th Night Photos Online

Lady Eilidh Swann has posted an album of Photos of Caid's recent Twelfth Night and Bard of Caid events.

Shakespeare's Church Has Leaky Roof

The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.

January 17th

Anglo-Saxon Finds in East Sussex Church

Renovations on St Andrew's Church, at Bishopstone, near Seaford, have revealed Anglo-Saxon features dated back as far as the late 7th Century. This puts the age of the church back 100 years compared to previous datings.

"per manus sororum" published in German

The book of Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai "per manus sororum" - a great book about mediaeval Klosterstich tapestries from the Low German language area is now available at the publishing house Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Drachenwald Twelfth Night Coronation Photos Online - Part III

Lady Emma Dandelion has posted photos from the recent Twelfth Night Coronation event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (5th - 7th January).

Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoirí?

Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoirí? (English translation: Where are all the Gaelic speakers?) Some are still in Ireland where 25% of the population claims to speak the language. Manchán Magan of the Guardian looks at the history of Gaelic and sets out on a trek to see who speaks it.