Archive - Feb 2007 - Story
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-02-28 21:08
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Submitted by Aed Criofan on Wed, 2007-02-28 17:17
On the 24th day of February, XLII AS, Prince Lucius Aurelius Valharic made known that his kingdom of Atlantia will side with Prince Dag Thorgrimsson and the Kingdom of the Middle this summer at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-28 14:31
CujoSR has posted a video on YouTube depicting hound coursing at this year's Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-28 11:55
Researchers working on artifacts found beneath a 16th century barn near Dunster, England believe they belong to the Benedictine Priory of Dunster which dates to 1127 CE. Archaeologists have so far discovered two walls, paving and glazed tile fragments.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-28 08:10
Charles, the Blue Iris Herald-in-Ordinary for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that several citizens were elevated to peerages at the recent Estrella War.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-02-27 21:40
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Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 20:01
Ihon Vinson macFergus, Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences for Bardic and Performance for the Kingdom of Ansteorra, has announced that this year's Gulf Wars will feature several bardic and performance opportunities.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 17:20
A new, edgier Robin Hood will join the ranks of hooded men when the latest series made for television debuts on BBC America March 3, 2007 at 21:00 (EST).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 14:03
On Sunday March 4, 2007, the History Channel will premiere a two-hour program on the history of the Dark Ages. Long characterized as barbaric and uncivilized, the program will attempt to dispel the myths and explore the real and varied history of the period.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 08:00
Water company workers in Lincolnshire, England were surprised recently to uncover a very large Roman cemetery dating to the 1st century CE. So far the graves have yielded artifacts as well as 30 skeletons.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 18:20
Self-professed "art detective" Maurizio Seracini, an expert on Leonard da Vinci's lost painting The Battle of Anghiari, has been given funds to continue his 30-year quest for the painting.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2007-02-26 13:58
To increase art activities at Gulf Wars XVI, there will be arts faires other than the 'Champions Battle' between Ansteorra and Trimaris, the Kingdoms of Meridies and Gleann Abhann would like to invite all artisans of the Known World to an Open Arts Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 11:12
Australia's ABC Radio National recently broadcast an interview with Mike Parker Pearson, one of the archaeologists who discovered the ancient settlement near Stonehenge. Stephanie Kennedy conducts the interview. (Transcript and podcast available)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 07:28
Kynnyth Pyke has posted photos from the recent Tourney of Ymir which took place February 09-11, 2007 in the Barony of Windmasters Hill.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-25 20:35
Hungarian researchers report that viking sailor used special crystals they called "sunstones" to aid in navigation. These stones helped polarize sunlight that was obscured by clouds and fog common to sea travel in Arctic climates.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-02-25 14:51
It breaks my heart to share this news: Mistress Aja da Varese,known to the modern world as Kare Mantegani, slipped away from us late evening on February 14, 2007. Aja passed from this world after a more than two year battle with cancer, a fight that was marked by her indomitable strength of spirit and fierce determination.
Submitted by agnarr on Sun, 2007-02-25 11:50
A silver denarius minted in 32 B.C. shows that the fabled image of Cleopatra is not what she really looked like.
Submitted by patsmor on Sat, 2007-02-24 21:17
Dame Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke is thrilled to (finally) announce the birth of her grandson, Jackson Xavier. He was born to her daughter Arlyna of Northwoods on Christmas morning.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-24 18:04
On March 10, 2007, Mary Moskoff, Ph.D., LCSW will present a talk A Walk Through a Medieval Herb Garden at the Spring Symposium presented by the Herb Society of America - Wisconsin Unit. The lecture will take place at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 813 Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-24 14:11
Anyone who is in the SCA knows that we have our own peculiar sets of titles for nobility, but a short quiz on masquerademaskarts.com might help you choose a new persona.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-24 11:14
Leofwen Taverner, a member of Regia Anglorum of North America, reports that a video of Regia Anglorum demo battle at the Jorvik Viking Festival in York, England is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 19:10
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is looking for input from the membership about current nominees for the Board.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 15:51
A 14th century astrolabe quadrant, discovered beneath the clay floors of a 17th century building in Kent, England, has been listed for auction March 21, 2007 with hopes to bring between UK£60,000 and UK£100,000.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 11:36
Mistress Gwenhwyfar dinas Emrys has shared her photos from Estrella 2007 which have been posted on the Barony of Ruantallan's website. The photos include an impressive battlefield knighting.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 07:11
Martin of Rivenstar has posted his photos from two events which took place recently in the West Kingdom: Western War College and the Esfenn Feast of Fine Arts.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:10
Archaeologists working on a large Roman cemetery in York, England have discovered, among the remains of wealthy and poor alike, the bones of a murder victim. "She was stabbed seven times in the throat from the front," said Osteo-archaeologist Malin Holst.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-22 14:42
Lord Alexander has added a number of photo albums from events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere to his galleries on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-22 12:01
Jason Williams, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, has announced that the Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of Society Chronicler.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-21 19:14
Lord Eirik Andersen has announced that he has posted a number of "classic" photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's history on the Two Ravens website. The collection includes some from Master Naon, Dame Tsivia and Richard Larmer.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-02-21 16:20
Erin Sullivan of the St. Petersburg Times in Florida visited a local SCA demo and spoke with members about the tradeoffs between full authenticity and leaving out the unpleasant parts of the Middle Ages.