Archive - Mar 2007 - Story

St. Patrick's Day parade and demo photos online

Ianuk reports that photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and demo taken recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt by Lady Zephia are now available online.

Cornish language proposal online

UdnFormScrefys, a group of Cornish users, has created a proposal for a written form of the Cornish language. They hope to submit it soon to the Cornish Language Commission.

Medieval Abbey Undergoing Refurbishment

The medieval Torre Abbey in Torquay is undergoing the first phase of a UK£6.5 million refurbishment to turn it into an educational facility and tourist attraction.

Tir-y-don Baronial Investiture photos

Adriana reports that she has posted photos from the recent Baronial Investiture of Jean-Claude and Alyna in the Barony of Tir-y-don (Atlantia).

March 30th

St. Mathieus Photos Online

Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent St. Mathieus event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, held March 23-25, 2007).

Hancock Fabrics stores to close across the country

Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a major resource for SCA costumers, has recently filed for protection and relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This will cause the closing of many of the fabric stores across the country.

Gulf Wars videos online

Jinan from the Kingdom of the Outlands has posted three videos from the Gulf Wars XVI.

14th century astrolabe brings record price

A rare 14th century astrolade quadrant has been auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for UK£138,000. The instrument was crafted of brass in 1388 and was used "for telling time, mapping the stars and taking measurements."

March 29th

Reminders for Rowany Festival

Berenger, Steward for Lochac's Rowany Festival, has posted a few reminders of particular interest to those attending the event, especially relating to security and transportation.

Police still stumped by murder of West Kingdom man

Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.

Spain's Alhambra palace subject of Freer Gallery lecture

On Saturday April 7, 2007, Oxford University scholar Jeremy Johns will present a lecture on the Alhambra, the "best preserved palace of the medieval Islamic world," in the Meyer Auditorium of the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Photos of Anealean 20th Anniversary Camping Weekend

Maria of Heybridge has posted photos from Lochac's Anealean 20th Anniversary Camping Weekend.

March 28th

Author believes Portuguese discovered Australia

Beyond Capricorn, a new book by Australian author Peter Trickett, theorizes that the Portuguese, rather than the Dutch or British, are responsible for the discovery of Australia. The theory is based largely on a 16th century maritime map.

French re-enactor shares armor research

On his website, French re-enactor Bernhardt de Teyssonnière (his period name) shares photos of his armor as well as the sources he used for his research.

Ice Dragon photos online

Meg the Mad reports that she has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos were taken by her lord husband Leonardo of Sunderoak.

March 27th

TaraWatch strives to save sacred site

An online campaign to save the historic Hill of Tara in Ireland has been created. TaraWatch is hoping to collect enough money to pay for a professional archaeological assessment of the M3 motorway at the site.

Gulf War XVI featured in local article.

An article posted in the local Hattiesburg, Mississippi paper features brief interviews with several SCA folk attending Gulf Wars.

Viking Vinter Vunderland Views

Lord Lochlan Mac Hay, Hospitaller for the Barony of Caerthe in the Outlands, has posted photos from the recent Viking Vinter Vunderland event.

March 26th

Gulf Wars: A 'Review' by a first time attendee

Siegfried Sebastian Faust, a first-time attendee at Gulf Wars XVI, has posted a review of the event on the Atlantia list, touching especially on how the war compares to Pennsic.

Saturday Night Fever III Photos Online

Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent Saturday Night Fever III event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16th - 18th March 2007).

March 25th

New Citizen in Drachenwald

Immanuel Adorjan reports that Jonas Philipp Adorjan was born March 21, 2007 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Hamlet on trial?

Was Hamlet guilty of stabbing Polonius behind the arras? A jury trial being conducted as part of the Shakespeare Festival in Washington D.C. will decide. Listen to the story from the March 16 edition of All Things Considered.

Gawin and Eleanora's Gulf Wars XVI photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from Gulf Wars XVI on his website. The pictures were taken by himself and Lady Eleanora.

Ready, set go: starting gates from Colchester's Roman Circus found

Twelve starting gates from the Roman Circus at Colchester, England have been discovered by archaeologists who have been working on the site since 2004. The gates operated like "greyhound traps, unleashing the charioteers on to the quarter-mile long opening stretch of the track."

March 24th

"The Tudor Tailor" comes to Phoenix

Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design for the Phoenix Art Museum, has announced that Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, authors of The Tudor Tailor, will present a program at the museum on June 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

16th century Welsh castle for sale

Boverton Castle in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is being auctioned starting at a mere UK£55,000. architects advise, however, that necessary renovation of the site could cost at least six figures.

12th century watchtower found in Norway

Archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway have discovered the remains of a stone watchtower built in the 12th century during the reign of King Sverre. The tower is believed to have been five stories tall.

Tworavens.org Presents: Eirik's Break the Back of Winter Photos

Eirik Andersen has published a gallery of photos from Ealdormere's recent Break the Back of Winter event on the Two Ravens website.

March 23rd

Gulf Wars photos online

Lord Skorri shares photos taken at the recent Gulf Wars XVI on the Smug Mug website.

Armour Research Society to hold conference in London

The Armour Research Society "is bringing together some of the finest minds in the field of arms and armour research from both the United Stated and Europe." The conference will take place March 31-April 1, 2007 at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House in London.