Archive - Mar 2007 - Story

March 7th

Estrella feedback forms

Maestro Diego de Marulanda al Nadil, Miastreas Deborah Inis Glas, and Baroness Alexandra de Le Mer Vert, autocrats for Estrella War XXIII, have announced that they are accepting comments regarding the recent War.

Morgan & Livia New Heirs to Atenveldt Throne

At the Atenveldt Crown Tournament, held March 3 in the Shire of Burning Sands (Yuma, AZ), Sir Morgan Crusadene Claymore and Lady Livia Alexandra Severa became the new Crown Prince and Princess of Atenveldt, defeating Sir Matthais Broussard la Caignon (called Keigan) and Mistress Morgana Quarry in the final round.

Winter issue of "Mead, Meat & More" available

ban-Ollaimh Cinniu ingen Cuthbaid, Editor of Northshield's Mead, Mead & More, has announced that the Winter 2007 issue is now available.

March 6th

Bride vs Groom Melee and wedding photos from Estrella

Wallace and Viola were married recently at Estrella XXIII. Photos from the wedding and the Bride vs. Groom Rapier Melee are available to view online.

New Baby in Atenveldt

Congratulations to Lord Iamys MacMurray de Morayshire (Cody Barker) and Lady Rachel Phethean (Rachel Phethean). They had a baby girl, Laurana Marie Barker, at 12:52 a.m., on March 1, 2007.

California SCAdian opens fencing school

Quartz Hill, California resident Antek Ignatowicz opened the Phoenyx Fencing Studio last year and now provides classes for municipal recreation programs. Christine Berwick of the Antelope Valley Press has the story.

New Peers Made at Estrella

During Estrella War XXIII, TRM Phelan II & Elzbieta II of Atenveldt created several new peers.

March 5th

Bones of Saint Philipp for sale in Russia

The skull and bone purported to be holy relics of Saint Philipp are for sale by a private owner on a Russian website. The Russian Orthodox Church has called the sale "blasphemous."

Compleat Anachronist seeking youth-related articles

Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur, editor, of The Compleat Anachronist is looking for material "geared towards basic skills and projects that are suitable for kids, about 9-13 years."

Combatants for Outlands Crown Tourney

Balthazar Tegero has posted the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

March 4th

Muslim tiles herald early mathematical breakthroughs

A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.

Nicholas Howe, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies in Oakland, California

Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.

March is "Play the Recorder" month

Remus Fletcher of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc reminds us that March is "Play the Recorder Month," and that March 11, in particular, is "Play the Recorder Day."

March 3rd

History Channel chronicles Saint Patrick's Day

The History Channel has collected material on the history of Saint Patrick's Day on its website. The site includes a short video.

Peers created in Atlantia

At the recent Tournament of Love and Beauty hosted by the Barony of Ponte Alto, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atlantia created two new peers and placed one other on vigil for future elevation.

History's greatest banquets

Ed Caesar of the Independent celebrates the arts of cookery and gluttony by reviewing history's top ten greatest banquets.

"Seven Deadly Sins" photos online

Lady Barbary Rose of Endless Hills has posted photos from the recent Seven Deadlies event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

March 2nd

Barbarian Battle Tech on the History Channel

On Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 20:00 (EST), the History Channel will air an episode of Modern Marvels entitled "Barbarian Battle Tech," which deals with weapons that revolutionized warfare.

Ancient Indian manuscripts online

The Indian government has created a website to house a database of 1.8 million ancient texts which will be searchable in both Hindi and English. "The National Electronic Catalogue of Manuscripts, Kritisampada provides information of individual manuscripts, manuscript collections and printed catalogues."

Lochac classic

Bartholomew in the Kingdom of Lochac has announced that several album of photos from the early days of the Kingdom are now available to view on the Southron Gaard website.

March 1st

"Unusual building features" found inside Bodiam Castle

Archaeologists are puzzled by the discovery of a wall and "circular feature" inside the Great Hall area of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England. The mysterious ruins might be part of an 18th Century gardener's cottage, or they might be part of the original medieval hall.

Cellach mac Cormaic Knighted at Midrealm Tournament of Chivalry

At Tournament of Chivalry in the Barony of Fenix on February 17, Their Majesties Bardolph and Brigh invited Duke Edmund of Hertford into Court, where His Grace asked Their Majesties to elevate Cellach mac Cormaic into the ranks of the Order of Chivalry, making him a Knight of the SCA.

Coventry pub renovation reveals dark past

Renovations on the Four Provinces Pub in Coventry, England have unearthed human remains dating to the 12th century. The bones show evidence of leprosy.

Martin of Rivenstar's Estrella photos online

Martin of Rivenstar from the West Kingdom has posted the first of his albums of photos of Estrella XXIII on the smugmug.com website.