Archive - Aug 2007 - Story

14th century monarch popularizes Italian cuisine

14th century monarch Frederick II of Swabia was instrumental in spreading the popularity of Italian cuisine throughout Europe. Now his recipe books are available through the writing of University of Bari professor Anna Martellotti.

Enjoying the medieval life on the Kenai Peninsula

SCA life in Alaska is a family affair, as reporter Jessica Cejnar of the Peninsula Clarion found out recently when she spent the day at the Court of the Prince and princess of Oertha and experienced an SCA Coronet tournament.

B.Y.O.M. V photos online

Tatiana of Varena of the Shire of Vilku Urvas has posted photos from B.Y.O.M. V which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield August 17-19, 2007.

Peter the Rock Passes Away in Atenveldt

Author and scientist Peter L. Manly, known in the SCA as Lord Peter of Barony Atenveldt (or Peter the Rock, Peter of House Staghold), passed away at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on July, 27, 2007, just shy of his 62nd birthday.

August 30th

"Knights Next Door" available as ebook

iUniverse Publishing has The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams by Patrick O'Donnell available to purchase in ebook format on their website.

Historical Re-enactments: Should we take them seriously?

On September 14, 2007 Professor Iain McCalman in conjunction with the History Council of New South Wales, will present: Historical Re-enactments. Should we take them seriously? at 6:00 at The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia.

Volunteers Needed: Tournaments Illuminated Review Board

Tournaments Illuminated is looking for volunteers with expertise in all Society activities to volunteer for the new Tournaments Illuminated review board.

Eirik Andersen's Pennsic photos online

Lord Eirik Andersen has begun to post albums of photos from Pennsic War XXXVI on the Two Ravens website.

August 29th

Sydney discovers the Middle Ages

Andrew Taylor of the Sydney Morning Herald recently visited with members of the Shire of Radburne to learn about the SCA and how Australians enjoy the Middle Ages.

Elizabeth: the Golden Age to premiere October 12, 2007

Elizabeth: the Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, is scheduled to open in theatres October 12, 2007. The film is a sequel to the successful Elizabeth.

Visitors may find "Havoc in Hastings"

In a press release from the Historic Charlton Park in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer, visitors are invited to find Havoc in Hastings at the Canton of Three Walls' event scheduled for September 1, 2007.

New Da Vinci code theory causes stir on the internet

Demand for information about a new theory by amateur scholar Slavisa Pesci pertaining to the meaning of Da Vinci's last supper painting has caused crashes of several internet sites.

August 28th

Dürer exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas will present a major exhibit of the works of Germany artist Albrecht Dürer September 8-November 25, 2007.

Pictures from Steppes Artisan

Steve Rourke has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Steppes Artisan event.

Black Death still affecting British genetics

According to an article in NewScientist, the Black Death still casts a shadow over the British population by lowering the genetic diversity in the country.

Lochac artist displays period portraiture

Mistress Katherine Ayshford of the Barony of Mordenvale in the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos of her amazing miniatures on her LiveJournal website. The works of art include period style portraiture of some early royalty and peers of the Kingdom of Lochac.

August 27th

Titus Andronicus to play at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.

Visby Medieval Week 2007 Photos II online

Lady Lia de Thornegge shares with us her photos from the recent Visby Medieval Week event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (August 2007).

Jousting in Australia

RodericValcerre has posted several videos on YouTube of full tilt jousting as it is done in Australia.

Photos from Meridies RUM 2007

Eirikr has posted photos from the recent RUM in the Kingdom of Meridies on the SmugMug website.

August 26th

Time Team finds Anglo Saxon settlement

Archaeologists associated with television's Time Team have unearthed a rare Anglo Saxon settlement near Harborough, England. The village dates from between 450 and 650 C.E.

Camp sign stolen from Barony of Ironbog

Lady Drueta de la Rosa, Seneschal of the Barony of Ironbog, reports that the group's camp sign was stolen at Pennsic XXXVI.

Duct tape bandages

For the SCAdian or handyman who just wants to look cool: Duct tape bandages!

French fashion trend setters for 1400 years

A new study of clothing from Anglo Saxon graves by archaeologist Penelope Walton Rogers shows that most styles followed the customs set in northern France.

August 25th

Czech ditch unique in Central Europe

A unique wood-reinforced, medieval ditch has been discovered near Prague, Czech Republic. Experts believe the ditch dates to the 13th or 14th century.

New Laurels in Ansteorra

Brian O'hUilliam reports that at the recent Steppes Artisan event, Their Majesties of Ansteorra elevated Melisinde de Barcelona and Katharyn Rose Oliver to the Order of the Laurel.

Dark Ages medicine found to be "enlightened"

Christina Lee, co-organizer of the second conference on Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe, believes the Dark Ages weren't so dark, at least when it comes to medicine. Heather Whipps of LiveScience has the story.

Welcome to the newest member of Gleann Abhann

Her Royal Highness, Kenna, Crown Princess of Gleann Abhann writes: "It is my happiest honor to welcome Tiberius Alexander Ziemer to the world, born recently to Mistress Anyeta the Wanderer and Sir Luther von Ziemer (Becky and Chris Ziemer)."

August 24th

New Baby in Atenveldt

From the Atenveldt List, Aylwin Wyllowe announces that "Johann & Amphelisia de Wynter are now the proud parents of Ayla Serenity Bowley."

Pennsic 36 Cry-Side Thank-You

THL Michael Langley of Riversmeet, Cry Coordinator for Pennsic 36, sends his thanks to those who gave their time to volunteer for the Heralds at this year's War.