Archive - Aug 2007 - Story

August 16th

Wolf Company sunshade disapears from Pennsic battle field

This article is a plea to the populace of the Known World to please help Wolf Company locate their battle field sunshade.

Exhibit of Indian paintings at the British Museum

"Faith, Narrative, and Desire: Masterpieces of Indian painting in the British Museum" will be on display through November 11, to commemorate 60 years of Indian independence.

August 15th

The Calon Scrolls

This quarter's issue of the Arts and Sciences newsletter of Calontir, The Calon Scrolls, is available online for all to read. This issue's theme is Cooking and Beverages, and there are articles on a chocolate drink, Medieval table manners, a Middle Eastern dinner, a period malting house, wafers, and much more.

Pennsic Photos online

Lady Anna de Byxe reports on the Drachenwald mailing list that she posted her photos taken at Pennsic.

Meridies Selects Two New Pelicans

Their Royal Majesties Boru IIII and Deirdre II of Meridies announced at R.U.M. (Royal University of Meridies) on July 21, 2007 the elevation of THLady Aislinn Chaomhanach and THLord Cuhelyn Cam vap Morcant into the Order of the Pelican.

August 14th

Photos from Leodamus of Thebes Tourney 2007

Henri le Juif and Arabella Gotokirke have posted photos of the recent Leodamus of Thebes tourney in Calafia.

A&S Exhibition a hit at Pennsic War

According to Julie, a reporter for the Pennsic independent, the A&S Exhibition for Pennsic XXXVI was a resounding success.

Position open: Society Rapier Marshal

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Society Marshal for Rapier.

August 13th

Midrealm takes Pennsic War

Couldn't make Pennsic but wonder how the battles shook out? The online edition of the Pennsic Independent has the answers with reports from DonalBane of Blakmers

Build a centurian!

DK Eyewitness publishers allows visitors to "join the Roman Army" and create a Roman centurian to do their fighting for them.

Hunting Season 2007 Photos online

The photos of the event 'Hunting Season', held July 13-15, are online now. The event took place at Reichenau an der Rax in the beautiful mountains of Austria (Europe) and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

August 12th

Oerthan Summer Coronet Finals 2007 on video

vvestfirzka has posted a video of the finals of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) in the Kingdom of the West on YouTube.

Viking ship towed

In an update on the Sea Stallion, a replica Viking ship heading from Norway to Ireland, the BBC reports that the ship was becalmed and needed to be towed.

SCA Asian Persona Survey

Kamaitachi no Kansuke requests help with a survey of SCAdians with Asian personas.

August 11th

The potty humor of the Middle Ages

In an article for the Chronicle for Higher Education Evan R. Goldstein reviews On Farting: Laughter and Language in the Middle Ages by Valerie Allen, a new work that looks at the use of low humor in literature of the period.

Researcher discovers 6th century Japanese irrigation system

A retired civil engineer has written a report on a 6th and 7th century irrigation system in the in Osaka Prefecture. Kazuo Takatsu spent 15 years on the report, which chronicles a system to collect rain water.

August 10th

Photos from Ansteorra's Queen's Tournament

Lady Brenna MacDonald has posted an album of photos from the recent Queen's Tournament which was held in the Shire of Gate's Edge in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

London deli hides elaborate Roman dining hall

London's building boom has also produced a boom for archaeologists by uncovering the city's Roman past. Recent finds include a 2nd century dining room decorated with plaster murals.

August 9th

Renaissance fresco features face of Pope's mistress

The fragment of a fresco painted during the time of the Borgia's is causing some consternation in the Vatican with its depiction of Pope Alexander VI kneeling at the feet of his mistress Giulia Farnese.

John Patten elevated in the West

On Friday July 27, 2007, John Patten sat vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the West.

15th century moat gate found in the Netherlands

Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.

August 8th

Period fashion dolls model renaissance clothes

In an article for Renaissance Quarterly, "Living Dolls: François Ier Dresses His Women," Yassana C. Croizat of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University looks at the practice of wealthy patrons during the Renaissance to use fashion dolls to study costumes.

Atenveldt A&S photos online

Ianuk has posted photos from the recent A&S event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

August 7th

British students find Saxon grave

A class of teenagers on a class dig have discovered the remains of a woman believed to have been Saxon in Chediston, England. The woman was buried in classic Christian style in a churchyard.

Photos from Rhydderich Hael Champions Tourney

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent Court at Baronial Champions Tournament in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Aethelmearc).

August 6th

How wearing underwear improved medieval literacy

Is there a connection believe literacy and medieval underwear? Historians believe so, since discarded rags were used to make paper needed to print books. Before the ready availability of discarded cloth, only the rich could afford to own books.

Gode Cookery returns to the Food Network

Master Hogge de Watlynge reports that Gode Cookery has once again taped a program for the Food Network's The Secret Life Of This time the recipe was for gingerbread.

August 5th

DeSoto's Florida camp found

Archaeologists are studying what they believe are the remnants of conquistador Hernando de Soto's camp in Tallahasse, Florida abandoned in 1540. The site is near the modern state capitol.

Jousting by radio

Love jousting but can't afford a horse? Maybe the answer is Think Geek's R/C Jousting Knights, a pair of little guys on wheels whose goal is to knock each other off their horses.

August 4th

Lochac Midwinter Coronation photos

Bartholomew, Co-Steward for the Kingdom of Lochac's Midwinter Coronation 2007, has posted an album of photos taken by Lady Yngvildr.