Archive - Sep 2007 - Story

September 24th

Chivalry rules at "Here There Be Dragons"

"The possibilities are endless in this alternative society meant to foster imagination and creativity. With 10 centuries (600 to 1601 [C.E.]) to research, replicate and live in, members have every reason to escape into bygone days of chivalry and adventure," writes Hannah Wiest of the Jackson (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

September 23rd

Photos from Trimaris Fall Coronation 2007

Lady Hilary of Marcaster, Historian/Chronicler for the Trimaris Equestrians, has posted albums of photos from the recent Fall Coronation, including some from the mounted procession.

Colin James Bass born in Gleann Abhann

Brigida and Gellis of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann announce the birth of their son Colin James Bass on September 13, 2007.

Burgundian exhibit on display in Belgium

"The Dawn of the Burgundian Century" will be on display at the Groeningemuseum through January 6, 2008.

Pictures from Gothic Wars

Lady Brenna MacDonald of J&M's Timeless Photography shares her album of photos from the recent Gothic Wars which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

September 22nd

Britain's oldest recipes

A recent study by the Food Science Department of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff has revealed Great Britain's 10 oldest recipes, including hedgehog and haggis.

New citizen in Artemisia

Lady Sybyll deWarrene has announced the birth of her granddaughter Adrianna Leigh Haugen born to Julianna and Asher in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for September 2007.

Pictures from Hagan & Eilis' Coronation

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her memories and photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Halloween weddings

This month's feature article on the Renaissance Store's website deals with Halloween weddings, a popular new theme for brides and grooms. The site also offers sources for handfastings and gothic weddings.

September 21st

Ducal Prize photos online

Aine DeLacey has posted photos from the recent Ducal Prize Tournament in the West Kingdom. Topics include "Wet Wenching" and "drag races."

Genghis Khan enforced ban on gay lifestyle

Chinese experts at the Research Institute of Ancient Mongolian Laws and Sociology in Inner Mongolia have determined that Genghis Khan's code of laws may have contained the earliest recorded ban on homosexuality.

A New Pelican is made in Meridies

As the beams from heaven shone upon the regal crowns of Meridies, Master Alexander Ravenscroft opened court for TRM Boru and Deirdre, summoning the Order of the Pelican and the populace of Meridies to gather for the elevation of THLady Aislinn Chaomhanach the morning of September 8, 2007.

Harvest War 2007 photos online

Aurora de Portugal reports that Lord Holbiorn has posted photos from the recent Harvest War 2007 in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Fire destroys "Lost Colony" costumes

A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.

September 20th

Baroness Ula Brennasdottir to be elevated at Summits Fall Coronet

Baroness Khalja khorkhoi reports that Their Royal Majesties, King Tiernan and Queen Miranda of the Kingdom of An Tir have offered Baroness Ula Brennasdottir elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Sir Ian McKellen stars in "King Lear"

Sir Ian McKellen, known for his role of Gandolf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will take on a new role when he appears as the title character in Shakespeare's King Lear.

"Hornblower" props to go on the block

Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.

AEthelmearc Fall Coronation Photos

THL Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted photos of AEthelmearc's Fall 2007 Coronation.

Combatants for Northshield Crown Tourney announced

Their Majesties Hagan and Eilis of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament which will take place October 13, 2007 in Noiregarde (Lead, South Dakota).

September 19th

SCAdian to present lectures on Tudor history

The Cumberland Times-News reports that SCA member Ellen McDaniel-Weissler will present a course entitled English Tudor Dynasty History, The Wars of the Roses to Elizabeth I for the CE Institute for Community Services at Allegheny College of Maryland.

Viking ship resurfaces under UK pub.

A team from Nottingham University's archaeology department believes it has rediscovered the remains of an intact Viking boat under a Merseyside pub.

SCA President releases statement regarding insurance

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has issued an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors regarding insurance coverage affected by two civil lawsuits against the SCA.

Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

Konrad and Alyce, recently Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Ramshaven in Ealdormere, report that photos from their last baronial court and the investiture of Kolbjorn and Wencenedl as the new Baron and Baroness are now online.

17th century toys found in Leicestershire

The discovery of a hidden stairway in Market Harborough parish church in 1988 has led to unearthing of one of the most important collections of post-medieval street toys in English history. (photos)

September 18th

Robin Netherton/Laurellen de Brandevin Lecture Weekend

Costume researchers Robin Netherton and Laurellen de Brandevin (mka Tammy Dupuis) will visit Eugene, Oregon for a lecture and discussion seminar the weekend of October 20-21, 2007.

Weta Tenzan Chainmaille

Fred Tang of Tenzan Production and the Weta Workshop have collaborated to create a new process for the lightweight chainmail used in such films as Lord of the Rings and Kingdom of Heaven.

BBC drama "makes archaeology sexy", says editor

Bone Kickers, a new drama on BBC One scheduled for Spring 2008, will follow the work of a team of archaeologists in Bath, England.

Raphael restorations nearly complete

30 years after work began, the restoration of Renaissance master Raphael's frescoes in the Vatican is nearly complete. The restoration is scheduled to be completed within a year.

SCA: "eclectic, if not fun"

Matt Lewis of the online version of the Arizona Wildcat (University of Arizona) takes a look at the College of St. Felix, the university's local SCA chapter. "They are an eclectic, if not fun, bunch," said Curt Booth, a UA employee and SCA club advisor who is called Lord Fergus DeBotha for club meetings.