Archive - 2007 - Story

December 13th

Astrid of the Yellow Rose elevated to Pelican in Northshield

At the recent Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield, Their Majesties Hagan and Eilis elevated Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose to the Order of the Pelican.

December 12th

Position Opening - Pelican Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of Pelican Sovereign of Arms of the SCA, Inc.

Position Opening - Wreath Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of Wreath Sovereign of Arms of the SCA Inc.

Position Opening - Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the office of Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms of the SCA, Inc.

Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXI

Countess Mariana Vivia of Atenveldt has announced that she will host the Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXIV.

Archaeologists search for abbott's grave at Hulton Abbey

A team of archaeologists from Keele University are using the latest geophysical equipment to search the grounds of Hulton Abbey in England hoping to find the graves of the monks who lived there as far back as the 13th century.

December 11th

Dr. Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, dies in Florida

The next time you pause for a drink on the battlefield, raise your plastic jug in honor of Dr. Robert Cade, the inventor of Gatorade, who died recently of kidney failure in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 80 years old.

Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet photos

Aine DeLacey of the West Kingdom shares photos from the recent Anniversary Banquet in Golden Rivers.

Rare 14th century statue found in Czech Republic

Archaeologists working on a site near Usti nad Labem in North Bohemia have discovered a ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus dating to the late 14th century.

Roman-era synagogue found near Sea of Galilee

The remains of a late Roman-Byzantine-era synagogue have been discovered in the Arbel National Park near the Sea of Galilee. The building is thought to date from the 2nd to 4th century C.E.

December 10th

"Perfect" 17th century shipwreck found in the Baltic Sea

A well-preserved ship dating to the 17th century has been discovered in the icy waters of the Baltic Sea. The ship is believed to have been a Dutch merchant vessel.

SCA "family of choice" in Colorado

The Middle Ages is alive and well in Cache Valley, Colorado thanks to the efforts of Artemisia's Shire of Cote du Ciel. Devin Felix has the story on the Associated Press Newswires.

Eirik Andersen's photos from Feast of the Hare

THL Eirik Andersen reports that his photos from the recent Feast of the Hare event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available to view online.

December 9th

Noah Spencer Brandel born in Atlantia

Sir Bryce de Byram reports that Noah Spencer Brandel, son of Sir Balynar and Lady Leofwynne, was born November 26, 2007 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

SCA members "playing seriously at make-believe"

The present met the past recently as members of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and the Shire of Nithgaard met for Fiber, Fabric and Fighting. Favid Kagan of the Williamsport, PA Sun-Gazette Correspondent had the story. (photos)

Anglo Saxon jewelry a "real find"

Archaeologists are delighted with the discovery of "the only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in the North of England" near Loftus on Teesside, where they found some incredible jewelry dating to the mid 7th century.

December 8th

Touring Great Britain's cathedral towns

Planning to visit the UK over the holidays to drink in the historic atmosphere and sing a few carols? Harriet O'Brien offers The Complete Guide to Cathedral Cities in the UK.

Outlands Fall 2007 Coronation chronicled on YouTube

Geillis reports that her slideshow of the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands is now available to view on YouTube.

Tourney of the Yellow Rose photos online

Lady Katrijn van Delden, Seneschal of the Proposed Shire of Radburne in Dubbo, New South Wales, reports that an album of photos from the proposed chapter's recent event is now available online.

December 7th

Archaeologists seek early Spanish evidence in Georgia

Archaeologists working on a dig in southern Telfair County, Georgia, believed they were looking for a 17th century Spanish mission. Instead they found something even more interesting: evidence of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's 1540 travels through the state.

Newport ship closer to being identified

Researchers working on discovering information about the medieval ship found buried in the banks of the River Usk in Wales may be closer to identifying the ship. The 15th century ship is currently being cleaned and restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Newport City Council.

Gleann Abhann Fall 2007 Crown List photos online

Danielle & Caillin have posted photos from the recent Crown List in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

December 6th

Tabula Peutingeriana, last surviving roadmap of Roman roads

Oriented east to west instead of north to south, the Tabula Peutingeriana, a seven-meter-long parchment scroll, records the network of roads of the late Roman Empire. From Spain to India, the map elongates the continents and reduces the Mediterranean Sea to a squiggle, but is the earliest known map of Roman roads.

Bordermarch Autumn Melees photos

SoldierGrrrl has posted an album of photos from the recent Autumn Melees in the Barony of Bordermarch (Port Arthur, Texas) in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Do-it-yourself Cuirass Lorica Musculata

Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.

December 5th

Was William Tell real?

Though he doesn't look a day over 500, Swiss hero William Tell has just passed the 700th anniversary of standing up to the cruel vogt by not bowing to a hat on a pole. The rest is history.

The treasures of Richard II

A website chronicling the treasure roll of Richard II, compiled in the late 14th century, "offers a rare insight into the magnificence of a late medieval English king." The site includes photos of many of the treasures listed in the Roll.

An Introduction to Old English Language and Writing

Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.

December 4th

Crossroads at Canterbury photos online

Robert Nydahl of the Kingdom of Drachenwald chronicled activities at September's Crossroads at Canterbury event in a photo album.

Trimaris "Duke U" fighting tutorials

Kat Blalock reports that a collection of videos from the Trimaris Fighters' Collegium is now available to view on YouTube. Each clip lasts about 9 minutes and demonstrates heavy fighting techniques.