Archive - 2007 - Story

November 18th

The legacy of the Mary Rose

In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.

Norstead Grand Opening photos and video online

Halv of Norsa reports that photos from the Norstead Grand Opening Event are now available to view online. Norsa is a Viking Age Living History group based in the central United States.

Little clock of horrors

Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)

November 17th

Blacksmith's house yields Roman treasure

Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.

Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

THL Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted photos taken by Lord Draco and his lady Tatsuko at Ealdormere's recent Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture events.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

International Mead Festival accepting entries for Home Mead Maker Competition

The International Mead Festival, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in February 2008, is accepting entries from home mead-makers until December 15, 2007.

Drachenwald just got bigger!

Racaire reports that on November 5, 2007 Countess Elsa and Count Padraig of the Kingdom of Drachenwald became the parents of a son.

November 16th

Mud-sliding at Pennsic XXXII

Baron Robin of the Kingdom of Northshield shares video hints on how to beat the heat from Pennsic War, with memories of mud-sliding from Pennsic XXXII.

Road to Frankfurt photos online

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey has posted an album of photos from the Road to Frankfurt event which took place November 10, 2007 in the Marche of Gwyntarian (Midrealm).

Estrella War XXIV: Important merchant deadlines

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reminds everyone that important deadlines for merchants for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are rapidly approaching.

The Crown of Lochac.

Sir Berengar of Nancy won Lochac's November Crown tounament, meeting Sir Kane in the final on Saturday the 10th of November, A.S. 42. Fighting for Mistress Bethan, Sir Berengar chivalrously fought his way through all contenders.

November 15th

"Harrogate Hoard" wows archaeologists

"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.

First AOA for aviculture awarded to guild founder

After seventeen years of service to the dream, Aisin-gioro Biya was awarded arms for her work in aviculture by King Andreas and Queen Gabriella at Warrior's Naadam, Silver Horde's 10th anniversery celebration held in Ostgardr, East Kingdom. Given Biya's own Jurchen shaman persona, the setting for her award couldn't have been more appropriate.

Beowulf for Children

Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.

November 14th

SCA Forums online

Ivhon Thorne has created an a website for online discussions about topics of interest to the SCA. SCA-Forums offers a centralized site for SCA information and a place to ask SCA-related questions.

Atlantia Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted an album of sixty photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

The Nina tours the southern U.S.

The Nina, "the Most Historically Accurate Replica of a Columbus Ship Ever Built," will be touring the southern United States during November and December 2007. Tours are available.

Sinclair and Kari new Prince and Princess of Atlantia

Theresa of Caid reports that Randall Sinclair was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. He was inspired by Kari Kyst.

November 13th

SCAdians create "care packages" for West Kingdom soldiers

Elizabeth Margarete of the Principality of Cynagua in the West Kingdom is coordinating an effort to send care packages to those serving in the Armed Services in the Middle East.

Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise on display at the Met

"The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13.

Who art on first?

Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.

Viking symposium in Melbourne, November 24, 2007

On November 24, 2007, the University of Melbourne in Victoria will present Vikings and Their Enemies: A Symposium from 9.45am - 5.30pm at the Wood Theatre.

November 12th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2007

Seraphina Moslovska joins Order of the Pelican

Brian O'hUilliam reports that Their Majesties Ulsted and Ebergardis of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have chosen to elevate Seraphina Moslovska to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation took place at the Ursae-Lyons event in the Barony of Bjornsborg.

New Calon Scrolls issue offers costuming theme

The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."

AEthelmearc Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Alaxandair offers an album of over 200 photos from the recent Fall 2007 Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

November 11th

Phineas Magollricke elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Lady Caissene ingen Scandlain reports that Lord Phineas Magollricke has been elevated to the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Anton and Isabeau, new Calontir Heirs

Sir Anton Cwith, inspired by Lady Isabeau De Beauxyeux, was the victor of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir. (photos)

Mona Lisa's eyebrows

A new exhibition, "Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed," uses technology to unlock questions that have plagued art historians for generations, including, "What happened to the lady's eyebrows?"