Archive - 2007 - Story

November 3rd

Æthlemearc Royals proud parents of baby daughter

It has been reported on the AEthelmearc list that Their Majesties Ilish and Duncan are the proud parent of a daughter: Isabell Mila Katherine Meka.

British fletcher shares craft on YouTube

British bowyer and fletcher Richard Head has posted a series of short videos on YouTube dealing with the creation and care of medieval arrows.

German church moved to access coal mine

A 750-year-old church in Heuersdorf, Germany was recently moved to make way for a coal mine. The move happened when the village's 59 residents lost their battle to keep their church.

The Passing of THL Seán ui Néill the Staffmaker

The morning of November 1, 2007, THL Sean passed away. He selected a sunny place in the backyard and, by his own hands, left this world.

Cecile de Bretigny becomes Laurel in Atenveldt

Vallawulf Rurikson reports that his lady wife Cecile de Bretigny has been offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of Atenveldt.

November 2nd

Pillage on the Plains IV photos online

Eirikr Bjarnylr has posted an album of photos from the recent Pillage on the Plains IV event which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri

The setting was appropriate: the Arts and Sciences Building of the University of Missouri, Columbia, for an A&S symposium presented by Columbia's chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and the MU Medieval Re-Enactment Society. Gwen Daniels of the Maneater has the story.

Calontir Crown List on Legio Draconis

Hrólfr has posted the list of combatants and their consorts on the Legio Draconis list.

Cat and Badger Tavern for sale

Rurik of Trimaris reports that the Cat and Badger Tavern is being sold. The entire tavern, with trailer is for sale and will be available at the end of the Martinmas Moot.

November 1st

Leif Ericson Pictures

The "House of the Slippery Slope" household offers pictures from Calafia's Leif Ericson Tourney, including heavies, rapier, and youth combat.

Robert Goulet, Broadway's Sir Lancelot, dies at 73

Robert Goulet, best known as Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

Quran from 1203 Sells at Christie's

A Quran, believed to be the oldest complete copy, circa 1203 C.E., was offered for sale through the Hispanic Society of America and sold to traders in London.

Report of the Roman invasion of Upper Meridies

Fl. Galerius Aurelianus, aka Padruig the Uncle in the SCA, reports on his recent attendance at the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he took part in the encampment and gladiatorial combat.

October 31st

They would be king of Sudbury

The Sudbury Star reports from a fighter practice in Brennestein Vatn.

Barony Beyond the Mountain Forming Cooks Guild

The Barony Beyond the Mountain in the East Kingdom is forming a baronial level cooks guild. The first meeting is on November 10th, 2007 in Terryville, Connecticut.

"Where is the Renaissance in the Festival?"

That's the question asked by the Pirate Comedy Show in a catchy music video featuring highlights from the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

Atlantia Crown List announced

His Royal Majesty Logan of the Kingdom of Atlantia has published the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament. The list is available on the Legion Draconis website.

Duke Aaron Worganson victorious in Ealdormere Crown

Duke Aaron Wargonson, inspired by Duchess Rustique Du Sorde, was the victor of the October 27, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. (photos, updated)

October 30th

Russian birchbark manuscripts online

Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Time Team reenactor dies in joust

A re-enactor, filming a segment of the BBC's Time Team series, was killed recently when a splinter from a lance flew through the eye slit of his helmet and entered his eye.

October 31: Last day to pre-register for Estrella most discounted entrance fees

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, OP has announced that October 31, 2007 is the last day to register for Estrella's MOST DISCOUNTED entrance fees. Other deadlines for the war, which takes place February 12-18, 2008, are also approaching.

Medieval Latin tutorial

The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.

Cooking with mummy

Just in time for holiday parties, Sarah Bakewell shares 17th century recipes for cooking with mummy! Mmmm... tasty!

October 29th

Arts and Sciences at Estrella War XXIV

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan has announced that plans for A&S activities at the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are well underway.

Mysterious runestone identified

Experts believe that they have identified a mysterious runestone discovered under the floor of Hausken Church in Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway.

Photos from Drachenwald's Crown tournament, Oct 13th 2007

A number of photo albums and a video album from Drachenwald's October 13 Crown Tournament are now available online.

Fire, the plague of the Current Middle Ages

As of this writing, nearly 2000 homes have burned in a 72 hour period throughout Southern California. Though the first fire started in Malibu, part of the Barony of Lyondemere, Caid, the most destruction has occurred within San Diego County, the Barony of Calafia, Caid.

October 28th

War of the Wings II photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent War of the Wings II in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Treubuchet flings old cars

Really hate your old car? Perhaps you should offer it up to the "Crazy Farmers" for use as trebuchet ammunition?