Archive - Nov 2008 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 18:08
Musketeer expert Odile Bordaz believes she has discovered the final resting place of Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan, made famous in Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers, who died during the Siege of Maastricht in the Netherlands in 1673.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 14:27
The Cistercians in Yorkshire Project, a UK£50 million UK-wide digitalization program, is "designed to enable the learning materials and resources currently contained in galleries, communities, libraries, museums, universities and other centres of excellence, to be directly accessible to homes and communities via the internet."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 11:41
Maeve reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent November Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 08:16
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 14th century silver mount, believed to have been used "as a decorative item on leather clothes," near Barnard Castle, County Durham, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 18:51
A cache of 1st century gold and silver coins was found recently by a metal detectorist near the city of Maastricht, Netherlands. The mix of Germanic and Celtic coins. The Celtic treasure is believed to have been minted by a tribe called the Eburones.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 15:22
Sir Rhydderch has created a Yahoo discussion group dealing with his favorite things: medieval and fantasy based games, toys, TV shows, and movies. The forum is called Modern Medieval and Fantasy Madness.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 12:36
Viscountess Danielle shares photos from the recent Crown Lyste in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 08:43
Classical scholars in Great Britain are appalled by the recent decision by some local councils to ban the use of Latin words and phrases from official documents. The bureaucrats say that Latin is no longer widely understood.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 18:23
Kubb, "a modern imitation of an old Viking game," is a combination of chess, horseshoes and bowling. It was also the focus of the October 26 Kubb 2008 Championship of the Carolinas in Salisbury, NC. Brent Johnson of the Salisbury Post was there to catch the action.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 16:47
Melandra of the Woods (Melinda Lafevers), Producer and Host of the Traditional and Folk Music Hour reports that the latest program features SCA-connected musicians and groups. The program aired November 29, 2008, but is available online by clicking on "original article" below.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 15:17
Friar Jak Graeme, Seneschal of the Palatine Barony of the Far West, reports that Lord Vail Visconti was the victor of the recent Coronet of the Palatine Barony of the Far West in Tokyo, Japan. Photos online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 11:48
Vrank has posted photos from the recent Kingdom University event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 08:30
The art of hedge-laying pre-dates Roman Britain, a fact documented by Julius Caesar who wrote in 55 BCE, "It was fashioned of slender trees, bent over so that many branches came out along the length...so that it could not be penetrated or even seen through." Modern life has been hard on the hedges, but new interest may save the ancient craft.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-11-27 16:40
Lidia de Ragusa has posted an album of photos on her Flickr website from the Fall 2008 Crown Tournament which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by margaretc on Thu, 2008-11-27 12:29
A new exhibit at the library of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh features 400 years or more of medical artifacts and books, some being publicly exhibited for the first time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-11-27 09:19
Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be the largest ancient church ever discovered in Syria. The remains of the 5th century structure were found recently near Palmyra in central Syria.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-11-26 19:10
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reminds War attendees that a number of deadlines are fast approaching.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-11-26 14:38
1066: the Movie, a film starring Gary Daniels and Martin Klebba, was scheduled for release in September 2008, but has yet to hit theaters. The website includes production information, a blog, a gallery and a really great poster.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-11-26 11:15
Medievalists and students of rare books tingle at the thought of getting a close look - let alone actually touching - a period manuscript, but now history students at the University of Pennsylvania are getting the chance to do just that: touch the books.
Submitted by William Castille on Wed, 2008-11-26 07:24
Photos of Lochac's May and November crown tournaments are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-25 18:48
On December 8, 2008, Sotheby's Auction House in London will be auctioning a number of western and oriental manuscripts. A catalogue of the items with closeups and descriptions is available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-25 15:12
Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will host an Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies December 6, 2008. The day-long program offers students an opportunity to showcase their "papers or performances related to art, history, English, music, philosophy, religion, and other disciplines dealing with the medieval and early modern eras."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-25 11:01
German scientists are taking an unusual approach to studying the domestic life of 16th century churchman Martin Luther. They are digging through his garbage.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-11-25 06:45
Their Majesties Etain au Naval and Valfreya Greenspeare recently called Baroness TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview, O.L., veteran Chirurgeon and Bard, into Their court to be placed on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-24 15:23
Don't have time to read a classic? Here's the ultimate Book-a-Minute version of Beowulf!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-24 12:36
Recent discoveries of Viking burial sites have led researchers to rethink previously-held beliefs about the lives of the Norse, especially in regard to their spiritual life.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-24 08:54
Lady Aine de Lacy reports that she has published an album of photos from the recent Fall 2008 Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-23 14:38
For your young fighter - who needs his or her own sound effects - here is a foam sword and shield which makes actual sounds! Just in time for a headache-filled Christmas!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-23 12:04
British metal detector enthusiast Peter Beasley was intrigued recently when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground near Petersfield, England. Now experts believe that the ring may have belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-23 09:19
Rizardo has posted an album of photos from the Crimson Sands event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.