Archive - Feb 2008 - Story

February 13th

Pages from the Past

The state of South Carolina's institutional libraries have banded together to create a website containing the digitized images of over 100 medieval manuscripts, including eight nearly complete codices. The site is searchable by country, century, and also content.

"It's Only a Flesh Wound" photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from It's Only a Flesh Wound which took place January 26, 2008 in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 12th

Slavic Interest Group newsletter and program notes online

Lady Marija Kotok of Sylvan Glen in AEthelemarc reports that the latest edition of the Slavic Interest group newsletter and notes from December 2007's Slavic University are now available online.

Making a case for women warriors

Steve Muhlberger of Muhlberger's Early History shares information on Frankish Women Warriors as they appeared in Middle Eastern sources.

Sevilla de Cordoba elevated to Pelican

Their Majesties, Alric and Slaine, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, recently offered THL Sevilla de Cordoba admittance into the Order of the Pelican. The elevation took place at Candlemas in the Barony of Dragonsspine on February 2, 2008.

February 11th

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis"

Now this exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and will end soon: POMP AND GLORIA! Carriages of the Princes von Thurn und Taxis began at Sep. 19, 2007 and runs until Feb. 28, 2008 at the Wagenburg, Schönbrunn Palace.

St. Ethelburgas photos

Duchess Nerissa, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has posted an album of photos from the recent St Ethelburga's Feast event held in London, England on her blog.

Road-tripping with Henry VIII

The Snickers road trip guys are at it again - this time with Henry VIII - munching away on a Snickers bar accompanied by "Greensleeves." Watch the video on YouTube.

Dives to Suffolk's sunken city may reveal medieval village

England's lost city of Dunwich has become a region of interest for underwater archaeologists who want to explore the medieval city. Britain's "Atlantis" was lost due to coastal erosion and rediscovered in the 1970's.

February 10th

Gulf Wars XVII to feature Known World Party

Known World Party Steward THL Charles de Bourbon has announced that Carnivale in Venice, The Knowne World Party, will take place at the upcoming Gulf Wars XVII.

President's Report of the January, 2008 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President, SCA Inc., reports on the January 26, 2008 Board of Directors' Meeting which took place in Tampa, Florida.

"Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills

On March 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (US Eastern time) Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch will present "The Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm in Wilmington, Delaware.

February 9th

Black Plague selective killer

A new study of nearly 500 skeletons in a London plague cemetery proves that many of the victims had weaker immune systems when they died than normal, leading experts to believe that most who succumbed were old, sick or poor.

Shire of Dreibrucken becomes full status group

Meistari Katriona, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has announced that the Shire of Dreibrucken (Bismarck, North Dakota), has achieved full status in the Society for Creative Anachonism.

Christian Fournier elevated to Laurel in Midrealm

Kevin O'Shaughnessy reports that Christian Fournier, of the Middle Kingdom, has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel "for his studies and practice of period German wrestling, as well as support of period combat studies in general."

February 8th

Viking Age research CD-ROM to be available in April

Dan Carlson of the Viking History website has announced that a new research CD-ROM dealing with Viking Age crafts, such as bone and antler objects, will be available in April.

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

THL John Michael Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on the Photobucket website.

Elis Gruffudd's chronicle of England and Wales online

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has created a digitized version of Elis Gruffudd's 16th century chronicle on the history of England and Wales. The document covers 1066 through 1552.

Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne

Lord Roibeard mac Neill and THL Katryne MacIntosh the Strange have announced that an Iron Chef competition will be held March 13, 2008 in the Clan Marshin Fayne encampment at Gulf Wars.

February 7th

Bonita of Steltonwald placed on vigil for Order of the Pelican

THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish have placed THL Bonita of Steltonwald on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Robin Netherton to offer lecture in Northshield

Adeliz de la Tour reports that internationally-known expert on medieval dress, Robin Netherton, will present A Day of Lectures on Medieval Dress April 5, 2008 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

British farmer hides mock castle from authorities

Apparently to avoid building inspections and zoning laws, Robert Fidler, a farmer in Surrey, England, built and lived in a complete mock-Tudor house and concealed the structure behind hay bales.

Pictures from three of Northshield's Baronies

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos, as well as those from Isobel atte Wode, from three recent events in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 6th

Isabelle Pearl Griffin born in Atenveldt

Proud grandmother Lady Anne du Bosc Known as Mordonna The Cook announces the birth of Isabelle Pearl Griffin to Jacqueline du Bosc and Chadwicke of Stag Hold in the Barony of SunDragon of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Drachenwald 12th Night Coronation 2008 Photos online

Edricus and Lia de Thornegge report that they posted their pictures from the recent 12th night coronation event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Duchess Tessa the Huntress created Pelican in AEthelmearc

At Their recent 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Endless Hills, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, inducted Duchess Tessa the Huntress into the most noble Order of the Pelican.

February 5th

"Copernicus' Secret" brings scientist to life

Up until now, little has been known about the personal life of medieval astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, but author Jack Repcheck brings life to the man in his new book Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began. Owen Gingerich reviews the book for the Sunday New York Times.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "Arcimboldo"

Soon a new exhibition organised by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in collaboration with the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Picture Gallery): Arcimboldo begins at February 12, 2008 and runs until June 1, 2008.

CalonSound Project at Calontir Coronation

Mathurin Kerbusso reports that the CalonSound Project will be recording performances at the upcoming Calontir Coronation.

Columbus may have spread "social disease"

A new study claims that explorer Christopher Columbus may have been responsible for bringing syphilis to Europe. The controversial theory has been debated for years, but the new study of molecular genetics may show whether the theory is true.