Archive - Mar 2008 - Story

Canterbury Faire 2008 photos online

Bartholomew reports that two albums of photos from the 2008 Canterbury Faire in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available to view online.

Pennsic University website online

Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, PennsicWar.org Webmaster, has announced that the Pennsic University website is now ready for use.

March 30th

Medieval exhibits and programs at State Library of Victoria

From 28 March until 15 June 2008 the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, will present The Medieval Imagination, a "spectacular free exhibition of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts celebrating the art of the hand-written book or manuscript."

Atlantia's Barony of Storvik featured in article

For several weeks, staff reporter Andy Zieminski of Gazette.net worked on a story about Atlantia's Barony of Storvik. The results were published recently, along with photos and video, on the Gazette's website.

Emmerich of Vakkerfjell elevated to Pelican in the West

Mistress Etaine announced that a vigil was held March 21, 2008 to allow Master Emmerich of Vakkerfjell, OL to contemplate his elevation to the Order of the Pelican the following day.

March 29th

British Museum to host international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry

On July 15-16, 2008, the British Museum will host an international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry to "highlight recent and new research on the Tapestry." The cost for both days is UK£15.

Photos from Atlantia KASF

Lidia de Ragusa has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom A&S Festival held in the Barony of Marinus in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Medieval "Popcorn"

A group of medieval musicians get down at the Spectaculum Medieval Festival in Hamburg, Germany with a rousing rendition of the song "Popcorn."

March 28th

Ianuk Raventhourne joins Order of the Laurel

On March 21, 2008, Ianuk Raventhourne sat vigil to comtemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Right castle, wrong stone?

New research at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland points to the possibility that the stone kissed by millions may not be the "Blarney Stone" of legend.

Pennsic 38 University: Teacher's Registration is Open

THLady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn, Pennsic University A&S Class Scheduler, reports that registration for teachers for the upcoming Pennsic War XXXVIII University is now open.

Anglo-Saxon cemetery yields treasure

The discovery of a series of 5th century Anglo Saxon graves in Kent, England has created the need for an inquest before the Kent County Council due to the wealth of artifacts found with the graves.

March 27th

Actor Paul Scofield dies at 86

The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.

More Estrella War XXIV photos online

Godfrey von Rheinfels has created several albums of photos from the recent Estrella War and posted them on his Flickr website.

Insula Draconis residents demonstrate knightly prowess

Alesxander of Darlington and other subjects of Insula Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald were able to demonstrate their fighting skills recently for Martin Croucher, who covered an event for the Epoch Times UK.

March 26th

Swedish film series deals with Knights Templar

Arn: The Knight Templar, a 2007 Swedish film, is finding a following among fans of historical movies. The film and its sequel, Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road, are based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about a fictional Swedish Templar.

Rare Anglo-Saxon grave markers found in cathedral walls

Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of rare Anglo-Saxon grace markers in the walls of Peterborough Cathedral. The markers, which are believed to date from the 11th century, were discovered during restoration work to the cathedral.

SCA Knight to seek elected office in the modern world

Sir Galen of Bristol, an SCA Knight resident in the Middle Kingdom, has announced that he will be an independent candidate for the Illinois state legislature.

March 25th

Barony of Stierbach welcomes their new Baron and Baroness

Saturday, March 22, 2008, was a time of mixed feelings in the Barony of Stierbach in Atlantia. The populace were saddened by the stepping down of beloved Baron Colum and Baroness Briana, but they were elated at the elevation of the new Baronage, Their Excellencies, Flathri and Rhonwen.

Order of the White Gate fighter tutorials online

Anna de Byxe has discovered a selection of tutorial films designed to teach fighting techniques on the Order of the White Gate website. The short films are rated to allow users to build on their expertise.

Youngest Recipient of Grant Level Equestrian Award in An Tir

The Shire of Earnrokke's own Lord Giraldus Evienece was awarded the Lion et de la Lance, a Grant level Equestrian award of An Tir at the Youth Allthing February 23, 2008 in the Shire of Midhaven. Giraldus is now the youngest recipient of a Grant Level award for the Equestrian Arts in An Tir and perhaps in the Known World.

March 24th

Diplomacy between the sheets

A short article by Helen Castor for The Guardian looks at whether the relationship between Richard the Lionheart and King Philip II of France in the 12th century was diplomatic or physical.

Shava travels to Gulf Wars

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva made her first visit to Gulf Wars and chronicled her visit in words and pictures.

New Baronial couple to serve in Hidden Mountain

Lord Andreas de Caunteton sends word that Mistress Aodh "Adendra" Marland, OP, and her husband Baron Thylacinus Aquila of Dair Eidand have been selected as the next Baronage for Hidden Mountain (Eastern South Carolina) in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

March 23rd

Philip the Skeptic Laureled in Atenveldt

Lord Philip the Skeptic of the Barony of Twin Moons and the College of Brymstonne was created a member of the Order of the Laurel at the Barony of Ered Sul's investiture on March 8 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Partum vita mottos in Latin

Latin phrases have traditionally been used for family mottos. Now everyone can have their own Latin motto by using In Rebus, an online motto creator.

Plans to exhume Galileo cause controversy

Plans to exhume the body of Renaissance scientist Galileo Galilei in order to test his DNA and establish the cause of his blindness have caused problems with the Catholic Church. The Rector of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, where Galileo is buried, is opposed to the exhumation.

March 22nd

Esmeralda's photos from Estrella 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes, of the Kingdom of the West, has posted her galleries of photos from Estrella War XXIV on her website.

Ceramics trade between Israel and China flourished in Crusader times

New research from the University of Haifa shows that a healthy trade existed between the eastern Mediterranean and China during the 12th and 13th centuries. The trade consisted mainly of ceramics and pottery.

Outlands wins in the 2007 IKAC

Lord Tyr von Wolfsberg reports that the Kingdom of the Outlands was the overall winner in the 2007 Interkingdom Archery Competition.