Archive - May 2008 - Story

May 14th

Drachenwald Spring Crown Tournament photos

Kolja and Gottfried share photos taken at the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

May 13th

Passing of Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim

With great sadness comes the news that Her Excellency, Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim (Toni Cordaro), 26th Princess of the Sun, has passed away in Atenveldt, on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 11:45 a.m.

Photos from the Coronation of Aaron and Rustique

Alexander Gladstone reports that he has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere on teh Two Ravens website.

Iowa Digital Library celebrates 100,000th item with 13th century manuscript

A 13th century page from the workshop of William de Brailes was digitized and added to the Iowa Digital Library as its 100,000th item.

May 12th

New Oerthan

Margery, Baroness of Winter's Gate reports that Lady Althea of Hraefnaec gave birth to a daughter May 1, 2008.

AEthelmearc Spring 2008 Crown Tourney video on YouTube

Olafr has posted video of the finals of the Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on YouTube.

Columbus-era ship yields wealth of artifacts

Geologists from De Beers, the diamond company, have discovered the wreck of a late 15th or early 16th century ship loaded with Spanish and Portuguese treasure behind a seawall in Namibia.

Medieval comic strip humor

The Museum of Depressionist Art website explains "medieval humor" with the help of the "Katzenjammer Kids" - or the medieval equivalent.

May 11th

Stefan's Florilegium files for May 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2008.

It begins with a floating Burning Man...

Homesteading on the high seas? A radical idea? Not to Peter Thiel, who sees it as a new frontier. Thiel's partner in the concept is Patri Friedman, son of Duke Cariadoc, who compares the idea of "getting away from it all" with his childhood experiences at Pennsic.

Meridies Coronation photos online

Danielle has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Caspar and Cecelia in the Kingdom of Meridies.

May 10th

Eastrealm Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Catte has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East on her Flickr website.

Domino's delivers - to the SCA?

There has been much speculation about whether or not the SCA is the target of the recent Dominos Pizza commercial depicting a delivery to a group of medieval re-enactors.

Youth A&S Exhibition at Pennsic War XXXVII

Mistress Safia al-Khansaa', Pennsic 37 Youth Arts and Sciences Exhibition Coordinator, has announced that there will once again be a Youth A&S exhibition at Pennsic.

Count Seth winner of Meridies Spring 2008 Crown

Count Seth defeated Sir Cona in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Shire of Phoenix Glade of the Kingdom of Meridies. Seth was inspired by Gwendolen. (photos online)

May 9th

Combatants for Ealdormere Crown Tournament announced

Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Ansteorra Crown Tourney montage

Jean Paul de Sens has created a 10-minute video montage from videos taken at the November 2007 Ansteorra Crown Tournament. (Caution: strong language in one song.)

Photos from La Prova Dura

Gelis of Balwery has posted photos from 2008 La Prova Dura on her SmugMug website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

Sir Jason Kinslae victor of Atlantia Spring 2008 Crown Tourney

Countess Rowan reports that Sir Jason Kinslae was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Sir Jason was inspired by Gerhild the Willful.

May 8th

Ann Hathaway steps out of the shadows

Best known for her quaint house and her inheritance of the “second-best bed,” Shakespeare's wife, Ann Hathaway, has been mostly a mystery figure. Now a new book, Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer, sheds some light on a little-understood woman. Katie Roiphe as the New York Times Sunday Review.

Esmeralda of the Lakes photos from La Prova Dura 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted an album of photos from La Prova Dura on her website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

Christopher and Morgen new Heirs to AEthlemearc Throne

Madinia reports that Sir Christopher Rawlyns was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Christopher was fighting for Her Excellency Morgen of Rye.

Germanic society in England may not have been as brutal as once believed

Recent scientific studies have suggested that the Germanic invaders of England may have imposed an apartheid-like system on the native peoples, but an article by John Pattison of the University of South Australia in Adelaide disagrees. "The evidence is compatible with the idea of a much more integrated society," he says.

May 7th

Fighters clash in Bowling Green

On Thursday nights, City Park in Bowling Green, Ohio, is alive with the sounds of rattan on steel as members of the local SCA branch practice their armored combat skills. Adam Lewis of BG News (Bowling Green State University) has the story.

"Age of Armor" and "Suburban Knights" at Woodson Art Museum

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin is going medieval this summer with a series of exhibits highlighting medieval armor and photographs of SCAdians by California photographer E.F. Kitchen. Keith Uhlig of the Wausau Daily Herald has the story.

Anglo Saxon priestess grave found in Yorkshire

Archaeologists are studying the grave of a 7th century Anglo Saxon woman who might have been a Pagan priestess. By the placement of the grave and the objects within, including a sword and elaborate jewelry, they feel that the woman may have headed a 7th century cult. (photo)

Ealdormere's "Cloth of Gold" competition results

Maestra Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester reports on the results of the Cloth of Gold Competition which took place April 12, 2008 in the Royal Citie of Eoforwic.

Results from Calontir's Fiftieth Crown Tournament

At the Fifieth Crown Tournament of Calontir, held on May 3, AS XLIII in the Barony of Mag Mor, Graf Luther Ambossfaust, inspired by Mistress Maerwynn of Holme, defeated His Lordship Alric Upplendingr to claim the right to rule the Falcon Realm.

May 6th

Isabelle the Mad elevated to Laurel in Gleann Abhann

Wernherus Rudemann reports that at Their recent Court at Anthenaem, Their Majesties William and Onora offered Isabelle The Mad elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Knights Day at Southside Middle School

Students at Jacksonville, Florida's Southside Middle School were treated to a day of chivalry when members of the local SCA group visited the school for its annual celebration of "Knights Day." Sandy Strickland of My Southside Sun has the story.