Archive - Feb 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-19 12:46
A medieval stone coffin, once used in a water garden and reputed to have belonged to King Richard III, has been installed as an exhibit in the visitor's center of Bosworth Field, the site where Richard was killed in 1485.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-02-19 07:19
SCA President Patrick Anderson, on behalf of VP Operations George Reed, has announced that the SCA has appointed a new Assistant Vice President for Press and Media Relations.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-18 17:59
The remains of several Benedictine nuns from the Sainte-Croix Abbey near Poitiers, France have shown evidence that the sisters died of the plague, probably while caring for other victims of the disease. Their deaths have been dated to the early 17th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-18 14:29
Her Grace Tessa the Huntress has created a new website to collect information on combat archery. Tessa is looking for suggestions for content for the page.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-18 11:33
Tannis reports that photos from the recent Interbaronial 12th Night in the Kingdom of Atlantia (Barony of Tir-y-Don) are now available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-18 07:48
Researchers working with land documents dating to the 13th century have discovered Facebook-like social networks that tied together ten villages in southwest France.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 18:18
"It was a bit scary at first because we were unsure if it was a murder scene," said metal detectorist Bob white who, with his friend Cliff Smith, recently discovered a 1,500-year-old Saxon burial ground in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 15:07
Mästarinna Ula Brennasdottir, Head of Retinue to Their Royal Majesties Vik and Inga of the Kingdom of An Tir, reports that Rosemund of the Misty Meadows has been elevated to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 11:51
Thorpe shares an album of his photos of knives and swords taken at the Metropolitan Museum on his Photo Bucket website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 08:38
Have metal detector, will travel? It's amazing what can be found with patience and practice, as WTF? Place reports: 10 great archaeological finds for the year 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 18:47
Media experts are scratching their heads over the word-of-mouth success of the new British film Morris: a Life with Bells On, a comedy, shot in documentary style, about a group of Morris dancers. See the trailer online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 12:22
Does your morning repast need a little more excitement? Perhaps you should consider Ivo Vos's Trebuchet Toaster which will launch "the finished product to your plate."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 08:57
BlackAdder reports that Renaissance Magazine will be covering the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire on March 7-8, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-15 15:31
New research by the Royal Armouries in Leeds looks at the progression of Henry VIII's girth through the study of his armor. The various suits of armor have been reunited into one place for the study for the first time since the Tudor era.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-15 12:00
The the second year, the Keowee Chamber Music is sponsoring the Echo Early Music Festival now through the end of February 2009 at various locations in Asheville, North Carolina.
Submitted by zachariah von m... on Sun, 2009-02-15 09:32
Learn all about the legend of King Arthur, the story of Brian, how to avoid killer rabbits, and even the Meaning of Life on the official Monty Python channel on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-14 16:55
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota will offer several workshops of interest to scribes and bookbinders including A Modern Variation on the Medieval Book, which will take place on Mondays March 2-23 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-14 12:17
Sir Tristan Dragonheart reports that his squire, Lord Morgan AEthelwulf, has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by AEschwynne on Sat, 2009-02-14 09:04
Three mosaics of tiny tiles, featuring naked people possibly performing pagan rituals, have been unearthed underneath the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia in Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-13 18:33
An 11th century silver penny stolen from Malmesbury Abbey has come home. The coin was stolen in June 2008 from a display case in the abbey.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2009-02-13 15:51
There was a network outage at SCAtoday.net's upstream hosting provider that took us offline from about 12:20 EST to 15:50 EST (GMT-5:00). We are back online now, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-13 14:10
Lord Martin of Rivenstar reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Principality of the Mists Fall 2008 Investiture.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-13 10:49
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a hoard of over 100 Celtic coins dating to the 1st century B.C.E. in a corn field near Maastricht, Netherlands. The coins are believed to have been created by the Eburones, a Germanic tribe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-13 07:05
THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle Herald of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that His Majesty Christopher chose to offer peerages to two of His subjects at the recent St Swithin's Bog 12th Night event.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-02-12 18:31
The Board of Directors and President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., have received an independent survey regarding potential changes to the Peerage Orders. Following our procedures for receipt of this type of information, The President and Board of Directors are seeking your comments and opinions.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-12 15:21
Italian archaeologists are undertaking a project to raise an entire island which has been submerged in the lagoon of Venice since the 16th century. Among the artifacts they hope to recover is a remarkably preserved 13th century wooden galley.
Submitted by maudeleyn on Thu, 2009-02-12 11:17
Once again the Kingdoms of Gleann Abhann and Meridies are pleased to host the Gulf Wars Open Arts and Science Faire. This event is opened to artisans of all skill levels from all kingdoms in the Knowne World.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-12 09:53
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that a project is underway to rewrite the Known World Handbook.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-11 17:54
A recent study by Scottish amateur historian Brian Moffat theorizes that Shakespeare's Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan from "The Tempest," may have been inspired by Francis Stewart, the Fifth Earl of Bothwell, an eccentric Scottish earl who lived an extraordinary life.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-11 14:34
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith,” is a prayer long attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. But a recent article dates the prayer to the beginning of the 20th century.