Archive - Mar 2009 - Story

Duke Maelgwn McCain victorious in the Outlands

Tana reports that Duke Maelgwn McCain was the victor of the March 14, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. He was inspired by his lady wife, Sabine of Loch Rennach.

Fighter's Collegium photos online

Gawin has posted an album of photos from the recent Fighter's Collegium in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Judith and Gerhardt new Heirs to Drachenwald Crown

This past weekend, in the Spring Crown list of six couples, Sir Gerhardt von Wustenburg, inspired by Lady Judith de Northumbria, Ordo Laurensis, was victorious over HE Baron Lutr Ruckstandwerfe, who fought for the honour of his lady Baroness Siubhan inghean Fhearghuis and their infant daughter Valerie.

Sir Gerhard victorious in Drachenwald Crown Tourney

Drachenwald Crown Tournament was fought this Saturday, the 28th of March, and in the final Sir Gerhardt defeated Baron Lutr Rückständewerfer by winning two out of three bouts.

March 30th

Over 9,000 books "mislaid" at British Library

Every librarian understands the concept of "missing" books: those volumes stolen, mis-shelved, or misplaced that usually turn up. But if those books are at the British Library and number in the thousands, the problem could be disastrous.

March 29th

Last chance to see the Mary Rose

This summer, the salvaged remnants of the Mary Rose, the 16th century Tudor warship, will go into a sealed chamber in preparation for a newly-designed museum. The current display, "a spooky monument and a time machine," is housed at Portsmouth's historic dockyard.

In 1492 Scotto sailed the ocean blue, laddie

According to Spanish historian Alfonso Ensenat de Villalonga, Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy to Scottish shopkeepers, and was christened Peter Scotto.

March 28th

Handwriting suggests Henry VIII "emotionally dependent on women"

A recent analysis of the handwriting of King Henry VIII shows that he was brought up in a household dominated by his mother and sister, and shows traits of being emotionally dependent on women.

March 27th

Drachenwald Spring 2009 Crown Tournament Combatants

Their Majesties Marcus and Cecilia of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced the list of Combatants for Their upcoming Spring 2009 Crown Tournament.

Curved wall of Shakespeare's original theater found in London's Shoreditch

A team of experts from the Museum of London believes it has found the remains of William Shakespeare's first theater which saw the premiere of plays such as Romeo and Juliet. (video)

March 26th

Sherwood "infested" by Robin Hood?

According to a 15th century history book, Robin Hood may not have been as popular with the common people as believed. According to art historian Julian Luxford, Robin and his merry men "infested" Sherwood Forest with their thieving ways.

Vikings were "model immigrants"

A three-day conference at Cambridge University may shake up traditional views of Vikings. The new study will show that, far from marauding barbarians, the Norse were "more cultured settlers who offered a 'good historical model' of immigrant assimilation."

Bards rule at Highland Foorde St. Patrick's celebration

The bards of Highland Foorde led the celebration of Saint Patrick's Day at Schifferstadt, an historic 18th century German house in Frederick, Maryland. Staff writer Katherine Mullen of The Gazette joined in the festivities and provided a review.

March 25th

Ansteorra Kingdom Arts and Science photos online

Lady Dianottos has created an album of pictures taken at the recent Kingdom Arts and Science Competition in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

"Severed Ways" explores Viking discovery of America

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, a 2007 film written and directed by Tony Stone, tells the story of two Norsemen stranded in North America in the year 1007 who are forced to survive by their wits.

March 24th

Burgundy vineyards dated to Roman times

A recent archaeological dig sponsored by the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives and the ARTeHIS Laboratory (CNRS/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/Université de Bourgogne) shows that the production of burgundy wine near Dijon, France dates to Roman times.

Santa Clara University showcases medieval garden

In honor of its namesake St. Clare of Assisi, Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California has created a medieval garden dedicated to the saint who was "was often compared to a plant or garden." The university's website includes a great deal of information on medieval gardens.

Nottinghill-Coill Baronial Birthday photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted photos from the recent birthday celebration in the Barony of Nottinghill-Coill, Kingdom of Atlantia.

March 23rd

Meadowmarsh Bootcamp photos online

Walter reports that he has created an album of photos taken at the recent Meadowmarsh Bootcamp event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Stefan's Florilegium files for March 2009

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2009.

Take a tour of the "world's only continuously lived-in fort"

What would it be like to live in a 12th century hill fort in India? Ask the 5,000 residents who still inhabit the fort in Jaisalmer in the western part of the country. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder takes visitors on a narrated tour with a slideshow.

March 22nd

Photos of Seawinds Coastal Invasion 2009

Caelin on Andrede has created an album of photos from the recent Seawinds Coastal Invasion event and posted them on his Flickr website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Persian pottery shard inscribed with Rubaiyat found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists working in the Old City of Jerusalem have discovered a piece of Persian pottery dating to the 12th-13th centuries. The shard is inscribed with a quotation from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. (photo)

Request for Comment -- Medical Equipment proposal

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has published a request for comments on a proposed Board policy concerning ownership of medical devices such as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) by recognized branches of the SCA.

March 21st

Ealdormere 12th Night photos online

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from several 2009 Ealdormere Twelfth Night events on the Two Ravens website.

Solving Charlemagne's brainteasers

Charlemagne liked a challenge, and he believed that the youth of his empire should be challenged as well. For that reason he commissioned an English scholar named Alcuin to compile Problems to Sharpen the Young, a collection of puzzles and brainteasers.

Craven and Elzbieta new Heirs to Atenveldt

At the March 7, 2009 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, Duke Sir Cosmo Craven defeated a field of combatants to be crowned Heir to the Throne of Atenveldt.

New "Henry V" aimed at youth

A new production of Shakespeare's Henry V at the New Victory Theater, the family-friendly theater in New York City, co-produced by the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater, offers fast-paced staging aimed at the theater's young audience. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times has a review.

March 20th

13th century midden yields shoe soles

A batch of leather shoe soles dating from the 13th to 18th centuries was found in 2005 in a hollow tree trunk in an ancient trash dump in Lyon, France. The soles are well-preserved.

Promwear for the creatively-minded

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