Archive - Apr 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-20 15:37
A huge drawing of Henry VIII"S 1544 Siege of Boulogne, once mislabeled and believed lost, will go on display at the British library as part of an exhibition entitled Henry VIII: Man and Monarch.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-20 12:17
Engineers and architects at Cambridge University have constructed a prototype "eco-house" based on a 600-year-old design. The plan uses a domed technique developed in Spain called "timbrel vaulting" which retains the sun's heat and cools naturally in the summer. (photo)
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2009-04-19 19:55
Ælfheah, Archbishop of Canterbury, was martyred on April 19, 1012 in Greenwich, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-19 15:34
An exhibit of the armor of King Henry VIII is being displayed at the Tower of London until January, 2010. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Tudor king's ascension to the throne of England, the exhibit will include a full suit of armor from 1544 only recently identified as Henry's. The article includes a 3-minute demonstration with replica armor of how the suit was worn. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-19 12:12
The remains of a village, dating to late Roman times, have been discovered at the site of a proposed retirement home in Salzburg, Austria. Archaeologists believe it is the "largest find from that period of history in Salzburg to date."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-19 08:42
Adriana has posted photos from the recent Aurora's Feast event which took place in the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, on her Photobucket website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-18 18:23
Their Excellencies Ifor and Morgana, Baron and Baroness of Axemoor in the Kingdom of Gelann Abhann, report that Jon the Tall was elevated to the order of the Chivalry on the battlefield at the recent Gulf Wars.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-18 14:05
A new study, which appeared in the April 2009 issue of the journal Science of the Total Environment shows that air pollution from 1st and 2nd century Roman mining and metalworking operations has shown up in an Icelandic salt marsh.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-18 10:28
Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted two albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-17 15:38
HL Damien MacGavin reports that on the battlefield at Gulf Wars, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Calontir chose to offer Knighthood to HL Albrecht Von Salzburg.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2009-04-17 10:51
Knight School, a division of Historic Enterprises, is offering hands-on instruction in equestrian combat at regularly scheduled jousting classes. The classes offer school-provided horses but also welcome riders who have their own.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-17 07:14
Mistress Ari shares photos from the March 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt on her Photobucket website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-16 17:17
Life must be exciting in the Barony of erd Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, if one may judge by a video of Baron Christopher Fitzarthur performing an interpretive dance "of a young warrior putting on his armor, forgetting his pants, trying to get on a horse, and finally getting to the battle." Posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-16 13:42
Those who believe that equestrian activities are new in the Society for Creative Anachronism, will want to pay a visit to the The History of the Kingdom of The West: The First Coronation and Crown Tournament website and view the photo of Henrik of Havn.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-04-16 10:28
Caelin on Andrede has posted his photos from the recent Gulf Wars XVIII on his Flickr website. The six albums of pictures are divided by days at the event.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-04-15 15:23
Margaret de Mey shares photos taken at the recent Acamedia della Danza in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-04-15 11:36
Baron Maximilian Von Halstern, Warlord of Ponte Alto and Tribune of the Northern Army of Atlantia, served as "ambassador" to a reporter from FIOS1 TV, the Verizon FIOS cable TV channel for Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The result is a 5-minute broadcast covering SCA fighting techniques posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2009-04-15 07:07
Ottoman architect Koca Mi’mar Sinan Aga , usually referred to as Sinan, was born on April 15, 1489. His innovative approach was to transform the Ottoman civic and religious architecture of the Ottoman classical period.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-14 15:06
British History Online has posted the letters and papers of Henry VIII from the beginning of the king's reign in 1509 until January 1547. The website includes daily journal and calendar entries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-14 11:56
Mästarinna Ula Brennasdottir, Head of Retinue to Their Royal Majesties Vik and Inga of the Kingdom of An Tir, reports that Matthius Bane was recently offered entry into the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-14 08:18
Those interested in the evolution of languages will want to visit The University of Texas at Austin's Linguistics Research Center's website, where they may view extensive research on the evolution of Indo-European languages. The site includes timelines and maps to help understand the development of a number of languages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-13 16:16
THLady Kersteken Janzdochtere, Acting Skraeling Althing Baronial Seneschal, has announced that Lord Giovanni d'Enzinas and Lady Lucia d'Enzinas will be the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony. The announcement was made March 28, 2009 by Their Majesties Etain and Valfreya at Break the Back of Winter.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-13 12:25
The dreamworld was a popular subject for medieval and renaissance people. Now a new exhibit at Washington D.C. Folger Library looks at the world of sleep and dreams through the eyes of William Shakespeare and others. Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-13 08:51
Their Highnesses EikBrandr and Runa of the Kingdom of the Middle have announced the battle schedule for the upcoming Pennsic War XXXVIII.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 15:53
Two of the great mysteries of the Middle Ages were linked recently when the Vatican announced that the renowned Shroud of Turin was hidden for over 100 years after the Crusades by the Knights Templar. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 12:12
In the category of having too much time on your hands comes this story from the Miss(ed) Manners blog: Dave and his brothers have created a scale model of the Battle of Pelennor Fields from The Lord of the Rings in candy!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 07:45
Megan reports that, at the March 21, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West, Duke Alden of Wolverton defeated Duke Connor to become Heir to the Throne of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 12:22
Medieval re-enactment is afoot in Drachenwald in the form of a plan to take part in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela "using as medieval gear as possible," an endeavor in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 07:13
You've heard all the warnings from your mother: "Don't hit your brothers with a stick!" "Stop swinging that sword around in the house." Well, now you can! Nerf has created the N-Force sword: sturdy enough to be fun, but harmless enough to not do any real damage. ARS Technica has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 14:16
At the recent Mixed Weapons War 2009, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt elevated Ritchyrd McUath to the Order of the Pelican.