Archive - Jun 2009 - Story

June 22nd

Titus and Eilis New Heirs to the West

Megan reports that Titus Scipio Germanicus defeated Viscount Cyrus Aurelius of Oertha in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne.

June 21st

Cynagua May 2009 Coronet Photos

Emma Westbrook has posted an album of photos taken at the recent May 2009 Coronet in the principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West) on her Flickr website.

Melee in Russia

Video clips of several battles of a live-steel re-enactment group from Russia have been posted on YouTube. The clips depict armored combatants and combat archers taking part in a melee battle.

Remembrance of things past: the Coronation of Finn and Cyf in Ansteorra

Ansteorran Kingdom Historian, Robert Fitzmorgan, has continued to share memories of historic happenings in celebration of the Kingdom's 30th anniversary. One such memory is an account of the 1980's Coronation of Finn and Cyf written by Jehana Wyverna.

East Kingdom Spring 2009 Crown Tourney photos and video online

Two albums of photos of the Spring 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East taken by Cateline and Molly are now available to view online. Video of the event shot by Nest verch Tangwiste is also available.

June 20th

New Norse settlement found in Canada

Canadian archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of the remains of a medieval structure, which they believe may be Norse in origin, near Nunavut on southern Baffin Island. If true, this will be only the second Viking structure found in the New World.

Atlantia Crown Tourney Spring 2009 photos online

Cassair reports that she has posted a large album of photos from the Spring 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

AEthelmearc Spriong 2009 Crown Tournament photos online

Thorpe has announced the creation of a huge album of photos from the recent Spring 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos have been uploaded to Photobucket.

Utah kids follow “path to knighthood” at Ren Faire fundraiser

It was a fun trip to the past recently for kids in Logan, Utah as members of the local SCA group helped them learn about chivalry. The event was a fundraiser for the Whittier Center, where the group holds its meetings. David Felix of the Herald Journal reports.

June 19th

Feast of Saint Genevieve Pictures Online

Antonio Felluci and Diederich Von Basel report that they have created albums of photos from the Feast of Saint Genevieve event which took place May 9, 2009 at Falcon-Cree in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

The case for studying Latin

Why study Latin? Charlotte Higgins, author of Latin Love Lessons and It's All Greek to Me makes the case in her "On Culture" blog for The Guardian.

SCAdians battle in Minot park

Frequent visitors to Oak Park in Minot, North Dakota must have been confused recently to hear the sounds of armored combat when members of the Shire of Midewinde put on their armor for a demo. Jill Schram of the Minot Daily News has the story. (photo)

Edge of the Forest photos online

Margaret de Mey has posted two albums of photos from the recent Edge of the Forest event in Drei Eichen, Kingdom of Drachenald. They are published on her Picasa website.

June 18th

Ripon limekiln is an "important find"

British archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a 500-year-old limekiln behind Ripon House in Leeds, England. Constructed in the mid-15th century, the kiln is one of the largest medieval structures ever found in England. (photo)

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Ansteorra Spring 2009 Coronation

Caelin on Andrede has created an album of photos from the May 16, 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. They have been posted on his Flickr website.

Return to the past: 1982

Step back in the past - both medievally and in SCA years - with a short YouTube video originally broadcast by WTVC Chattanooga.

"Kick back and relax" with the SCA

On a lazy, late spring day in the Kingdom of Calontir, members of the Shire of Heraldshill (Mason, Iowa) invited their friends to "kick back and relax" for a day of dice games, medieval combat and handicrafts. Kristin Buehner of the Globe Gazette covered the story. (photo)

Dress for Dance: November 2010

As a followup to 2008's very popular Costume Colloquium, a tribute to celebrated costumer Janet Arnold, a second colloquium has been scheduled for November 2010. Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance will also be held in Florence, Italy.

June 17th

Armor photos from the Tinguely Museum

Richard Blackmoore reports that a collection of high resolution photos of 15th and 16th century armor are available to download from the Tinguely Museum website.

Ealdormere Spring 2009 Coronation photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has created on the Two Ravens website an album of photos from the recent Spring 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Position Open: Society Marketing Deputy

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the new position of Marketing Deputy.

Position Open: Society Chatelain

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Society Chatelain.

June 16th

Henry VIII annulment letter revealed

On the 500th anniversary of the coronation of England's King Henry VIII, the Vatican has permitted scholars a look at the letter requesting an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. The Vatican denies any connection between the two events.

Defending the Gate photos online

Baroness Rhonwen has announced that she has created an album of photos from Defending the Gate which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The album has been uploaded to her SmugMug website.

Airtight latrine preserves centuries-old broom

Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a 300-year-old, perfectly-preserved broom in the excavated latrine of the St. Ulrich Church monastery in Paderborn, Germany. (photo)

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2009

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

June 15th

Pennsic University Class List posted

The list of classes for Pennsic University has been posted on the official Pennsic 38 web site.

New Stonehenge visitor center is a "go"

The long controversy is over. English Heritage's plan to build a new visitor center and divert a nearby road at Stonehenge has finally been approved. The program will cost an estimated UK£25m.

June 14th

Day of Blood photos online

Clare reports that she has created an album of photos from Hrafnfjord's Day of Blood and Birthday Party on The Gallery, the photo page for the Barony of Eskalya. The event took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Current Viroconium "only tip of the iceberg"

Experts from English Heritage have declared that excavations at Shropshire’s Wroxeter Roman City, Viroconium, have so far revealed "only the tip of the iceberg," and plan to uncover the rest of the city.