Archive - Jul 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-31 12:15
Dante de Valencia,of the Shire of Trinovantia Nova, Kingdom of Ealdormere, has produced an interactive Map of the Known World.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-31 08:00
The fighters of Trimaris are tough, as demonstrated by a group from the Barony of Wyvernwoode in Hillsborough County, Florida when they showed off their skills to reporter Joe Polito of the Oracle, a publication of the University of South Florida.
Submitted by Aedric on Thu, 2009-07-30 16:50
The Mayor of Barre, Vermont, decided to have some fun at the town's Heritage Festival and joined in a "pedestal joust" using padded weapons. Unfortunately, His Honor took a tumble and broke several ribs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-30 11:38
Genevieve d'Aquitaine, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, has created a webpage dettailing how to make a Viking whip-cord, a braiding technique used to make strong cording for ties, lacings, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-30 08:26
Bridlington Quay Detecting Society, a group of amateur treasure hunters in England, has discovered a cache of Roman coins dating to the 4th century. The coins, which have been officially declared treasure, may be purchased by the British Museum. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-29 17:12
Baroness Leonete and Mistress Ardenia report that the East kingdom will sponsor a Teen Party on Monday August 3, 2009 at at the east Kingdom Royal Encampment.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-29 11:58
Can it really be the Defenestration of Prague if it's done with Legos? Apparently so, with the complete scene created in the plastic bricks on the Blockland website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-29 07:51
Officials at English Heritage are "very angry" over the vandalism of Launceston Castle in Cornwall. The 11th century structure was originally built by William the Conqueror's half-brother in 1075, and largely reconstructed in the 13th century. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-28 16:20
Midrealm Bard and founder and director of The Known World Players, THL Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia, has announced that the known World Players will present William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at Pennsic 38.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-28 12:47
Lady Brenna MacDonald has created an album of photos from the recent Kingdom of Ansteorra XXX Year Celebration and Crown Tournament and posted it on her Smugmug website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-28 08:18
In its "Lost Knowledge" column, Make: Online presents an article on the lost medieval art of timbrel vaulting, an architectural technique using a "system of interlocking terracotta tiles which create what are known as Guastavino domes, after their inventor, Rafael Guastavino." (photos and diagrams)
Submitted by scagodmother on Mon, 2009-07-27 21:40
The "SCA Fairy Godmother" urges Pennsic attendees to blow bubbles on the battlefield as a way of having some light-hearted fun and remembering those who have passed away.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-27 11:53
Dogs, cats and horses in the Scottish medieval town, a scholarly paper by Catherine Smith, looks at the presence of domesticated animals in medieval life. The paper studies recent discoveries at archaeological sites.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-27 08:42
Doe ni Floinn reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Crown List in the Kingdom of Calontir and posted them on her Picasa Web website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-26 13:01
Jaenakiffiny shares photos from the 2009 An Tir/West War which took place July 2-5, 2009 in Gold Beach, Oregon. Madame du Pont of the Shire de Tymberhavene also reports on a large album posted on SmugMug.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-26 09:23
Negotiations between the Spanish government and Jewish leaders concluded recently with the reburial of more than 100 medieval Jews whose final resting places were disturbed during construction of a school in Toledo, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-25 17:24
A group of British chaps hold a yearly -- and quite unusual -- Olympiad for the athletically-challenged and alcohol-enhanced. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-25 13:12
Tannis of Tir-y-Don reports that she has posted historic photos from the Kingdom of Ansteorra dating to 1982 on the Barony's photo gallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-25 09:01
Lovers of the great kilt might be somewhat disturbed to learn that medieval Scottish soldiers dressed in war shirts dyed yellow with horse urine rather than the traditional kilt depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. Simon Johnson of the Telegraph has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-24 16:09
What does mustard have to do with lust? According to the Lusty Monk website, which sells handcrafted mustard, the condiment was sometimes banned from the diets of medieval monks because it sparked their carnal passions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-24 12:13
Monika reports that several video clips of a concert by the period vocal group This Merrie Companie are now available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-24 08:47
Áine de Lacy reports that she has created an album of photos from the Principality of Cynagua Summer 2009 Investiture. The event took place in Harvest Hall, Modesto, California, July 11, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-23 15:36
Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that there was much celebrating at the recent Warriors and Warlords event in the Kingdom of Northshield, at the announcement of the creation of two new Peers.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-23 11:09
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted on YouTube several videos taken at Northshield event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-23 07:49
Canadian folksinger, and SCA bard, Heather Dale (Mistress Marian of Heatherdale) has released a new CD. The Green Knight is a "lively and affectionate look at medieval life" accompanied by drums, harp, mandolin and Irish flutes and recorders.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-22 16:00
Archaeolgists have great hopes for a newly-discovered Roman well near Chester, England. The well, located at a crossroads, and several large rock quarries, was found during construction preparation for a Travelodge hotel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-22 11:17
Baroness Kateryna Bouland de Lancastre reports that she has created several albums of photos from the spring 2009 Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac. The photos are posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-07-22 08:48
Professor David Jamieson, Head of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne, says examination of the notebooks of Galileo reveal that the Italian scientist probably discovered Neptune over 200 years before its officially-listed discovery date.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-07-21 22:05
An article published in the "Climate of the Past Discussions", a discussion group of the European Geosciences Union, concludes that "a period of sustained aridity that began from AD 880, followed by increased warming from AD 1100 that lasted beyond the arrival of the Spanish in AD 1532" was partially responsible for the success of the Inca civilization during that period.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-07-21 19:28
On The morning of Friday July 17th, Duchess Arielle The Golden (Courtney Hester) passed away in a Texas cancer center, after a nine year battle against breast cancer. She was a Duchess of Atlantia. Her husband, Duke Valharic, was at her side.