Archive - Jul 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-21 10:02
THL Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that at the Court of Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain in Their Barony of Saint Swithins Bog, two members of the populace were recognized as Peers in the SCA and invited to join the Orders of the Pelican and the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-20 17:10
Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill reports that the Kingdom of Atlantia will host two Heraldic Walking Tours of the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-20 09:31
THL Emer nic Aidan (Emily Holbert Kellam) of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that her first CD of bardic folk music is now available for purchase online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-19 17:08
Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from the Spring 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The album is posted on SmugMug.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-19 13:22
Anyone teaching classes on how to make medieval manuscripts will want to take a look at the Free Library of Philadelphia's website on How Illuminated Manuscripts were Made, which takes visitors through the process of creating a manuscript from parchmenter to bookseller.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-19 09:17
Planning a visit to Estonia? You might want to stop by for dinner at Olde hansa, a medieval-themed restaurant "established to honour the Hanseatic League and our forefathers and foremothers." (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-18 16:15
Pennsic attendees may want to take a side trip to Washington D.C. to view an exhibit of Spanish art and ceremonial armor. The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits From Imperial Spain will be on display at the National Gallery of Art through November 1, 2009. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-18 12:41
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that applications are now being taken for the position of Society Equestrian Marshal.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-18 08:53
Aleksandr reports, via Twitter and repeated on the Calontir list, that Sir Hirsch Ross Eichmann was the victor of the July 11, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir. Sir Hirsch was inspired by Magdelena.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-17 16:36
Countess Margaret ny Connor of the Barony of the Steppes reports that Sir Owen ap Aeddan defeated Count Romanius and Sir Louie in the round robin final of the July 11, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-17 12:17
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos from the Spring 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-17 10:23
Lady Moira ni Namara, Senechal of the Canton of Greyfells, reports that Baronial Muster, scheduled for July 17-19, 2009, has been cancelled.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-17 08:24
Researchers believe that the skeleton of a young man found at Stirling Castle in Scotland may be those of a knight killed in battle in the early 15th century. The bones were discovered in the castle's chapel in 1997.
Submitted by Emeludt Hansler on Thu, 2009-07-16 17:13
Lady Elisabeth Hänsler reports that volunteers are still needed for the Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-16 14:44
Darius, Web Master for the Kingdom of Artemisia, reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Uprising XXIII in the Kingdom of Artemisia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-16 11:18
Remains discovered in 2006 beneath the Vatican have been declared to belong to St.Paul, according to Pope Benedict. The tomb bore the epigraph Paulo Apostolo Mart (Paul the Apostle and Martyr).
Submitted by Malkom1366 on Wed, 2009-07-15 16:36
Television station KGW was on hand to videograph members of the Barony of Stromgard as they played musical instruments, repaired armor, and fought tournament combat.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-15 12:20
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Fabric Wars event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Broom on Wed, 2009-07-15 08:53
A researcher believes a site in Connecticut is an early Christian church, built by Byzantine monks who fled from North Africa during the 5th Century, in the wake of the Vandal invasions.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-14 14:12
Looking for a way to disguise your modern devices (cellphones, blackberries, etc.)? Consider making a girdle book, a period leather cover used to attach books to a belt. Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), offers instructions online on how to make one.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-14 11:53
"The tennis shoes and the duct tape go away and you are in battle," said Cisco Cividanes at a recent demo at the Payne County Expo Center (Stillwater, Oklahoma). "When the shields clash and the arrows fly over your head, you are there." Cividanes spoke with Darka Slipke of the News Press (photo)
Submitted by scagodmother on Tue, 2009-07-14 08:40
A web page on Facebook now offers SCA folk help and advice, under the name "SCA Godmother".
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 16:53
A rare 9th century Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin found in a field in near Salisbury, England, has brought UK£9,000 at auction. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 13:26
A Russian information satellite may have located the remains of the palace in the the ancient Bulgarian capital of Volga-Kama Bolghar. The city existed from the 7th through 13th centuries, until the empire was overthrown by the advance guard of Genghis Khan's army.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 09:05
A hot day at the regatta on the Snake River in Burley, Idaho brought out the usual cheering, beer drinking crowds. This year it even brought out guys in armor as members of the local SCA group presented a demo. Damon Hunzeker of the Times-News has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 17:50
Danielle has created an album of photos from Axemoor Investiture which took place last spring in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are posted on her SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 13:40
Karl Hamner discusses the SCA in a video produced by Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News. The short film includes a description of armored combat in the Society. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 08:15
Years of metal detecting have paid off for Mary Hannaby and her son, Michael of Hemel Hempstead, England. The two recently discovered a piece of gold, believed to be part of a reliquary or pendant buried four inches below the surface of a field in Hertfordshire.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-11 16:30
Reynier de Vriere, Estrella Internal Media Deputy reports that deputies are still needed for several Estrella War positions.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-11 12:17
"I was a history major in college," said Tom Nadratowski, who also is known as Zygmunt Nadratowski. "I would go to museums as a kid, and I always wanted to be able to touch the exhibits. I wanted my kids to be able to touch history ... so I made a suit of chainmail." Nadratowski, of the Shire of Talonvale (Jackson, Michigan) , spoke to reporter Erik Holladay of the Jackson Citizen Patriot. (photo & video)