Archive - Jul 2009 - Story

July 21st

Two tapped for Peerages at AEthelmearc Court

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.

July 20th

Heraldic Walking Tours at Pennsic

Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill reports that the Kingdom of Atlantia will host two Heraldic Walking Tours of the Pennsic War.

"Waves on the Shore" CD available online

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.

July 19th

Gleann Abhann spring 2009 Coronation photos online

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.

Making medieval manuscripts

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.

Dinner at Olde Hansa

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)

July 18th

Spanish ceremonial armor exhibit in Washington D.C.

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)

Position Opening Soon-Society Equestrian Marshal

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.

Hirsch and Magdalena new Heirs to the Throne of Calontir

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.

July 17th

Sir Owen ap Aeddan victor in Ansteorra Crown Tourney

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.

Shava's photos from Northshield Coronation

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos from the Spring 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Ealdormere's Baronial Muster event cancelled

Lady Moira ni Namara, Senechal of the Canton of Greyfells, reports that Baronial Muster, scheduled for July 17-19, 2009, has been cancelled.

Remains of a Stirling knight

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.

July 16th

In Need of Volunteers for Children's Fete

Lady Elisabeth Hänsler reports that volunteers are still needed for the Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.

Uprising XXIII photos and video online

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.

Vatican tomb declared that of St. Paul

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).

July 15th

Barony of Stromgard demo featured in video

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.

Master Godfrey's photos from Fabric Wars

Master Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Fabric Wars event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Connecticut's 5th Century Christian Church

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.

July 14th

Blackberries in disguise: Making a girdle book slip-cover

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.

"A sense of magic" in the Province of Mooneschadowe

"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)

Come visit the "SCA Godmother" on Facebook

A web page on Facebook now offers SCA folk help and advice, under the name "SCA Godmother".

July 13th

Rare Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin brings UK£9,000

A rare 9th century Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin found in a field in near Salisbury, England, has brought UK£9,000 at auction. (photo)

Palace of the Khan discovered by satellite

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.

SCA: a good fit "if you like armor and tents"

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)

July 12th

Axemoor Investiture photos online

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.

SCA fighting discussed on Tuscaloosa News video

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)

British mother and son find US$400,000 treasure

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.

July 11th

Estrella War positions available

Reynier de Vriere, Estrella Internal Media Deputy reports that deputies are still needed for several Estrella War positions.

"The Middle Ages with penicillin and toilet paper"

"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)