Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-09 17:43
The identities of the 16th century oak carvings of heads found at Stirling Castle in Scotland have long been a mystery, but historian Dr Sally Rush, who has studied the heads, believes she knows their identities.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-09 15:16
Members of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society at Illinois State University (Bloomington, IL) "duke" it out with boffer weapons at a recent bout.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-09 08:55
Emma Westbrook shares her photos from the recent Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-08 17:03
Lost for more than 700 years, the palace of Robert the Bruce may have been discovered in Renton "a run-down area of West Dunbartonshire." Experts have found artifacts and foundations matching historic documents relating to the Bruce's home.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2009-03-08 13:25
The SCA's Lauren and Wreath Sovereigns of Arms are requesting comments from the membership on proposed changes to the rules for reserved heraldic charges.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-08 08:51
Excavations by the Museum of London archaeologists have unearthed the foundations of the city's earliest tide-powered waterwheel at the Greenwich Wharf. The structure has been dated to the 12th century. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-07 18:47
Archaeologists are hoping that they will complete their discovery of the Roman wall which once ringed Gloucester, England during a summer dig. Evidence of much of the original wall has been found, except for one portion "between the corner of Parliament Street and Southgate Street."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-07 16:30
Lidia de Ragusa reports that she has uploaded photos from Ymir 2009 in the Kingdom of Atlantia on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-07 13:22
Baron Michael Batcok, Albatross Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that Their Majesties Jason and Gerhild presided over the Investitures of the new Barons and Baronesses of Windmaster's Hill and Sacred Stone at the February 14, 2009 Tourney of Ymir.
Submitted by Morag filia Scayth on Sat, 2009-03-07 10:41
Maev Kennedy takes a tour around the treasures of the Black Death exhibition at The Wallace Collection, London, including a tiny perfume bottle that was owned by a victim of a superstitious anti-plague pogrom.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 18:27
The Elizabethan era of English history was in many ways a time of transition including in the area of naval warfare. The recent discovery of the wreck of a small fighting ship off Alderney in the Channel Islands offers proof that Elizabeth's navy had "created the first ever set of uniform cannon, capable of firing the same size shot in a deadly barrage." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 15:43
Byron of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that several of his creative students have produced humorous videos involving the castle. They are posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 13:06
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted photos from the recent Tournament of Chivalry in the Kingdom of Northshield on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 10:50
It's cold in central Pennsylvania in February, but members of the Barony of Endless Hills, the local SCA group, know how to keep warm medieval style as part of the city's Frozen Renaissance Affair ice festival. Stacy Solie of The Citizens Voice has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-05 22:45
Those interested in the history of farming and agriculture will want to visit Roberta Alunni's website on the Fratticciola Museum of Farming Culture which looks at "parallels between Etruscan and Tuscan agriculture."
Submitted by trbrown on Thu, 2009-03-05 20:23
Monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California are rebuilding an 800 year old chapter house transported from Ovila, Spain to California in 1931 by William Randoph Hearst.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-05 14:40
Aine de Lacy shares her photos from the January 31, 2009 Winter Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-05 12:01
Linguistics experts at Reading University have used computer model analysis to date English words and to predict which words may soon become extinct.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-04 20:17
For fighters who are concerned about the vulnerability of their current weapons wrap, the 3M™ Company has introduced Performance Plus Duct Tape, described on their website as "nuclear grade."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-04 17:52
Plans are finally underway for the construction of a museum honoring the Tudor warship Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship which sank in 1545 with the loss of 400 lives.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-04 16:35
Over the years, many of us have marveled at the power that "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana had as a soundtrack to film battle scenes. Yet, have we ever considered the lyrics to the piece? A video on YouTube offers a "karaoke" version of the work, complete with an English translation of the Latin words.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-04 09:43
Dame Angele Plaisance reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have commanded Lady Amy Marie MacCormack to sit vigil in contemplation of elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 20:05
In 1517, Martin Luther denounced the selling of indulgences by the Church, setting off the Reformation. Now the modern Catholic Church is reinstituting the practice.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 16:17
Roy B. Scherer reports that Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present two concerts of Renaissance sacred music in Washington D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 12:56
Looking for the perfect gift of an SCA linguist or herald? Wondering what to get that shire-mate with a Welsh persona? How about Scrabble yn Gymraeg, Scrabble in Welsh?
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 09:31
"The most beautiful event in the SCA" (at least to Ansteorrans) is featured in a wonderful short film posted by Sir Giotto" on YouTube. The beautifully-edited film advertises the upcoming Lysts at Castleton event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 21:09
Hrothgar reports that he has posted photos taken by himself and Amba at the Bloody Trident Inn event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 18:22
The Treasures of the Black Death exhibit at London's Wallace Collection showcase two hoards of medieval jewelry dating to the 14th century. The treasures were owned - and buried with - Jewish families who perished during the Black Plague. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 14:47
Baron Josef Donnerbauch (Simon Rohrich) is a Renaissance man. In addition to his passion for the SCA, his Excellency has invented S.P.E.A.R., the Self-Propelled Electronic Armored Rack, "a compact data center on wheels." Jamie Peachey of the Phoenix New Times has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 11:18
Parents of young children know that Playmobile, out of Zirndorf, Germany, has a seemingly endless supply of small, plastic figures to purchase including knights, Romans, pirates and ponies. Now they have added what appears to be a Mongol.