Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-23 14:04
Stonehenge experts are less than thrilled by recent depictions of the monument as a venue for prehistoric raves. “It has undoubtedly been put to the press in an eye-catching way with the use of the word rave and all that sort of thing,” laughs Dave Batchelor, archaeologist at Stonehenge, reflecting on the report by Huddersfield University’s Dr Rupert Till.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-23 09:55
Master Phelim Gervase called Pug, Kingdom Seneschal, reports that Hrafn Olafsson, inspired by Elizabeta di Valore della Rosa, was the victor of the January 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-22 17:51
Meisha has posted an album of photos from Caerthe's 12th Night event which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-22 14:17
Canadian folk singer -- and SCA member -- Heather Dale was recently mentioned as a Staff Pick for the Onion's A.V. Club "Best holiday gifts 2008."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-22 09:08
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has announced that early registration for the War is now closed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-21 16:28
British Channel Four's Time Team has discovered the remains of four Roman temples near Redbourn, England. The temples may have been built to worship water gods, according to experts, since there are springs and a river in the area.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-21 12:31
New research by an American historian, Diane Yvonne Ghirardo, may show that Lucrezia Borgia was falsely accused of the murder of her husband, and that she may have been more involved with business than with intrigue.
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Wed, 2009-01-21 08:48
Einar Knutson (also known as Einar Leifsson) of the Barony of Blatha An Oir has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties for entrance into the Order of Chivalry.
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Tue, 2009-01-20 17:43
Taking advantage of the fact that many medieval manuscripts were written onto animal skins, scientists are using the remaining DNA from these skins to help identify manuscripts that were created near one another in time and space.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-20 13:25
Hrolf Jamesonreports that the British Library has acquired the the Dering Roll, the "oldest extant Medieval Roll of Arms." The document was purchased for UK£194,184.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Tue, 2009-01-20 08:21
This past 12th night Coronation, Baron Vitus Polonius was elevated to the Order of Chivalry of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-19 19:08
Lord Edricus has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night Coronation which took place in the Shire of Avienture.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-19 10:06
On the blog Proof for the New York Times, Iain Gately ponders the history of hangovers and the euphemisms used to deal with them.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-18 18:20
A team of Spanish researchers are using records of agricultural rites kept by the Cathedral of Toledo to reconstruct a pattern of droughts that plagued the country between 1506 and 1900.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-18 14:10
One of the most important aspects of the excavations at England's Vindolana archaeological site is the insight given to everyday life at the fort, especially through the preserved letters of those stationed there. Australia's Couriermail.com has a feature.
Submitted by jrciv1965 on Sun, 2009-01-18 09:43
On December 6th, 2008 at Magna Faire, it was announced that the THL Simon the Wanderer had been brought into the most esteemed Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-17 17:18
“This river looks so broad and vast, so murky and silent, seems such an image of death in the midst of the great city’s life,” wrote Charles Dickens. Now Peter Ackroyd takes on the daunting history of the river with a new book Thames: The Biography. Jeremy Kutner of the Christian Science Monitor has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-17 12:39
No, silly, it's not about infants doing rock music! It's all about the history of baby clothes and how infants were dressed in the 15th century. The article An Infant’s Clothing – Swaddle, Gown, Shirt, and Coif is by Charlotte Johnson (Lady Mathilde Bourette)
Submitted by trbrown on Sat, 2009-01-17 09:54
The hapless freecreditreport.com guys are reduced to playing at a renaissance faire in their latest commercial, which can be viewed online.
Submitted by Tryggvy on Fri, 2009-01-16 17:57
Lions Road, the first weekly SCA podcast, has begun offering a live webcast.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-16 13:40
The discovery of an early Celtic village near Krakow, Poland (3rd century BCE) sheds light on the history of the Celtic peoples in Europe. The village is unique in Poland.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-16 09:33
Brigit has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-15 16:23
The early-music vocal sextet Lionheart recently offered a program of Christmas music of 13th through 16th-century Italy in the Medieval Sculpture Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Allan Kozinn of Medievalists.net has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-15 12:38
A team of researchers from England's Reading University are studying the credit crunch -- not the recent one, but the "medieval credit crunch" from the time of England's King Edward I.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-15 09:09
"Buyer Beware" is an ages-old concept, one that was even true for Viking purchasers of "designer swords." Dr Alan Williams, an archaeometallurgist and consultant to the Wallace Collection, discusses the problems some Norseman encountered when commissioning new weapons.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-14 18:33
Travelers to London looking for a day trip may want to consider Salisbury in Wiltshire, a medieval city complete with impressive cathedral, museums and historic houses, and restaurants and pubs. Jennifer Conlin of the New York Times has a travel review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-14 15:59
Macer Hall, Political Editor of the Daily News reports that England's Labour Party is being blamed for the sorry state of many of Britain's historic buildings and sites, some of which are considered “at risk” by experts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-14 10:53
Science fiction author Terry Pratchett says he is “flabbergasted” over his recent knighting by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pratchett, who authors the popular Discworld series, was among those honored January 1, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-13 17:28
Mistress TSivia reports on the existence of the SCA Laurels List, an online discussion group for members of the Order of the Laurel in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-13 12:51
A collaboration of academics in England and Germany, working on the St Emmeram Codex, have recorded a CD of polyphonic music from the manuscript, the first time this music has been heard since the 15th century.