Archive - Oct 2010 - Story

"Magistri" to bring Latin to British schoolchildren

The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."

Photos from 3 Commanders online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from the 3 Commanders event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Capt. Arch Teryx Wins 2010 Fall Midrealm Crown Tournament

Captain Arch Teryx won the 2010 Fall Crown Tournament Oct. 30 in the Barony of Sternfeld. Capt. Arch was inspired by Lady Runa Kirri.

Estrella War Pre-Reg Information

The organizers of Estrella War XXVII would like everyone to know that online pre-registration is available. They have created a FAQ with information about registration.

California students compete in Red Bull Chariot Races

Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."

October 30th

Aaron and Rustique new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne

Baldric reports that Duke Aaron Preslee Worgenson was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. His Grace was inspired by Duchess Rustique du Sorde.

Observatory of Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi possibly found in Iran

Archaeologists from the Alamut Castle Research Center in Iran believe they might have discovered the 13th century observatory of polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi, who accepted the position of scientific advisor to the Mongols in 1256.

Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue victor of East Kingdom Fall 2010 Crown Tourney

Freya reports that Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue, fighting for the honor of Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue, was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East.

Throfinr Brimill to be knighted in Caid

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Caid have offered THL Throfinr Brimill admittance into the Order of the Chivalry.

October 29th

"Massive Music" in Washington D.C. area

On November 20 and November 21, 2010, Collegium Cantorum will perform Massive Music: a concert of large-scale masterworks of sacred polyphony from the English Renaissance in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Grey Niche creates Short Film for Samhain Baronial Investiture

The event staff of Samhain crated a short film for the upcoming Baronial Investirure to be held at Samhain Sicilian Vespers October 29, 30, and 31 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Medieval religious art comes to Cleveland

The exhibition "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe" is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2011.

Atlantia Fall 2010 Coronation photos online

Lord Muirghein O'Faolain of the Barony of the Sacred Stone reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Bryan and Brianna of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

October 28th

Berryfield Mosaic removal and conservation underway

"The main trouble is getting it through the door," said Nick Barnfield, project conservator with Cliveden Conservation, about the removal of the Berryfield mosaic at Colchester Castle, once the dining room floor of a 2nd century Roman townhouse.

Re-enactors meet for Battle of Hastings anniversary

Each year, re-enactors gather on the fields of Hastings, England to re-create the 1066 Battle of Hastings in Battle where King Harold was defeated by William, Duke of Normandy. (slideshow)

Photos from Holy Pail 2010 online

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from Holy Pail 2010, an event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Early medieval hospital found

Archaeologists working at the site of a former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen in Winchester, England believe the hospital may date to the 11th century, making it the earliest known hospital in Britain.

October 27th

Amtgard thrives near UC Davis campus

The action is hot and heavy on Sunday afternoons at Carmichael Park in Sacramento, California as members of the local Amtgard chapter battle each other with foam weapons. Jill Duman of the Sacramento Bee has the story. (photos)

Fairy tale playhouses for the kid in all of us

Every child - and some adults - dreams of having his own fairy tale playhouse, castle or pirate ship. Bespoke Play Areas specialises in children's play equipment designed to inspire creative play.

Final strike in Crown Tournament captured

Thorpe reports that he has captured the final stroke of the Fall 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. His entire album is available to view on PhotoBucket.

Bodleian Library collection moving to larger quarters

Oxford University's Bodleian Library, famous for its medieval holdings, will be moving the bulk of its collections to a new storage facility in South Marston, England.

October 26th

The Gargoyles of Leicestershire

Author Bob Trubshaw is on a mission to document all the gargoyles in Leicestershire, England. He has formed Project Gargoyle which deploys a team of amateur gargoyle hunters and photographers in the first initiative of its type in England.

King's Company Of Archers event photos online

Mathurin reports that he has created an album of photos taken at the recent King's Company Of Archers event in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Picasweb.

Barony asks readers nationwide to help raise funds

The Barony of Seleone is using a Barnes and Noble "book fair" to raise funds for the Barony and for their kingdom. SCA folk can participate, at no extra cost to the individual, by providing a code number to cashiers at any Barnes and Noble store nationwide. Barnes and Noble will donate funds based on the value of tagged purchases.

Feudalism: "The bane of medievalists everywhere"

In an article for About.com's Medieval History section, Melissa Snell discusses feudalism in medieval society, and why it may not have been the "dominant form of political organization in medieval Europe."

October 25th

Barony of Nordskogen hosts medieval fair

For the third straight year, members of the Barony of Nordskogen in Northshield have entertained and educated the public at the Eagan Medieval Fair. Photographer Andrew Miller of This Week was on hand to capture choice moments. (photos)

Brits recognize Druidry as a religion

The British Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of natural spirits is a religious activity, making it the first pagan practice to be given official recognition as a religion.

10th century silver spur found in Russia

An elaborate silver spur, possibly belonging to a knight, has been found in Zelenogradsk, Russia, a town on the Baltic Sea. The Prussian town was a major commercial center known for its decorative arts in the 10th century.

Photos from Bastard Swords and BBQ online

Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from Bastard Swords and BBQ, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.

October 24th

Scientists establish that Yersinia pestis caused Black Death in Europe

An international group of scientists has produced a new study establishing Yersinia pestis as "the etiologic agent of modern plague." The study is especially interested in the second pandemic or the "Black Death" which ravaged Europe from 1347 until 1750.