Archive - Oct 2010 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 18:07
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."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 14:28
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.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Sun, 2010-10-31 11:58
Captain Arch Teryx won the 2010 Fall Crown Tournament Oct. 30 in the Barony of Sternfeld. Capt. Arch was inspired by Lady Runa Kirri.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 11:34
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 08:10
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."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-30 18:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-30 15:29
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-30 11:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-30 07:43
Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Caid have offered THL Throfinr Brimill admittance into the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-29 17:33
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.
Submitted by Lady Amelia van... on Fri, 2010-10-29 15:27
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2010-10-29 10:57
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-29 07:31
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 18:05
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 15:38
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 10:17
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-10-28 06:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 16:01
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 13:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 10:25
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-10-27 07:23
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-10-26 17:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-26 14:38
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.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2010-10-26 10:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-26 07:48
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."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 18:44
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)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 15:23
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-10-25 12:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 08:26
Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from Bastard Swords and BBQ, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-24 17:00
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.