Archive - 2010 - Story

October 29th

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.

Siberian mystery

On an island in the middle of a remote lake in Siberia, not far from the Mongolian border, lies the fortress of Por-Bajin. Por-Bajin is an archaeological site that dates to the 8th or 9th century. Its walls enclose 7 acres (2.8 hectares), a maze of about 30 buildings.

Past Atenveldt A&S Competition photos online

Dame Hrefna karsefni reports that several albums of photos from past A&S competitions are now available to view online.

Two to be elevated to peerages in Atlantia

Baron Talorgen Hersir reports that, at Their Court at the War of the Wings V, Their Majesties of Atlantia placed two of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.

October 23rd

Videos from Lochtober Fest 2010

Arian reports that he has created a number of videos from Lochtober Fest 2010 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Decoding Ptolemy's map re-dates German cities

A group of experts from Berlin Technical University's Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science have cracked a 2nd  century map of Germany created by Ptolemy, re-dating many of the country's cities by 1,000 years.

Change in SCA email addresses announced

Tom Hughes, President,  SCA, Inc. and Franchesca Havas, CTO-PM, SCA, Inc., have announced changes to the Society's email system.

Mikolaj and Vittoria new Heirs of the Mists

Her Majesty Arianwen, Queen of the West Kingdom, has announced that Sir Mikolaj de Bracy was the winner of the recent Principality of the Mists Coronet. He was inspired in his endeavors by Vittoria Aureli.

October 22nd

Lochac Fall 2010 Crown Tournament combatants announced

Gabriel de Beaumont, Royal Steward for Their Majesties Edmund and Leonore of the Kingdom of Lochac, has posted the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

SCA Announce: Corpora Addition: Contributing Membership

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is considering the addition of two new tiers of membership. Comments are requested.

"Happy Few" challenge

Richard the Poor of Ely of the East Kingdom challenges members of the SCA to memorize the Saint Crispin's Day speech from Henry V and submit a video or audio of your performance by 5pm on October 25, 2010.

October 21st

Meridian Grand Tournament 2010 photos online

Baron David le Ymagourhas created an album of photos from the Meridian Grand Tournament which took place recently in the Shire of Glaedenfeld. The photos are available on Picasaweb.