Archive - Jul 2011 - Story

The Middle Ages comes to Alma, Wisconsin

Gary Schlosstein of Alma, Wisconsin recently achieved his dream: to have a showcase for his extensive collection of medieval memorabilia. The Castlerock Arms and Armor Museum opened July 9, 2011. Adam Voge of the Winona Daily News has the story.

Ann Marie Morgaine to become Pelican in the Midrealm

Baroness Gwyneth Banfhidhleir reports that Their Majesties Arch and Runa of the Middle Kingdom have placed Ann Marie Morgaine on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. The announcement took place at Push for Pennsic.

Armor reconstruction based on 12th century cathedral

The beautiful Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily was the inspiration for a reconstructed set of 12th century armor and military equipment by Patryk Nieczarowski. The armor is that of a Siculo-Norman miles. (photos).

July 30th

Princess rallies the troops at Northern Region War Camp

Liam St Liam reports on an emotional moment witnessed at the recently Northern Region War Camp in the Kingdom of the East. Her Highness Kiena Stewart rallied the troops on horseback. (photo)

Two placed on vigil in Meridies

Fianna reports that Their Majesties Caspar and Cecelia of the Kingdom of Meridies have placed two of Their subjects, Gabrielle Elizabeth Chantereau and Ailleagan nas Seolta, on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

12th century manuscript missing from Spanish cathedral

Pilgrims to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain might have been guided there by the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century guidebook which has mysteriously disappeared from the church.

July 29th

"Game of Thrones" interviews on YouTube

Fans of the HBO series A Game of Thrones will want to watch a series of videos posted on YouTube that showcase various artisans who worked on the program, including armor and weapons.

AEthelmearc Equestrian Championships photos online

Master Broom reports that he has created an album of photos from Equestrian Championships, which took place recently in the kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Gellis and Gida next Baron and Baroness of Axemoor

Charles and Martha, Baron and Baroness of Axemoor in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, reports that Gellir Gunnarson and Brigida Ingvarsdottir (Gellis and Gida) have been chosen as the next Baronial couple.

July 28th

33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum call for papers

On April 20-21, 2012, Plymouth State University in central New Hampshire, will host the 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. The Forum is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.

From Anglo-Saxons to the Internet in 10 minutes

Open University has created a series of 10 short videos chronicling the history of the English language. The series, found on YouTube, is entitled The History of English in Ten Minutes.

Medieval ship found in Swedish waters

The intact shipwreck of a cog, a ship used in the Baltic between the 12th and 14th centuries, has been discovered off the island of Gotland. The ship was discovered during a sonar survey and may be one of the oldest intact wrecks ever found.

Artisans Row at Pennsic 40

THLady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn invites all attendees of the upcoming Pennsic War to see a preview of the activities to be held on the Artisans Row there by visiting the Artisans Row web site. Everyone is encouraged to visit Artisans Row (Pennsic University tents #4, #5 and #6) while they are at War.

July 27th

Vatican documents online

A large selection of documents held by the Vatican have been released online at the Documenta Catholica Omnia. All material is in Latin.

16th century automaton replicates "prayer and trance"

Tradition says that a 16th century mechanical monk, now owned by the Smithsonian Institution, was created by Juanelo Turriano for Spanish Emperor Charles V. The monk walks, prays, and kisses a wooden cross. (photo and video)

More photos from Eirik Andersen's archives

Eirik Andersen reports that he continues to move photos to his new website. The latest group to be moved are the albums of Sir Finnvarr and Mistress Ragni.

A gladiator's final bout

On PRI's radio program The World, host Lisa Mullins interviews Roman history professor Michael Carter, of Brock University in Ontario, about the life and death of Roman gladiator Diodorus, who died in the 3rd century CE.

July 26th

Studying medieval history - the hard (suit) way

In a short film on YouTube, a student shows his readiness to take a medieval history while dressed for success.

Duke Cariadoc issues 10th edition cookbook

Genevieve reports that HG Sir Cariadoc of the Bow has issued a 10th edition of his recipe book How to Milk an Almond, Stuff an Egg, And Armor a Turnip: A Thousand Years of Recipes.

Viking warriors show signs of filed teeth

A mass burial of Vikings in Dorset, England has revealed a pair of teeth with deep grooves deliberately filed into them. The indentation was probably cosmetic and may have shown status.

Board of Directors announcement concerning electronic newsletters

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the SCA Inc. Board of Directors, has published an informational message about the new policy on electronic newsletters.

"Not enough time in one lifetime to make every type of armor"

Balthazar of Glenrock builds armor. Not the stamped-out stuff, but true, late 15th century, German armor in his blacksmith's shop in his garage. Margaret Matray of the Casper, Wyoming Star Tribune has the story. (photos)

July 25th

Flaming Gryphon - Fight for the Cure

On Monday, August 8, the fighting and support corps of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon will forgo their usual Ermine and Or livery for something even cooler.  We will collectively take the field wearing pink for the battles that day to "Save the TaTas".

New life at Olde English Faire

The Olde English Faire in Edwards, Illinois has had its challenges, but the faire, at its new site, Wildlife Prairie State Park, was a success, especially with the kids. Michael Boren of the Peoria Journal Star has the story. (photos)

SCA Census 2010 results released

The Census Committee of the SCA has released the first results of the census taken in 2010. The results can be downloaded from the SCA.org website in various formats.

Technology to be used to crack mystery of Howard tombs

Dr Phillip Lindley of Leicester University and experts from EuroPac 3D plan to use lasers and x-rays to scan and reconstruct the tombs of Thomas Howard, the third Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, both prominent in the reign of Henry VIII.

Dancers invited to Festa della Assunzione at Pennsic War

Countess Judith de Northumbria invites Pennsic War XL attendees to attend Festa della Assunzione on August 11, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. in the Dance Pavilion.

July 24th

Getting Medieval, Trucker Style

Pilot Challenge, a magazine aimed at truckers and other professional drivers, has just published an article introducing their customers to the SCA and Pennsic. The magazine is from the company owning the Pilot gas station and convenience store located near the site of Pennsic War.

Change to Corpora - Introduction - Request for Comment

The Board of Directors would like to present the following changes to Corpora to allow for the upcoming e-newsletters.

List scribes needed for Pennsic 40

THL Dirk Edward of Frisia reports that volunteers are needed to help with paperwork at Marshals' Point for the upcoming Pennsic War 40.