Archive - Jul 2011 - Story

July 15th

Lead coffins found in Roman city

Two sarcophagii made of lead have been found at the site of the ancient city of Gabii in Italy. The caskets date to the 1st or 2nd century CE.

Saint Sebastian's Prize shoot at Pennsic 40

The Honorable Lady Lorelei Greenleafe reports that the Kingdom of Atlantia will sponsor the Saint Sebastian's Prize archery shoot on the middle Sunday of Pennsic 40.

Pennsic war points schedule online

PennsicWar.org has posted the schedule for war points, complete with descriptions of the various battles and activities.

July 14th

Announcement for the position of Society Marshal

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Marshal. 

Announcements for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

Spirit of the Vikings upheld in cardboard boat

Baron Dahrien Cordell reports that a group of friends from the Barony of Three Rivers in Calontir plan to build an entry for the Wings of Hope charity cardboard boat race. Their entry: a Viking longship, of course! (photos)

Dahrien Cordell of Northshield to become Pelican

Count Fernando reports that Their Majesties of Northshield have offered Dahrien Cordell elevation to the Order of the Pelican. The offer was made at the recent Lilies War 25.

The humble green salad

The green salad goes back at least to the 14th century, when a complex mixture of herbs dressed with oil and vinegar is discussed in "The Forme of Cury". This article traces the history of rabbit food from that point forward in time.

July 13th

6th century Byzantine building found in Acre

Israeli archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 6th century Byzantine public building in the ancient town of Akko (Acre). The discovery is the first physical evidence found of the Christian Bishop of Akko.

Baron Wars photos online

Kimiko has posted an album of photos from Baron Wars, which took place June 25, 2011 in the Barony of Red Spears in the Middle Kingdom. The photos are available on a public Facebook page.

Giuseppe and Giles new Reeves of Barony of Gyldenholt

Dame TSivia reports that Giuseppe and Master Giles were named heirs of the Barony of Gyldenholt (Orange County, CA), Kingdom of Caid, June 13, 2011.

Accidental death in Tudor England

Oxford University historian, Dr. Steven Gunn, has undertaken the task of scouring 16th Century coroners' reports to compile a list of accidental deaths in Tudor, England. The list includes death by bears and archery accidents.

July 12th

"We Have Dragons" in Drachenwald

The Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild of the Kingdom of Drachenwald has posted an update on its latest project for 2011: "We have Dragons." Each participant embroiders a 20,0 x 20,0 cm patch featuring - what else - dragons!

"Pennsic War Stories" Wanted for TI

THL Cassandra Zoe Paganal, Tournaments Illuminated Guest Editor, is looking for "Pennsic War Stories" for the fourth quarter issue of the publication.

New Heirs in Ansteorra

The Shire of Adlersruhe and the Barony of Bonwicke hosted the Summer Crown Tournament to decide the Heirs of Ansteorra on July 9th.  Duke Sir Aaron MacGregor claimed victory over Jarl Hrafn Olafsson in the finals. His Grace was inspired by Dona Amelot Lisette de Blammont.

Lauel offered at Battlemoor II

At closing court at Battlemoor II (3 July 2011 in the modern reckoning), King Bela III and Queen Anna II formally offered Sir Rand the Tracker KSCA AIR the honor of the Laurel.

July 11th

Yazida bint Zarif offered Peerage in the Outlands

Furukusu Masahide, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that at Their Enduro event, Their Majesties Bela and Anna have placed Yazida bint Zarif on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Peers made at Double Wars

On her Flickr photo website, Lia de Thornegge reports that Their Majesties Vitus Polonius and Eleanora created three new Peers at Double Wars 2011.

Double Wars XXIV photos online

Frau Anna Syveken and Lia de Thornegge report that they have created albums of photos from Double Wars, which took place recently at Tostarpsgårdens Lägerområde in Tyringe Sweden (Kingdom of Drachenwald). The photos are available on Flickr.

Nottinghamshire documents to go online

Land records, court rolls, and maps of Nottinghamshire, England are being made available to the public online for the first time. Some of the documents go back as far a the 13th century.

July 10th

Spanish fencing article published

On the A Midsummer Night's Blog, Puck has published an article on the Spanish defensive technique called the Atajo.

War Practice - Artisan's Playtime photos online

Master Broom reports that he has posted photos from Artisans' Playtime, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

New Three Musketeers film to premiere in October 2011

An updated, 3-D version of Alexander Dumas' adventure The Three Musketeers will appeare in theaters in October 2011.

July 9th

Was Jane Shaxspere the inspiration for Ophelia?

In Hamlet, the melancholy Ophelia drowns while picking flowers. Now a new study of accidental deaths in Tudor England may find a real-life link to Shakespeare's tragic heroine.

Reading Dante

Is medieval poetry worth reading? A.N. Wilson thinks so, and shares thoughts in an article for the New Statesman: "Dante, a poet for all seasons."

TE Septentria Percival & Christiana's Memory Book

THL Asa Gormsdottir requests those with memories and comments of the Baronial reign of Percival and Christiana of Septentria please sign their memory book.

July 8th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2011.

Known World Players Audtions At Pennsic

Master Lorcan Dracontius reports that the known World Players Players will be holding auditions for Anne of the Thousand Days at Pennsic XL.

Request for Pennsic University Volunteers

Countess Ceinwen is looking for a few good women and men to volunteer their time at University Point for Pennsic XL.

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Steppes Warlord 2011

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Steppes Warlord which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.