Archive - 2011 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-26 13:18
Twelve years after they were married, SCA members Cara McCandless and Barton Branstetter decided to translate their memories of England into a medieval home of their own. Gretchen McKay, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, visted the castle and interviewed the couple. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-01-26 08:51
Archaeologists have found gold and amber jewelry in a Celtic tomb near Herbertingen, Germany. They believe the tomb belonged to a noble woman from the area. The tomb is part of a region that was an important Celtic trading center in the 7th-4th centuries BCE.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-25 18:41
"We just take this time to share medieval foods, arts, crafts and even fencing with one another and the public," said Leland Hoburg of the Shire of Port Oasis about the group's recent 12th Night celebration. Lacie Pierson of the Huntington (West Virginia) Herald-Dispatch has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-25 14:06
Scribes and early medieval English scholars will want to visit the Durham Cathedral Muniments website and view a collection of documents comprising the "most important medieval archive in the British Isles outside the Public Record Office."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-25 10:37
Lord Padruig Mctavish, voice herald to TRM Timmur and Saige of the Kingdom of Artemisia, reports that several gentles were honored with the offer of peerages at the recent Loch Salaan Solstice.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-24 19:27
Benjamin Smith is a professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Minnesota State University Moorhead. His paper, Principles of Leadership in the Middle Ages: The case of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar has been recommended by Medievalists.net.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-24 16:16
Young combatants, who would be considered children by today's standards, were occasional warriors in medieval battle. In an online article Teenagers at War During the Middle Ages, Kelly DeVries looks at the roles of such youth in combat as the Black Prince and Joan of Arc and why they were so unusual.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-24 10:34
Library assistant Cynthia Olsen wanted to introduce kids to the Middle Ages, so she invited members of the Society for Creative Anachronism to bring their knowledge and skills to the Eugene Public Library. Winston Ross of the Register-Guard has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-23 20:30
Several tons of copper coins dating to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) were found recently in an ancient kiln in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The coins were strung into ropes through a center hole. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-23 16:43
Donnchadh reports that Sir Lochlan Dunn was the victor of the January 15, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Highness was inspired by Gwen verch Cynwrig de Ynys Mon.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-23 13:28
The Estrella War Promotions Staff has announced that the Estrella XXVII camping maps are now online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-22 17:23
During England's War of the Roses, the Battle of Towton was a turning point in long-going warfare between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Now new forensic studies are helping researchers to understand the concept of medieval warfare in a new way.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-22 13:47
Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Kenric Maur was the winner of the recent Coronet tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-22 09:16
Hywela reports that Anton Cwith, inspired by Isabeau De Beauxyeux, was the winner of the January 15, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-21 15:39
Tymothe Rankyn of Cathanar (Sgt Eric Rankin, USMC) reports that gentles serving in the military at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan have created an SCA group, and are in need of rapier equipment.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-21 12:18
Uilliam reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Facebook.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-21 08:48
Central Minnesota is the home of Hill Museum at St. John's Abbey, an unlikely site for the world's largest collection of historic religious manuscripts. Ray Suarez of PBS Newshour interviews Father Columba Stewart, director of the museum. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-20 17:26
Five years ago, local archaeologists discovered a thing, an open-air Viking meeting place, on Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, England. Now the experts are moving in for an official survey.
Submitted by Etienne_of_Burgundy on Thu, 2011-01-20 11:09
Talhoffer's Medieval Fight Book is the subject of a National Geographic television program scheduled to air on January 25, 2011. Talhoffer was a knight and judge in Scandavia in the mid-1400's, and the program shows some of the fight strategies and unusual weapons Talhoffer described in his book.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-20 08:43
At Their recent Twelfth Night Coronation, Their Majesties of the Kingdom King Jade and Queen Catherine of the West offered admittance into the Order of the Pelican to Baroness Arabella McQuharg.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-19 18:23
The Directors and Corporate Staff would like to extend a cordial invitation for all to attend the upcoming Board of Directors meeting, to be held on January 29, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-19 16:24
A new series on Great Britain's Channel 4 challenges modern builders to construct a Roman villa using only period tools and materials. The series, Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, begins on Channel 4 on January 20, 2011 at 9pm. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-19 14:40
His Majesty King Jade of Starfall reports that Loy Schiemann der Kleine has been admitted to the Order of the Chivalry in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-01-19 11:18
Researchers have found an isolated community on the coast of Turkey who speak a dialect of Greek very close to ancient Greek. Romeyka, a variety of Pontic Greek, has grammar and vocabulary that are otherwise only found in ancient forms of the language, but it has no alphabet.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-18 18:58
Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has created an album of photos from Cynagua Coronet, May 2010. The photos are available on her website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-18 16:34
Sometimes crime does pay, at least when it comes to archaeological discoveries. An illegal 2007 excavation of a home in southeast Turkey has revealed the Roman-era city of Germenicia. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-18 13:25
"The surface mine at Shotton has given us the first direct evidence of Anglo-Saxon settlement in this part of the county and has confirmed its potential for making important archaeological discoveries," said Karen Derham, Northumberland County Council Assistant County Archaeologist about the recent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-17 20:04
New research by experts from Bangor University in Wales may show that the Vikings were not the first to reach Iceland. The first may have been Irish monks from the Scottish islands who travled there 70 years before their Nordic neighbors.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-17 16:43
Metal workers and jewelry artists will want to take a look at two short documentary films on YouTube showcasing classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a piece of decorative metalwork.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-17 13:22
The Middle Ages is alive and well in Wisconsin, at least according to Aubrey Ralph of Wisconsin Public Radio who recently visited a Northshield shire. The podcast is available in MP3 format.