Archive - 2011 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 16:45
For the past ten years, the Friends of Cardigan Castle in Wales have been hoping to raise money for restoration of the 12th Century building, the first stone castle built by the Welsh princes and the stronghold of Rhys ap Gruffydd. Now they have received an award of UK£4.5m European money.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 13:29
Excavations at a housing project in Southampton, England have uncovered what experts believe is the earliest cemetery for the Saxon town of Hamwick. Nine skeletons were discovered which are believed to date from the 7th through 9th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 11:17
Writer Leif Pettersen, who is researching a book on Eastern Europe for Lonely Planet, offers a history and tour of Vlad Dracula's Romania, including a 1,480-stair climb of Poienari Citadel on the BBC travel page.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-22 10:54
Anonymous, the new film by director Roland Emmerich which proposes that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else, is causing controversy even before the film hits theater screens. James Shapiro offers his opinion in an op-ed for the New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-22 08:02
Rhianydd reports that she has posted an album of photos from the September 17, 2011 Coronation in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-10-21 17:03
The SCA Board of Directors offers a letter commenting on the recent meeting and some plans for the future.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-10-21 15:40
Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the SCA Board of Directors, has issued a memo concerning members' option of discontinuing paper copies of their kingdom newsletters starting March 2012.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-10-21 15:19
The SCA Media Relations Officer has issued an official statement concerning the recent police allegations that a man in the northwestern U.S. used simulated medieval weapons to abuse his daughter.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-21 14:41
Most people viewing Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David admire its artistic beauty and proportion, but to Dr. Kelly Cline, the statue symbolizes something else: the birth of modern science. The article appears in the Independent Record (Helena, Montana).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-21 11:15
The Guardian website offers an interactive history of the British house in its "British architecture guides" section. The site includes homes from the Saxon era to contemporary, with options to zoom in for more detail and description.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-20 18:14
Anita Challis reports that Mistress Isabel d'Estella has been elevated to the order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriela of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-20 11:46
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted albums of photos from Fall Coronation 2011 and Namron Protectorate in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-20 08:59
Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriella of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have elevated Their subject, Thomas de Revele, to the Order of Chivalry.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-10-19 11:42
An intact Viking boat burial has been found in the highlands of Scotland, the first burial of its kind found on the UK mainland. The artifacts found at the site indicate the man buried there may have been a high-ranking warrior.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-19 08:40
Baron UlfR and Baroness Eva of the Barony of Aarnimetsä in Finland have announced that they have stepped down from their positions as Baron and Baroness.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-19 06:34
14th century England was a dark time, and a time of change in Britain. In a hour-long, online documentary, historian Michael Wood investigates changes in medieval life by following the family of peasant Christina Cok.
Submitted by Trinkle on Tue, 2011-10-18 12:26
William "Cookie" Barfoot would like to share with you the photos he took of the Coronation of Their Majesties Cuan and Padraigin to the throne of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-10-18 09:48
At Their Court held at the Feast of John Barleycorn / Viceregal Investiture in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, Their Majesties Lucan and Jana of the East Kingdom offered Peerages to two of Their subjects.
Submitted by Ariel de Courtenay on Mon, 2011-10-17 23:25
On Saturday, October 15, the seven members of the Board of the Society for Creative Anachronism met in Seattle for the open session day of their quarterly meeting. While many items of business were on the agenda, the topic of highest interest for many was the issue of same-gender couple leadership in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-17 18:04
"When we selected the manuscripts to go on display, we tried to pick those which were visually very strong and had a very strong art element," Kathleen Doyle, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, said about the exhibition, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-17 15:31
"Imagine a rotten fish, and multiply that smell and taste by 97, and that is the smell and taste of this strange food," said Halldor Sigurdsson of Reykjavik, Iceland, CNN iReporter for Eatocracy about an authentic Viking fish stew. (video & photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-17 12:18
A metal detectorist has discovered the pommel of a 13th century sword in a farmer's field in Selkirkshire, Scotland. Experts believe the bronze pommel belonged to a Norman noble involved in the Last Crusade.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-17 09:32
David B. Rossi reports that he has created an album of photos from Harvest War XXII, which took place September 17, 2011 in the Kingdom of Artemisia. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-16 17:27
Hrothgar reports that he has posted two albums of photos from recent activities in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-16 15:13
At the Crown Tournament of Their Majesties EikBrandr and Runa of the Middle Kingdom, Captain Savaric de Pardieu, inspired by Baroness Julianna de Pardieu, defeated Sir Ixtilixochitl Cacique, fighting for Maestra Margherita Alessia, in the final round.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-16 14:37
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-16 07:38
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey was on hand recently for the re-opening of several sections of Istanbul's famous Topkapı Palace, including the 15th century weapons exhibit, the fourth courtyard and the kitchen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-15 18:03
Vicountess Susannah of York reports that Duke Sven Gunnarsson was the winner of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-15 14:44
Elisabeth reports that Andreas Martin was the victor of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. He was inspired by Kallista Morganova. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-10-15 12:26
Gunther Kegslayer posted the results of the Fall 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield on his Facebook page. The winner was Sir Wulfgar Von Ostrand, inspired by the Honorable Lady Devon Ffrench.