Archive - Oct 2012 - Story

Photos from Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in Drachenwald

Bridget and Edward report that they have created albums of photos from Fall 2012 Crown Tournament which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Online magazine keeps East Kingdom subjects in the know

A team of dedicated volunteers, led by Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For, has created an online magazine/blog, the East Kingdom Gazette,  "which provides timely information about activities relevant to the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism."

The ongoing importance of the Magna Carta

In Great Britain and the United States, the Magna Carta is revered as one of the bases of law. In an article for History Today, Ralph V. Turner, Professor of History Emeritus, Florida State University, and the author of Magna Carta, looks at the document and its importance through history.

October 30th

The passion of Elizabeth Dacre

Women were rarely recognized as poets in Tudor England, but the chance discovery of a love poem by Elizabeth Dacre to Sir Anthony Coke has given new insight into courtly love in Elizabeth I's time. Dr. Elaine Treharne of Stanford University discusses the poem in podcast for WAMC's Academic Minute.

Aethelmearc Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament of Khan Khalek and Khatun Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

First Pennsic Cryptogram Solved

The first of  a set of cryptograms from Pennsic has been solved.  Sir Ephraim ben Shlomo (Middle) successfully deciphered one of the puzzles to reveal the text on the flyer of the original May Day Party.

October 29th

Battlemoor III photos online

Álmos reports that he has created an album of photos from Battlemoor III which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The photos are available on Flickr.

Estrella War XXIX Pre Registration is now open

Bannthegn Lisabetta Bartolomea Zanca, Promotions Deputy for Estrella War XXIX, has announced that pre registration for Estrella War XXIX is now open.

October 28th

New book reveals Scotland's lost gardens

English spies in the employ of Henry VIII would never believe that their maps could lead to the re-discovery of forgotten and abandoned gardens in Scotland. Their maps, along with aerial photography, historic documents, and even poetry, were used by Marilyn Brown for her book Scotland's Lost Gardens.

No RIP for royal heads

With the discovery of the possible remains of England's King Richard III, thoughts turn to the fates of other kings who found no peace in their rest. Greig Watson of BBC News has the story.

Morgan and Lusche new Heirs to Northshield Throne

Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists reports that Count Morgan Olander was the victor of the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Excellency was inspired by Countess Lusche Della Cassiago.

October 27th

Bjarnheðinn Hamarsson and Dýrfinna Guðmundsdottir new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Hirsch reports that Bjarnheðinn Hamarsson was the victor of the September 29, 2012 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Dýrfinna Guðmundsdottir.

Sir Lucien Phillip deBordeaux new Midrealm Prince

Duke Brannos of Legio Draconis reports that Sir Lucien Phillip deBordeaux was the winner of the October 20, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Middle. Sir Lucien was inspired in His endeavor by Baroness Catarina deBruyn.

October 26th

SCA gear stolen in Atlantia

Asta knarrarbringa reposts that her trailer containing SCA gear was stolen October 18, 2012 in Florence, South Carolina.

Shakespeare in 37 Languages

Ever wanted to hear Julius Caesar in Italian, Romeo and Juliet in Portugese, or Othello in hip hop?

October 25th

Podcast discusses significance of Richard III discovery

An Academic Minute on WAMC radio discusses the recent archaeological discovery of remains which could possibly be those of King Richard III who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The podcast features Norman Housley, a professor of history at the University of Leicester.

Ameline DuBois elevated to Pelican in Ansteorra

At the recent Battle of Ethandune event, Their Majesties Jean Paul and Gilyan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Their subject Ameline DuBois.

October 24th

Hampton Court - Rooftops and Stairs

Sixty-four photos in one album show Hampton Court from the vantage of the rooftops and 16 photos record various staircases in the Palace in the other album.

Possible second New World Viking site discovered on Baffin Island

Artifacts from an excavation on Baffin Island, Canada have yielded evidence that the Vikings may have had a settlement there in the 14th century. Evidence includes traces of bronze, European-style stonework and tools, Old World rat pelts, and yarn similar to that made in Greenland at the same time.

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October 23rd

SCA Ltd Board changes and vacancies

The Board is pleased to announce that Lady Elswyth of Bery (Louise Hollingbery) from the Barony of Ynys Fawr and Lady Danielis de Luna (Kylie Maynard) from the Shire of Dismal Fogs have taken up a position on the Board of Directors for SCA Ltd Australia.

10th century copper plate reveals new history of Jharkhand

Archaeologist Harendra Sinha is excited about the discovery of a rare copper plate Jaint Garh, a small village near Chaibasa, India, which includes information on a 10th century land grant with "details of the ruler and his family, purpose of the grant along with the details of the beneficiary."

11th century Tibetan statue carved from a meteorite

In a story fit for an Indiana Jones movie, a statue carved by the Bon people of Tibet in the 11th century and excavated by Nazis in the 1930s has been found to be carved from a meteorite that fell to earth between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago.

Obidiah and Ascelin new Heirs in the West

Megan reports that Count Obadiah defeated Alfar Uthersson in the final bout of the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Ascelin.

October 22nd

Damon and Veronique new Heirs to Throne of Artemisia

Elfwyn the Dane reports that Count Damon MacMillan was the winner of the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Excellency was inspired by Countess Veronique d'Arcy.

Duke Maynard von dem Steine new Prince of AEthelmearc

William Freskyn Murray reports that Duke Maynard von dem Steine was winner of the October 6, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. His Grace was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhanaigh.

Thorvaldr and Tofa new Heirs to Drachenwald Throne

Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz reports that Duke Thorvaldr Skeglauss was the victor of the Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. His Grace was inspired in His endeavor by Tofa in Glaða.

Valora tou Ayiva to be knighted in Atenveldt

Saba reports that Valora tou Ayiva has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Thomas and Ilora of the Kingdom of Atenveldt to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

Tristan and Damiana new Prince and Princess of Atenveldt

Jerusha reports that Tristan Dragonheart was the victor of the August 25, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Damiana McDade.

October 21st

Legos retell the Battle of Maldon

The happy combination of history and Legos returns with The Battle of Maldon, an animated version of the 10th century battle between Earl Byrhtnoth and Viking raiders. The film was created by David Waugh for DTG Productions.