Archive - Jun 2012 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-30 17:10
In the second half of the 15th century, the noble families of Burgundy were privileged to enjoy illuminated books with black tinted pages, scribed with gold and silver script. Examples of these rare and magnificent manuscripts may be viewed on artist Daniel Mitsui's blog, The Lion & the Cardinal.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-30 13:17
In a new documentary, filmmaker and historian Michael Wood compares the economic gloom and social unrest of modern Europe with conditions in the western world at the beginning of the Dark Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-30 08:01
400 years after its publication, Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince still inspires analysis and comment. One of the latest is a two-part story by Nick Spencer in the Guardian. The premise of the article: How do we utilise power to do good while utilising evil to keep power?
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-06-29 18:29
Archaeologists excavating a late 5th century CE grave in Cambridgeshire, England have come across something completely uniquie - a women buried with a cow. This is the first known burial from this period of a woman with an animal in England, and the first case of anyone being buried with a cow.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-06-29 14:54
Lady Alison Wodehalle, East Kingdom Chatelaine, reports that the Kingdom will sponsor a series of classes targeted for newer SCA members at the upcoming Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-06-29 07:58
Master Kilic ibn Sungur ibn al-Kazganci al-Turhani, Chairman of the SCA Ltd. (Australia), has announced that the SCA Ltd Board has a need to fill three Board vacancies.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-28 12:03
Linguist David Crystal loves the English language and its habit of adopting words from other languages. In a recent NPR interview, Crystal discusses English as a "vacuum cleaner of a language," and his book The Story of English in 100 Words. (audio)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-28 07:47
Lord Alystyr (Yoshi), Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports on SCA participation at the recent ComicCon in Phoenix, Arizona.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-06-27 18:53
Most tourists of Roman sites rave about the beauty of Rome or Hadrian's Wall, but most ignore Roman Morocco. In an article for The Star Online, Paul Schemm looks at several Roman sites in Morocco.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-06-27 13:33
Armored combat and rapier flighting caught the eye of 14-year-old Dylan Sapp at the recent Tri-State Renaissance Faire in Keokuk, Iowa. "I loved swords before I even knew what they were," he told reporter Jeff Hunt of the Hawk Eye. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-06-27 07:30
On weekends, armored fighters from the An Tir have gathered to prepare for the annual West-An Tir War in Gold Beach, Oregon. Theresa Novak of the Corvallis Gazette-Times caught up with some of them recently in a local park.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-06-26 17:17
Lady Racaire of the Kingdom of Drachenwald has posted an album of photos from a class she taught in 2004 on medieval veils and head coverings.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-06-26 14:09
Glass beads found in a 5th century tomb near Kyoto, Japan probably originated somewhere in the Roman empire. The beads were made between the 4th and 1st centuries CE.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-06-26 10:12
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from War of the Roses which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-06-25 17:59
Two skulls were found in Spain with holes drilled in them. The skulls were found in a cemetery that dates to the 13th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-06-25 12:18
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted photos from Beltane, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-06-25 10:48
Archaeologists excavating a latrine at the site of a palace outside of Paris, France have found a hair pin belinging to 16th century French queen Catherine de Medici.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-06-24 14:53
The PARSA Community Foundation is teaming up with the British Library and others to provide online access to the Library's 11,000 Iranian manuscripts, one of the largest and best known in the world. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-06-24 14:01
The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and for the last two years at the Pennsic Hastings Battle, the Saxons managed to turn the tides of history back upon themselves, defending the Saxon lands from the Norman invaders!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-06-24 07:39
Israeli archeologists believe they may have discovered the site of a 6th century Byzantine church and stone quarry mentioned in a text by historian Procopius of Caesarea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-23 15:08
Merewyn of Ynys reports that she has posted video of bear pit and rapier tourneys from the recent Eskalyan Changeover in Anchorage, Alaska, Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. The videos are available on YouTube.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2012-06-23 11:19
Restoration is complete for Lorenzo Ghiberti's masterpiece, the bronze and gilt doors that he created for the Florence Baptistry in 1452. Michaelangelo called them the Gates of Paradise.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-23 04:00
Experts from the University of Reading now believe that glass-making around England's Glastonbury Abbey may be some of the industry's earliest in Great Britain. Chemical analysis will be used to date the glass, which believed to be from the 680s, the time of the Saxon King Ine of Wessex.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-06-22 19:20
Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been visiting castles in Wales. Welsh news outfit the Caerphilly Observer tracked the star as he visited Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle, and Castell Coch.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-06-22 17:38
Helsinki resident and SCA Laurel Elina has created a blog entitled Neulakko, devoted to arts and crafts of the Middle Ages. One blog entry gives detailed instructions on how to put on a wimple and veil. The article is in Finnish and English.
Submitted by Tshira Weretiger on Fri, 2012-06-22 11:01
Each year during war week, the Tuchux tribe gathers to sponsor a tournament to raise money for charity. This year the tournament is scheduled to take place on the Tuesday of war week immediately following the bridge battles.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-21 17:50
A new book by David Pearson looks at 1000 years of records for the city of London. London 1000 Years: Treasures from the Collections of the City of London is reviewed by Paul Lay on the History Today website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-21 14:33
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from the 2012 Steppes Warlord which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-21 11:07
OK, it isn't period to the Middle Ages, but we all love O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, right? It's the soundtrack from Excalibur, after all. But do you know the lyrics? Or only think you do...
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-21 07:59
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2012.