Archive - 2012 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-17 10:46
Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that at Their Court at Masked Ball in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn, Khan and Khatun of Aethelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Her Ladyship Ysabeau Tiercelin.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-16 16:28
When cash-strapped Fiona McLaren took a family painting to an expert for evaluation, she was shocked to learn that the 23x28 inch (58x71 cm) piece might be an unknown work by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-16 12:17
Romans in Burbank, California? Why not? On December 15-16, 2012, French troupe Histore'Event will present Spartacus and the Roman Legion at the Equestrian Center in Burbank. Burbank Leader reporter L. Thompson has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-15 19:43
Oblio the Heretic of the Western Shores In the Kingdom of Lochac reports that Baron Kilic (Steven Baker), Chairman of the Board of the SCAA, the Board of Directors applicable to the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced the advancement of the Shire of Abertridwr to Barony.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-12-14 10:59
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Yule Revel and Steppes Xmas which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-13 15:12
In February 2012, metal detectorist Andy Falconer discovered a silver seal on te Isle of Man in England. The seal was identified by the Manx Museum as a 14th-century bishop's seal, and have now placed the important artifact on display. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-13 11:51
The organizers of the 34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, are calling for papers for the April 19-20, 2013 conference. The topic is “Travel, Contact, Exchange.”
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-12 15:01
Team USA, of the Battle of the Nations international western martial arts competition, has posted a new promo video on its website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-12 10:32
On an island in a small river in Norway's Nord-Trøndelag County, archaeologists have discovered a 14th-century copper smeltery. “This is the first evidence that copper was produced from copper ore in Norway during the Middle Ages,” says Associate Professor Lars F. Stenvik, at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-11 20:38
Katniss Everdeen beware! A young Russian archer from the Seregedel school demonstrates her fast shooting ability in a short video. Iza Privezenceva (Иза Привезенцева) shows how it is done, both from a standing position and moving. Brava!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-11 19:05
With European exploration and expansion during the Renaissance came renewed ties with Africa. Such ties, as presented in art, are the focus of a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in New York City, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-10 21:40
A UK£200,000 donation has made possible new lighting of the 13th century cloister at Norwich Cathedral. "This is a scheme we've been working on for some years and with the help of a generous personal legacy we've at last been able to achieve it," said the Very Reverend Graham Smith, Dean of Norwich. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-10 19:59
Gudrun and Ladislaus, 2013 Rowany Festival Stewards, report that equipment bookings forms for the Festival are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-10 13:30
A 6th-7th century skeleton, discovered in 1959 in the town of Southwell, Notts, England, has been classified as a "deviant burial" by Matthew Beresford, of Southwell Archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-09 19:12
One of the many fascinating items found on the Mary Rose, the sunken fastship of King Henry VIII, is a knit hat. A recent photo from the Mary Rose's Facebook page (public) shows a conservator working on preservation of a hat. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-09 14:51
Some parishoners of St Cyriac’s Church in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England are upset over the proposed auction of the town's cherished medieval chalice, the Lacock Cup, in order to finance repairs to the building's roof. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-09 11:02
The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project has received a grant of UK£900,000 to promote community archaeology and to "encourage dialogue about this historic battle and how it has impacted communities from both sides of the Borders."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-08 22:12
New research shows that a killer tsunami devastated the shoreline of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in the 6th century, swamping villages around the lake. The disaster is believed to have been caused by falling rocks on the Rhone River side of the lake.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-08 13:50
Owen Jarus takes a look at Hadrian's Wall in a recent feature story on the Live Science website. The article traces the history of the wall and its importance to the study of Roman life in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-08 12:06
Three feet (one metre) beneath the surface of the site for the new railway station building in Northampton, England, lay a secret, recently discovered: the remains of the 11th Century, Northampton Castle.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2012-12-07 19:11
The Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. has announced a change to the Governing Documents that allows same-gender consorts to be permitted in Royal Lists at the discretion of the Crown of each kingdom. The change is effective immediately.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-12-07 14:18
Atenveldt Kingdom Youth Officer, Lady Edeline de Diekirche, is seeking volunteers to help with youth activities at the upcoming Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-12-07 10:58
Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh at the recent Fabric Fiber and Fighting Collegium in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-06 20:53
The medieval surnames of England are disappearing. That means no more Bythewoods, Pauncefoots or Foothead, according to Debbie Kennett of the Guild of One-Name Studies, a group dedicated to investigating the origins and heritage of surnames.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-06 14:42
Master Ritchyrd McUath, Estrella War XXLX Artisan Showcase Coordinator and THL Brigit ni Sheachnasaigh, Estrella War XXLX Deputy Artisan Showcase Coordinator report on the Artisans' Showcases scheduled for the upcoming Estrella War XXLX.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-05 20:10
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. is currently playing host to Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an "unprecedented assembly" of artifacts which tell the story of of the trade routes across the Arabian Peninsula.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-05 16:44
For over 400 years, rumours have surrounded the death of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, including one which suggested that Brahe was murdered using mercury by his assistant Johannes Kepler. Now, after two years, evidence from the scientist's exhumed body disproves the theory.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-05 12:14
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created a large album of photos from Bordermarch Autumn Melees which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-04 17:01
The East Kingdom Gazette reports on changes to the 2013 Pennsic War which takes place July 19, 2013 through August 3, 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-04 13:30
Unlike Hollywood's version of sword fighting, based on fencing, the true Viking fighting style was close in and vigorous. In a short video posted on the Discovery website, a father and son team of professional fight choreographers shows how it was really done.