Archive - 2012 - Story

November 22nd

Do-it-yourself recurve

Have the urge to build your own recurve bow but have no idea where to start? David Radtke can help you. In an illustrated, online article for American Woodworker, Radtke takes you through all the steps to creating a finished bow.

November 21st

William Blackfox Award winners announced

TH Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin, Chronicler for the Society for Creative Anachronism, has announced the Annual William Blackfox Awards for A.S. XLVI. The Blackfox Awards recognized excellence in the field of newsletter production, writing and illustration.

Jarl Jon the Tall victorious in Gleann Abhann Crown List

Mistress Barbara Sterling offers a detailed report on the recent Crown List for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

November 20th

Bali's "biggest ancient Hindu temple" found

Construction workers in Denpasar, Bali have discovered the remains of a stone temple at a Hindu study center believed to be the largest Hindu temple ever found on the island. Archaeologists have identified the foundations of the 20-metre-long east wing of the structure.

Avacal Celebbrates new Heirs

Avacal's Coronet was held on the November 17, 2012 in the Shire of Sigelhindas. Congratulations to their new Heirs, Sir Einar and Mistress Sadb.

Ealdormere Fall 2012 Crown Tourney video online

Richard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the recent Fall 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on his YouTube Channel.

November 19th

Felix and Eva new Heirs to Lochac Thrones

Megan, who resides in the Kingdom of the West, reports that Sir Felix Arnett von Danzig has won the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. Sir Felix was inspired in His endeavor by Eva von Danzig.

Denny's to offer Hobbit menu

In an effort to capitalize on the release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Denny's restaurant will offer a promotional menu tie-in. The menu announces the new cuisine with "Welcome to Middle-Earth's Diner."

SCA Announce: APEC Committee Information

The Board of Directors received a request to re-publish the names of the members of the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC), this time including their awards/ranks and their home Kingdoms.

Donngal and Catalina new Heirs to Calontir Thrones

Chiara reports that Duke Donngal, inspired by Catalina, was the victor of the November 10, 2012 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Calontir.

November 18th

Kublai Khan and the Mongol invasion of China

China had been an empire for over 1,000 year when the Mongol heir to Genghis, Kublai Khan, roared into the southern part of the country in the 13th century. Carrie Gracie of the BBC has a feature story.

British MP calls for state funeral for Richard III

Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth believes that a state funeral would be appropriate for the recently-discovered remains, believed to be those of King Richard III. "I think he should have a state funeral because he is the last English monarch to have died on a battlefield," said Ashworth.

Richard III tomb nearly destroyed by Victorians

How different things might have been for Richard III enthusiasts if Victorian builders had placed their foundation one foot lower. The change would have destroyed the grave believed to be that of the king killed at the Battle of Bosworth. (photo of re-enactors guarding site.)

November 17th

Anglo-Saxon Portraits on the BBC

BBC Radio 3 The Essay offers a series of 15-minute portraits of great Anglo-Saxons in an audio podcast. The series features acclaimed historians.

Bayeux Tapestry captured in crystal

The 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Battle of Hastings, measures an impressive 70m (230ft). Now an artist from Somerset, England has engraved the entire piece onto a crystal bowl. (photo)

British MP calls for hunt for the remains of Henry I

England's Reading East MP Rob Wilson has been paying attention to the possible discovery of te remains of Richard III, and would like to have the same experience in his district. King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, founded Reading Abbey in 1121 and is thought to have been buried there in 1135.

November 16th

Facebook site for SCA bards

Drake Oranwood reports that a site for SCA bards in now available for those with Facebook accounts.

Medieval well found beneath 17th century house

In June 2012, the 17th century Cupola House, home of the Strada restaurant, burned, but treasure has come from tragedy. During the restoration of the house, experts discovered a medieval well predating the later house.

Royal Ontario Museum goes "BIG" with costume display

Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum adds to its Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume with BIG, "a stunning display, exclusively drawn from the ROM's collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes. The exhibit opens November 3, 2012.

First Court of Edward and Thyra in East Kingdom Gazette

Catrin reports that commentary and photos from the first court of Edward and Thyra of the East Kingdom are now available on the East Kingdom Gazette.

November 15th

Zaid al-Fallah Haji offered elevation in the Kingdom of the West

Duchess Megan reports that at Their recent Crown Tourney, Their Majesties Roger and Zanobia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Zaid al-Fallah Haji.

15th-century prayer book highlights "the grandeur of Spanish-Jewish artwork"

A Jewish prayer book, created in 15th century Spain, is a survivor. The book includes liturgies for the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement and managed to survive both the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

Artemisia Kingdom Collegium 2012 photos online

Jerilyn of Vert Silva reports that she has posted an album of photos from Kingdom Collegium which took place recently in the Kingdom of Artemisia. The photos are available on her Google photos site.

Death-dealing Viking Swords for Sale

Actual medieval and Viking weapons will be sold in London on November 28.

November 14th

Archaeologists ask for police help to uncover Bannockburn story

Stirling Council archaeologist Murray Cook has made an unusual request of the Central Scotland Police headquarters at Randolphfield, Stirling to allow experts to search the police grounds for evidence of the location of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Cateline la broderesse's photos from East Kingdom Fall 2012 Coronation

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created two albums of photos from the Fall 2012 Coronation of Edward and Thyra which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on her PicassaWeb site.

"Beautifully carved" Roman sarcophagus found in English garden

An eagle-eyed art expert is responsible for the discovery of a 2nd century Roman sarcophagus overgrown with plants in a Dorset, England garden. The "rare and beautifully carved" sarcophagus is expected to sell at auction for UK£50,000. (photo)

Rahil al-Sirhaan to join Order of the Laurel in Calontir

Jorunn reports that THL Rahil al-Sirhaan has been invited by Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena of the Kingdom of Calontir to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

November 13th

Two new Peers in Drachenwald

At Their recent Court at Crown Tourney, King Paul and Queen Aryanhwy of the Kingdom of Drachenwald offered admittance to the Peerage to two of Their subjects: Baron Gottfried Killianus and Count Lief Wolfsson.

Psychological profiling by the Vikings

Dr Tarrin Wills, from the Centre for Scandinavian Studies, believes that Vikings used their understanding of human psychology to "profile" possible trouble-makers. He recently presented his research at the British Science Festival.