Archive - 2012 - Story

November 4th

Rowany Festival 2013 bookings open

Gudrun and Ladislaus, Rowany Festival stewards, report that booking are now open for the upcoming Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac.

November 3rd

Trumbrand the Wanderer new Prince of Ealdormere

THL Kersteken Janzdochtere reports that Master Trumbrand the Wanderer, inspired by Lady Master Kayla the Cheerful, was the winner of the Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Byzantine jewelry sparkles in New York gallery show

Les Enluminures gallery in New York City will present Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium, its fall 2012 show featuring Byzantine jewelry from the 3rd through 10th centuries. The exhibit will be open November 2 to 30, 2012 with  possible auction taking place in December.

November 2nd

Last Chance: Estrella War XXIX Site fee PAID

Lady Germaine Sylverbyrd  of Astarte Imports/Germaine's Games is looking for assistance for set-up and tear-down at Estrella War XXIX.

SCA Announce: Request for Comment - Competitor-Consort Proposal

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking commentary on proposed changes to Corpora regarding competition in Royal Lists.

Gregor defeats Kenric for East Kingdom throne

On October 27, 2012, the East Kingdom Gazette reports that Duke Gregor von Heisler was the victor of the East Kingdom's Fall Crown Tournament. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Kiena Stewart.

November 1st

Ansteorra Fall 2012 Coronation photos online

Marc Carlson reports that he has created an album of photos from the September 22, 2012 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Morgan Blackdragon knighted in Ansteorra

William Cameron deBlakstan reports that Their Majesties Jean Paul and Gilyan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have recognized the skill and leadership of Morgan Blackdragon and have offered him elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

In search of Hastings

Tradition (and tourism) have long held that Battle Abbey was the site of the famous Battle of Hastings. However, while as many as 10,000 men may have died there, no bodies or major artifacts have been found. Historian John Grehan thinks that the battle may really have taken place in Caldbec Hill, a mile away.

African king is history's richest man

Bill Gates who? CelebrityNetWorth has named Mansa Musa I, the 14th century leader of the Empire of Mali, the richest man of all time, with a personal worth of over US$400 billion.  Mali's role as supplier of salt and gold to much of the known world made the king rich and Mali an economic superpower.

October 31st

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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