Archive - 2012 - Story

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.

Kateryna Ty Isaf offered elevation in AEthelmearc

At Their September 15, 2012 Coronation, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THLady Kateryna Ty Isaf.

UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson victor of An Tir Fall 2012 Crown Tourney

UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson was the winner of the September 1, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of An Tir. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Caoimhe ingen Domnaille.

October 20th

Caveat emptor!

The online comic XKCD offers wise words of advice in a recent strip for those seeking to buy swords from merchants.

Trampolarchery - really?

Do not try this at home, kiddies! Let Polly and Ryan (AKA Tristram) show you how it's done with the new non-Olympic sport of Trampolarchery.

Isabeau de Beauxyeux offered Laurel in Calontir

Count Fernando reports that during Their Court at Gryphon's Fest, Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Her Grace Duchess Isabeau de Beauxyeux.

October 19th

How the English changed the Danes

There are documents a plenty on how the Vikings influenced the culture of England, but a new study looks at ways that Danish Norse were influenced by the English they conquered. According to Ph.D candidate Marie Bønløkke Spejlborg, it was the English who inspired Danes to organise themselves into cities."

Young Henry VIII

Is this an illustration of a young Henry VIII weeping at his mother's death?

October 18th

Anglo Saxon discovery at Caistor St Edmund changes minds about 5th century England

Excavations at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at at Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich, England, are changing minds about life in 5th century Britain. The discovery of an Anglo Saxon building "showed the site was far more complex than first thought, and not solely a Roman settlement."

Oliver Mordrake named Pelican in the Outlands

Seuilla DeCordoba reports that Their Majesties Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands have offered THL Oliver Mordrake admittance into the Order of the Pelican.

Masculinity in the Middle Ages

Dr Pat Cullum and Dr Katherine Lewis of the University of Huddersfield are hoping to learn more about what it meant to be a man in the Middle Ages. To foster scholarship, the two professor have created a new network, called the Bishop's Eye.

October 17th

Exhibit honors founder of Metropolitan Museum of Art's armor collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is putting on  show  “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” in honor of the founding curator, Bashford Dean, of their medieval arms and armor collection.

October 16th

Application Extension - Corporate Treasurer

Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer has been extended until December 30, 2012.

Application Extension - Society President

Please be advised that the deadline for applications for the position of Society President has been extended until December 30, 2012.

October 15th

Anthropologist analyzes effects of the Black Death

USC professor Sharon DeWitte is steeped in death, specifically the Black Death that ravaged Europe during the 14th century. DeWitte is studying how conditions in Europe before and after the plague and the effects of the disease on the lifespan of survivors changed life in medieval Europe.

Archaeologists hope to recover medieval shipwreck in the Danube

The blue Danube's not-very-blue waters are a hindrance to Hungarian archaeologists seeking to investigate a newly-discovered medieval shipwreck in the river 18 miles north of Budapest. The Danube connected much of Europe in the Middle Ages, but was hazardous to navigate.

October 14th

Dwynwen's church to be restored

Santes Dwynwen, daughter of Welsh King Brychan Brycheiniog, who died in the 5th century, is considered the patron saint of Welsh lovers. Now a ruined church at Llanddwyn on Anglesey has been scheduled for restoration.

Oxfordshire Museum displays Anglo Saxon brooch

Until the end of December, 2012, the Oxfordshire Museum is proudly exhibiting a 7th century garnet and gold brooch discovered in a woman's grave in Oxfordshire in 2009. (photo)

Port near Birka larger than previously believed

Marine archaeologists working at a port near the ancient village of Birka, Sweden believe the port was larger than previously believed and may show evidence of the exensive trade system of the Norse.

October 13th

York Mystery Plays community project

"At times you feel like you're looking at a huge film set with masses of people on stage, all pulling in the same direction, creating big pictures," says director Paul Burbridge about a new production of the 14th century York Mystery Plays.

EMERAUDE, a magazine for poetry and fiction, open for submissions

EMERAUDE (ISSN 2169-0952), a magazine for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of interest to the Living History community, has reopened for submissions.