Archive

April 12th, 2005

The "Onion" Documents Irish History

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, humor magazine The Onion looks at Irish history in an Irish Heritage Timeline.

Defenders of Sherwood

The Shire of Misty Highlands once again challenges all to join us for battle and competition in the forests of Sherwood. Robin is launching his assault in the spring this year, hoping to catch the Sheriff's men off guard.

June Training Event

The Vikings - NA and Norsa Proudly present the June Training event in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA June 23-26, 2005.

Drea Leed to Lecture in An Tir

On April 17 and 18, 2005, Drea Leed, the owner of the Elizabethan Costuming Page and author of The Well-Dress'd Peasant: 16th Century Workingwoman's Dress, will be presenting two free lectures at Southern Oregon University.

Darton Anniversary

The year is 1525. The Republic of Florence is ruled by the Medicis and the Papacy by another Medici, Pope Clement VIII. Niccolo Machiavelli is at the height of his career. He has recently returned to public life, after his work The Art of War gained favour with the Medicis. Machiavelli has just finished the History of Florence, and his play La Mandragola has been performed and acclaimed in Venice.

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Brass Ring Thing

Calling all Fighters, Fencers, Archers, Practitioners of Thrown Weapons, Artisans, Musicians, Dancers, Performers, Heralds, Bards, Games Players and SCA-dians in general to participate in the 5th Annual Brass Ring Thing in the Canton of Beau Fleuve.

Cambok Mudfest

Lady Guenièvre de Monmarché has announced that she has posted photos of the Cambok game in the mud which took place at the recent Atlantia Coronation.

April 11th

SCA Board of Directors to Meet in Ealdormere

The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet Saturday April 16, 2005 in the Barony of Skraeling Althing (Ealdormere)

Spring Spears II

As days grow warmer and the flowers and trees begin to bud, the Shire of Calanais Nuadh works to bring you an event that is sure to make you "throw" your chest out with pride! We invite every good gentle from all corners of this great land to come and join us at SPRING SPEARS II on April 30, 2005 in Edgar Springs, MO.

Eastrealmer Challenges SCAdians to Support Their Libraries

Metressa Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, a librarian in the modern world, offers a challenge to SCAdians during National Library Week.

June Faire XXIII

Their Excellencies Hroulg and Tsuruko invite you to join with their populace as we celebrate our 23rd June Faire for a weekend of combat, fun, and festivities.

Middle Kingdom Coronation

The Barony of the Cleftlands invites you to celebrate the renewal of the Dragon Throne at the Coronation of Alaric and Noelle.

Board of Directors Meeting

The Barony of Skraeling Althing, Canton of Caldrithig, is proud to be hosting the April 16, 2005 Meeting of the SCA Board of Directors.

"Kingdom of Heaven" Sparks Copyright Controversy

Kingdom of Heaven, the historical epic about the Third Crusade scheduled to be released this spring, is the subject of a copyright controversy in which author James Reston Jr. accused film director Ridley Scott of stealing his research.

Green Tights II

The Shire of Meadowmarsh is proud to invite all Archers of this fair Kingdom to its second annual Hunting Event. It will include a wonderful hunting parcours on the slopes of the Spessart surrounded by meadows and wood.

Daily Life in a Medieval Village

Fire Mountain Keep is hosting a hands on camping event to experience what it may have been like to live in a medieval village.

Mayfaire

The Baron and Baroness of Glymm Mere, Aric and Rhonwen, invite you to join them for a pleasant weekend to start the season in cordial company, and witness the investiture of Their Heirs to the Coronets of Glymm Mere.

15th-century murder solved

Scientists carrying out tests on the exhumed remains of Agnes Sorel, the mistress of King Charles VII of France, have determined that she was poisoned with a lethal dose of mercury.

April 10th

New exhibit on 15th century Chinese art at the Met

"Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through July 10.

New Book Documents Italian Renaissance Scam

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, a new book by Ingrid D. Rowland about Renaissance forgery that rocked the literary world.

Roman Treasure Discovered in West Norfolk

Metal detector enthusiast Stephen Brown recently discovered a hoard of 2nd century Roman coins on farmland in West Norfolk, England.

Wallace's Sword Travels to New York

A double-handed sword used by Scottish hero William Wallace left Scotland for New York, where it was the centerpiece of an exhibit at New York's Grand Central Station.

April 9th

Roman Duct Tape

An article in the recent British Archaeology magazine discusses evidence that Romans had and used duct tape.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for April 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced updates for Stefan's Florilegium.

Shroud of Turin Factsheet

Live Science, an online magazine, looks at the history of the Shroud of Turin and offers a factsheet with established facts about the Shroud.

East Kingdom Man Recognized by National Honor Society

East Kingdom resident Master Liam St. Liam was recently named the National Honor Society Advisor of the Year for the State of Massachusetts.

April 8th

Help Wanted: Friendly Vikings

The Midgard Historical Center in Vestfold County, Norway, is seeking a few good Vikings to interact with visitors and create an authentic atmosphere.

Call me Ishmael: Medieval Fishing

Dame Aoife brings us a bounteous net-full of links that are all about fishing in the Middle Ages. (Sorry about the pun...we couldn't resist the bait! —ed.)

Converts of St Pyr

The Canton of Azuremont presents Converts of St Pyr:­ Badger, Fox and Bear.