Archive

April 11th, 2005

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.

Desert Wind

Take a Journey to the Elchenburg Castle and enjoy a day Target and Combat Archery. We will have a fun filled weekend of Bardic, drumming and dancing as well as darkening the Atlantian Skies with our mighty flights of arrows!

Oldenfeld First Baronial Champions Tourney

On the weekend on the 29th of April, the oldest Shire in Trimaris will cease to be. After 31 years (give or take) the sun will set on the longest standing shire in Trimaris.

Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament XXXI

The Barony of Adiantum is proud to host the 31st year of the Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament!

Hocktide

The Shire of Glyn Dwfn (MKA Ashland, OR) cordially invites you to join them in welcoming Drea Leed to the Southern Oregon University Campus.

Warbands XI

Once more the clashing of swords shall echo off stone walls! Harpelestane is proud to announce it will be hosting Warbands XI at Edzell Castle on the weekend of the 4th of June.

25th Anniversary of the Holy Kingdom of Acre

An invitation is extended to all old friends and new in the SCA to attend a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Holy Kingdom of Acre, Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Inc. (MSR).

Beit Aryeh Hosts Successful Event

Yehoshua ben Hayyam, Seneschal of the Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel, reports that the recent Beit Aryeh Purim Sudah event was a great success.

In a Phoenix Eye XI

Come and join the Barony of Sacred Stone in celebration of its Eleventh In a Phoenix Eye.

Lochac Midwinter Coronation

On July 8th, 9th and 10th Anno Societatis 40, Midwinter Coronation shall be held. Innilgard opens its arms and extends the warmest welcome to the people of Lochac.

AEthelmearc's 12th Night Photos Online

Master Huen has posted photos from AEthlemearc's 12th Night 2005 celebration.

April 7th

Jousting Information Sought

The Honorable A.E.Vespers is collecting information about jousting practices and groups engaging in jousting in the SCA.