Archive

October 16th, 2004

Somerled: Scotland's Unsung Hero

If it weren't for Somerled, Scotland's unsung hero, residents of the country might be speaking Norwegian.

Kenneth MacAlpine: Scot or Pict?

A new book by historian Alex Woolf claims that Scottish hero Kenneth MacAlpine was actually a Pict.

October 15th

Pierce Brosnan to Star in Walter Scott Epic

Actor Pierce Brosnan is scheduled to portray Lord Lochinvar in an upcoming epic set in 12th century Scotland.

Taj Mahal Celebrates 350th Birthday

Indians are celebrating the 350th anniversary of the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Medici Mummies to Tell Tales?

On Sunday October 17, 2004, at 9:00 pm (EDT) TLC will present Mummy Detective: The Crypt of the Medici, a program examining the remains of 50 members of the Medici family to see how they lived — and how they died.

Sforza Hours Complete at Last

A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.

October 14th

Check it Out! Medieval Libraries

This week, Dame Aoife looks at medieval and historical libraries.

Courtly Dance Seminar to be Held in Atlantia

On November 20, 2004, Susan de Guardiola (Alejandra de Miera), will be presenting a day-long workshop on courtly dances of late 16th century Italy.

Was beer really the staff of life?

Carrie Lock of Science News looks at the history of beer and breweries from ancient times to the present.

Notes on the Known World Bardic Symposium

THL Eliane Halevy of the Barony of Jararvellir in Northshield comments on the Known World Bardic Symposium and the place of bardic circles in SCA life.

Moot Hall Gives Up Its Secrets

Excavations beneath the floor of Hexham, England's 14th century Moot Hall have revealed a previous structure.

The Romance of the Rose

November 5, 6 and 7 will see the hosting of an equestrian event of Epic Proportions!! There will be something to interest all attendees, equestrian or not, with many prizes and gifts, and several tournaments, from equestrian to heavy to light.

Photos of Titan's Prize and Estrella Treaty Negotiations

Viscountess Deirdre D'Argenteuil and Sir Tighearnain have provided many great photos of the Titan's Prize tournaments and Estrella Treaty negotiations to Godfrey's SCA News and Photos.

Tudor/Stewart Ring Unearthed in West Wycombe, England

Local hobbyists using metal detectors have discovered a gold ring dating from late Tudor or early Stewart England.

24 Hour Museum: Roman Bridge Excavations "Spectacular"

"It's really spectacular. It's far more than we could have anticipated," said Margaret Snape of Tyne and Wear Museums about the excavation of what is thought to be the largest stone bridge in Roman Britain.

Harvest Feast: Return to the Steppes

The harvest time is upon us! Come and enjoy a day of gentle pastimes and a night of find food and drink. Come join Their Excellencies Sven and Anne as They share the harvest bounty of Their Lands. Journey with us as we travel to the Slavic and Asian Northlands to savor the tastes of the Rus, the Ukraine and the Steppes.

October 13th

Medieval Bestiaries

This week, Dame Aoife walks on the wild side with annotated links relating to medieval bestiaries.

Making Their Mark: the History of Ink

Sharon J. Huntington of the Christian Science Monitor looks at the history of ink from prehistory through medieval times and up to the nineteenth century.

Bytor Fitzgerald New Heir to Trimaris

Bytor Fitzgerald, inspired by his lady wife Cherish, was victorious in the recent Trimaris Crown Tournament.

Siege of Glengary:Aethelmearc Under Siege

(Cue dramatic news music) Now, live from the battlefield, reporter Laird Wulfric Grimbeald, Sheriff of Sylvan Glen, embedded with the AEthelmearc army, reports on the Siege of Glengary.

Count Maximillian Victor in Meridies Crown Tourney

Count Maximillian was victorious over Duke Boru in the finals of the recent Kingdom of Meridies Fall Crown Tourney.

Anglo-Saxon Brain Surgery Re-writes History Books

Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.

Fall War College

Join the Barony of Sacred Stone and our Kingdom Warlord for a day of fighting, arts and sciences, and friendship.

Casual War II

We promise you a fun day of warfare on Saturday the 15th of November with fortress, field, bridge and woods battles. The order of battle will be decided by the fortunes of war and game play. The attackers win if they can take and hold the Baronial seat. (Siege engines are encouraged.)

October 12th

Marche of Gwyntarian welcomes newest Midrealmer

Growing their shire the old fashioned — and quite authentic — way, Sjt. Patraic O'Dochartaigh and THL Hathewissa atte Mere announce the birth of their daugher, Virginia Anne.

Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to the Florilegium for October 2004.

Brangwayna Morgan elevated to Order of the Laurel

On October 9, 2004, Brangwayna Morgan of the East Kingdom was elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

All hail the Crown Prince and Princess of Artemisia...

On October 9, 2004 in the Barony of One Thousand Eyes did Their Royal Majesties Reinmar and Albreda hold the Tournament to determine Their Heirs.

October 11th

SCA Business web site connects buyers and sellers of period and modern services

Sir Colin MacLear is creating a web site designed to link SCAdians offering to sell or barter period or modern services with other SCAdians who are seeking those services. The site is scheduled to be online in October 2004.

Arab Scholars First to Decipher Hieroglyphs

New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.