Archive

July 21st, 2004

Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd

Gothic Wars XIV Hywel ap Cadell has died, and disunity has returned to Gwent, Gwynedd, Powys, and Deheubarth. Tis rumored that a great Viking fleet makes ready to sail the coasts of Cymru. Sail under the black raven or heed the call of the red dragon at Gothic Wars XIV, Clash for Gwynedd.

Battle of Lornevale Keep

Imagine attacking the stone walls of the Lornevale Keep, or defending against the invading forces! Join members of the Canton of Distant Shore for a weekend of melees, melees and more melees.

Morning Edition Features Heroism of Lt. Brian Smith

National Public Radio discusses the career and accomplishments of 2nd Lt. Brian Smith, including his love of the SCA, on its Morning Edition news program.

Feast and Festival of Lammas

Come one and all to Thamesreach shire at the end of August to celebrate the Lammas Feast.

Times Reporter: Warriors Clash at Melee School

A reporter from the New Philadelphia Times Reporter learned about armored combat - SCA style - when he visited the Oaken Melee School spoonsored by the Marche of Alderford.

July 20th

Chaucer's scrivener unmasked

A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.

Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

South Bend Tribune: SCAdian juggler inspires kids to move

Richard Biggs is a fool and proud of it, as shown in an article from the South Bend Tribune about a juggling workshop at a local library.

Elizabethan gold fraud centered on Canadian soil

Kodlunarn Island in Frobisher Bay, is the site of Canada's first gold swindle, according to Canadian scientists. The question: did Elizabeth know the truth?

Music CD to Benefit AnTir Duke

Lord Emryn Lioncourt has announced the release of a new music CD highlighting performances of the greatest musicians of AnTir, proceeds from which will benefit the hospital fund for Duke Tjorkill.

July 19th

New Chirurgeon Emeritus in Ansteorra

In an audience with TRM of Ansteorra, at the Kingdom's twenty-fifth birthday party, Countess Allyson Tymmes, former Kingdom Chirurgeon (she was also queen during the same time period), accepted the honor of Chirurgeon Emeritus.

Chubby Friar Tuck a Reality?

Were medieval monks the jolly, chubby souls of popular fiction?

Calontir Coronation

The Coronation of Their Majesties Garick Von Kopke and Yasamin Al-Hadiyya of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Sadly, a New Court Baron was made in Ansteorra

Sadly, TRM Miguel and Conal of the Kingdom of Ansteorra made the Kingdom’s newest Court Baron in a ceremony fitting to the person receiving it, during the Kingdom’s XXV birthday party.

11th century medical book to be returned to Iraq

Scotland Yard was on the job in London when they recovered a stash of rare antiquities stolen from Iraq in 1995.

July 18th

Eat like it's the 12th century!

Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos believes that modern diets should follow medieval culinary practices — including understanding the theories behind the four humours.

Countess Lyriel de la Foret to become Laurel

Fernando reports that Their Majesties Siridean and Sile of the Kingdom of Calontir have offered Countess Lyriel de la Foret elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Search for Genghis Khan descendants includes free meal

Shish, a London restaurant, is offering free DNA tests in an effort to identify descendents of Genghis Khan. Those whose DNA matches receive a free meal.

July 17th

Bryce de Byrum Knighted in Atlantia

Master Andrixos of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Bryce de Byrum, OL, was knighted July 9, 2004 by the hands of Their Majesties of Atlantia.

Islamic art from the V&A on display at the National Gallery in DC

"Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum," featuring over one hundred of the V&A's 10th-18th century works, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 6, 2005.

Smithsonian: Medieval Pageantry of the Palio

Siena, Italy is the site of the Palio, the famous — or infamous — free-for-all, bareback horse race that brings the pomp and splendor of the Middle Ages alive each year.

July 16th

Charlotte Observer: 16th century Spanish fort discovered in NC

Archaeolgists in Burke County, North Carolina hope to discover a 16th century Spanish fort.

Update of Ealdormere equestrain website features photos from War Practice

Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick has announced many updates to the Ealdormere Equestrian website including photos from the 2004 Ealdormere War Practice.

Knight's Crossing Baronial Investiture

Only seven more times the sun will rise until we meet to celebrate the arrival of a new Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and bid farewell to Baron Elazar and Baroness Elina.

July 15th

Clinton News Record: Group recreates medieval times

An article from the Clinton News-Record about the SCA in the Shire of Lyndhaven (Woodstock, New Brunswick), mostly about member Owen Flewelling and SCA heavy weapons combat.

Masters, mistresses & knights: SCA elevation ceremonies

Dame Aoife discusses modern peerage elevation ceremonies in her latest collection of annotated links.

9th Annual Siege of Glengarry

The Barony of Highland Foorde & The Shire of Sylvan Glen have teamed up for an inter-kingdom event.

Scotchtoberfest

Gettin' back to yer wee roots! Ach, that's right laddie! Canton der Welfengau is bringin' back tha best SCA event in Ealdormere! Ya best be given Scotchtoberfest tha respect it deserves!

William Tell XIX

The Shire of River's Bend invites you to William Tell XIX.

July 14th

Photos from AEthelmearc's Pax Interruptus Online

Jennifer has posted photos from the July 9-11, 2004 Pax Interruptus held at Thescorre in Phelps, NY.