Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-07 12:09
Hans Holbein the Younger, the northern Renaissance portraitist who painted many Tudor notables including Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, died on October 7, 1543.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 08:08
Archaeologists working near Bonn, Germany have found the remains of a Roman village complete with baths.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-08-30 11:02
Lothair of Supplinburg, Duke of Saxony, was elected King of Germany on August 30, 1125. He would later become Holy Roman Emperor Lothair III.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2006-07-31 11:30
"Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts" will be on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, through October 29.
Submitted by louis on Sat, 2006-07-01 15:01
The Sporadic Verses, a series of satirical stories written about imaginary SCA folk, and published in the 1990s in two local newsletters, are offered online for all the world to see.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-30 08:33
Join us as we farewell Somerled and Caelia and welcome the 5th Baron and Baroness of River Haven, Wendell von Bayern and Catalin de Dalmation.
When: 22nd/23rd July 2006
Time: Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 10:00am
This event will be themed in the best traditions of the German courts of the early 16th Century.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-21 14:37
Philip of Swabia, a king praised for his kindness and generosity, was murdered on June 21, 1208 by his daughter's rejected suitor.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-05 09:28
St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-22 19:22
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is in possession of a unique artifact: a "culinary roller" dating to 1598 and bearing, among other decorations, a "pelican in her piety." One may only speculate possible SCA uses for this item.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-09 18:08
Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-17 11:14
Already excommunicated, Martin Luther appeared before the Emperor on April 17, 1521 at Worms to answer for his views.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-14 16:14
A skeleton found in a German swamp proved to belong to a 15-year-old girl who lived 650 years ago.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-13 12:12
On April 13, 1111, Henry V, King of Germany, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor after maneuvering that included capturing Pope Paschal II and deposing his own father.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 16:23
The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 00:06
A treasure trove of Germanic weapons dating to the 2nd century C.E. have been discovered near the Bohemian town of Chomutov. The 22 rusty iron shield handles and sword tips were discovered by a hiker who found them "uncovered in a quiet grove."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 15:09
ABC News takes a new look at one of the oldest controversies of the Catholic Church: Pope Joan, a 9th century woman who, according to legend, disguised herself as a man to serve as Pope.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-02 11:17
In an article for the Renstore newsletter, Gael Stirler looks at how to make a fairy tale come true by visiting German castles.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-04 10:10
When do you think Mardi Gras starts? Welcome to the Opening ceremonies of what is known as "The Fifth Season". The gentles of Barony Endless Hills invite you to attend a traditional German celebration of the fall, otherwise known as Fasching.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-13 10:22
Jörmundur Ingi provides this page of translations, which attempts to correlate the ancient Pagan and Norse holidays and feasts to the Christian holidays and feasts which were adapted from them. The site is a work in progress, with translations ongoing.
Thanks to Atenveldt's Jenny Tavernier for the link. —Ed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-02 15:32
A mummified body, originally believed to be a murder victim, has been identified as that of a teenage girl... a 2,700-year-old teenage girl. The remains were discovered in a peat bog near Uchte, Lower Saxony.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-19 15:50
New research shows that Viking raiders were armed by German weaponsmiths who sold their wares to the 9th century Norse.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Fri, 2005-06-17 09:47
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! June 13 - 22, 2006 Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim Israel
Unto the members of the Knowne Worlde, the Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim extends an invitation to All and Sundry to a most unique event; a ten-day trip to the Holy Land of Israel, whereupon you will visit ruins, excavations, sites and buildings spanning a Biblical to Ottoman timeline.
Shop in the Arab Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the ancient monasteries scattered throughout the north and west, enjoy horseback riding near the Horns of Hittim and partake in a feast in a Crusader castle. Wade in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, swim in the Sea of Galilee and stroll along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. To see a more complete itinerary, and our Shire FAQ (which addresses concerns about travel to Israel), please go to www.sca-israel.org
Deadline for reservations: March 1, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-05 09:40
It's true! Based on research of medieval documents, the Easter Bunny does not exist! So says a new study by an Australian academic.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-03-22 12:48
Marlene Parrish, reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, describes how the 150-year-old Teutonia Mannerchor club performs an authentic Schlachtfest (Slaughter Festival) on the north side of Pittsburgh.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02
The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-03-03 17:01
A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-02 11:33
No, this message isn't going to repeat in an endless loop.... Curious about the medieval origins of Groundhog Day. Dame Aoife has found the answer.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-12 10:24
A Stitch Out of Time is a resource for those interested in (primarily) English and German embroidery from the 9th through 16th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 10:39
Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 10:38
Trier, the oldest city in Germany, has been called "Roma Secunda", the second Rome, and is full of Roman monuments.