Archive - 2003

February 8th

Viking Research Links Available

This week, Aoife shares her annotated list of Viking links.

Publication Focuses on Early Period Research

"Early Period," published online by Fuiltigherne ni Ruadh O'Finn, is a quarterly magazine dealing with pre-1066 CE topics. The latest issue has just been put online.

East Kingdom Event Receives Media Coverage

On Thursday, January 30, 2003, John Terra of the Nashua, New Hampshire "Telegraph," reported on the Barony of Stonemarche's event, "A Market Day in Birka."

AEthelmearc to Host Scroll Competition

Citizens of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc are encouraged to take part in a Scroll Competition, the purpose of which is to provide scroll blanks for Kingdom use.

Stefan's Florilegium for February

What's new on the Florilegium? Stefan li Rous shares his latest additions.

Renaissance Secrets Online

The Open University and the BBC have banded together to create a website that addresses four historical questions dealing with aspects of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance: Venice, Medicine, the conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and Gutenberg.

February 6th

Rapier Symposium Montengarde

The Barony of Montengarde in Calgary, AB, will play host to a Rapier Symposium March 29, 2003.

Guild of St. Luke to Promote Painting in Lochac

Giles de Laval of Lochac has proposed the formation of a Painters' Guild to promote the study and practice of the medieval painter's art.

The Madness of Mary, Queen of Scots

Guardian Unlimited: Historians now believe that Mary, Queen of Scots may have been afflicted with the same disease responsible for the madness of King George III.

Historic Koran Stolen from Topkapi Palace

Historylinks: Thieves have stolen a 15th century copy of the Koran from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.

Lake Anne Harper Strobel Welcomed to AEthelmearc

On February 4, 2003, Lady Fianna Harpar and Lord Kieran MacRae became parents of a daughter, Lake Anne Harper Strobel.

February 5th

Instructors Needed for AEthelmearc War Practice

AEthelmearc invites all gentles in their Kingdom who love to teach to share their knowledge at AEthelmearc War Practice, May 15-18, 2003.

Tir Righ on its Way to Becoming Principality in An Tir

The Crown Principality of the North (western British Columbia and northern Washington), has moved one step closer to becoming a full principality.

Latest Issue of Bird of Prey Available Online

The January-March issue of the "Bird of Prey", Calontir's journal of combat, is now available online

February 3rd

"Shakespeare: The King's Man" Lecture Series at the Globe

London's Globe Theatre will present an educational program for the public until April 9, 2003 entitled "Shakespeare: The King's Man."

Icelandic Manuscript Project

The National and University Library of Iceland has teamed with Cornell University to digitize over 300,000 pages of manuscripts dealing with Icelandic family sagas, ballads and tales.

February 2nd

Behind the White Curtain Part II: Chirurgeons' Point

Pennsic Independent Online: What is it like to be a Chirurgeon at Pennsic War? What does it take to run Chirurgeons' Point?

Pennsic Royalty Profiles: East Kingdom

Pennsic Independent Online: Meet both sets of Royalty of the East Kingdom in a special double profile at the Pennsic Independent Web Site!

SCA Handyman's Corner

Pennsic Independent Online: Master Red the Green returns to help you with your garb!

February 1st

Who are the Teaghlach

Pennsic Independent Online: A fighting household known as the Teaghlach was incorrectly identified as the Tuchux in the Pennsic Independent for Pennsic XXXI. Find out who they really are and what they do.

Alternative Battles To Take Place at Pennsic XXXII

Pennsic Independent Online: After much discussion and deliberation, Prince Darius of the East and Prince Pieter of the Middle have decided to forego the Belted and UnBelted Champions Battles this year.

January 31st

Roman Coins On Display in Sydney

Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia will play host to a display of rare Roman coins from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gale.

Essence of the SCA Captured Online

Mistress Anastasia Guta of the Province of Malagentia in the East Kingdom shares her photographs which capture the essence of life in the SCA.

An Tir's Ursulmas Photos Online

Photos taken by Lady Anne from the Kingdom of An Tir's recent Ursulmas are now available to view online.

Shakespeare and Supper

The Canton of Aschehyrst presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" followed by an Elizabethan feast.

January 30th

Artisans of the Outlands Display Their Work

The Outlands A&S Gallery proudly exhibits the best of the Kingdom's artisans.

Barony of the Flaming Gryphon Names New Champions

Baronial Artisan and Rapier Champions were named in January for the Barony of the Flaming Gryphon.

Marche of the Unicorn to Host Southern Oaken Region A&S Faire

Marche of the Unicorn will be hosting the Southern Oaken Region A&S Faire April 5, 2003 in Oxford, OH at Grand Tournament of the Unicorn.

January 29th

East Kingdom Rapier Champions Decided

From Mercedes de Calafia, East Kingdom Marshal of Fence, comes news of the winners of the Kings & Queens Rapier Championship held Januar 25, 2003.

Brendoken to Host Northern Oaken A&S Fair & Military School

The best artisans of the Northern Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom will display their work in Akron, Ohio on March 22, 2003.