Archive - Jan 2004

January 6th

Masques and Merriment for the Holiday Season

Just in time for 12th Night, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras: Learn all about masques and mumming when Dame Aoife shares her recommandations.

Mary Queen of Scots Rediscovered

Once reviled, Mary Queen of Scots is being viewed in a new light by Scottish researchers.

January 5th

Reporter Has a "Chainmail Moment"

Newsweek: Newsweek reporter Jeff Giles got the acting opportunity of a lifetime when he scored a bit part in Peter Jackson's "Return of the King."

West Kingdom Map Online

Khevron, the Principality of Oertha Webminister, has announced that a new map of the West Kingdom is now available online.

Hungarians Seek Healing at the Grave of Attila the Hun

IOL: Hungarians are flocking to the site believed to be the grave of Attila the Hun hoping for healing.

January 4th

University of Akron to Receive Arabic Treasures

Beacon Journal: Department of Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology of the University of Akron has received a wonderful Christmas gift: a collection of artifacts from former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins.

One Ring Coming to Boston Museum of Science

An exhibit of film props from the "Lord of the Rings" movies will open at Boston's Museum of Science August 1, 2004. Displays will include an "armor corridor."

Doom Fresco to be Viewed for First Time in 400 Years

A recently-restored, rare medieval fresco will be seen by the public for the first time in 400 years when it is put on display in Coventry, England.

Roman Treasure Displayed in Basel

Swiss Info: A hoard of Roman treasure, hidden from 4th century raiders, has been reassembled and will be displayed for the first time in Basel, Switzerland.

January 2nd

King Michael Rightful Ruler of England

History News Network: Australian Michael Hastings is, in truth, King Michael I of England, the heir to the Plantagenet bloodline, and should be living in Buckingham Palace rather than Jerilderie, NSW, according to a British historian.

Outlands Barony Gathers 10,000 Toys

Daily Times: The Barony Fontaine Dans Sable (Farmington, NM) recently beat their own record by collecting over ten thousand donated toys for San Juan County's Toys for Tots program.

More Bridegrooms Opting for Kilts

Star Telegram: Scottish formal wear is becoming more and more popular for weddings, according to New York Times News Service reporter Linda Lee.