Archive - Apr 2004

April 22nd

Tina Chancey to Join Blackmore's Night

Early muscian Tina Chancey, known to many in the Kingdom of Atlantia, will become the newest member of Renaissance rock band Blackmore's Night. SCAtoday.net staff reporter Karen Larsdatter has the details.

The Field Battle for Rapier, Gulf Wars XIII

Battered Blade: "Ansteorra, the Texan kingdom, had won every contested field battle in every war. There seemed little chance of unseating the reigning champions, but we had hopes..."

Chester's Roman Amphitheatre to be Unearthed

Daily Post: A three-year project to excavate Chester's Roman amphitheatre has begun, with hopes of attracting forty thousand visitors a year.

April 21st

Crown Tourney List Announced for Northshield

Participants for the first Crown Tournament of the soon-to-be Kingdom of Northshield have been announced.

Get Thee to a Nunnery

This week Dame Aoife provides links for websites dealing with holy orders and monasteries.

�helmearc Mourns Passing of Mistress Michaele del Vaga

Mistress Michaele del Vaga, recently recognized with an Augmentation of Arms for her effort on behalf of the SCA, has died after a long illness.

Roman Weapons Dump a "Sensational Find"

Archaeologists working near G

"Music of Germany" at the Amherst Early Music Festival

Goldberg: This year's Amherst Early Music Festival, to take place July 11-18 and July 18-25 at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, will feature workshops and concerts on music and dance of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

April 20th

Jousting Still State Sport, Say Marylanders

WTOP: Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wants to make lacrosse the state sport, ousting joursting from the position, but it hasn't happened yet.

More Photos from Caid Crown Tournament

Kolfinna kottr, from the Barony of Dun Or, has posted her photos from Caid's recent Crown Tournament on her web site.

Caid Crown Tournament Results and Photos

Sir Brand Armond of Lancaster defeated Duke Dietrich von Vogelsang in the finals of Crown Tournament to become Caid's new Crown Prince.

April 19th

Great Western War VIII Approaching

The Event Stewards for Great Western War VIII have announced that this year's war will take place October 6-11 2004 in the Kingdom of Caid.

Bagpipes Skirl in Iraq

AP: Marine 1st Sgt. Dwayne Farr has a unique way of keeping up morale in Iraq: he plays his bagpipes!

Medieval Mary Kay

This week Dame Aoife makes the medieval world a more glamorous place with a list of links pertaining to medieval cosmetics and perfume.

April 18th

Australian Legislators Continue to Debate Sword Issue

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Lochac, has addressed the continuing issue of the legality of carrying swords in Lochac in a recent post to the Lochac list.

Will Jousting No Longer Be State Sport of Maryland?

Maryland Newsline: The State Legislature of Maryland is considering changing the state sport from jousting to lacrosse.

Christening Spoon Found in Grave of Saxon King

News.telegraph: A christening spoon was among the artifacts discovered recently in the burial chamber of an early Christian Saxon king near Southend-on-Sea, England.

April 17th

Fairy Tale Castle on Display in Chicago

A miniature castle created by Colleen Moore is on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Elizabeth I - Ruler and Legend

The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, has created an online exhibit which explores the life and reign of Elizabeth I of England.

April 16th

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

So, what sound does a Cornamuse make? And is a Lizard a musical instrument? Find out the answers to these questions, and see more examples of Medieval and Renaissance musical instruments, on this web site offered by Musica Antiqua.

Shakespeare's Will Included in Million Online

London Times: The British National Archives has announced that it will place one million wills from the last thousand years online, including Shakespeare's famous "second-best bed" bequest.

Great Quest for Drachenwald (A&S details)

Her Majesty announced the creation of an Arts & Sciences and Martial Great Quest for Drachenwald at Coronation.

Scots Take Issue with Depiction of Edward I

Some Scots are irate about the depiction of Edward I, known as the Hammer of the Scots, as "a king of Scotland whose achievements were many and his legend great."

Shroud of Turin Doppelganger

A second ghostly image of a face has been discovered on the back of the famous Shroud of Turin

"The Dictionary of the Scots Language" Now Online

Information about Scotland and its language from 1200 CE to the present is now available online with the publishing of the "Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" (1931-2002) and the "The Scottish National Dictionary" (1931-1976).

April 15th

Everything You Wanted to Know About Maps

Map History / History of Cartography is a gateway that offers over 3,000 annotated links on the subject of old and early maps.

April 14th

Four Drachenwald Groups to Become Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that four shires will advance to full status.

The Palace Kitchen Boys

Winston-Salem Journal: For the last decade or so, Marc Meltonville and Richard Fish, the coordinators of the Historic Kitchens Project, have been restoring historic English royal kitchens in all their former functionality.

Fork Lifting, A History of the Fork

Ganoskin: In an article originally published in "Metalsmith Magazine," Fall 2000, the history of the use and development of the fork is examined.

April 13th

A Slice of Elizabethan England

A collection of documents from Tudor and Elizabethan England is currently touring the United States.