Archive - Apr 2004

April 13th

Metalworking Symposium to be Held in Cooperstown, NY

A "pre-industrial iron symposium" will be held October 9-11, 2004 at the Farmer's Museum of Cooperstown, NY with lectures and activities relating to the production of bloomery iron.

Award Scrolls to be Displayed at Midrealm Coronation

Have you ever wished you could have gotten a better look at some of the scrolls being awarded in court? Here is your chance! An Award Scroll Display will be featured all day for Midrealm's Coronation!

April 12th

Photos from Ice Dragon A&S Online

Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa chronicled the recent A&S competition at AEthelmearc's Ice Dragon event. Her photos are available online.

The Physician's Handbook

The Wellcome Library of London, England, has created a digital version of one of its manuscripts, "The Physicians Handbook," an English 15th century medical and astrological compendium.

Children's Crusade -- Fact or Fiction?

The Straight Dope: Cecil Adams, longtime writer of the facts & legends column "The Straight Dope," takes a look at whether the Children's Crusade really happened.

April 11th

Knights and Ladies Come Out to Play

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Yet another article written about the SCA, written at Sudentor's "Defending The Gate" event.

More Gulf Wars Photos Online

Tarl and Ailsa, from the Kingdom of Calontir, share photos from the recent Gulf Wars XIII on their website.

Cantar de mio Cid

The 14th Century manuscript featuring the exploits of El Cid, the historical Rodrigo D

April 10th

Archaeologists Battle Over Bannockburn Stakes

Three wooden stakes, long thought to have been the only surviving artifacts from Scotland's Battle of Bannockburn, have recently been dated and proven to be much older than the 13th century battle.

Idaho Couple "Sticks Together" at Prom

AP: Lynlea Jayo and Josh Traughber, decked out in their $30 duct tape prom wear, are in the running for the annual Duck Brand scholarship prize.

April 9th

Period Bible to be Created

WNET: A collaboration between a group of Benedictine monks at St. John's University in Minnesota and scribal experts from Wales will create the first hand-calligraphed and illuminated Bible in 400 years.

Roman Church Reopens to Public After Being Buried for 1200 Years

Santa Maria Antiqua, the oldest church in the Roman Forum's ruins, is being reopened to visitors after a twenty-four year restoration effort.

Horsing Around Through History

Dame Aoife discusses horses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance in the latest edition of Aoife's Links.

Photos from Golden Seamstress Competition Online

Elynor Grey of the Barony of Cynnabar (Ann Arbor, MI), documented the recent Quest for the Golden Seamstress Competition. Her photo album is available online.

Life Lousy for the Roman Soldier

A new exhibit of items excavated outside Carlisle Castle near Hadrian's Wall demonstrates that Roman soldiers fought a different kind of foe - lice.

Anna's Crafts Link Page

Looking for a "how to" article which will help you complete that important project? It just might be here!

April 8th

Fires Banned at Lochac's Rowany Festival

Hrothgar, Event Steward for Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that no fires will be permitted at this year's festival.

Atenveldt A&S Collegium Court Report

Baroness Katherine of Cate Hall, Atenveldt Kingdom Scribe, reports on court proceedings at the recent Kingdom Arts and Sciences Collegium hosted by the Barony of Mons Tonitrus.

Amesbury's Bronze Age Archer

ARCHAEOLOGY: One of the richest Early Bronze Age burial sites was discovered near Amesbury, England, not far from Stonehenge.

Nottinghill Coill Baronial Birthday and Investiture Photos Online

Lidiya has posted photos from the tourney at the recent Nottinghill Coill Baronial Birthday and Investiture, which took place in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

April 7th

"The Princess Bride" Quiz

Using only 8 questions, this quiz will tell you which character you most resemble from the movie.

The Aberdeen Bestiary

The digitized version of the Aberdeen Bestiary is part of the Special Libraries and Archives maintain by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Full-page images are presented, as well as details of the illuminations and other significant features. A translation of the Latin text is included.

Stefan's Florilegium Additions for April 2004

THL Stefan li Rous offers updates to "Stefan's Florilegium" for April.

Photos from East Kingdom University Online

Sebastiano has posted photos from the recent East Kingdom University, which was held in Havre des Glaces.

"Monster House" Goes Historical

Discovery Channel's hit series "Monster House" has been looking to history for inspiration in a number of its recent episodes.

April 6th

New Exhibit on Ancient Mayan Art at the National Gallery of Art

"Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya," the first exhibition ever on this subject in the U.S., will be on display at the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through July 25, 2004.

Southron Gaard Demesne Online

Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage has announced that Southron Gaard's demesne is now online and ready to be visited by the populace.

Gode Cookery is on the Food Network

James Matterer & Tammy Crawford, from Gode, will be featured on two episodes of the cable Food Nework series, "The Secret Life of...."

April 5th

Berek Von Langetal New Prince of Summits

Graf Berek von Langetal was victorious in the recent Coronet for the Principality of the Summits.

New Baronial Couple Chosen for Flaming Gryphon

Their Majesties of the Midrealm have announced that Nicholas of Wixlow and Soffya von Kulp will be the next Baron and Baroness of Flaming Gryphon.