Archive - Aug 2004
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 19:10
Kayleigh McWhyte shares photos of the Pennsic XXXIII A&S display.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 18:00
Mongolian historian Tengus Bayaryn believes that conqueror Genghis Khan was not only literate but a scholar of Taoist philosophy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 17:20
Carthusia Perfumes, the "perfumes of Capri," are a collection of scents that date back to the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 15:59
Angelique d'Herrison reports the results of this year's Red Cross blood drive at Pennsic XXXIII.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 12:26
Baron Raphael di Angelo successfully completed his quest for 1000 wins at Pennsic XXXIII.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 12:23
Columnist David Rapp looks at illuminated manuscripts, their history, and their place in medieval life in an article for Haaretz.com.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-08-30 20:09
The final Pennsic 33 web edition of the Pennsic Independent is now available on the publication's web site.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-08-30 14:22
Their name means "to be in a good mood", and that is certainly the feeling they have brought to many a gentle at Pennsic. Pennsic.net has an exclusive interview with Michael, one of Wolgemut's members.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-08-30 13:23
Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.
Submitted by aztecknight on Mon, 2004-08-30 10:20
Midrealm's Sir Ix shares photos of a recent knighting and of Midlands (Illinois) fighters at Pennsic XXXIII.
Submitted by lilli on Sun, 2004-08-29 22:03
Lady Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordha, of the East Kingdom, plans to chronicle the SCA's history by collecting stories.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-08-29 19:30
Researchers from Archaeology South East have uncovered a number of links to Battle Abbey's medieval past during a recent dig including an arrowhead and the remains of a monastery.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-29 12:50
A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-08-29 11:13
Popular activities, including archery and thrown weapons, have been cancelled at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, since the fair's insurance was terminated due to a "recent high rate of claims."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-08-28 23:38
Diana's Castle in Amsterdam, NY is for sale on eBay. The current bid is nearing $600,000.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-08-28 17:43
"Great Battles in Britain" looks at important English battles including the Battle for Wales.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-08-28 12:12
Tech columnist Glenn Harlan Reynolds suggests that re-enactors, including SCA members, have an interest in older technology.
Submitted by Mathilda on Sat, 2004-08-28 12:00
Exhibition of 30 rare, original documents and books on loan from The Remnant Trust August 24-December 15, 2004, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-08-27 15:10
Keridwen the Mouse, Baroness of Rowany in the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that Hrothgar aet Gytingbroce and Helene du Puy will be the next Baron and Baroness of Rowany.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-08-27 12:39
A Statsbygg (Directorate of Public Construction and Property) project to improve drainage around old Olavskirken (Olav's Church) led to a shallow ditch being dug along one wall, leading to the discovery of approximately 44 skeltons.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-08-27 11:01
Lord Ossen Kollisvanr of Merkiborg in the Kingdom of Calontir has posted a large album of hundreds of photographs taken at Pennsic XXXIII.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-08-27 10:55
The earliest example of a book bag has been found in Scotland.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2004-08-26 18:54
The SCA's Assistant VP for Media Relations has issued a public statement regarding the conviction of Ben the Steward (mka Benjamin Schragger) on charges of child molestation.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-08-26 18:35
The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
Submitted by jducoeur on Thu, 2004-08-26 15:32
The Barony of Carolingia will be sponsoring SCA events at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) on Labor Day weekend. All members of the SCA who are attending the convention are invited to participate.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-08-26 15:30
THL Stefan has provided a list of updates to the Florilegium for August 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-08-26 13:44
On September 18th, Count Rhys of Harlech, fechtmeister of Die Schlachtschule ("The School of Battle"), will hold a seminar on halfsword and poleaxe techniques from medieval fechtbücher (fighting manuals) written by Johannes Liechtenauer, Hans Talhoffer, and Sigmund Ringeck, in addition to 'Le Jeu de la Hache.'
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-08-26 12:16
Master Rowan's photos capture the look of Pennsic after dark, "when the SCA atmosphere is at its most effective and beautiful."
Submitted by Banner3 on Thu, 2004-08-26 00:11
Ray Selva, a permanent resident of Coopers Lake and a staff employee during War, died of a heart attack on August 20, 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-08-25 13:54
A Pennsylvania library, facing state funding shortfalls for the second year, got a boost from SCA members this spring.