Archive - Sep 2004

September 24th

Cambridge News: Chalk Horse Discovered in Cambridgeshire

A chalk horse, discovered in a farmer's field near Whittlesford, England, has sent researchers scurrying for answers.

September 23rd

Photos from Ansteorran Queen's Champion Tournament

Lady Sabine le Curter has once again provided an incredible collection of photographs from the Ansteorran Queen's Champion Tournament hosted by the Barony of Northkeep.

SCA featured in news article in California

The Palo Alto Weekly news magazine, published in of Central California (West Kingdom), has a magnificent four-page article on the SCA in its September 22 issue. (Updated)

September 22nd

Stowe Faire

To One and All, Greetings!

The Canton of Stowe in the Wowld cordially invite you all to the inaugural Stowe Faire - a weekend of stuff!

Holiday Faire

The Barony of Stierbach will present Holiday Faire, an event whose main activity is shopping!

Aethelmearc Coronation Of Rurk And Angelik Photos Online

An anonymous contributor sent us this link to photos of the coronation of Their Majesties Rurik Longsword and Angelik Chastellain de Beauvais of AEthelmearc.

Samhein

Join the Barony of Selveirgard in the celebration of Samhein. That time of year when the veil that separates this world from the otherworld thins and sometimes allows creatures to pass to our side!

Wickerman Festival

The Barony of Blackstone Mountain proudly presents the Wickerman Festival: Episode 1 - The Phantom Fire (October 23rd. 2004)

"Regency House Party" to Air on PBS

Britain's Channel 4 has produced another time-period-based reality television series, this time dealing with Regency England.

Medieval visitors make an impact on 'Stormy Loch'

An article in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune describes the SCA and activities held over Labor Day weekend.

September 21st

Meridies Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Meridies are now available to view online.

Medievalist Norman Cantor Dies

Noted medievalist Norman Cantor is dead at 74, according to an article in the New York Times' obituary section.

Agincourt Still in the News

BBC Radio 4 broadcast an article on Agincourt recently including commentary by Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at Southampton University and Michael Jones, medieval historian and writer. Listen online.

September 20th

One small shire, two new Midrealmers

In the past two weeks, the Marche of Alderford in northeastern Ohio has welcomed not one but two new babies, from two different families, into the Midrealm.

Midrealm Roses Gather for Tournament

Fiona nic Shearlais reports on the Middle Kingdom Rose Tournament held September 18, 2004 in the Barony of Brendoken.

New Yorker: Why Read Shakespeare?

Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large for the New Yorker, offers his opinion on why Shakepeare remains "the necessary poet".

Estrella Security Needed

Yehudah of Nuremberg, High Sheriff of Atenveldt and Gunnar von Jomsborg, War Security for Estrella War, are seeking a few good gentles to help with security at the War.

Renaissance Horse Faire & Nottinghill Coill Baronial Fighter Practice

The Barony of Nottinghill Coill will be participating with the Union County Horsemen's Association at their Renaissance Horse Faire as a demo for the Barony.

Photos from Les Jeux online

Ruairidh Maccormac has announced that photos from the recent Les Jeux equestrian event in the East Kingdom are now available online.

Medieval Tailoring Class to be Taught in London

The Medieval Dress & Textile Society in England is offering Clothes and Tailoring in Medieval Europe: Reconstructing Medieval Tailoring, a workshop to be held in London October 23, 2004.

September 19th

Haaretz: 6th Century Manuscript Gives Insight into Scholar's World

David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

Photos from Oertha's Rapier War Online

Cave Troll, a new member from the Principality of Oertha, shares 150 photos of the recent Rapier War.

September 18th

Daily Inter Lake: Artemisian Man Finds Celtic Roots in the SCA

THL Willum Halfhand's passion for history led him to the SCA. In a story by reporter Carol Marino of The Daily Inter Lake, Willum talks about his Irish roots.

Asbury Park Press: SCAdians Transform Park into "Enchanted Forest"

The Asbury Park Press visits a renaissance faire put on by the SCA's Barony of Carillion and the Lakewood Lions Club.

Chedworth Roman Villa Receives Sandford Award

The Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, England has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for the excellent quality of its eductional program and administrative management.

September 17th

Tworavens.org: Battle of Baron's Howe Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos taken at the recent Battle of Baron's Howe on the TwoRavens.org website.

Help With Bardic Judging Needed at Midrealm Fall Coronation

THL Christian d'Hiver, Dragon Bard to Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina, has announced that help is needed for juding bardic competitions at the upcoming Middle Kingdom Coronation.

Did Spice Make the Ancient World Go Round?

David Rosenthal reviews Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner, a new book which theorizes that spice brought about the downfall of Rome.

StarBanner.com: Knights Templar depiction in "The Da Vinci Code" is "hogwash", say scholars

Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?

September 16th

14th Century Norwegian Shipwreck Well Preserved

The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.