Archive - 2004

October 3rd

Norman Pillar Uncovered in Coventry

A pillar from the Benedictine Priority Cathedral, which was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, has been unearthed in Coventry, England.

October 2nd

An Tir Annouces Formation of Bookbinders Guild

Alienor Sanz-Argent has announced the formation of a Bookbinders' Guild in the Kingdom of An Tir.

Where knights delight: Renaissance fair relives history

The Ocean County Observer visits an SCA demo held as a fundraiser for the Lakewood Lions Club.

Toronto Star: Modern Epics More Political than 1950s Films

In an essay for the Toronto Star, columnist Philip Marchard finds today's epic films more political than those of the 1950s.

October 1st

Outlands Earl Marshall elaborates on Crown Tourney situation

Sir Lavan Longwalker, the Earl Marshall of the Kingdom of Outlands, has published an explanation of how a fighter who was technically not authorized entered and then won the recent Crown Tournament.

Chateau de Malvoisie

The Shire of Nea Nikopolis (Greece) invites you all to an extraordinary event at the magnificent Castle of Monemvassia.

Vigil and Elevation News for THL Heirusalem Crystoma

THL Heirusalem Crystoma’s elevation to the Order of the Pelican is slated to take place October 30, 2004 at Middle Kingdom Crown Tourney in Narrental (Peru, IN).

Modern Middle Ages offers forums of interest to medievalists

Lord Geoffrey Makepeace announces the creation of Modern Middle Ages, a web site "for fans of the SCA."

September 30th

Outlands Crown Tournament Invalidated

The Society Seneschal, with approval of the BoD, has declared Outlands' recent Crown Tournament to be invalid, due to a technical problem with the winner's fighter authorization.

V & A Image Searching Now Available

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa reports on the Known World Librarians List about a new research resource from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: online searching.

Teen Kills Neighbor with Sword

A Texas teenager allegedly used a sword to kill a neighbor during an argument.

£67.5m Visitors' Centre Planned for Stonehenge

English Heritage has unveiled its plans for a new visitor center at Stonehenge at a cost of UK£67.5m.

September 29th

Bloodletting may have had benefits

A new study finds that the ancient practice of bloodletting might actually have been beneficial to some patients.

Herald: 6th Century Christian Cemetery Found in Scottish Quarry

Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.

Lost Stretch of Hadrian's Wall Discovered in Newcastle Garden

Eileen Maas, a Newcastle grandmother, was delighted to learn that her garden wall is a lost section of Hadrian's Wall.

Wolgemut to Perform in Midrealm

Wolgemut's last concert in the United States before returning to Europe will take place October 28, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surrey Online: Roman Treasure Trove Discovered in Surrey

One of the largest caches of Roman coins ever discovered has been found on a farm near Leigh, England.

Kris Kinder Market

A holiday medieval marketplace with A&S events, court and the Forgotten Sea Baronial Champion's Tournament.

Calontir Crown Tournament

The tournament will determine who are the Heirs to Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin.

More info at http://www.baronyofforgottensea.com/crown_tourney.htm

September 28th

Spring Show Camp

Company of the Duke's Leopards would like to invite all SCAdians to its Spring Show Camp to be held on the Island of Jersey May 28-30, 2005.

Even More Photos from the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik

Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted even more photos from the Fall 2004 Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, 14th King and Queen of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Feast of the Unicorn

Join us as we celebrate the noble and virtuous unicorn, symbol of strength and purity! Chivalry, courtly love, and grand display will be the focus of this wonderful event.

Feast of Saint Andrew

Autumn is upon us and the air grows cooler each day. It must be time once again for The Canton of Tear Sea's Shore to host our annual celebration of The Patron Saint of Scotland - St. Andrew. This gathering will also grant an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the Yuletide season as well.

Henry VIII Comes to "Masterpiece Theatre"

An all-star cast will highlight the new Masterpiece Theatre production of Henry VIII which will premiere November 7, 2004 on PBS stations.

9th Century Mercian Penny Names King Coenwulf

A man walking his dog on a footpath near Bedfordshire, England idly picked up a coin believed to be worth 120,000-150,000 pounds.

Weapons seized from university housing

Guns and swords were confiscated from the apartment of a former member of the SCA by police at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

September 27th

Modern Family Builds Castle in AEthelmearc

A family in AEthelmearc (not in the SCA) is constructing Dupont Castle on 75 undisclosed acres.

Garick and Yasamin Ascend Falcon Throne

Colonel Jenna, "bard, historian, inter-kingdom anthropologist," reports on the recent Coronation of Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of Calontir.

"Seaman Swan" Offers Insight into Sailor's Life

The remains of a crewman of Oliver Cromwell's ship, discovered off the coast of Scotland, show that the sailor "had the body of a trapeze artist" and probably worked in the rigging.

AEthelmearc Coronation Photos Online

Master Huen shares photos from the recent Coronation of Rurik Longsword & Angelik Chastellain de Beauvais in AEthelmearc.