Archive - 2004

September 26th

New Study Shows Romany Gypsies Originated in India

A new genetic study places the origins of Romany gypsies as India rather than Egypt as previously believed.

A day for knights, maidens and at least one aeronautical engineer

The Savannah Morning News visits the Medieval Festival and Beastly Feast, an event held jointly with the Oatland Island Education Center and the SCA.

DNA Shows Scottish-Spanish Relation

A new study by geneticists at Dublin’s Trinity College proves that the Irish and Scots are more closely related to Spaniards than to the Celts of central Europe.

Grand Flaming Marshmallow Balrog Contest Winner Announced

For those with lots of time on their hands, here's your chance to get involved in a new artform: Marshmallow Sculpting.

September 25th

Irish Independent: A Wealth of New Archeaological Sites Discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists working along the M3 in Ireland have discovered 28 new sites including prehistoric burial sites and a medieval house and field system.

Vacation in an Iron Age Village!

Visitors to England near the Forest of Dean may get the chance to live in an Iron Age village, wearing costumes, foraging for food, and learning the arts of residents of the time period.

Calontiri Garner Honors at Mooneschadowe

Nazir of the Kingdom of Calontir and her Excellency Sigen Northkeep report on the recent Mooneschadowe Guardian event that took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. THL Chiara, Ansteorra's Webminister, shares photos.

September 24th

Toronto Star: Vicious Vikings or Suburbanites?

Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?

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.