Archive - 2004

March 11th

SCA Memorial Archive Created

Lord Alastair Aylward has created "[a] place to honor and remember, our brothers, sisters, partners and friend; who have passed on, in and with the Dream."

Archery Makes a Comeback in London

The runaway success of "The Lord of the Rings" at the Oscars has led to a revival of one of the oldest sports in the country.

March 10th

Odd Names Not Always Product of Modern Times

AP: Record of a baby girl named Diot Coke has been found in Britain's National Archives - from the year 1379.

March 10th

New Exhibit on Art in Renaissance Italy Opens in Chicago

"The Uses of Art in Renaissance Italy" will be displayed at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago through August 22, 2004.

11th Century Silver Found in Swedish Garden

Newsday: The removal of a tree led to the discovery of 280 medieval silver coins in a Swedish garden.

Ealdormere's Newest Pelican

Auguste Valizan was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by TRM Cennedi and Susanna at Winter War V, March 6, 2004.

Carolingia Mummers Guild to Present King Lear

The Mummer's Guild of the Barony of Carolingia (Boston, MA) will present a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" March 19-21, 2004 at the "Arts at Natick" theatre.

Photos from "Masque of Courtly Love: Lucky Seven", Investiture of Barony of Brendoken staff members Iustinos Tekton and Milica of Varna offer a collaborative photo album from the "Masque of Courtly Love: Lucky Seven", which was also the creation of the Barony of Brendoken.

March 8th

Alexander & Catriona First Baron and Baroness of Brendoken

On February 21, 2004, a new barony was created in the Middle Kingdom by His Majesty, Alasdair. Alexander of Hawkwood and Catriona nicHugh Mclaey were chosen as the barony's first Baron and Baroness.

Novel-by-Email Chronicles Lives of Renaissance Faire Actors

A serial novel, being published online through a publicly-available email list, follows the adventures of the entertainers at fictional Pendragon Renaissance Faire.

Coin Reveals New Roman Emperor

Independent: A Roman coin discovered in a field near Oxford, England bears the likeness of Domitianus, a 3rd century C.E. Roman ruler who apparently ruled only long enough to mint coins.

Sir Cosmo Craven Wins Atenveldt Crown Tourney

In an exciting final round, Sir Cosmo Craven, Sir Phelan and Sir Dietrich fought each other for the honor of crowning their Queen. In the end, Sir Cosmo became the Heir of Atenveldt and placed the coronet on Sir Ismenia's head.

March 7th

Ymir Photo Challenge Winners Announced

Charles Fleming has announced the winners of the 2004 Ymir Photo Challenge for photographs taken at the Tourney of Ymir in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Marcellus and Belphoebe Become Baron and Baroness of Ponte Alto

Friar Thomas has posted photos from the Barony of Ponte Alto's recent Baronial Investiture in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Washington Museum to Present Tapestry Exhibit

The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. will be presenting Timeless Connections: Exploring Tapestry Weave April 16-August 1, 2004.

March 6th

March Additions to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous has published additions to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2004.

AEthelemarc Hound Coursers to Have Website

Duchess Elina Einarsdottir, Houndmistress of AEthelmearc, has announced that a new website for the Hound Coursing Guild of AEthelmearc is now online.

"Sword in Stone" Mystery to be Unearthed

Discovery News: In Tuscany, Italy, a sword thrust Excalibur-like into a stone is being studied in earnest by researchers.

March 5th

LaserMonks Online!

Beacon Journal: Recycled printer cartridges with a prayer thrown in for free courtesy of LaserMonks a business run out of Wisconsin's Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank.

Known World Players Sought

The Known World Players will be holding auditions for a production of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" which will be presented at this year's Pennsic War.

Vortigern Studies- British History, 400-600 CE

Concentrating on 5th Century Britain, the time between the Roman occupation and the Early Middle Ages, the Vortigern Studies, based in the Netherlands, investigates the events that helped to change the Britain of Rome into Saxon England.

March 4th

A Kid in King Cennedi's Court: Children's Event in Ealdormere

On February 21, 2004, "A Kid in King Cennedi's Court" took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. HRH Marion writes about attending the event.

Lilies War to Highlight Artisans

Mikhail Nikolaevich, Lilies War XVIII A&S Coordinator, has announced that the organizers will once again have an A&S area where artisans may exhibit and demonstrate their work as well as host competitions.

Rare Portrait of Catherine Parr Unveiled

A rare portrait of Catherine Parr by an unknown artist is now on display at Hever Castle in England.

March 3rd

Pennsic University Announces Policy Changes

Dame Catriona Mac Duff, Deputy Mayor of Cultural Affairs for Pennsic 33, has announced several changes to class policies for Pennsic 33.

New Warrior in AEthelmarc

His Majesty of AEthelemarc will have a new warrior in his ranks. St

Gulf Wars to be Site of Knowne Worlde Squires' Tourney

Gulf Wars, held in the Kingdom of Meridies from March 15 through 21, will add to its usual activities a Knowne Worlde Squires' Tournament.

Even More Photo Albums from Estrella War

Viscountess Deirdre D'Argenteuil, OL, has posted her extensive photo albums from Estrella War 2004 A&S on the web.

March 2nd

Linguists Disgruntled Over Gibson's "Passion"

Some linguistic experts are less than thrilled with the historical accuracy of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Kings and Queens Through Time

How well do you know the reigns of the rulers of England? Explore the reigns of four different periods of British history through a game, putting contemporary portraits in the correct order.