Archive - 2005
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 15:17
A new study by Richard Oram of the University of Stirling in Scotland depicts Scotland's King David as a great state-builder who had a major impact on British history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 09:56
Northumbria's five-sided Mitford Castle, built in the 11th century, burnt by King John and sacked by Robert the Bruce, will find new life thanks to a grant from English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 08:36
A 14th century swimming pool has been unearthed under the Mameluke Palace in Cairo, Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 21:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-02-26 18:12
For persons who are interested in discussing historic films — primarily their accuracy — Baron Folo of the Middle Kingdom announces the formation of a new mailing list, called HistoricFilms.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 12:34
The remains of a Roman brothel dating to the 5th century B.C.E. have been discovered during excavation for an Ikea store.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 09:32
Katie Kelberlau, a reporter for the Web Devil of Arizona State University, looks at life in the College of Brymstonne, the university's local SCA group.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 17:55
An essay in the New York Times by Cristina Nehring discusses five books on Heloise and Abelard.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 13:30
The Pierre, South Dakota Capital Journal recently covered an SCA feast held during an A&S competition served by local high school students.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 10:50
Lady Freydis Thorfinnsdottir will be the new Guildmistress for the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 07:56
Lady Rhiannon of Crannog Mor and Lord Gavius Allectus have posted photos from the recent Tourney of Ymir which took place February 12, 2005 in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-02-25 00:24
Lady Veronica of Seldome Rest, eldest daughter of Duchess Anne who passed away recently, has provided additional information about memorial arrangements and where to send sympathy cards or condolences.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 19:29
The restoration of a renaissance painting, "The Adoration of the Christ Child," may have solved a mystery by revealing a fingerprint and stylistic touches that could tie the work to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 16:33
Bring your sword, shield, spear, axe, bow and be ready to go “a-viking
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by ColyneStewart on Thu, 2005-02-24 12:30
On February 19, the Canton of Ardchreag again hosted a grand tournament of arms, to see who would walk away with the Sword of the Company of the White Hart. Only the Ladies of the Gallery could say who that would be. Laird Colyne Stewart offers a detailed report.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-02-24 09:11
Writing for the West Valley View, an Arizona newspaper, reporter Justin Doom says that trying to explain the Estrella War to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain color to a blind person.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2005-02-23 19:34
Sumptuary laws, that is, laws regulating the use of special clothing, jewelry, or other symbols of rank or station, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-23 18:25
Rose Donnchaidh, a resident of the Stronghold of Raven's Cove in the kingdom of Atlantia, describes the wonders of the recent Tourney of Ymir.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-23 17:20
"Whan that aprill with his shoures soote / The droghte of march hath perced to the roote... / Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages...€
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-23 13:06
Join us July 15-17 for the Coronation of the successors to the Sable Throne of An Tir!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-23 11:30
Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced the formation of the Incipient Shire of Eresborg, the first chapter in Denmark.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-23 10:39
Please allow us to extend the hospitality of the Outlands to heralds and scribes everywhere. Join us this July for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 19:20
In his book Secret Sights II: Unknown Medieval Ireland, author Rob Vance accuses St. Patrick of taking bribes from his wealthy female patrons.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-02-22 18:30
Photos from Break the Back of Winter, in the Canton of Greyfells, Kingdom of Ealdormere have been posted.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-02-22 18:06
Lacking a male heir, the Japanese government is creating a new law to allow a woman to succeed to the Imperial throne for the first time in two centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 12:35
The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to announce the continuation of Rent a Don.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 12:01
The Shires of Rokeclif and Shattered Oak and the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil invite all newcomers to the SCA to Novices' Day, May 7, 2005 at the Taylor Community Center in Taylor Wisconsin. (The snit site.) Site opens at 9AM.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 11:27
The Northern Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire is scheduled for April 30, 2005 in the city known mundanely as Upper Sandusky, Ohio (about halfway between Columbus and Toledo, Ohio). It will be hosted by the Incipient Shire of Caer Byrbryd, sponsored by the Marche of Three Towers.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-21 21:55
Norwegian archaeologists are excited by the discovery of what is probably the country's oldest church. Located in the city of Skien, the church is believed to have been built in the 11th century.