Archive

September 1st, 2004

Liam St. Liam Shares Photos from Pennsic XXXIII

Liam St. Liam of the Pennsic Independent staff shares photos from Pennsic XXXIII.

Lynn News: 4th Century Coins Declared Treasure

Charles Sproule, who uses a metal detector to hunt for treasure, has added to his collection with the discovery of five Iceni coins.

Border War

The Barony of Wealdsmere will sponsor Border War September 24-26, 2004 in Wallace, ID.

Equis Bellator

Unto the diverse citizens of the Kingdom of Drachenwald do the Horse men and women of Insulae Draconis otherwise known as the Equites Draconis send greetings and invitation. Attend with us a celebration of the noblity of the war horse on twelth day of September in the 2004 year of the current calendar within the Shire of West Dragonshire. So come one and all to partake of and witness this spectacular event.

Thunk! Twack! Smash! Swish! La!

You've been in the SCA for how many years and never put on armor? Picked up a throwing ax or a foil? Played Hurley? On September 12th, 2004 at the Farm Pond Recreational Area in Framingham, MA, you have your chance. Whether this is your first SCA event or thousandth, you are invited to come to THUNK! TWACK! SMASH! SWISH! LA!

Known World Dance Symposium 5

Known World Dance Symposium 5: 2nd - 5th July, 2005.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting

The Shire of Nithgaard (State College, PA) will once again be hosting Fiber, Fabric and Fighting on November 19-21, 2004, in Lamar, PA (easily accessible from I-80).

Tir Righ Fall Coronet Tourney, Bardic & Archery Championships

The Shire of Ramsgaard presents the Tir Righ Fall Coronet Tourney, Bardic & Archery Championships, September 17-19, 2004 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

British Survey Shows Lack of Historical Knowledge

A British survey taken in conjunction with the BBC television series Battlefield Britain shows that a surprising number of Brits have gaps in their knowledge of history.

Medieval Tools

They almost all qualify as "science" in the proverbial "Does it break glass?" test of art-versus-science. Hardware store dreams abound as Dame Aoife focuses this week on medieval tools used in the trades and in everyday life.

Ironman Challenge Met at Pennsic XXXIII

For Pennsic XXXIII, Ser Nickolas and Sir Bonar of the North and South Oaken Armies of the Midrealm issued a challenge: participate in all 12 Pennsic battles.

Garnet and Gold Treasure Found by Metal Detector

31-year-old Paul Devenyi used a metal detector to find a treasure recently in Leicestershire when the hobbyist unearthed a beautiful gold and garnet pendant.

August 31st

Pennsic XXXIII A&S Photos Online

Kayleigh McWhyte shares photos of the Pennsic XXXIII A&S display.

Genghis Khan as Scholar?

Mongolian historian Tengus Bayaryn believes that conqueror Genghis Khan was not only literate but a scholar of Taoist philosophy.

"Perfume of Capri" has Medieval Origins

Carthusia Perfumes, the "perfumes of Capri," are a collection of scents that date back to the 14th century.

Pennsic Blood Drive a Success!

Angelique d'Herrison reports the results of this year's Red Cross blood drive at Pennsic XXXIII.

Rapier Fighter Completes 1000 Victory Quest at Pennsic XXXIII

Baron Raphael di Angelo successfully completed his quest for 1000 wins at Pennsic XXXIII.

The Medieval Book Revealed

Columnist David Rapp looks at illuminated manuscripts, their history, and their place in medieval life in an article for Haaretz.com.

August 30th

Pennsic Independent web edition for August 21

The final Pennsic 33 web edition of the Pennsic Independent is now available on the publication's web site.

An Interview with Wolgemut

Their name means "to be in a good mood", and that is certainly the feeling they have brought to many a gentle at Pennsic. Pennsic.net has an exclusive interview with Michael, one of Wolgemut's members.

Ireland On-Line: Viking find in Ireland ''extremely significant''

Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.

Pennsic Pictures of the Sir Vargas knighting and the Midlands

Midrealm's Sir Ix shares photos of a recent knighting and of Midlands (Illinois) fighters at Pennsic XXXIII.

August 29th

Remembering the Dream: Collecting the Oral History of the SCA

Lady Lile Dubh inghean ui Mordha, of the East Kingdom, plans to chronicle the SCA's history by collecting stories.

24 Hour Museum: Medieval History of England's Battle Abbey Uncovered

Researchers from Archaeology South East have uncovered a number of links to Battle Abbey's medieval past during a recent dig including an arrowhead and the remains of a monastery.

Viking vessel ready to raid Dublin

A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.

Renaissance Fair insurer backs out

Popular activities, including archery and thrown weapons, have been cancelled at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, since the fair's insurance was terminated due to a "recent high rate of claims."

August 28th

Castle for Sale on eBay

Diana's Castle in Amsterdam, NY is for sale on eBay. The current bid is nearing $600,000.

Owain Glyn Dwr and Wales - Great Battles in Britain

"Great Battles in Britain" looks at important English battles including the Battle for Wales.

Serious Disaster Preparedness

Tech columnist Glenn Harlan Reynolds suggests that re-enactors, including SCA members, have an interest in older technology.

Exhibition of rare, original documents and books

Exhibition of 30 rare, original documents and books on loan from The Remnant Trust August 24-December 15, 2004, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.