Archive

August 23rd, 2004

Fortuna's Champion

The Shire of Isengau in succession of the Canton Roterde holds once again the quest for Fortunas Champion.

Cooks and Bards Symposium III

Come join us in a delight for your gastronomic and bardic soul. Two days of cooking and merriment right at the end of the fall harvest season when the Barony of Windhaven Presents Cooks and Bards Symposium III.

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday

The Barony of the Sacred Stone would like to welcome each of you to our fine Barony to celebrate our Baronial Birthday with us which will be held at Kings Mountain State Park in northern South Carolina, September 10-12, 2004.

Help Support the Troops/Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Nineteen SCA groups in three kingdoms have joined forces to support the troops in the Middle East.

Myrtle Beach Online: Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Scottish Chapel

Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

August 22nd

Golden Mask Discovered in Bulgaria

A magnifcant 2,400 year old golden mask has been discovered in Shipka, Bulgaria, is thought to depict King Seutus III, a 5th century BC leader of the Thracians.

August 21st

Medieval Graves Found in Berkshire

Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.

Bid to save manuscript for Britain

Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.

August 20th

National Geographic: New Evidence of Atlantis Found in Spain and Ireland

New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.

Shire of Rivenvale advances to full status

Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina of the Middle Kingdom have proclaimed Rivenvale to be a full-status Shire, as of Midrealm Court at Pennsic 33.

Pennsic Independent web edition for August 20

The Pennsic Independent web edition is available on the publication's web site.

Bones in Santa Maria cathedral, Seville not Columbus

Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Daily Quill: SCAdians Educate at Library Demo

West Plains Daily Quill (West Plains, Missouri) staff writer Kimberly Martin reports on a demo by members of the local SCA chapter.

August 19th

Teen knight gets joust desserts

Michael Lewis, a 14-year-old from Taunton who has joined a jousting re-enactment company performing at a castle in Devon, may be the youngest person in Britain to perform in jousting displays.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 19

The August 19 issue of the Pennsic Independent web edition is now available from the publication's web site.

Siege of Leith Cannonball Found

A canonball, believed to have been fired during the Siege of Leith, has been found at a local construction site.

Missiles fly in backyard 'war'

The Manawatu Standard reports on a model siege engine competition held by a historical re-enactment society in New Zealand, in which all the entries were constructed entirely of popsicle sticks, and had to be under a foot high.

August 18th

SCAdian's memorial moved after house fire

The memorial service for Margie Goforth, who passed away last week, was moved to a neighbor's house when her home was destroyed by fire.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 18

The Pennsic Independent web edition for August 18 is now available on the publication's web site.

Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts and Sciences Results

Lady Ianuk provides a summary of the recent A&S competition in Atenveldt, along with a link to a photo album.

"Lost" Medieval City Re-discovered in Wales

Monmouth Archaeological Society believes it may have discovered the location of `the lost city of Trellech. This 13th Century Welsh city suddenly disappeared, possibly in a devastating fire.

August 17th

SCUM Wars 2: Taking a walk with Aelf

After many years and many battles, Aelf of King's Crossing is retiring from the field. His friends and neighbors in Caer Darth, the College of St. David, and the Province of Southern Shores are collaborating to give him an appropriate send-off.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 17

The August 17 online edition of the Pennsic Independent is now available from the publication's web site.

August 16th

2008's other big event is a mystery

Work is proceeding for the 2008 performance of the Chester Mystery Plays, a cycle of 25 Biblical plays in rhyming verse which are thought to date back to the 14th century.

Face of Anglo-Saxon "Princess" Revealed

Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for Monday, August 16

The Pennsic Independent's online edition for August 16 is now available from the publication's web site.

13th Century Silver Cross Found by Treasure Hunter

A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.

August 15th

Caitlin of Enniskillen to Stand Vigil at Pennsic XXXIII

Their Royal Majesties of Meridies, Wernerhus and Lailiane, have asked Lady Caitlin of Enniskillen to stand in vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Pennsic XXXIII.

TV viewers select 15th century sites for 'Restoration'

British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).