Archive - Nov 2003 - Story

November 19th

Atenveldt Mourns Loss of Master Richard of Arkham

Master Richard of Arkham, called Richard the Strange, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on November 8. Countess Alianora da Lysh

Issue 21 Full of Crunchy Goodness

The Quarter: Is it a dessert wax or a floor topping? Delicious new Fall Coronation Issue of The Quarter promises rock-hard abs and wrinkle free garb in just seven days, or your money back!

1,000-Year-Old Woman Discovered in China

China View: A well-preserved, female corpse, believed to be from the Song Dynasty, has been discovered near Najing, China.

Conor Michael Born to Tuchux Warrior in Atlantia

Conor Michael was born to Tuchux members Animal and Ratty in Atlantia.

November 18th

100 Minutes War Site Change

The Autocrat for 100 Minutes War in the East Kingdom has announced that the site has changed. The event takes place Saturday, November 22, 2003.

Hounds Run at Stierbach Holiday Faire

Failenn MacFergus of Sligo reports that the hounds will be running at Stierbach's Holiday Faire November 22, 2003 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Medieval Skeletons Discovered at Llandaff Cathedral

Recent excavations around Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales have unearthed fourteen skeletons believed to be from medieval times.

Siege Engine Fun

The Lords III Catapult Game gives siege engine fans a target and a catapult. What more more could you ask?

Author Explores the Role of Masculinity in War

New York Times: A new book looks at the history of masculinity as defined by war from the Middle Ages to the present.

November 17th

Agincourt Coin Lost - and Found

A gold coin found on the battlefield of Agincourt, and once in the possession of the Birmingham Museum, has been found.

Another Official Statement on the Schragger Case

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a second official statement concerning the allegations made in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (USA) against Ben the Steward.

A&S Prize Tourney to be Held at Lochac's Rowany Festival

Acacia de Navarre, Laurel Principal of the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that a Laurel Prize Tourney has been planned for the upcoming Rowany Festival.

Ryan Anthony Bork Born in Atlantia

The Kingdom of Atlantia welcomes yet another subject: Ryan Anthony Bork, born November 16, 2003.

A Stitch Out of Time

"A Stitch Out of Time -- Medieval Embroidery for the Modern Era," a web site by Master Richard Wymarc, offers links, information, and photos of medieval English and German embroidery techniques.

November 16th

Vindolanda Tablets Searchable Online

The Vindolanda Tablets, which were discovered at a Roman fort in Northern England, are now searchable online.

Illuminating the Renaissance

The British Library: The British Library announces an exhibition of Flemish manuscripts at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, starting November 29, 2003.

History of Rome to Come to TV

The BBC and HBO will band together to produce a 12-hour mini-series on the history of Rome.

November 15th

"Cinderella Goes to the Movies" at the Western Reserve Historical Society

An exhibit which "explores the art, costumes and history of the western Cinderella story," featuring costumes from "Cinderella" movies, is set to open at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio.

Oetzi's Finders Wait for Reward

A German couple, who discovered the now famous mummified body of Oetzi, is still waiting to collect their reward.

Viking Brooches Unearthed Outside Doncaster

A rare set of brooches unearthed in the grave of a Viking woman are set to take pride of place at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery following their discovery by archaeologists.

November 14th

Change in Policy for Story Comments

For legal reasons, is changing its policy on anonymous comments about news articles.

Atlantia Fighter Publishes Fighter Training Texts

Lord Sylvanus Perrin of the Barony of Storvik in Atlantia has announced the online availability of training resources for fighters.

Was Orkney the Ceremonial Center of Britain?

Herald: Archaeologists using new techniques to investiagte Stone Age settlements in Orkney have discovered a site of massive size beneath the soil.

"It's a Kilt, Not a Skirt, Dammit!"

Recently, Eurostat, an agency of the European Union, wanted a kilt manufacturer to classify their product under the heading of: women's skirts. A furor arose.

SCA Corporate Financial Statement Published

The Society Treasurer has announced the annual publication of the Society's Financial information.

Atlantia Welcomes New Subject

William Hager Eldred, son of Baron Llwyd and Baroness Kaleeb is Atlantia's newest subject.

November 13th

Basic Armoring Made Easy

The second edition of "Basic Armouring - A Practical Introduction to Armour Making" by Paul Blackwell is available as an Acrobat PDF download.

Chicago's Newberry Library to Host Elizabethan Exhibit

THL Johnnae llyn Lewis announced recently on the SCAlibrarians list that the Newberry Library in Chicago will be hosting a large exhibit on Elizabeth I honoring the 400th anniversary of her death.

November 12th

Roman Well Discovered in Worcester, England

Archaeologists have unearthed a fourth century Roman well in Worcester, England at a construction site for a new footpath.

Alleged Sexual Abuse Case Now National Story

The Cable News Network and the Associated Press have now picked up the story of sexual abuse allegations against Ben Schragger, known in the SCA as Ben the Steward.