Archive - 2003 - Story

November 3rd

Calontir Welcomes New Royalty

Siridean and Sile are the new Prince and Princess of Calontir following the November 1, 2003 Crown Tourney.

"Remote Groups" Listserve Created

A listserve has been created to help isolated SCA groups keep in touch and share ideas.

November 1st

Medieval History Magazine

A new magazine specifically dedicated to medieval history is now available.

Punta Dritta Online

"Punta Dritta," the newsletter of Lochac's Academy of Defense, is now available online.

California SCA Merchant's Shop Destroyed by Wildfires

"Brass Axe and the Rose", a merchant serving events in the western United States, has closed indefinitely after their home and business were destroyed by the forest fires in California.

Lochac Adds to Population

Simon MacFaolain has announced the birth of his daughter, Isabella Joan, on October 30, 2003.

Digital Canterbury Tales

In celebration of the anniversary of Chaucer's death, the two earliest version of the "Canterbury Tales" have been digitized and are now available online.

October 31st

Further Details on Schragger Sexual Assault Allegations

Morning Call: The connections to the SCA figure prominently in a follow-up article concerning the alleged offenses of Ben Schragger, former East Kingdom Dean of Pages.

Former East Kingdom Page School Dean Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minors

Benjamin Schragger, known in the SCA as Ben the Steward, has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted children in his home.

Psychic Dates Medieval Welsh Ship

Psychic Diane Lloyd Hughes dates Newport ship at 1426.

Roman Theater Discovered in Germany

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a Roman theater near the town of Kuenzing in southern Germany.

Video of Midrealm Crown Tourney Available Online

Duke Sir Palymar, of House Stahlgeist, has made available an online video of the last few rounds of the fall Crown Tournament.

October 30th

Volunteers Scramble to Aid SCAdian Families Left Homeless by California Fires

At least two SCA families have been left homeless by recent wildfires in California. Volunteers have set up YahooGroups mailing list and a local team to coordinate relief efforts.

Frazier Historical Arms Museum to Open in May, 2004

The Frazier Historical Arms Museum is set to open May 22, 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).

Fourth Viking Ship Unearthed in Norway

Norwegian researchers are excited by the latest find of an intact ship near the spot where the famous Gokstad ship was discovered in 1880.

Atenveldt Royal Regalia Stolen

Their Majesties of Atenveldt have reported that regalia was stolent recently from Their vehicle.

Cast the Runes!

Want to know what's in your future? Cast the runes.

Lochac Spring War IX Photos Online

Jane of Stockton has announced that photos from Lochac's Spring War IX are now available on the Barony of Mordenvale's website.

Inside the Rainbow: Medieval Stained Glass

Dame Aoife shares sources for stained glass from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

South Asian Arms & Armor on Display at the Higgins

"The Passage to India: The Arms and Armor of South Asia" will be on display at The Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts, from October 23, 2003, to June 20, 2004.

October 29th

Exhibit at the Getty Features Recent Stained Glass Acquisitions

"Images in Light: Newly Acquired Stained Glass" will be on display until next April at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

University of California Offers Free Books Online

UCPress has a selection of books available free online, including some of interest to medieval and renaissance scholars.

October 28th

Sir Kelson Victorious in East Kingdom Crown Tournament

Sir Gaufred Kelson of Heidelberg was the winner Saturday October 25, 2004 in the East Kingdom's Fall Crown Tourney, held in the Barony of Bergental, New Salem, MA.

Robin Hood's Remains Dug Up in 18th Century?

Author Richard Rutherford-Moore claims that the remains of the famous outlaw, Robin Hood, were dug up in the mid-18th century.

October 27th

Bannockburn Evidence Discovered

scotsman.com: Archaeologists have discovered the first physical evidence from Scotland's Battle of Bannockburn.

Saxon Fishermen Left Traps in Bridgwater Bay

Bridgewater Times: Fish traps, dating from the 10th century C.E., have been discovered in England's Bridgwater Bay.

Photos from Middle Kingdom Fall Crown Tournament

SCAtoday.net's Publisher, Iustinos Tekton called Justin, has released a web album with photographs from the October 25 Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Corrections to October Board Meeting Report

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a brief letter correcting some typographical errors in last week's President's Report on the Board of Directors meeting in October.

Midrealm Has New Crown Prince and Princess!

The victor of the Midrealm Fall Crown Tournament, held in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, was Sir Felix the Just of Ramsay, fighting for the honour of his lady, Lady Madeleina de LeMans.

October 26th

5th Century Synagogue Discovered in Albania

Baptist Standard: A team of Israeli and Albanian archaeologists have discoverd an ancient synagogue in Saranda dating from the 5th or 6th centuries C.E.