Archive - Jun 2004 - Story

June 30th

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

SCAdians Gather to Remember Viscount Kylson

Hirsch von Henford reports on the memorial serivce for Viscount Sir Kylson held June 27, 2004.

Scottish Clans Battle Over Claim to King Arthur

Clan MacArthur and Clan Campbell are challenging Cornish claims - and each other's - to the right to claim King Arthur as their own.

June 29th

Winged Detectives Find Renaissance Fresco

A flock of pigeons has led a group of art historians to a lost Renaissance fresco hidden in the ceiling of a Valencia cathedral.

The Independent: The Care and Feeding of the Renaissance Horse

The British Library has recently acquired a 16-page pamphlet published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1497, the earliest known veterinary textbook printed in Britain.

Rabbits Threaten Viking Site

"What? Behind the rabbit?" "It is the rabbit! It's got nasty, sharp, pointy teeth!" A two-acre site in South Uist (Scotland) that once contained a Viking village is threatened by destructive rabbits.

Merchant Reports Large Theft, Seeks Help Locating Goods

A merchant, Autumn Tree Productions, seeks help in locating US$4000 in goods that were stolen last weekend.

June 28th

Archdruid Demands Return of Stonehenge

The Archdruid of Wales has called for Stonehenge to be returned to his country.

Photos from a Storm-Tossed Lilies War

Giudo di Niccolo has posted photos from the recent stormy Lilies War 2004.

Gentle Side of Vikings

According to this report in Buxton Today, the common image of Vikings as marauding raiders overlooks their many contributions to the gentler arts and sciences.

June 27th

Siege Cooking at Lilies War

The Honorable Lady Kateryn de Develyn has written an extensive report on the Siege Cooking Competition at Lilies War.

June 26th

Combat with a Flourish: Rapier Links

In this week's column, Dame Aoife provides annotated links pertaining to rapier combat.

Grant Helps Speed up Anglo-Norman Dictionary

The work of updating a revised version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary -- which will probably take until 2019 to complete -- will go just a little faster, thanks to a grant of over three quarters of a million U.S. dollars.

June 25th

Garage Demolition Allows 13th Century Priory to be Rebuilt

The demolition of a garage in Gloucester will enable the original cloister of the Blackfriars Priory to be restored.

West/AnTir War to Feature A&S War Point

Sabrina de la Bere, Minister of Arts for the Kingdom of the West, has announced that there will be an A&S War Point at this year's West/An Tir War July 2-5, 2004 in Crescent City, CA.

Santa Maria's Bell Returned to Spain

The ship's bell from Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, has been returned to Spain after a legal dispute with Portugal.

Driving Directions for Great Northeastern War Updates

The staff of the Great Northeastern War, which will take place in July in East Hebron, ME, has announced changes in the driving directions.

June 24th

Schedule Special Events for Estrella XX

Mistress Meadhbh ní Dhubhthaigh, Special Events Coordinator for next year's Estrella War, invites registration for special events which need to be scheduled for specific venues.

World's Most Expensive Glass to be Auctioned

A 1700-year-old Middle Eastern bowl known as the Constable-Maxwell Cage-Cup will be auctioned in London next month, and is expected to sell for about 2 million English pounds.

Who's Buried in St. Mark's Tomb?

A British historian is claiming that St. Mark's Tomb in Venice contains not the bones of the saint but those of Alexander the Great.

West Kingdom Roll of Arms Online

Baron Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov O.P. has begun the laborious task of making available color renditions of the arms of the people of the West Kingdom.

The Herald: Arrow Pinpoints Where Bannockburn was Fought

Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland have found an arrowhead which they believe will help pinpoint the location of the first day of the battle of Bannockburn.

SCAtoday.net Announces Changes in Editorial Roles

Effective today, SCAtoday.net is re-titling two of our senior staff members to better reflect their evolving roles in managing the site.

Ealdormere's Pikemans Pleasure Photos Online

tworavens.org presents Eirik Andersen's photos from Pikeman's Pleasure, in the Canton of Petrea Thule, Barony of Septentria, Kingdon of Ealdormere.

June 23rd

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholary Review Vol.1 2004

A brief review of a newly-released scholarly publication on Tolkien's mythology.

SCAtoday.net Offers Forums for Employment Available, Employment Sought

SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce two new forum areas, both of which are intended to unite those seeking employment with those whose companies have positions available.

Builders of Stonehenge Found

Archaeologists working at Boscombe Down in England have found a 4300-year-old grave, which they believe contains the remains of people whose culture built the famous Stonehenge megaliths.

North Kitsap Herald: Medieval Faire Strikes Bullseye

An article about a Medieval Faire held by the SCA in Port Gamble, Washington.

June 22nd

Memorial Service for Lady Angharad of Caer Morfa to be Held in Atlantia

Lady Theodora Quennell of the Shire of Sylvan Glen in AEthelmearc has reported that a memorial service for Lady Angharad of Caer Morfa who passed away June 12, 2004, will be held Saturday June 26.

Outrage Over Destruction of Celtic Fort

Historians are condemning the destruction of part of a Celtic fortress in County Kerry, Ireland, that was over 3,000 years old.