Archive - Sep 2004 - Story

September 30th

Outlands Crown Tournament Invalidated

The Society Seneschal, with approval of the BoD, has declared Outlands' recent Crown Tournament to be invalid, due to a technical problem with the winner's fighter authorization.

V & A Image Searching Now Available

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa reports on the Known World Librarians List about a new research resource from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: online searching.

Teen Kills Neighbor with Sword

A Texas teenager allegedly used a sword to kill a neighbor during an argument.

£67.5m Visitors' Centre Planned for Stonehenge

English Heritage has unveiled its plans for a new visitor center at Stonehenge at a cost of UK£67.5m.

September 29th

Bloodletting may have had benefits

A new study finds that the ancient practice of bloodletting might actually have been beneficial to some patients.

Herald: 6th Century Christian Cemetery Found in Scottish Quarry

Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.

Lost Stretch of Hadrian's Wall Discovered in Newcastle Garden

Eileen Maas, a Newcastle grandmother, was delighted to learn that her garden wall is a lost section of Hadrian's Wall.

Wolgemut to Perform in Midrealm

Wolgemut's last concert in the United States before returning to Europe will take place October 28, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surrey Online: Roman Treasure Trove Discovered in Surrey

One of the largest caches of Roman coins ever discovered has been found on a farm near Leigh, England.

September 28th

Even More Photos from the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik

Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted even more photos from the Fall 2004 Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, 14th King and Queen of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Henry VIII Comes to "Masterpiece Theatre"

An all-star cast will highlight the new Masterpiece Theatre production of Henry VIII which will premiere November 7, 2004 on PBS stations.

9th Century Mercian Penny Names King Coenwulf

A man walking his dog on a footpath near Bedfordshire, England idly picked up a coin believed to be worth 120,000-150,000 pounds.

Weapons seized from university housing

Guns and swords were confiscated from the apartment of a former member of the SCA by police at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

September 27th

Modern Family Builds Castle in AEthelmearc

A family in AEthelmearc (not in the SCA) is constructing Dupont Castle on 75 undisclosed acres.

Garick and Yasamin Ascend Falcon Throne

Colonel Jenna, "bard, historian, inter-kingdom anthropologist," reports on the recent Coronation of Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of Calontir.

"Seaman Swan" Offers Insight into Sailor's Life

The remains of a crewman of Oliver Cromwell's ship, discovered off the coast of Scotland, show that the sailor "had the body of a trapeze artist" and probably worked in the rigging.

AEthelmearc Coronation Photos Online

Master Huen shares photos from the recent Coronation of Rurik Longsword & Angelik Chastellain de Beauvais in AEthelmearc.

September 26th

New Study Shows Romany Gypsies Originated in India

A new genetic study places the origins of Romany gypsies as India rather than Egypt as previously believed.

A day for knights, maidens and at least one aeronautical engineer

The Savannah Morning News visits the Medieval Festival and Beastly Feast, an event held jointly with the Oatland Island Education Center and the SCA.

DNA Shows Scottish-Spanish Relation

A new study by geneticists at Dublin’s Trinity College proves that the Irish and Scots are more closely related to Spaniards than to the Celts of central Europe.

Grand Flaming Marshmallow Balrog Contest Winner Announced

For those with lots of time on their hands, here's your chance to get involved in a new artform: Marshmallow Sculpting.

September 25th

Irish Independent: A Wealth of New Archeaological Sites Discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists working along the M3 in Ireland have discovered 28 new sites including prehistoric burial sites and a medieval house and field system.

Vacation in an Iron Age Village!

Visitors to England near the Forest of Dean may get the chance to live in an Iron Age village, wearing costumes, foraging for food, and learning the arts of residents of the time period.

Calontiri Garner Honors at Mooneschadowe

Nazir of the Kingdom of Calontir and her Excellency Sigen Northkeep report on the recent Mooneschadowe Guardian event that took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. THL Chiara, Ansteorra's Webminister, shares photos.

September 24th

Toronto Star: Vicious Vikings or Suburbanites?

Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?

Cambridge News: Chalk Horse Discovered in Cambridgeshire

A chalk horse, discovered in a farmer's field near Whittlesford, England, has sent researchers scurrying for answers.

September 23rd

Photos from Ansteorran Queen's Champion Tournament

Lady Sabine le Curter has once again provided an incredible collection of photographs from the Ansteorran Queen's Champion Tournament hosted by the Barony of Northkeep.

SCA featured in news article in California

The Palo Alto Weekly news magazine, published in of Central California (West Kingdom), has a magnificent four-page article on the SCA in its September 22 issue. (Updated)

September 22nd

Aethelmearc Coronation Of Rurk And Angelik Photos Online

An anonymous contributor sent us this link to photos of the coronation of Their Majesties Rurik Longsword and Angelik Chastellain de Beauvais of AEthelmearc.

"Regency House Party" to Air on PBS

Britain's Channel 4 has produced another time-period-based reality television series, this time dealing with Regency England.