Archive - Sep 2004 - Story

September 22nd

Medieval visitors make an impact on 'Stormy Loch'

An article in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune describes the SCA and activities held over Labor Day weekend.

September 21st

Meridies Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Meridies are now available to view online.

Medievalist Norman Cantor Dies

Noted medievalist Norman Cantor is dead at 74, according to an article in the New York Times' obituary section.

Agincourt Still in the News

BBC Radio 4 broadcast an article on Agincourt recently including commentary by Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at Southampton University and Michael Jones, medieval historian and writer. Listen online.

September 20th

One small shire, two new Midrealmers

In the past two weeks, the Marche of Alderford in northeastern Ohio has welcomed not one but two new babies, from two different families, into the Midrealm.

Midrealm Roses Gather for Tournament

Fiona nic Shearlais reports on the Middle Kingdom Rose Tournament held September 18, 2004 in the Barony of Brendoken.

New Yorker: Why Read Shakespeare?

Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large for the New Yorker, offers his opinion on why Shakepeare remains "the necessary poet".

Estrella Security Needed

Yehudah of Nuremberg, High Sheriff of Atenveldt and Gunnar von Jomsborg, War Security for Estrella War, are seeking a few good gentles to help with security at the War.

Photos from Les Jeux online

Ruairidh Maccormac has announced that photos from the recent Les Jeux equestrian event in the East Kingdom are now available online.

Medieval Tailoring Class to be Taught in London

The Medieval Dress & Textile Society in England is offering Clothes and Tailoring in Medieval Europe: Reconstructing Medieval Tailoring, a workshop to be held in London October 23, 2004.

September 19th

Haaretz: 6th Century Manuscript Gives Insight into Scholar's World

David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

Photos from Oertha's Rapier War Online

Cave Troll, a new member from the Principality of Oertha, shares 150 photos of the recent Rapier War.

September 18th

Daily Inter Lake: Artemisian Man Finds Celtic Roots in the SCA

THL Willum Halfhand's passion for history led him to the SCA. In a story by reporter Carol Marino of The Daily Inter Lake, Willum talks about his Irish roots.

Asbury Park Press: SCAdians Transform Park into "Enchanted Forest"

The Asbury Park Press visits a renaissance faire put on by the SCA's Barony of Carillion and the Lakewood Lions Club.

Chedworth Roman Villa Receives Sandford Award

The Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, England has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for the excellent quality of its eductional program and administrative management.

September 17th

Tworavens.org: Battle of Baron's Howe Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos taken at the recent Battle of Baron's Howe on the TwoRavens.org website.

Help With Bardic Judging Needed at Midrealm Fall Coronation

THL Christian d'Hiver, Dragon Bard to Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina, has announced that help is needed for juding bardic competitions at the upcoming Middle Kingdom Coronation.

Did Spice Make the Ancient World Go Round?

David Rosenthal reviews Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner, a new book which theorizes that spice brought about the downfall of Rome.

StarBanner.com: Knights Templar depiction in "The Da Vinci Code" is "hogwash", say scholars

Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?

September 16th

14th Century Norwegian Shipwreck Well Preserved

The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.

Estrella War Pre-Registration Details

Anita de Challis has pre-registration information for the upcoming Estrella War.

Pennsic XXXIII Opening Ceremonies Photos Online

Ron Lutz II has posted photos from the Opening Ceremonies of Pennsic XXXIII, including many of AEthelemarc members and royalty.

Discovery: Scientists Seek Santa Maria

Archaeologist Kathleen Deagan believes she may have found the resting site of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.

September 15th

British Art Fund Offers £500,000 to Help Save Medieval Manuscript

The National Art Collections Fund has offered £500,000 to help save the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter which was recently sold at auction.

Cromwell's Flagship Found in Ireland?

Underwater archaeologists working on a wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Ireland believe that it may be the flagship of English ruler Oliver Cromwell.

Own a Piece of Sherwood Forest!

A square foot plot of Sherwood Forest is being auctioned on eBay.

Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

Sir Corbet Winner of Atlantia's First Masters of Defense Tourney

Kynnyth Pyke, Marshal in Charge for the recent Masters of Defense Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that Sir Corbet was the victor.

September 14th

Photos from Gothic Wars in Ansteorra online

The Western Region of Ansteorra once again produced a fabulous Gothic Wars! Lady Sabine le Curter has published photos from this wonderful event, including many of HRM Draco's Barrier Championship tournament.

Lochac Saga Online

The Lochac Saga, an illuminated book detailing the history of the Kingdom, is now available to view online.