Archive - Mar 2005 - Story

Scotsman Demands Return of Lewis Chessmen

Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.

Arizona Republic: Teachers Preach Value of Learning Latin

Arizona teachers lobby for the teaching of Latin as a way to expose children to ancient culture, improve test scores and help kids get into college.

Calontir's Queen's Prize Tournament Photos Online

The Queen's Prize Tournament A.S. XXXIX (2005) was held in the Barony of Three Rivers (Kingdom of Calontir). Photos of the entries of the A&S tourney are available online.

March 30th

Muslim Charity Claims Ownership of Taj Mahal

The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.

Sale of imaginary sword leads to murder in the real world

File this in the category of the strange and unusual: An Internet gamer from Shanghai, China, has allegedly murdered a competitor for selling a sword that existed only in the game to someone else for real money.

Exhibit on Lace at the BMA

"A Legacy of Lace: Selections from the Cone Collection" will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through September 18, 2005.

Gulf War Rapier Photos Online

Lady Elizabeth Wren of Windhaven in Northshield photographed rapier activities at the recent Gulf War.

March 29th

A Child is Born in Lochac

Lord Kaspar von Helmenstedt & Eleyne de Comnocke (aka Nick and Clare Baldock) have announced the birth of their son Cameron Arthur Baldock on March 22, 2005.

Berek Victorious in Summits Coronet

Finngall McKetterick, Herald for the Principality of the Summits, reports that Berek, inspired by Liesel, was victorious in the Principality's recent Coronet.

Fort Battle at Gulf War XIV

HL Chiara has posted a nice photo album from Gulf Wars, with photos taken by her and by Maggie MacPherson.

March 28th

Barony of Ered Sul Investiture

Maestra Alex the Scribe brings us this recounting of the Baronial succession in the Barony of Ered Sul (modern-day Flagstaff, Arizona).

Gulf War XIV Photos Online

Arthur of Ballan Moor of Coeur d'Ennui in the Kingdom of Calontir has posted photos from Gulf War XIV.

MC busts some Chaucer at Oakland high school

Students at a high school in Oakland, California, attended a performance of "The Rap Canterbury Tales" by Dirk "Baba" Brinkman, a "hip-hop Chaucer rapper."

March 27th

Scientists Link Climate to Viking Violence

A new study shows a colleration between "difficult social periods" discussed in Viking sagas and unusually cold weather patterns.

More Gulf War XIV Photos Online

George le Breton has posted photos taken by himself and his lady Jen at the recent Gulf War XIV.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

March 26th

Viking Telescope

Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.

Which Monty Python Character are You?

In celebration of the Broadway premiere of Spamalot, Entertainment Weekly has posted a trivia quiz to determine which Monty Python character you most closely resemble.

Villagers Save Historic Medieval Church

All Saints' Church in Beckingham, England has been saved thanks to community efforts which secured a grant from English Heritage.

March 25th

Ice Dragon Pentathlon Results

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Penthathlon Coordinator for Ice Dragon 2005, reports on the results for this year's contest.

The Shire revels in Renaissance

The Great Falls Tribune reports from the Shire of Stan Wyrm, which will hold an event on the 26th.

Spamalot Debuts to Rave Reviews

The new musical, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has finally debuted on Broadway, to rave reviews.

New List Discusses Canadian SCA Incorporation

A new Yahoo! Groups discussion list has been started to investigate the issues surrounding the possible formation of a Canadian SCA Corporation.

March 24th

Peep Jousting 101

Looking for activities to liven up your Easter celebration? Consider Peep Jousting!

Noble deeds from the Barony of “Shorn

The Baron and Baroness of Sun Dragon, along with 24 others, celebrated the last court of Their Excellencies by donating their hair to help children whose hair has been lost due to illness.

Photos of Drachenwald Crown tournament

A superb photo album from the recent Drachenwald Crown Tournament, held at a lovely castle site, is available online.

March 23rd

Chaworth Roll Will Remain in England

A 14th genealogical roll written in Norman French was sold recently to a private collector, assuring that the manuscript will remain in England.

Gun Control Leads South Africans to Medieval Methods of Protection

Tighter gun control laws in South Africa are causing more and more South Africans to purchase medieval weapons for their own protection.

Barhus Prize Presented in AEthelmearc

Patrikia Maria Agrissa and Baron Mord Hurtsson the Green have announced the winners of the 2005 "Barhus Prize for Best Documentation at the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences Pentathlon", which was awarded recently at the Passing of the Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Large Collection of Estrella XXI Photos Online

Cassandra Tomei has posted photos from Estrella XXI on her website.