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September 24th, 2003
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-09-24 19:49
Our recent photos of Midrealm Coronation included a humorous skit by His [Former] Majesty Pieter's Royal Drinking Champions. It turns out that there was more to the skit than met the eye!
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-09-24 17:22
This Is Lincolnshire: The discovery of three skeletons, dating to about 1,500 years ago, in a shallow grave in Lincolnshire has yielded some interesting artifacts and clues about Anglo-Saxon life.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-09-24 03:28
"Transforming Tradition: Ancient Motifs in Medieval Manuscripts" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles from September 23 to November 30.
Submitted by ianuk on Tue, 2003-09-23 06:10
Lady Ianuk Raventhourne, Seneschal of Tir Ysgithr, recounts the tale of a surprise Knighting at the Barony's 30 Year Anniversary celebration.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2003-09-22 20:10
The throne of the Middle Kingdom passed to a new royal couple on Saturday, September 20. Iustinos Tekton, publisher of SCAtoday.net, offers a report and an online photo album of the Coronation in the Barony of Cynnabar.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-09-22 16:58
"Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum" will be at the Walters Gallery of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, from September 21, 2003, through January 18, 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-09-21 13:45
A new website for and about teen reenactors and historians is now online and soliciting input from interested teens.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2003-09-21 10:20
Dame Aoife shares her links for research on hound coursing and medieval dogs.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-09-21 05:30
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England has purchased a ceramic plate devised entirely of penises and bearing a bawdy inscription.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-09-20 17:55
A travelling exhibit of art from the Chatsworth Collection, including a 16th century portrait of Bess of Hardwick as well as works by Raphael, Titian, and D
Submitted by Catriona on Sat, 2003-09-20 10:40
The Monumental Brass Society, founded in 1887 at Cambridge, England, preserves and records English monumental brasses from the middle ages through the early modern times.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-09-20 08:15
New Scientist: Researchers have failed to find traces of the DNA of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium carried by rat fleas thought to have caused the Plague, on 121 teeth from 66 skeletons from "plague pits" in England, Denmark, and France.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-09-19 19:36
National Review: During renovation of Canterbury Cathedral, a new Chaucer tale has been discovered about a pilgrimage to a place called "Sacramento."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-09-19 19:28
A dugout canoe dating from around 1,000 years ago has been taken from Royraas Lake in southern Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-09-19 19:26
Alcazar, which will be Spain's first SCA shire, is forming in the Madrid area.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-09-18 23:30
Evidence of a Mesolithic settlement has been found underwater off the coast of Newcastle in northern England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-09-18 14:31
Lady Avice is collecting accounts of the first Pennsic War for a class project.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-09-18 14:30
History News Network: The renovation of the Orangerie, the home of Monet's "Waterlilies," has been halted after it was disclosed that the work might damage the original 16th century wall under the museum.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2003-09-18 00:34
The Pennsic Exchequer, Master Alaric, has released the final count of gentles on site at Pennsic 32.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-09-17 21:32
Robin Netherton, a frequent lecturer on medieval clothing and textiles, has announced that a new scholarly journal on medieval clothing will soon be available.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-09-17 15:11
The secret formula for creating Roman imperial purple dye has been rediscovered.
Submitted by Catriona on Wed, 2003-09-17 15:09
NetSword is a discussion group for "swordsmen, sword smiths, armorers, weapons makers, collectors of swords, re-enactors, historians, and enthusiasts" who wish to discuss various topics concerning weapons and warfare during the Middle Ages through the Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-09-17 00:00
Want something a little more substantial than a dome tent for Pennsic? Consider a Moorish cottage complete with timbered ceiling and loft.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-09-16 23:59
MSN: An article by Alan Goldsher for MSN finds that women still believe chivalrous behavior an asset.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-09-16 17:47
Doune Castle, built in the 14th century by Robert Stuart, the first Duke of Albany, has in more recent times been a shrine for those devotees wanting to visit the site where much of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-09-16 17:46
Weekly Telegraph: English Heritage has turned Sutton Hoo, one of Britain's prime historical sites, into a tourist trap lacking imagination, according to "Weekly Telegraph" writer Giles Worsley
Submitted by Catriona on Mon, 2003-09-15 19:36
The Medieval Science Page provides links to Internet resources with respect to medieval science of both Western and other cultures.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-09-15 15:14
Sir Ulf Bloodfoot was the winner of the September 13 Coronet Tournament in Tir Righ.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-09-15 15:13
A gunpowder made from mixture of charcoal, saltpeter and sulfur -- like the gunpowder used in the 14th century -- equals the explosive force of the 20th century version, according to a report presented at the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-09-15 13:19
A team of scientists from the University of Central Lancashire is working to save more than 100 graves, dating from the 6th century, from washing into the ocean on an island in North Wales.