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July 8th, 2004

Spamalot Heads to Broadway

Spamalot, the musical version of "Monty Python's Holy Grail," is headed for Broadway in February 2005. David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria will star.

July 7th

Non-Medical Volunteers Needed for Pennsic Chirurgeon's Point

Volunteers with no medical or first aid training will again be in great demand at the upcoming Pennsic War's Chirurgeons' Point and at the battles.

Medieval Club Remains True to Times

Another smalltown local newspaper, The Hawk Eye, has the SCA featured. This time, the Incipient Shire of Flinthyll (Burlington, IA) was the group being recognized.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for July

Stefan is working hard to convert all 1800 of the Florilegium files to a new data format, but still found time to add a number of new items this month.

Sniper Kills Ansteorran in Iraq

An article from the Austin American-Statesman reports that Second Lieutenant Brian Smith, a former Austin, Texas lawyer known in the SCA as Friedrich von Konigsburg, has been killed in action in Iraq.

Celtic Sheep and Garter Raids

Sheep and garter raiders in Drachenwald beware! Your raiding days may be numbered!
http://www.vielburgen.com/celtic/celtic.html

Magazine Article Features SCA Combat Archery

Primitive Archer magazine sent a reporter and photographer to cover the combat archery activities at Pennsic War XXXII.

July 6th

Villa of Roman Aristocrat Discovered in Dorset

The large estate of a wealthy Roman named Anicetus has been discovered in Dorset, England.

Light Armour Jousting in Ealdormere

Anne von Talstadt, Baroness of Ben Dunfirth, reports on the recent competition at the Canadian Light Armour Jousting Championship in Moffat, Ontario.

Lochac Midwinter Coronation Photos Online

William Castille has posted photos from the recent Midwinter Coronation of Draco and Serena in the Kingdom of Lochac.

A New SCAdian for Lochac

Creag and Morwenna, Baron and Baroness of Aneala in the Kingdom of Lochac, have announced the birth of their daughter, Rose Elizabeth.

Canton Repository: Life in the SCA

Staff reporter Edd Pritchard of the Canton Repository got a chance to learn about life in the Middle Ages - and the SCA - when he visited the Marche of Alderford recently.

SCA and ''Inherit the Wind''

A 1990 performance of Inherit the Wind, marking co-author Jerome Lawrence's 75th birthday, was disturbed by noise from a nearby SCA fighter practice. "Jerry was hard of hearing and heard 'creationists' when he was told that the noise was 'Society for Creative Anachronists,'" said Alan Woods, director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University.

Pacific Northwest Warsha & Hafla

The Household Al-thaeib invites the known world to attend this year's Pacific Northwest / Southwest / Far West / Way East ( depending on where your border lies ) Warsha & Hafla! http://www.althaeib.com

Midsummer Knight's Dream

As we bid farewell to the 4th of July weekend, we bid farewell to the unofficial middle of Summer. Can Autumn be that far behind? http://www.smythkepe.org/pages/3/index.html

Brawl at Crooked Dragon Tavern

The Brawl at Crooked Dragon Tavern is a fun little event featuring (of course) a mock "tavern" in which fighters in full armor may "dine and drink". Of course, "We wouldn't want any weapons to be sneaked in, now would we? That might cause a brawl to break out!" (wink, wink)

July 5th

Painting of 10th Century Saint Discovered in Tewkesbury Church

A wall painting of an Anglo-Saxon Saint dating from the 10th century has been discovered at Deerhurst Church near Tewkesbury, England.

The Return of Boadicea

Queen Boadicea, in all her glory, is back in not one but four new films.

"Northmen" to Invade Movie Screens

The wave of movies with medieval themes continues with announcement of the release of Renny Harlin's The Northmen, a history of those nefarious seafarers.

July 4th

Saalburg Fort Shows Life in Roman Germany

Visitors to Saalburg's reconstructed Roman fort get a first-hand view of what life was like for a Roman soldier in 3rd century Germany.

Glass Armlets Discovered in East Linton Dig

Fragments of two glass armlets dating to Roman times have been discovered near East Linton, England.

"Long Man" Chalk Drawing Newer than Originally Thought

The "Long Man", a figure drawn in chalk on a hillside near Eastbourne, England, may be much newer than experts previously had believed.

Vandal Damages Venetian Statues

A recent wave of vandalism, which Venetian mayor Paolo Costa has blamed on "an isolated lunatic," has resulted in damage to a column of the Doge's Palace at St. Mark's Square

July 3rd

Arthurian Legend Appeals Despite Lack of Evidence

The Exponent discusses the reactions of Purdue University professors to the new "King Arthur" film.

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

July 2nd

On Rehydration

Friar Galen of Ockham, former Chirurgeon General of the SCA (and a modern-world medical doctor) has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share with you an article he has recently written about hydration for reenactment events.

Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

Last Chance IV

Atlantians! Last chance to authorize for Pennsic! http://acorn.atlantia.sca.org/0407/last_chance.htm

The Lost Art of Feasting

The New York Times reviews a new volume by Roy Strong called The Lost Art of Eating.

New Study of Voynich Manuscript Finds it Gibberish

In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.