Archive

August 17th, 2004

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 17

The August 17 online edition of the Pennsic Independent is now available from the publication's web site.

August 16th

2008's other big event is a mystery

Work is proceeding for the 2008 performance of the Chester Mystery Plays, a cycle of 25 Biblical plays in rhyming verse which are thought to date back to the 14th century.

Face of Anglo-Saxon "Princess" Revealed

Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for Monday, August 16

The Pennsic Independent's online edition for August 16 is now available from the publication's web site.

13th Century Silver Cross Found by Treasure Hunter

A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.

August 15th

Caitlin of Enniskillen to Stand Vigil at Pennsic XXXIII

Their Royal Majesties of Meridies, Wernerhus and Lailiane, have asked Lady Caitlin of Enniskillen to stand in vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Pennsic XXXIII.

TV viewers select 15th century sites for 'Restoration'

British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).

Iron Age Woman with Rings on her toes - Mystery

Archaeologists have yet another mystery to solve, with the discovery of the burial of an Iron Age woman with rings on her toes.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition -- Sunday, August 15

SCAtoday.net's partner site, the Pennsic Independent presents the first daily web edition for Pennsic 33.

Book bag reveals the education of ancient Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered that an extremely rare leather artifact, thought to be 1400 years old, was actually a satchel for books.

August 14th

This is Lincolnshire: Viking Braids to be Preserved and Tested

1,500-year-old braids from a Viking archaeological dig in Russia have found their way into the hands of research assistants at the University of Lincoln.

August 13th

Translating Tolkien: Text and Film

The New York Tolkien Society recently announced the publication of Cormarë 6: Translating Tolkien: Text and Film, a collection of non-fictional essays and papers.

August 12th

Chirurgeon won Title of Pillow Defender

Herr Arkell, Ansteorran Kingdom Chirurgeon, reports on the recent victory of a Chirurgeon in the Shire of Crossroads' Pillow Defender Tourney.

SCA makes Middle Ages live again

Newzap.com published a story about "the knights and village folk of the Kingdom of Trimaris" at a Free Revel.

August 11th

Basque galleon discovered at Red Bay harbor off Labrador coast

A 16th century Basque ship has been found off the coast of Newfoundland, the fourth such ship to have been found in the area.

August 10th

"Kester the Jester" selected as England's new court jester

Nigel Roder, known as 'Kester the Jester,' has been chosen by English Heritage to serve as an official court jester at historic sites in England through autumn of 2005.

Pennsic and SCA OTC Policy Clarification

Dame Eleanor Isabeau du Coeur, Society Chirurgeon General, has asked that we publish a clarification to the recent article on OTC medications at Pennsic.

Baron Modar to become Pelican

This past weekend at Calontir's Feast of Eagles event, Their Royal Majesties Calontir, Siridean and Sile, granted a boon to Countess Lyriel de la Foret: to offer membership in the Order of the Pelican to Baron Modar Neznanich.

August 9th

More Photos from Oertha's Summer Coronet Online

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25th Annual Tournament of Valor

More photos from Highlands War X

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted another photo album by Lady Elena, taken at Highlands War X in the Barony of Ered Sul.

Roman Floors Re-Discovered

Two rare 4th century Roman floors, unearthed in 1880 and reburied by workmen, have been re-discovered on the Isle of Wight.

August 8th

Highlands War X Photos

Lady Fantasia Elena di Tommaso of House Staghold has posted over forty photographs from the recent Highlands War X in Atenveldt.

Divers Investigate Wreck of the Mary Rose

England's Ministry of Defence has funded exploration of the site of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose which lies at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbor.

August 7th

Dancing the War Away!

Do you think the Pennsic War is just about battles and war points? No! It's about dancing!

Times Herald: AEthelmearc Subjects Help Celebrate City's History

Olean, New York celebrated its bicentennial recently with a little help from the lords and ladies of AEthelmearc. Reporter Dave Demarest of the The Times-Herald covered the action.

National Geographic: Was Gueneviere a Pictish Princess?

The new King Arthur film has National Geographic wading into the debate about the historical King Arthur and Camelot.

August 6th

Court Jester Wanted: Must be Merry and Bedecked

For the first time since 1649, England is looking to hire a national court jester. Qualifications? "Merriness and owning an outfit with bells."

Harvest Tourney and Summits Archery Championship

The Shire of Corvaria is proud to be hosting the Summits Archery Championship! All Principality archers are invited to travel to sunny Central Oregon to vie for this most high honor.

A Scribe is Born!

An Atenveldt scribe, Jennifer Trethewy, is now the proud mother of a new daughter.