March 18th, 2004
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-03-18 07:50
National Geographic: The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic poem, may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" according to researchers.
Submitted by Ceinwen on Wed, 2004-03-17 17:12
The Palazzo degli Uffizi, an art museum in Florence, Italy which has stood since 1575, is about to get its first face-lift in several decades. The Uffizi is world-renowned for having one of the single greatest art collections, and is home to several priceless works of the Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-17 08:49
Lady Angelique d'Herisson has announced that a blood drive will be held at this year's Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-17 07:21
Textile expert Maria Hayward has found evidence that Henry VIII's extensive wardrobe contained a pair of football shoes which cost him four shillings.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 22:36
Sales of a fictional comic-book story of Northshield's quest for independence will help fund the new Kingdom's first regalia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 22:13
Expatica: New research has determined that Lutetia, the Roman precursor of modern Paris, was located not on the Ile de la Cite but ten kilometers west near the modern suburb of Nanterre.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 21:57
According to Linda Moore, SCA Inc. Chairman, the SCA has experienced a phenomenal period of growth, and in the past twelve months has "added more members in one year than...in all of the years combined from 1993 - 2003."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 21:57
The SCA Board of Directors is seeking commentary from the populace on proposed changes to the number and type of members required to create, advance, or sustain the status of branch groups.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 19:02
Palo Verde Valley Times: The Palo Verde Valley Times reports that Mark Fulton of the Blythe Area Chamber of Commerce made the trek to the Estrella War to check out the possibility of sponsoring an SCA event in his city.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 19:00
Cassandra Tomei of Tomei has professional photos of the recent Estrella War 2004 online.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-03-16 05:03
Historic Scotland: Weavers Louise Martin, Louise Trotter and Laura Mar from the West Dean Tapestry Studio have begun work on a three-year project to create a modern interpretation of the third tapestry from the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.
Submitted by Kottr on Tue, 2004-03-16 00:19
Sword Maiden.com is a web site devoted to teaching fighters about combat in the SCA; some of these fighters happen to be women. Their web site has recently added a number of new articles.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-03-15 17:39
Friar Galen of Ockham, Society Chirurgeon-General, was elevated to the Order of the Pelican recently at Une Fete d'Amour in Midewinde (Principality of Northshield, Midrealm).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-03-15 17:38
Yehoshua ben Haym haYerushalmi, Seneschal of the Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Jerusalem, has posted photos of recent shire activities.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-03-14 17:59
Dame Aoife offers links for information and discussion on crossbows in this week's column.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-14 15:35
A conference to discuss the fate of the Thornborough Henge, which is threatened by sand and gravel quarries, will take place in late March in Northallerton, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-14 15:33
Novinite: A hoard of gold Republic-era coins dating to the 2nd century BCE has been discovered in the Lozyata Region of Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-14 00:25
Baroness Finola O'Clary, Fyrd Mom of Calontir, turned 70 last year, but celebrated the occasion at Coronation March 6, 2004.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-03-13 19:15
Oswego Daily News: Columbia University has recently published "An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds: Translation and Commentary," originally written around 1370 during the decline of Byzantium.
Submitted by Catriona on Sat, 2004-03-13 15:02
Over the years Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of the East Kingdom has been collecting truisms concerning SCA dynamics. He has compiled them into a list of 101 he calls "Silverwing's Laws."
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-03-13 03:08
The Sydney Morning Herald: For the first time in decades, the fourth panel of Botticelli's "The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti" series will be on public display, at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-12 15:01
Jenna of Southwind has written an extensive report on the March 6, 2004 Coronation of Their Majesties Siridean and Sile of Calontir. (Also don't miss Mighel's photos from the Kingdom's incredible Cope Project.)
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-03-12 15:01
The University of New Mexico's spring lecture series this year will explore the medieval history of the Russian culture.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-12 14:59
The Herald: The discovery of defensive pits known as lilia, which were lined with sharp stakes, along Scotland's Antonine Wall has given insight into Roman warfare on the Empire's borders.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2004-03-11 18:38
As a special bonus, Dame Aoife shares links that are most appropriate for spring. Her topic is medieval gardens, with an emphasis on herb and knot gardens.
Submitted by Catriona on Thu, 2004-03-11 13:08
Lord Alastair Aylward has created "[a] place to honor and remember, our brothers, sisters, partners and friend; who have passed on, in and with the Dream."
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2004-03-11 13:05
The runaway success of "The Lord of the Rings" at the Oscars has led to a revival of one of the oldest sports in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-10 13:53
AP: Record of a baby girl named Diot Coke has been found in Britain's National Archives - from the year 1379.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-03-10 03:08
"The Uses of Art in Renaissance Italy" will be displayed at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago through August 22, 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-09 23:16
Newsday: The removal of a tree led to the discovery of 280 medieval silver coins in a Swedish garden.