Archive

September 27th, 2003

Teachers Needed for Estrella War

Lady Camilla Hazelwood, Estrella War 2004 A&S Class Autocrat, is seeking instructors for A&S classes at the Estrella War.

Duct Tape Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with every SCAdian's favorite product: Duct Tape, by entering the Duct Tape Guys' Halloween Mask Contest.

September 26th

His Majesty Henri d'Artois Crowned in AEthelmearc

The Canton of Stelton Wald (Beaver, PA) hosted the Coronation of His Majesty Henri d'Artois September 20, 2003. View photos online.

"Warrior Queen" Buried in Lincolnshire Grave

Lincolnshire Echo: Mystery surrounds the grave of an Anglo-Saxon "warrior queen" discovered recently near Lincoln, England.

New Film Traces Life of Martin Luther

"Luther: Rebel, Genius, Liberator", a biography of Dr. Martin Luther, stars Joseph Fiennes in the title role and opens in theatres September 26.

Known World Costume and Rapier Event Approaches

The Known World Academy Costuming Symposium and Known World Academy of Rapier will be held October 17-19 in the Barony of Caerthe, Kingdom of the Outlands.

September 25th

Angus McClure and Duana New Heirs in Summits

The Principality of the Summits in An Tir held its Fall Coronet on September 20, 2003. The victor was Viscount Angus McClure.

Victoria & Albert Museum to Display Funeral Shield of Henry V

Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547, will be on display October 9, 2003 through January 18, 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Among the items exhibited will be the funeral shield of Henry V.

William Blackfox Award Nominations Announced

Honor of Restormel, Deputy Society Chronicler, has announced this year's nominations for the William Blackfox Awards.

Standards and Pinsils and Pennons, Oh My!

"Standards and Pinsils and Pennons, Oh My! A Cursory Glance at Medieval Flags and Banners" is a website devoted to the study of medieval armorial flags.

September 24th

"His Majesty likes it! And His Majesty would like some more!" Midrealm Drinking Champions Unplugged

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!

Triple Grave a "Significant Anglo-Saxon Discovery"

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.

September 23rd

New Exhibit on Medieval Manuscripts Opens at the Getty

"Transforming Tradition: Ancient Motifs in Medieval Manuscripts" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles from September 23 to November 30.

Baron Sean of the South Knighted at Tir Ysgithr 30 Year

Lady Ianuk Raventhourne, Seneschal of Tir Ysgithr, recounts the tale of a surprise Knighting at the Barony's 30 Year Anniversary celebration.

September 22nd

Middle Kingdom Hails Their Royal Majesties Alasdair and Gueni

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.

"Eternal Egypt" Opens at the Walters

"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.

September 21st

Teen Reenactors and Historians Website

A new website for and about teen reenactors and historians is now online and soliciting input from interested teens.

Man's Best SCA Friends: Medieval Dogs

Dame Aoife shares her links for research on hound coursing and medieval dogs.

Oxford Museum Acquires Renaissance Phallic Plate [PG-13]

Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England has purchased a ceramic plate devised entirely of penises and bearing a bawdy inscription.

September 20th

Chatsworth Collection Tours U.S.

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

Medieval Brasses: Windows onto the Past

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.

Dental Research Reopens Debate over Cause of Plague

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.

September 19th

Chaucer's "Sacramento Tales" Discovered in Canterbury

National Review: During renovation of Canterbury Cathedral, a new Chaucer tale has been discovered about a pilgrimage to a place called "Sacramento."

Viking Canoe Discovered in Norway

A dugout canoe dating from around 1,000 years ago has been taken from Royraas Lake in southern Norway.

SCA Group Forms in Spain

Alcazar, which will be Spain's first SCA shire, is forming in the Madrid area.

September 18th

Stone Age Settlement Discovered Off the Coast of England

Evidence of a Mesolithic settlement has been found underwater off the coast of Newcastle in northern England.

University Project to Collect First Pennsic Stories

Lady Avice is collecting accounts of the first Pennsic War for a class project.

16th Century Wall Disrupts Museum Renovation in France

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.

September 17th

Official Attendance Numbers Released for Pennsic War 32

The Pennsic Exchequer, Master Alaric, has released the final count of gentles on site at Pennsic 32.

Medieval Clothing and Textile Journal to be Released

Robin Netherton, a frequent lecturer on medieval clothing and textiles, has announced that a new scholarly journal on medieval clothing will soon be available.