Archive

May 15th, 2003

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney Video Online

Lord Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has made available a video of the finals of the AEthelmearc Spring Crown Tourney.

Pennsic Class List Online

Starting to making plans to take classes at Pennsic, considering teaching a class, or merely curious about this year's offerings? The class list is online.

Worshipful Company of Pewterers to Form

Master Brendan Brisbane has announced that a formational meeting for a guild devoted to pewter casting will take place at AEthelmearc War Practice, Sunday, May 18, 2003.

Laurels Prize Tourney Will Fund A&S Travel in Lochac

Mistress Bess Haddon and the Order of the Laurel in Lochac would like to announce a Laurels' Prize Tourney to help fund travel for A&S instructors.

British Education Secretary Criticizes Universities as "Medieval Concept"

"The medieval concept of a community of scholars seeking truth is not in itself a justification for the state to put money into that. We might do it at say a level of a hundredth of what we do now" says Education Secretary, Charles Clarke.

May 14th

Lochac Laurels Issue Statement on Laureling of Martial Activities

Members of the Order of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Lochac have issued a statement pertaining to the elevation of participants in the fields of combat archery, fencing and equestrian arts.

Lindisfarne Gospels to Return to the Holy Island

After 1300 years, the Lindisfarne Gospels will return to the Holy Island.

May 13th

Medici Archive Project Offers Easy Access for Scholars

Letters from the Medici Archive are being made available online by the Medici Archive Project.

Channel 4's "Eye Stunt" Offends Oxfordshire Residents

A 300-ft-wide eye logo advertising Channel 4's "Big Brother" program has been painted next to the famous Uffington Chalk Horse, enraging local residents.

May 12th

Winner of Barony of the Far West Coronet Determined

The new Baroness of the Palentine Barony of the Far West by right of A&S competition has been decided. She is Lady Fiona Wiggins, fighting for Antoniao Delrosso.

Sir Alaric of Bangor Wins Lochac Crown Tournament

Sir Alaric of Bangor and Nerissa de Saye are the new Prince and Princess of Lochac.

Ildhafn Bids Fond Farewell to Caid

Lochac list: In an open letter read at Court during Lochac's Crown Tourney May 10, 2003, members of the Incipient Barony of Ildhafn expressed their sentiments about joining the Kingdom of Lochac.

New Heirs in AEthelmearc!

AEthelmearc list: Sir Henri d'Artois was victorious in Saturday's Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Guild Meetings Welcome at Great Northeastern War

Mistress Anastasia Gutane, Classes & Scheduling Coordinator for the Great Northeastern War, has announced that guilds or other organizations are welcome to hold meetings at the War.

May 10th

Duct Tape Promwear Strikes Again

azcentral: A Minnesota couple used 70 rolls of duct tape to make Elizabethan costumes for this year's prom.

"Elizabeth I, Gloriana"

The latest issue of "History Today" commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth I.

Learning from Historical Explorers

Aoife shares a list of annotated links dealing with period explorers.

Lilies War Seeks Trolls

Lilies War will be held this year June 14-21 at Smithville Lake, MO, and the organizers are asking for volunteers to help with Registration.

May 9th

Who Invented Duct Tape?

Ask Yahoo: Inquiring minds will find the answer at Ask Yahoo!

Village Names Add Color to English Life

Colorful village names such as "Pity Me," "No Place" and "Great Cockup," grace the English countryside. Take a stroll through English linguistics in this article.

May 8th

Missing Iraqi Artifacts Found in Museum Vaults

Archaeologists and researchers worldwide heaved a sigh of relief when cases of missing artifacts were discovered in the Museum's vault.

Lochac Rapier Website Updated

The Lochac Rapier Website is new and improved, with new links and an equipment construction page.

Children at War

Dame Aoife Finn, the AEthelmearc Chancellor of Youth, offers sound advice on how to prepare children to attend War.

May 7th

Devon Farmer Builds Bronze Age Burial Chamber

Gavin Dollard, a resident of Ivybridge in Devon, England, is building his own "cromlech," or Bronze Age burial chamber.

Lost Castle Buildings Discovered by Freelance Archaeologist

A survey of the grounds of Glyndwr Castle in Wales may reveal lost buildings named in the writings of court poet Iolo Goch.

Rowany Festival Photos Online

Rauf Le Brewere of Stormhold has provided online photos from the recent Rowany Festival in Lochac.

Volunteers Discover Roman Ballista Launch Pad

This is Hertfordshire: A group of volunteers tending a Roman wall in Hertfordshire have discovered the remains of a Roman bastian.

Company of the Swan Organizes Grand Behourdium for Drachenwald Ten Year Celebration

Captain Aethstan of Wortham has announced that a Grand Behourdium and Deed of Arms will take place at the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Ten Year Celebration this summer, organized by the Company of the Swan.

Baron Ulsted & Baroness Cateau New Prince & Princess of Ansteorra

At the May 3 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, Baron Ulsted, fighting for Baroness Cateau, was victorious.

May 6th

Tomb of Gilgamesh Found in Iraq?

A German archaeological expedition believes it has found the tomb of King Gilgamesh, the subject of humanity's oldest book.