Archive

July 1st, 2003

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Sword Attack

In Irvine, California (USA), a man who was under treatment for schizophrenia entered a grocery store and attacked six people with a sword, killing two of them before police fatally shot him.

King, Knight, or Candlestick Maker?

Match your personality to the Medieval occupation best suited to you by taking the Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile.

DNA Shows Celtic Influence Stronger in Many Parts of Britain Than Anglo-Saxon

Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.

Iceman's Shoes Beat Modern Hiking Boots

Shoe expert Petr Hlavacek claims footgear discovered on a Copper Age hunter is more efficient than modern hiking boots.

June 30th

Iowa College Auctions Medieval Book Collection on eBay

Middlebridge: Northwestern College, in Orange City, Iowa (USA) is auctioning off a large medieval book collection formerly owned by Emerson Brown.

Philanthropist Lends Rare Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Seattle Times: Philanthropist and businessman Paul Allen has loaned a 1623 copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.

Italian Scholar Claims Excalibur for Italy

Mario Moiraghi, an Italian scholar, now claims that the legend of Arthur's sword Excalibur originated in Italy rather than Celtic Britain.

12th Century Amulet Found in Moscow

Pravda: An unusual silver amulet was found at a construction site in the Moscow region.

Sixth Grader Finds Viking Ring

On a class trip to Borre National Park, a Norwegian sixth grader found a 1,000 year old Viking ring.

June 29th

PennDOT Threatens License Suspension for Those Caught Speeding in Workzones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued new laws regarding safe driving practices in Work Zones in their state. These laws may affect those traveling to the Pennsic War.

Adrian Empire Re-Creates Western European Culture

The Adrian Empire strives to recreate the "rich history, culture, and tradition(s)" of Western European culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

It Pays to Accessorize: Medieval Hats, Belts and Shoes

What sets us apart from the animals is our ability to accessorize. This week, Dame Aoife has researched an extensive list of links relating to medieval accessories.

June 28th

Funding to Rescue 15th Century Tower in Scotland

Dryhope Tower, near Selkirk, will benefit from funding for conservation and restoration.

Roman Villa Discovered Under Nottingham Sugar Beet Field

Evening Post: Plans to expand the A46 in Nottinghamshire are on hold after the discovery of the remains of a Roman villa.

New Book to Feature 16th Century Weaving Patterns

Nancy Spies, known in the SCA as Mistress Ingvild Josefsdatter, has published a new book, "Anna Neuper's Modelbuch: Early Sixteenth-Century Patterns for Gold Bands."

June 27th

Wolgemut to Return to Pennsic War

The popular musical trio Wolgemut will again be attending this year's Pennsic War.

More Photos and Video from Drachenwald's 10 Year Online

Thomas Flamanc of Kelsale has added his photos of the recent Drachenwald 10 Year Celebration to the web, and Lord Robert of Ravenshield has added a video of the Pas melee.

Robin Hood a Fake?

Professor Stephen Knight, a British academic, believes that Robin Hood never existed.

Experts Argue Over Restoration of "David"

History News Network: Plans to restore Michaelangelo's statue of David have come to a halt as experts argue over techniques.

June 26th

Pennsic Chirurgeons Get New Pole Building from Cooper's Lake

Cooper's Lake Campground, the host site for the Pennsic War for many years, have made good on a promise to build a pole building for the use of the Chirurgeons. This year's War Chirurgeon shares the details, with photos.

Two Exhibitions on Illuminated Manuscripts at Getty Center

"Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe" is one of two exhibitions on illuminated manuscripts now on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California (USA).

Weapons to be Registered at Border Raids

The autocrats of Border Raids, to be held June 27-29, 2003 at Camp Carlson in Vulpine Reach (Ft. Knox, Kentucky, USA), have announced that since the event will be held on a military base, all weapons should be listed upon entering the site.

Shakespeare's Church Seeks Donations for Repairs Online

Trustees at the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in need of urgent repairs, have turned to the Internet to raise money for the building's restoration.

Vatican Unveils Virtual Tour

Tour the Sistine Chapel on the Vatican's new website.

June 25th

Library of Congress Opens Exhibition on Ancient Manuscripts of Timbuktu

An exhibition titled "Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu" has opened at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

East Kingdom Schedules Order Meetings for Pennsic War [Revised]

Their Royal Highnesses Balfar & Luna have announced that a number of Order meetings will be held at the Pennsic War.

Muggle or Wizard?

Newsweek: Want to test your knowledge of the Harry Potter books? Take the quiz!

BHFI Garners Good Review for First Celtic Medieval Festival

A review on the Faire Playe Renaissance Faire website praised BHFI's first Celtic Medieval Festival held June 7-8, 2003 in Roswell, Ohio (USA).

Update: Trust Fund Established for Baron Koppel

Baron Koppel, a long-time SCA member having serious modern-world health and legal problems, was the subject of a recent article on SCAtoday.net. We have now received an update from Baron Koppel's protege'.

Haus von Halstern Members Honored at Vinland Raids

Members of Haus von Halstern, based in the East Kingdom, were honored at the recent Vinland Raids II in the Shire of Smoking Rocks.