March 17th, 2003

Meeting the Magyars

Aiofe's weekly annotated list takes us to Hungary for a look at that country's medieval past.

March 15th

Pennsylvania Traffic Law Changes Cause Concern for Pennsic Travel

New Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicle laws have sparked discussion on several kingdom lists.

British Archaeologist Defends the Middle Ages

British Archaeology: In an article written for British Archaeology, Peter Ellis bemoans the trivialization of the Middle Ages and defends some of its lesser-known concepts.

March 14th

Byzantine Treasure Discovered in Alexandria

Egypt Online: Hungarian mission workers in western Alexandria have discovered gold pieces and jewelry dating from the 4th century CE.

Royal Brewer to be Named at Lilies War

A brewing competition at this year's Lilies War will produce a "Royal Brewer."

March 13th

Eulogy for Baron Domingo and Baroness Ysabet

Here is the eulogy read by Lord Fergus at the "funeral" of Baron Domingo and Baroness Ysabet.

Second Sylvan Crusade in AEthelmearc

The Shire of Sunderoak will host the Second Sylvan Crusade May 30 - June 1, 2003 at Camp Bucoco near Slippery Rock, PA.

14th Century English Garden Challenges Historic Views of Landscaping

National Geographic: The remains of a 700-year-old garden in Shropshire, England may challenge opinions of what constituted a medieval garden, according to a recent article from National Geographic News.

March 12th

Re-enactors Bring the Middle Ages Alive in Australia

N.E.M.A.S., the New England Medieval Arts Society, has been bringing the Middle Ages to life in Australia and New Zealand for a number of years including at the group's Armidale Easter Gathering, which features 400 re-enactors.

Elizabeth I Comes to the Folger

An exhibit featuring the "nation's largest collection of items by and about Elizabeth I" is being presented by the Folger Gallery in Washington, D.C.

TRM of the Midrealm Offer Morale Boost to Subjects in Real-World Military

Middlebridge: Their Majesties of the Middle Kingdom, Tarrach and Fina, are sponsoring a project which provides a letter of support and a royal token of recognition to Midrealm subjects on active military duty.

Drachenwald Crown Tourney Photos Online

Photos of the recent Drachenwald Crown Tourney have been posted by Acarin Saint-Cyr.

Outlands Announces Results of "Toys" Challenge

Master Adam Stedefast, Seneschal of the Outlands, has announced the winner of the Known World Toys for Tots Sword.

Duct Tape: It's Not Just for Fighting Anymore!

Promwear, artwork, bikinis? This is NOT your father's duct tape!

Thor's Hammer Declared "Treasure Trove"

This is Essex: A silver Thor hammer dating from the ninth century has been declared a "treasure trove" by a Chelmsford court.

March 10th

Wax Tablets: Making and Using Them

Greg and Carolyn Priest-Dorman have written an article on the making and use of diptychs or wax tablets which is available online.

Active Duty Care Packages to be Sent

The Shire of Heronter in AEthelmearc will be assembling and sending care packages to members of the SCA on active duty in the Persian Gulf.

Italian Re-enactment Group Offers Glimpse of Medieval Life

The Compagnia de Peon, an Italian re-enactment group, has a new website that offers an authentic look at medieval life.

Monster Catapult Documentary

TLC: The Learning Channel will present "Building the Impossible: Roman Catapult" on Tuesday March 11, 2003 at 10:00 pm US Eastern time (0300 Wednesday GMT).

Discovery Channel to Re-run "Making of a Knight"

For those who missed its premiere, the Discovery Channel will re-run its two-hour documentary on medieval jousting, "Medieval Tournament: Making of a Knight."

Marcus O'Toole Victorious in Drachenwald Crown Tourney

The winner of Saturday's Drachenwald Crown Tournament was Marcus O'Toole fighting for Baroness Anna.

March 9th

Outlands Hails New Royal Heirs

Duke Irel has won the Outlands crown tournament for the honor of His inspiration, Mistress Rosiland of Wellmark. (UPDATED March 10)

Pre-Pennsic Booklet Mailed

Katja, Pennsic 32 Publicationcrat, has announced that the Pre-Pennsic booklets have been mailed.

Weather Forecast for Gulf Wars

Anxious eyes are watching the weather reports for the upcoming Gulf Wars.

March 8th

Northshield Populace Votes to Petition for Kingdom Status

The Principality of Northshield, located in the north-central U.S. and nearby region of Canada, has been polled. The results overwhelmingly favor petitioning to become a Kingdom.

International Lettering Conference Comes to Ohio

The International Lettering Conference will meet at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio JUly 19-26,2003.

Focus on Tudor England

A website that looks at many aspects of Tudor life can make preparing for a class or demo fun.

New Zealanders Repolled

At their latest meeting, the Board of Directors decided that SCA members in New Zealand would be repolled to determine if they will transfer their Kingdom of allegiance from Caid to Lochac.

March 7th

Calling All Bards, Minstrels, StoryTellers, and Other Medieval Performers

Casting Call for performers, cast members, and volunteers to help with a TV series highlighting and promoting the Bardic tradition within the SCA.

Answers in the Stars

Aoife shares her annotated list of links on medieval astrology.