April 22nd, 2003

Online Publications List Offers Wealth of Research Material on SCA-Related Topics

An annotated list of publications of interest to SCA members is available online.

Medieval Chapel and Graveyard Discovered in Norwick

Shetland Times: Archaeologists are investigating what may well be the remains of a medieval chapel and Norse graveyard unearthed during the extension of a modern cemetery.

Hadrian's Wall Walking Path

Guardian Unlimited: The 84-mile-long restored Hadrian's Wall is now the world's most expensive walking path, costing

Dragon's Head Still a Mystery in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Echo: An 850-year-old stone dragon's head has been discovered beneath a car showroom in Lincoln, England.

Falcons Used to Control NYC Park Pigeons

Falconer Thomas Cullen is using hawks to control the pigeon problem in New York's Bryant Park.

April 21st

13th Century Love Token Discovered by Retired Secretary

A 13th century gold brooch was discovered recently by Adina Parnell, a retired school secretary in Devon, England.

Text for the Ducal Scroll for Andreas Online

Duke Andreas of the East Kingdom was awarded his ducal scroll while serving in the military in the Middle East. The text of the scroll is online.

British TV Team Excavates Roman Villa

Evening Star: Time Team, a British television program dealing with archaeological projects, is digging up a Roman villa in the Castle Hill area of Suffolk.

April 19th

SCAdian POW Rescued from Captivity in Iraq

According to his bio, Sgt. James Riley is "a science fiction buff" and is making himself a chainmail hauberk. But most important of all is that he is now safely released from Iraqi captors.

East Kingdom Royals to Select A&S Champions

The East Kingdom A&S Challenge will take place May 24-25, 2003 at War of the Roses in the Barony of Concordia where the Kingdom A&S Champions will be chosen.

April 17th

Medieval and SCA Archery Sources

Aoife shares annotated links pertaining to medieval archery, including many SCA-related sites, Archery periodicals and sites for archery groups.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present Manuscript Exhibit

This fall, the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present "Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

"Pennsic Harvest for Hunger" Chosen as Name for Food Drive

Lady Elizabet Marshall has announced the winner of the contest to choose a name for the Pennsic Food Drive.

Incandescent Replacement Units of SCA Concern

How many SCAdians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley Becomes Peer

At East Kingdom Court, Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

News Reporter Takes "A Step Back" in Calontir

Springfield News-Leader: The April 15, 2003 issue of the Springfield News-Leader contains a story by Sherrie Voss Matthews called "A Step Back," which covers Calontir's recent Coronation.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Online

An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica is online at Northwestern University

Medieval Period Warmer Than Modern, Scientists Say Contrary to popular thought, the Earth during the Middle Ages was warmer than today.

Medieval UFOs

Do Medieval and Renaissance paintings offer evidence of UFOs? You be the judge.

Pennsic Range Welcomes Young Archers

Children will once again be welcome on the Pennsic Archery Range. The Honorable Lady Roewynne, the Youth Archery Marshal, is seeking help and ideas to make the activity more challenging and fun for young archers.

April 15th

Rhonwen glyn Conwy's Laurel Scroll a Work of Art

On April 12, 2003, Rhonwen glyn Conwy was elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Her beautiful scroll was the combined work of eleven talented artists.

Darius and Roxane Crowned King and Queen of the Eastrealm

Lady Gyszel Adeler gives an account of the recent Coronation of Darius and Roxane of the East Kingdom.

April 14th

National Museum of Iraq Looted

Daily Telegraph: Baghdad's largest archaeological museum, which contained artifacts from ancient civilizations, has been looted.

Count Alaric of Sartiano Wins Caid Crown Tourney

His Excellency Count Alaric of Sartiano, fighting for Baroness Carynsa Leeland of Roseberry, won Crown Tournament in Caid April 12, 2003.

Restructuring of SCA Funding Proposal Still Open for Comments to the Board of Directors

Duke Sir Frederick of Holland has again asked for comments on his reform policy for SCA funding.

Grad Student Researches Identity and the SCA

Muirenn ingean Donnduban (Lisa Keith), a graduate student at Central Missouri State University and a member of the SCA, is researching the SCA for her Masters Thesis and would like input from members around the Known World.

Pennsic Youth Combat Tournament in Need of Prizes

Ellesbeth Donofrey reports that the East Kingdom will be sponsoring a Youth Boffer Tournament at this year's Pennsic War and is seeking the donation of prizes.

"How a Man Shall be Armyd" Website Teaches Armoring Terms

Looking for a fun way to learn about armor? Try "How a Man Shall be Armyd."

Choral Mass to be Performed at Lochac Festival

Rhiannon Ewias Ferch Ifor reports that the 3-part Mass (minus the Credo) by William Byrd will be performed at this year's Rowany Festival, April 20 (Easter) in Yass, NSW, Australia.

April 11th

Calontir Spring Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the recent Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Valens and Susannah of Calontir are now online courtesy of Rory.