Neiman Marcus Hawks Custom Armor

Just in time for the holidays: Neiman Marcus is selling a custom-fitted suit of armor.

Was Owain Lowgoch really an Englishman?

New evidence may show that Wales' great hero, Owain Lowgoch, was born in Surrey, England.

Barony of Atenveldt Investiture

On October 2, 2004 at court at Estrella Mountain Park, the Barony of Atenveldt saw its outgoing Baron and Baroness honored and the new Baron and Baroness installed.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to be Published

Here's a riddle: What has 62.5 million words, over 60,000 pages and includes biographies of people who never existed? It's the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Ansteorran Crown Tournament Results Online

Earl Ulsted the Unsteady, fighting with the inspiration of the lovely Countess Cateau, was victorious over Earl Aaron MacGregor this past weekend in the Ansteorran Crown Tournament, hosted by the Shire of Trelac.

Company of the Duke's Leopards Invites SCAdians to Spring Show Camp

Julian Wilson of the Company of the Duke's Leopards has announced that the Companie will sponsor a three-day Spring Show Camp May 28-30, 2005 and would like to invite SCA members to participate.

The Power of Cheese

This week Dame Aoife, a self-avowed "Cheesehead," writes about one of her favorite topics: Cheese!

First Cistercian Nunnery in Scotland Excavated

St. Leonard's, the oldest Cistercian nunnery in Scotland, is the site of a new excavation that has delivered on its promise of impressive artifacts.

Oerthans Gather at Old Buzzard Inn

Herr Wilhelm von Düsseldorf, autocrat for Old Buzzard Inn, reports on the festivities at this year's event.

Norman Pillar Uncovered in Coventry

A pillar from the Benedictine Priority Cathedral, which was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, has been unearthed in Coventry, England.

An Tir Annouces Formation of Bookbinders Guild

Alienor Sanz-Argent has announced the formation of a Bookbinders' Guild in the Kingdom of An Tir.

Where knights delight: Renaissance fair relives history

The Ocean County Observer visits an SCA demo held as a fundraiser for the Lakewood Lions Club.

Toronto Star: Modern Epics More Political than 1950s Films

In an essay for the Toronto Star, columnist Philip Marchard finds today's epic films more political than those of the 1950s.

Outlands Earl Marshall elaborates on Crown Tourney situation

Sir Lavan Longwalker, the Earl Marshall of the Kingdom of Outlands, has published an explanation of how a fighter who was technically not authorized entered and then won the recent Crown Tournament.

Vigil and Elevation News for THL Heirusalem Crystoma

THL Heirusalem Crystoma’s elevation to the Order of the Pelican is slated to take place October 30, 2004 at Middle Kingdom Crown Tourney in Narrental (Peru, IN).

Modern Middle Ages offers forums of interest to medievalists

Lord Geoffrey Makepeace announces the creation of Modern Middle Ages, a web site "for fans of the SCA."

Outlands Crown Tournament Invalidated

The Society Seneschal, with approval of the BoD, has declared Outlands' recent Crown Tournament to be invalid, due to a technical problem with the winner's fighter authorization.

V & A Image Searching Now Available

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa reports on the Known World Librarians List about a new research resource from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: online searching.

Teen Kills Neighbor with Sword

A Texas teenager allegedly used a sword to kill a neighbor during an argument.

£67.5m Visitors' Centre Planned for Stonehenge

English Heritage has unveiled its plans for a new visitor center at Stonehenge at a cost of UK£67.5m.

Bloodletting may have had benefits

A new study finds that the ancient practice of bloodletting might actually have been beneficial to some patients.

Herald: 6th Century Christian Cemetery Found in Scottish Quarry

Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.

Lost Stretch of Hadrian's Wall Discovered in Newcastle Garden

Eileen Maas, a Newcastle grandmother, was delighted to learn that her garden wall is a lost section of Hadrian's Wall.

Wolgemut to Perform in Midrealm

Wolgemut's last concert in the United States before returning to Europe will take place October 28, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surrey Online: Roman Treasure Trove Discovered in Surrey

One of the largest caches of Roman coins ever discovered has been found on a farm near Leigh, England.

Even More Photos from the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik

Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted even more photos from the Fall 2004 Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, 14th King and Queen of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Henry VIII Comes to "Masterpiece Theatre"

An all-star cast will highlight the new Masterpiece Theatre production of Henry VIII which will premiere November 7, 2004 on PBS stations.

9th Century Mercian Penny Names King Coenwulf

A man walking his dog on a footpath near Bedfordshire, England idly picked up a coin believed to be worth 120,000-150,000 pounds.

Weapons seized from university housing

Guns and swords were confiscated from the apartment of a former member of the SCA by police at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Modern Family Builds Castle in AEthelmearc

A family in AEthelmearc (not in the SCA) is constructing Dupont Castle on 75 undisclosed acres.