Smithsonian: Medieval Pageantry of the Palio

Siena, Italy is the site of the Palio, the famous — or infamous — free-for-all, bareback horse race that brings the pomp and splendor of the Middle Ages alive each year.

Charlotte Observer: 16th century Spanish fort discovered in NC

Archaeolgists in Burke County, North Carolina hope to discover a 16th century Spanish fort.

Update of Ealdormere equestrain website features photos from War Practice

Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick has announced many updates to the Ealdormere Equestrian website including photos from the 2004 Ealdormere War Practice.

Clinton News Record: Group recreates medieval times

An article from the Clinton News-Record about the SCA in the Shire of Lyndhaven (Woodstock, New Brunswick), mostly about member Owen Flewelling and SCA heavy weapons combat.

Masters, mistresses & knights: SCA elevation ceremonies

Dame Aoife discusses modern peerage elevation ceremonies in her latest collection of annotated links.

Photos from AEthelmearc's Pax Interruptus Online

Jennifer has posted photos from the July 9-11, 2004 Pax Interruptus held at Thescorre in Phelps, NY.

Donations Needed for Chirurgeon's Point at Pennsic War

Want to help the Chirurgeons at Pennsic? Aine reports what sorts of donations are needed for Chirurgeon's Point and for the fund-raising auction.

Not much to like about King Arthur

National Public Radio's Bob Mondello found the new film King Arthur lacking in charm.

A message from Siubhan: Contribute to Pennsic blood drive

Siubhan inghean Alasdair, of the Barony of Stierbach in the Kingdom of Atlantia, shares a personal experience of how donated blood saved her life.

Secret Medici crypt discovered

A newly-discovered secret crypt belonging to the once-powerful Medici family of Italy is expected to unravel many historical mysteries surrouding the family.

Fallen SCAdian Soldier Remembered in McKinney, Texas

Over five hundred mourners packed the First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas, to say farewell to Second Lieutenant Brian Smith, known in the SCA as Friedrich von Konigsburg.

Medieval Kitchens

This episode of the Links List is about Medieval Kitchens--not the food itself, but the place where it was prepared.

Lochac Chooses New A&S Champions

Lady Katerina da Brescia, Lochac Arts & Sciences Minister, has announced the results of the recent Kingdom A&S Competition.

Independent: London to Essex Roman Road Discovered

Archaeologists have made an important discovery in Essex, England: a large Roman road connecting Essex and London and a whole new Roman town.

Photo Album Features "The Shearin' of Sir Evander & Sir Siegfried"

Eirik Andersen's photos from Ealdormere War Practice VI are available on the TwoRavens.org web site.

Niebelungenkrieg 2004 Photos Online

Owen en Deredere has posted photos from Nibelungenkrieg VIII which took place July 2-6, 2004 in Euskirchen, Germany.

14 things you didn't know about King Arthur

The article in The Tennesseean suggests that these fourteen "things you didn't know about King Arthur" will be surprises, but they may not have planned for SCAdian readers.

Professor hunts Roman pirates

Be very quiet! Florida State professor of anthropology Cheryl Ward is hunting pirates! Roman pirates!

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

A documentary, airing on Wednesday, July 21, on PBS, examines Zheng He, a legendary Chinese admiral, and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century

Shipwrecked Ming china recovered

A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Announces Toll Increase

Pennsic-bound travelers using the turnpike will want to budget for an increase in tolls.

News from War Practice: Peerage Vigils and Fundraising

His Highness, Prince Malik was placed on vigil for the Order of the Chivalry by TRM Berus and Marion at Ealdormere War Practice. Baroness Adrielle Kerrec was also placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel for excellence in 14th century costume.

Atenveldt Welcomes Newest Citizen

M'lord Sean Christopher Lyon was born July 7 to Mistress Magdelen Venturosa and His Lordship Simon MacFee.

Donations May Help Save the Woodchester Pavement

The Woodchester Pavement, a replica of the Great Orpheus Roman Pavement found at Woodchester Church, is on temporary display at Prinknash Abbey, near Painswick, England. Donation are being solicited to help purchase the pavement for its permanent home.

Stolen Byzantine Icons Returned to Cyprus

Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.

Pennsic Independent Changes Location

The Pennsic Independent will be in at a new location this year.

Atlantians Enjoy Tournament of Chivalry

Lord Berwyn has posted photos from the recent Atlantia Tournament of Chivalry.

Peer Fear: A public service announcement

Mistress Eleanor, President of the Hug-a-Peer Foundation, has offered a few words of advice on the gentle art of caring for SCA Peers.

Da Vinci doodles brought to life: Leonardo's genius on display in hometown museum

The main attraction of the Leonardiano Museum, in Vinci, Italy, is a model of a self-propelled vehicle based on a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci created in 1478.

New Award in Ansteorra

From the BlackStar comes a proclamation from Their Majesties: The Charter for the Award of the Sable Shield of Ansteorra