A musical Mabinogion?

In an interview for The Boston Globe, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel mentions, "When I was doing 'Sweeney Todd,' I talked with Stephen Sondheim, who is interested in developing something based on 'The Mabinogion,' medieval stories from Wales."

New Laurel in AEthelmearc

Sir Mord the Green proudly announces that his lady wife, Maria Agrissa Sgourina (formerly and more widely known as Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh), was inducted into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of AEthelmearc on Saturday, July 17, 2004 AS XXXIX, in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog.

Middle East Meets Far West at Hafla

The Household Al-thaeib invites the known world to attend this year's Pacific Northwest / Southwest / Far West / Way East (depending on where your border lies) Warsha & Hafla!

Late Saxon "charcoal" graves discovered near Romsey Abbey

Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)

Morning Edition Features Heroism of Lt. Brian Smith

National Public Radio discusses the career and accomplishments of 2nd Lt. Brian Smith, including his love of the SCA, on its Morning Edition news program.

Times Reporter: Warriors Clash at Melee School

A reporter from the New Philadelphia Times Reporter learned about armored combat - SCA style - when he visited the Oaken Melee School spoonsored by the Marche of Alderford.

Chaucer's scrivener unmasked

A researcher at Cambridge University, while researching the history of medieval scribes in London, has found that the copyist who worked for Geoffrey Chaucer was a man named Adam Pinkhurst, who joined the Scriveners' Company of London in 1392.

Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

South Bend Tribune: SCAdian juggler inspires kids to move

Richard Biggs is a fool and proud of it, as shown in an article from the South Bend Tribune about a juggling workshop at a local library.

Elizabethan gold fraud centered on Canadian soil

Kodlunarn Island in Frobisher Bay, is the site of Canada's first gold swindle, according to Canadian scientists. The question: did Elizabeth know the truth?

Music CD to Benefit AnTir Duke

Lord Emryn Lioncourt has announced the release of a new music CD highlighting performances of the greatest musicians of AnTir, proceeds from which will benefit the hospital fund for Duke Tjorkill.

New Chirurgeon Emeritus in Ansteorra

In an audience with TRM of Ansteorra, at the Kingdom's twenty-fifth birthday party, Countess Allyson Tymmes, former Kingdom Chirurgeon (she was also queen during the same time period), accepted the honor of Chirurgeon Emeritus.

Chubby Friar Tuck a Reality?

Were medieval monks the jolly, chubby souls of popular fiction?

Sadly, a New Court Baron was made in Ansteorra

Sadly, TRM Miguel and Conal of the Kingdom of Ansteorra made the Kingdom’s newest Court Baron in a ceremony fitting to the person receiving it, during the Kingdom’s XXV birthday party.

11th century medical book to be returned to Iraq

Scotland Yard was on the job in London when they recovered a stash of rare antiquities stolen from Iraq in 1995.

Eat like it's the 12th century!

Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos believes that modern diets should follow medieval culinary practices — including understanding the theories behind the four humours.

Countess Lyriel de la Foret to become Laurel

Fernando reports that Their Majesties Siridean and Sile of the Kingdom of Calontir have offered Countess Lyriel de la Foret elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Search for Genghis Khan descendants includes free meal

Shish, a London restaurant, is offering free DNA tests in an effort to identify descendents of Genghis Khan. Those whose DNA matches receive a free meal.

Bryce de Byrum Knighted in Atlantia

Master Andrixos of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Bryce de Byrum, OL, was knighted July 9, 2004 by the hands of Their Majesties of Atlantia.

Islamic art from the V&A on display at the National Gallery in DC

"Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum," featuring over one hundred of the V&A's 10th-18th century works, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 6, 2005.

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.