Details of Dante's exile from Florence public for first time

A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.

Westmere posts photos from Vineyard Raids event

The Incipient Canton of Westmere, part of the Barony of Andelcrag in modern-day Michigan, held an event on October 2. Their Web Minister has posted a photo album of the day's festivities.

Time Team Denied Access to Rosslyn Chapel

Tony Robinson of Channel 4's Time Team has been denied access to look for the Holy Grail in Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Historic Sites

Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.

Byzantine architecture leaves its mark

Ian Campbell of the Scotsman looks at the history and influence of Byzantine architecture.

Plans Proposed to Make Antonine Wall World Heritage Site

Scotland's Antonine Wall, the most northernly reach of the Roman Empire in Britain, is the subject of a campaign to gain World Heritage status for the site.

Historical Fiction: How do medieval-themed restaurants get it wrong?

Seven myths about medieval food, and how medieval-themed restaurants, like the Medieval Times restaurant chain and the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, get them wrong.

Had trouble creating an account?

If you have had trouble creating a personal profile account on, it is probably because you mistyped your email address, and the system couldn't send out your new password. All is not lost, though...

"Aoife's Links" moving to new e-mail list on

Dame Aoife, publisher of the weekly "Aoife's Links" collection of interesting web resources for the Current Middle Ages, will be publishing the links on a list server provided by

Thorvald Halvorsen and Svava Thorgeirsdottir Crowned in the East Kingdom

Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Thorvald Halvorsen and Svava Thorgeirsdottir in the East Kingdom.

Genghis Khan's mausoleum found

A team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists have found what may be the palace of Genghis Khan on a steppe 150 miles east of Ulan Bator.

Outlands Minister of Lists resigns amid Crown Tourney investigation

Lady Danica Leah, who has served as Minister of the Lists in Outlands, has resigned that position, posting a resignation letter on the kingdom email list.

New Calontiri Citizen Born

Lyse De la rosa from Coeur d' Ennui in the Kingdom of Calontir, has announced the birth of her son, Samuel Ensley Gardner.

Search for Missing Church Statues

Local villagers in Cley, Norfolk are launching a search for 13 statues, which were removed from the local church during the Reformation led by Henry VIII.

The Mirror: Ealdormere Goes to Pennsic

Janis Leering, a reporter for the Mirror, which serves Barrie, Ontario and the surrounding area, looks at local SCAdians who attended this year's Pennsic War.

Mystery of Royal Mistress' Death

Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.

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.