Israeli Group in Need of Fencing Instructor

Yehoshua ben Haym haYerushalmi, Seneschal of the new shire forming in Israel, is seeking help to train fencers in the shire.

An Tir Bids Farewell to Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland

Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, Knight of the Society and Baron of the Lions Gate in AnTir, who died December 16, 2003, is remembered by his SCA family.

Help Sought in Locating Stolen Musical Instrument

A rare medieval horn was stolen from a resident of Atlantia. His friend in the Midrealm has published a letter describing the instrument, and seeking help in recovering it.

Welsh University Undertakes "Lord of the Rings" Research Project

A professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, along with volunteers from around the world, will soon be canvassing film-goers for their responses to "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

Monarchs and Leaders

Learn British history the easy way with the BBC's "Monarchs & Leaders," an interactive website that covers the country's history from "the Angevins to the Windsors."

Hugh and Theresa Invested in Stormhold

At the recent investiture, Sir Hugh and Lady Theresa became the new Baron and Baroness of Stormhold in the Kingdom of Lochac.

William Marshal Tourney and Feast Photos Online

Photos of the recent William Marshal Tourney and Feast, and several other recent Lochac events, are now available on the World Wide Web.

Robert d' Ardrieu to Face Challenge in Free Scholar Prize Fight

Lords Caradoc de Tisbury, Nemet Arpad and Cernac of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced that Lord Robert d' Ardrieu will face three Free Scholars December 13, 2003.

"Terry Jones' Medieval Lives" Premiers on The History Channel

Monty Python member Terry Jones tackles the Middle Ages in "Terry Jones' Medieval Lives", a new series which debuts on The History Channel starting January 3.

Lochac World Domination Plans Revealed?

Intelligence sources have alerted the rest of the Knowne Worlde to the latest covert efforts by Lochac agents to achieve world domination.

All Roads Lead to Iowa?

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has brought a little bit of the Roman Empire to their city by hosting Art in Roman Life: Villa To Grave, September 2003-August 2005.

9th Century Viking Queen May Hold Key to Mystery

The bones of a 1,200-year-old Viking Queen may help scientists solve the mystery of a ritual sacrifice.

Play the Costume Game

Have fun dressing mannequins with the BBC's "Dress the Men" and "Dress the Ladies" history game.

Viking Sword Hilt National Treasure

This is Herefordshire: A gilded 10th century sword hilt became Britain's newest national treasure when it took up residency at the British Museum December 11, 2003.

Roman Gaming Die Fetches Astonishing Auction Price

The dodecahedral gaming or fortune-telling die auctioned by Christies on December 11 brought a sale price much higher than estimated.

Electronic Folklore Site Offers Resources for Researchers and Storytellers

ResearchBuzz: The Directory of Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts offers a searchable database for those doing research in the field or looking for bardic inspiration.

Qveere Eye for thye Medieval Man

New humor from the create your own Bayeux Tapestry web site: a medieval reality show.

SCA Illuminator Debuts Holiday Cards

PR: Contessa Luciana Di Carlo, an SCA illuminator and modern-world professional artist, has sent a press release announcing formation of a new company, The Gylded Page.

Violin's Sound Linked to European Ice Age

Experts are now suggesting that Europe's mini age age which began in the 14th century may have affected trees from which the world's most famous violins were made.

Missouri License Plate Design Online

Residents of the Kingdom of Calontir who live in the state of Missouri may design their personalized "Kingdom of Calontir" license plates online.

Vikings & Sagas & Castles, Oh My!

Dame Aoife shares resources for Medieval Scandinavia, including some tasty Norse and Viking sites.

How Monty Python Changed the World

A newly-released autobiography of the famous British comedy troupe chronicles their rise from obscurity to comedy classic and SCA favorite.

"Hobbit" to Follow Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

"Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson now says that he would like to follow his successful trilogy by filming "The Hobbit," Tolkien's prequel, with some of the same cast.

"Lost" Avebury Stones Discovered

An arc of megaliths that were once part of the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire, England, have been rediscovered.

Ancient Greek Verses Found in Vatican Manuscript

As many as 200 previously unknown verses attributed to the Greek playwright Menander have been re-discovered in a manuscript in the Vatican Library.

Volodar Ivanovic to be Elevated at AnTir Twelfth Night

Dame Arwen Lioncourt and Baroness Anderwyn na Sionan have announced that THL Volodar Ivanovic will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at AnTir's upcoming Twelfth Night celebration.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Philadelphia

Robin Netherton, expert on medieval clothing, will lecture at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA February 28, 2004.

Renaissance Prayer Book Discovered at Hertfordshire School

A Renaissance prayer book, valued at

Louis XVII to Have Royal Burial, 209 Years Late

DNA analysis positively proves that a heart long believed to be that of Louis XVII is genetically compatible with DNA taken from the tombs of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Glasgow Archaeologists Unearth 16th Century Monastery

Evening Times: The medieval ruins of the Francisan Friary have been discovered near the site of Science Project, a project planned to bring jobs into the city of Glasgow, Scotland.