Hitting the Target with Crossbows

Dame Aoife offers links for information and discussion on crossbows in this week's column.

Conference Set to Address Issue of Thornborough Henge

A conference to discuss the fate of the Thornborough Henge, which is threatened by sand and gravel quarries, will take place in late March in Northallerton, England.

Roman Treasure Discovered in Bulgaria

Novinite: A hoard of gold Republic-era coins dating to the 2nd century BCE has been discovered in the Lozyata Region of Bulgaria.

Calontir's Fyrd Mom Celebrates Belated 70th

Baroness Finola O'Clary, Fyrd Mom of Calontir, turned 70 last year, but celebrated the occasion at Coronation March 6, 2004.

English Translation of 14th Century Greek Poem Published

Oswego Daily News: Columbia University has recently published "An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds: Translation and Commentary," originally written around 1370 during the decline of Byzantium.

Murphy's Laws for the SCA

Over the years Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of the East Kingdom has been collecting truisms concerning SCA dynamics. He has compiled them into a list of 101 he calls "Silverwing's Laws."

Fourth panel of "Nastagio degli Onesti" to be Exhibited

The Sydney Morning Herald: For the first time in decades, the fourth panel of Botticelli's "The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti" series will be on public display, at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

The Coronation of Siridean and Sile

Jenna of Southwind has written an extensive report on the March 6, 2004 Coronation of Their Majesties Siridean and Sile of Calontir. (Also don't miss Mighel's photos from the Kingdom's incredible Cope Project.)

Lecture Series Focuses on Medieval Russia

The University of New Mexico's spring lecture series this year will explore the medieval history of the Russian culture.

Lilia Discovered Along Antonine Wall

The Herald: The discovery of defensive pits known as lilia, which were lined with sharp stakes, along Scotland's Antonine Wall has given insight into Roman warfare on the Empire's borders.

Medieval Gardens

As a special bonus, Dame Aoife shares links that are most appropriate for spring. Her topic is medieval gardens, with an emphasis on herb and knot gardens.

SCA Memorial Archive Created

Lord Alastair Aylward has created "[a] place to honor and remember, our brothers, sisters, partners and friend; who have passed on, in and with the Dream."

Archery Makes a Comeback in London

The runaway success of "The Lord of the Rings" at the Oscars has led to a revival of one of the oldest sports in the country.

Odd Names Not Always Product of Modern Times

AP: Record of a baby girl named Diot Coke has been found in Britain's National Archives - from the year 1379.

New Exhibit on Art in Renaissance Italy Opens in Chicago

"The Uses of Art in Renaissance Italy" will be displayed at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago through August 22, 2004.

11th Century Silver Found in Swedish Garden

Newsday: The removal of a tree led to the discovery of 280 medieval silver coins in a Swedish garden.

Ealdormere's Newest Pelican

Auguste Valizan was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by TRM Cennedi and Susanna at Winter War V, March 6, 2004.

Carolingia Mummers Guild to Present King Lear

The Mummer's Guild of the Barony of Carolingia (Boston, MA) will present a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" March 19-21, 2004 at the "Arts at Natick" theatre.

Photos from "Masque of Courtly Love: Lucky Seven", Investiture of Barony of Brendoken

SCAtoday.net staff members Iustinos Tekton and Milica of Varna offer a collaborative photo album from the "Masque of Courtly Love: Lucky Seven", which was also the creation of the Barony of Brendoken.

Alexander & Catriona First Baron and Baroness of Brendoken

On February 21, 2004, a new barony was created in the Middle Kingdom by His Majesty, Alasdair. Alexander of Hawkwood and Catriona nicHugh Mclaey were chosen as the barony's first Baron and Baroness.

Novel-by-Email Chronicles Lives of Renaissance Faire Actors

A serial novel, being published online through a publicly-available email list, follows the adventures of the entertainers at fictional Pendragon Renaissance Faire.

Coin Reveals New Roman Emperor

Independent: A Roman coin discovered in a field near Oxford, England bears the likeness of Domitianus, a 3rd century C.E. Roman ruler who apparently ruled only long enough to mint coins.

Sir Cosmo Craven Wins Atenveldt Crown Tourney

In an exciting final round, Sir Cosmo Craven, Sir Phelan and Sir Dietrich fought each other for the honor of crowning their Queen. In the end, Sir Cosmo became the Heir of Atenveldt and placed the coronet on Sir Ismenia's head.

Ymir Photo Challenge Winners Announced

Charles Fleming has announced the winners of the 2004 Ymir Photo Challenge for photographs taken at the Tourney of Ymir in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Marcellus and Belphoebe Become Baron and Baroness of Ponte Alto

Friar Thomas has posted photos from the Barony of Ponte Alto's recent Baronial Investiture in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Washington Museum to Present Tapestry Exhibit

The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. will be presenting Timeless Connections: Exploring Tapestry Weave April 16-August 1, 2004.

March Additions to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous has published additions to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2004.

AEthelemarc Hound Coursers to Have Website

Duchess Elina Einarsdottir, Houndmistress of AEthelmearc, has announced that a new website for the Hound Coursing Guild of AEthelmearc is now online.

"Sword in Stone" Mystery to be Unearthed

Discovery News: In Tuscany, Italy, a sword thrust Excalibur-like into a stone is being studied in earnest by researchers.

LaserMonks Online!

Beacon Journal: Recycled printer cartridges with a prayer thrown in for free courtesy of LaserMonks a business run out of Wisconsin's Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank.