Three New Peers Elevated in Atlantia

At the Tourney of Ymir, which took place February 13-15, 2004 in the Kingdom of Atlantia, three new peers were elevated.

Virtual Reality Brings the Hagia Sofia to Life

The trend toward virtual reality exhibits will give many more people access to the museum experience according to a recent BBC article.

Viking Settlement Discovery Delays Cork Construction

UTV: Plans for student housing and a carpark in the center of Cork, Ireland are on hold after the discovery of a Viking ship.

Windfarm Development Stalls Due to Archeological Finds

Oldham Advertiser: A local archaeological trust has objected to the construction of wind turbines on Denshaw Moor, a site which includes two medieval iron-smelting furnaces.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Subject

John Marvin Jacek Rogers, son of Baron Daniel Lightfoot and Baroness Una the Bashful, was born February 19, 2004 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

Further Information on "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin" Publication

More information on the Dublin headcoverings can be found in a book by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett, (2003), "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin".

Knight's Oath Sold on eBay

A modern reproduction of a medieval knight's oath was recently open for auction on eBay.

Gulf Wars to Hold Brewers' Competition

The brewers of the Known World are invited to compete in the first ever Brewer's Competition At Gulf Wars. The event will be sponsored by the Dragons Breath Brewers Guild Of Trimaris.

Midrealm to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at Kingdom A&S Fair

Lady Meliora, Middle Kingdom Historian, has announced that the Middle Kingdom will celebrate its 35th anniversary in conjunction with the Kingdom A&S Fair, Saturday, May 29, 2004 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes.

Estrella War Photo Album Available

Godfrey von Rhienfels, from Atenveldt, has posted an extensive photo album from the recent Estrella War.

Free Scholars Raise Thousands for Cancer Society

At a recent tourney, the Free Scholars of the Kingdom of Atlantia raised over US$3000 for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Medieval versus Modern English

Curious as to how the meanings of words have changed over the centuries? Check out Lori's website, which offers her comparisons between medieval and modern.

Chirurgeons Seeking Service Input

Mistress Aine, Deputy to the Pennsic War Chirurgeon, is seeking input from non-chirurgeons to improve service at Chirurgeon's Point.

The Vinland Map

Washington Post: A new article discusses the so-called Vinland Map, which may date to the 15th century, and the debate over its authenticity.

Kingdom Of Acre Invites All to Join for "Viking Wars"

The Kingdom of Acre, "a group dedicated to the education, understanding and appreciation of the Middle Ages," invites members and guests to attend "Viking Wars" on February 28, 2004.

Good News from Estrella War

Baroness Katharine of Kate Hall reports highlights from this year's Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Beowulf Chosen for "East Kingdom Reads"

The "One Kingdom - One Book" project taking place in the East Kingdom has chosen "Beowulf" for its first book.

Calming a Savage Breast

According to William Congreve, "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast," so readers will want to calm themselves by checking out Dame Aoife's music links.

Barony Lends Helping Hand at Homeless Shelter

Roaring Wastes: Iasmin de Cordoba, Baroness Roaring Wastes of the Middle Kingdom, announced that volunteers from the barony would help prepare meals at a homeless shelter.

Drachenwald Heraldic Submissions Database

Guntram, Albion Herald for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Kingdom's Heraldic Submissions Database is now fully operational.

Vikings Cavort at Lochac's Valhalla-fire and Ragnaroc Party

Vikings beware! Photos from the Valhalla-fire and Ragnaroc party at the recent Canterbury Faire in Christchurch, NZ, may send you screaming for your longships!

Natural Plastic Discovered by Leonard Da Vinci

Discovery News: Alessandro Vezzosi recently discovered a recipe for natural plastic in the drawings and notes of Renaissance genius Leonard da Vinci.

New Study Claims Catapult-Makers Were Celebrities

National Geographic: Serafina Cuomo, of Imperial College London's Centre for the History of Science, has written an article for the February 6, 2004 issue of "Science" claiming that catapult-makers were the "rock stars" of antiquity.

Preserving Jefferson's Gardens and Landscapes

Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, and the University of Virginia will again be co-sponsoring a workshop on historic landscaping.

Full Contact Medieval Combat Tourney at Fayre

Press Release: Eight contestants, competing for (UK)

6th Century Comet Linked to Plague and Crop Failure

Cardiff University: Scientists at Cardiff University have new theories about a 6th century comet which may have collided with the Earth.

And Now, an Austrian Fling?

Archaeological discoveries in Austria give merit to claims that Austrians invented tartan kilts.

New Exhibit on Domestic Depictions at the Toledo Museum of Art

"The Domestic Scene: Views of Culture from the Toledo Museum of Art" will be on display in the Graphic Arts Galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, until May 9, 2004.

Medieval Ring Declared Treasure Trove

Isle of Wight County Press: A medieval silver ring found on the Isle of Wight has been officially declared a "treasure trove," which allows the Isle of Wight Council to purchase it for display on the island.

Dame Aoife's Links on Espionage and Warfare

Dame Aoife's weekly links list presents seventeen selected web sites with information about spying, strategy, and tactics in the Middle Ages.