Reform of Marshallate Proposed to Board of Directors

Master William de Montegilt has proposed changes to the structure of the Marshallate within the SCA regarding safety and equipment standards for combat-related activities.

Legends - Facts and Fictions of Heroism, Romance, and Adventure

'Legends' offers a thoughtful and historical consideration of why characters such as Beowulf, King Arthur, and Robin Hood still have an impact today on music, fiction and film.

"Step into History" at Over 500 Living History Sites

If your ideal vacation is visiting a living history museum, you might want to take a look at the "Step into History" website, which lists over 500 living history museums across the United States.

800-Year-Old Sefer Torah to Visit L.A.

An 800-year-old Torah will begin a year-long display at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Westwood.

New Exhibit on Italian Manuscript Paintings Opens at the Met

"Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from September 30, 2003, through February 1, 2004.

Anglo-Saxon Riddles

The Kalamazoo Riddle Group has made available online the Riddles of the Exeter Book and their translations.

CONQUEST- The Society of Anglo-Norman Living History

Conquest is a non profit organization that recreates the Anglo-Norman period of English history from the Battle of Hastings up until the signing of the Magna Carta (1066 to 1215AD).

Metal Detectors Pose Threat to Britain's Battlefields

History News Network: British archaeologists fear that the recent popularity of amateur treasure hunters using metal detectors may endanger the country's historic battlefields.

Treasure Hunter Stumps British Museum

Rotherham Advertiser: A small, silver fragment discovered by British treasure hunter Jim Rickett has stumped experts at the British Museum.

Roman Weapons Factory Discovered in Devon

A massive weapons factory dating from Roman times has been discovered near Brayford in Devon, England.

East Kingdom Crown Tourney to Feature Poetic Challenge

Poets of the East Kingdom are encouraged to write a poem in praise of their favorite contestant or consort in the upcoming East Kingdom Crown Tournament.

The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux Returns to the Cloisters

The 14th century Hours of Jeanne d'Evreaux have returned to The Cloisters in New York City following conservation and the creation of a facsimile edition.

Atlantis Found?

History News Network: American explorer Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the site of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

Announcing the An Tir Autocrat Website!

The Kingdom of An Tir annouces new Autocrat Information Web Site

Lettice Peyton Elevated to Laurel

Lettice Peyton of the East Kingdom was recently elevated to Order of the Laurel.

Roman "Souvenir" of Hadrian's Wall Found

A 2nd century bronze pan, elaborately decorated with Celtic-style motifs and colored enamel, and engraved with the names of four forts at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, was found in the Staffordshire moorlands.

Exhibit Offers Deeper Look at Botticelli

AP: Sandro Botticelli, a Renaissance artist famous in his day for his quaint adherence to old-fashioned methods, is the focus of an exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum.

Nicolaa de Bracton Elevated to Pelican

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have elevated Nicolaa de Bracton to the Order of the Pelican.

Third Largest Roman Amphitheatre Found in Spain

A huge amphitheatre, built for gladitorial combat, has been discovered near Cordoba in southern Spain.

Board President Clarifies Waiver Policies

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a policy clarification letter for liability waivers at SCA activities.

Need to Practice Your Latin? Try Dr. Seuss!

AP: "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" is the title given to the Latin version of "Green Eggs and Ham", the latest of three Dr. Seuss books translated by professors at the University of Kentucky (USA).

New SCA Shire Forming in Israel

A new SCA shire has held its first meeting in Jerusalem, according to the Acting Seneschal, Reb Yehoshua.

Partial Decision Made on Victoria's Weapons Policy

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced the latest ruling regarding weapons policy in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Roman Marching Camp Discovered in Scotland

Press and Journal: The remains of a Roman marching camp as well as Stone Age artifacts dating back 6,000 years have been discovered in Scotland.

Columbus Mystery to be Solved?

For some time, researchers have wanted to test the DNA of remains in the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Now it looks like they will finally get their chance.

Paris: the "Mecca of Medieval Knowledge"

Dame Aoife shares her research on medieval Paris in this selection of links.

Teachers Needed for Estrella War

Lady Camilla Hazelwood, Estrella War 2004 A&S Class Autocrat, is seeking instructors for A&S classes at the Estrella War.

Duct Tape Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with every SCAdian's favorite product: Duct Tape, by entering the Duct Tape Guys' Halloween Mask Contest.

His Majesty Henri d'Artois Crowned in AEthelmearc

The Canton of Stelton Wald (Beaver, PA) hosted the Coronation of His Majesty Henri d'Artois September 20, 2003. View photos online.

"Warrior Queen" Buried in Lincolnshire Grave

Lincolnshire Echo: Mystery surrounds the grave of an Anglo-Saxon "warrior queen" discovered recently near Lincoln, England.