Russian and Slavic Research Material Available

Dame Aoife has done extensive research on sources for Slavs and Rus during the medieval time period. Her annoted links are now available.

Midrealm's Baron Wars Photos Online

Photographs from this Baron Wars (2003) are reportedly now available online thanks to a post on the Legio Draconis website.

Utah Residents Rush to Cash in on Viking "Treasure"

Salt Lake Tribune: An ad campaign for a summer festival with a Viking theme has led some Utah residents to attempt to claim the "treasure."

New Book Rewrites Canadian History

History News Network: Canadian geographer Samuel Bawlf's "The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 1577-1580" claims Drake was first to explore Western Canada.

New Drachenwald Ten Year Celebration Photos Online

More photos from Drachenwald's Ten Year Celebration are now online.

Burglary by Ruse and Escalade

The Age: In a scene straight out of a Harry Potter book, a thief has been charged with "burglary by ruse and escalade" by a French court for the theft of priceless medieval volumes stolen from fortress monastery library.

SCA Nation -- Members Step Back to Medieval Times

South Bend Tribune: The annual Swine and Roses event in South Bend, Indiana (USA) was visited by a reporter and photographer from the local newspaper, who did a full-page story on the event.

Stefan li Rous Announces Additions to the Florilegium

THL Stefan li Rous has announced additions to Stefan's Florilegium for July.

Restoration of Rosslyn Chapel to Reveal Secrets?

Scottish Life: A restoration of the sealed vaults of Rosslyn Chapel could reveal long-buried secrets.

Did an Asteroid Cause Constantine's Conversion?

Scientists are speculating that an impact crater in the Italian Sirente Mountains may have prompted Constantine's conversion to Christianity.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Exhibit on Hendrick Goltzius

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an exhibit on the work of virtuoso Netherlandish mannerist artist Hendrick Goltzius today in the Robert Lehman Wing.

Pennsic Bards' Books to Track Bardic Activities

Want to participate in bardic activities at Pennsic? Check the Bards' Books to see what's happening.

AEthelmearc Subjects Needed to Man Reception Table

Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh is seeking volunteers to man the AEthelmearc Royal Encampment reception table.

"Big Dig" Sparks Controversy

Guardian Unlimited: Channel Four's plans for a "Big Dig," where non-professionals around England were encouraged to try archaeology for themselves, has sent British experts into fits of apoplexy.

Down But Not Out

The web site for the Pennsic Independent, the populace newsletter for Pennsic War, is temporarily down due to a major technical problem. The publisher says the site will be back online very soon.

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Sword Attack

In Irvine, California (USA), a man who was under treatment for schizophrenia entered a grocery store and attacked six people with a sword, killing two of them before police fatally shot him.

King, Knight, or Candlestick Maker?

Match your personality to the Medieval occupation best suited to you by taking the Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile.

DNA Shows Celtic Influence Stronger in Many Parts of Britain Than Anglo-Saxon

Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.

Iceman's Shoes Beat Modern Hiking Boots

Shoe expert Petr Hlavacek claims footgear discovered on a Copper Age hunter is more efficient than modern hiking boots.

Iowa College Auctions Medieval Book Collection on eBay

Middlebridge: Northwestern College, in Orange City, Iowa (USA) is auctioning off a large medieval book collection formerly owned by Emerson Brown.

Philanthropist Lends Rare Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Seattle Times: Philanthropist and businessman Paul Allen has loaned a 1623 copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.

Italian Scholar Claims Excalibur for Italy

Mario Moiraghi, an Italian scholar, now claims that the legend of Arthur's sword Excalibur originated in Italy rather than Celtic Britain.

12th Century Amulet Found in Moscow

Pravda: An unusual silver amulet was found at a construction site in the Moscow region.

Sixth Grader Finds Viking Ring

On a class trip to Borre National Park, a Norwegian sixth grader found a 1,000 year old Viking ring.

PennDOT Threatens License Suspension for Those Caught Speeding in Workzones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued new laws regarding safe driving practices in Work Zones in their state. These laws may affect those traveling to the Pennsic War.

Adrian Empire Re-Creates Western European Culture

The Adrian Empire strives to recreate the "rich history, culture, and tradition(s)" of Western European culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

It Pays to Accessorize: Medieval Hats, Belts and Shoes

What sets us apart from the animals is our ability to accessorize. This week, Dame Aoife has researched an extensive list of links relating to medieval accessories.

Funding to Rescue 15th Century Tower in Scotland

Dryhope Tower, near Selkirk, will benefit from funding for conservation and restoration.

Roman Villa Discovered Under Nottingham Sugar Beet Field

Evening Post: Plans to expand the A46 in Nottinghamshire are on hold after the discovery of the remains of a Roman villa.

New Book to Feature 16th Century Weaving Patterns

Nancy Spies, known in the SCA as Mistress Ingvild Josefsdatter, has published a new book, "Anna Neuper's Modelbuch: Early Sixteenth-Century Patterns for Gold Bands."