Resources

Below is a categorized list of links that might be of use to you in your research and exploration of the SCA.  Please be advised that these links are NOT maintained by the SCA, the Kingdom of Caid, or the Newcomer’s Guild.

SCA Related

> SCA Juried Merchants List — Maintained by Gregory Blount of Isenfir
Links to merchants who cater to the SCA

> Publications of Interest to the SCA — Maintained by Gregory Blount of Isenfir

 

News Groups and Mailing Lists

> The Rialto (rec.org.sca)

> FAQ for the Rialto Maintained by Robyyan Torr d’Elandris

> Rialto Resident “Consultant” List Maintained by Siobhan Medhbh O’Roarke
People who have volunteered to answer questions on various topics, in order to reduce the number of basic questions posted to the rialto.If you are looking of SCA mailing lists, check the Rialto FAQ, listed above.

> Ansteorran and SCA mailing lists maintained by the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
This is a comprehensive list of discussion lists pertaining to all areas of the SCA.

 

Research Resources

> ORB – The Online Resource Book for Medieval Studies
An encyclopedia of essays on medieval topics, plus pointers to other resources and references.

> Web Sites Relevant to Medieval Studies
ORB’s extensive list of websites. Links to libraries and museums, University Medieval departments, databases, journals, language resources, literature and manuscripts, images, and more.

> Anglo-Saxon England Webring
Sites related to the history, archeology and language of Anglo-Saxon England. This site is a part of the WebRing and requires registration and authentication.

> Manuscripts from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
A Hundred Highlights from this Netherlands’ treasure-house of books and manuscripts from many centuries.

> The Mary Rose
Tour Henry VIII’s famous 16th-century warship.

> The Castles of England
Information of the castles of England from Berkshire to Worchester

> The Castles of Wales
Information on over 170 different Welsh castles, Welsh Abbeys and other religious sites.

> The Castles of Scotland
Information on the castles of and stately homes of Scotland

> The Castles of Ireland
Information on the castles and legends of Ireland

> The Grey Company Trebuchet Page
This group’s experiments in constructing trebuchets, plus many links to other trebuchet/catapult sites.

> Medieval and Renaissance WebRing
The web ring will start you off on a page that provides links to several sites involving medieval and reaissance studies. This site is a part of the WebRing and requires registration and authentication.

 

History

> Cariadoc’s Miscellany
A series of articles concerning the SCA and the history of the Middle Ages. Duke Cariadoc of the Bow is well known for his historical research.

> Stefan’s Florilegium
A collection of postings gleened from the Rialto newsgroup, various mailing lists and articles submitted to the author, Lord Stefan li Rous. This is a good source of information on things SCA.

> Odin’s Castle of Dreams & Legends
A collection of links to history-related & historical resource sites, organized by time-periods.

> Directory of Royal Genealogical Data

> Knights Hospitaller of St. John

 

Heraldry

> Laurel Education Page
This page is a directory of educational material regarding SCA Heraldry and the SCA College of Arms. The articles here should be of interest to submittors and beginning heralds in the SCA

 

Medieval Name Links

> Medieval Name Guides
A collectinon of articles on medieval and renaissance names, with a focus on helping newcomers choose their Society names

> Academy of Saint Gabriel Library
Good for persona names (coming up with them) and miscellaneous SCA topics as well.

 

Medieval Clothing

> Celtic Clothing of the 16th Century
Types of clothing worn by the Scots and the Irish during the 16th Century.

> The Costumer’s Manifesto: Your Free One-stop Site for Costume Information & Images
Costume information and images

> Medieval Pavilion Resources Costuming Links
Many, many, many costuming links. There are also picture galleries.

> In-Depth General Garb Seminar
Men & Women’s “T Tunics, construction, decoration and motifs, headcoverings, belts, and pouches

> Women’s Period Hats
A photo gallery of hats through history. There are no instructions, but this site can be used as a guide to what you would wear at what time in history. Then you can research the construction.

> Articles of Interest by Cynthia Virtue
A series of articles on clothing, accessories and hair treatments of the middle ages. Well researched with photos of original clothing and guides to help you shop.

> Build a Custom Dress Form
An article on how to build a custom dress form, originally run in “Threads” magazine.

> The Cotehardie and Houppelande Webpage
A history and guide to cotehardies and houppelandes.

 

Viking & Norse Links

Ravensgard’s Viking Age Page
Contains infomation on Viking and Norse life, history, games, and more

What are some facts about vikings?
Information about Vikings

The Viking Resources Page for the Re-Enactor
Here you will find links to several articles written on subjects of interest to Viking Age re-enactors