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Rome's Colosseum in the Middle Ages

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:45

Once a scene of battle and carnage, Rome's Colosseum later became "a bustling medieval bazaar full of houses, stables and workshops." Evidence of the re-purposed site was collected recently during an archaeological dig.

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Royal chapel found near Edinburgh

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:03

A team of archaeologists and volunteers have found evidence of a 16th century chapel, believed built by Sir Simon Preston in 1518 "to rest the souls of James III and IV. "

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Midrealm mourns passing of THL Mathildis De'Ath

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:27

The Honorable Lady Mathildis De'Ath (modernly Sally Hoff Schneider), a kind and courteous lady of the Current Middle Ages and of the modern world, passed away on September 9 at the age of 70.

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New Richard III exhibit sparks outcry

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:43

Historians and Richard III experts are outraged over an exhibit in the new Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, England which features the armor of the warrior king painted white, making him look like a "Star Wars stormtrooper." (photos, video)

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Ansteorra Summer 2014 Crown Tournament photos online

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:30

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Summer 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

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"Unscripted and candid" at the Canterbury Renaissance Faire

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:50

In July 2014, the Canterbury Renaissance Faire opened its gates in Silverton, Oregon. Saerom Yoo, of the Statesman Journal, visited the faire and spoke with some of its participants. (photos)

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Volunteers help find site of 13th century hospital

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:16

For three years, archaeologists have been looking for signs of a medieval hospital in Northumberland Park in Tyneside, England. 80 medieval burials have been found, and, in the last few days of the dig, a floor of glazed tiles, probably from the hospital's chapel. (photos)

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The search for Süleyman's heart

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:39

In the summer of 1566, the great Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent was on a hard-fought attempt to capture Vienna, but his dream was not to be. The great leader died in his campaign tent, and his heart was buried there. Now the ongoing quest to discover the burial site of the heart continues with Norbert Pap, a professor of political geography at the nearby University of Pécs.

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Drachenwald Summer 2014 Coronation photos online

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:15

Nicholas reports that he has created an album of photos from Summer 2014 Coronation which took recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ontario students learn about medieval life from SCA members

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:41

In June 2014, students from  Pope John Paul II Catholic School  in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, (Kingdom of Ealdormere) got a lesson on medieval life and history when members from the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism came for a visit. (photo slideshow)

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Was the Black Prince really so evil?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:30

British school children all know about the evil Black Prince Edward of Woodstock, who put to death 3,000 innocents after the siege of the French town of Limoges in September 1370. But the discovery of a letter written by Edward may change his image forever.

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Medieval linen found in Northampton tanning tanks

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 18:53

Several scraps of linen dating to the Middle Ages have been found at the base of a timber and stone-lined tanks, believed to have been used for tanning, in the St John's Street excavation in Northampton, England. (photos)

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Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:31

Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, was the site of the recent jousting tournament staged in front of the castle. A BBC News In Pictures articles offers "stunning" photos of the action. (photos)

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A new England - "all very much Game of Thrones"

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:48

In a recent article for BBC Magazine, sociologist, writer and performer Tom Shakespeare ponders what would happen if Scotland were to achieve its independence and the England left behind broke up into its original seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

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Richard III descendant to craft king's coffin

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:13

In 2013, when experts believed they had discovered the remains of King Richard III, they turned to Michael Ibsen, a 17th generation relation of the monarch for DNA testing. Now Ibsen has been tapped for service again - as the builder of the royal coffin.

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English extend funds for 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 15:47

2015 will be a big year for Magna Carta enthusiasts, marking the 800th anniversary of the document. Recently ten organizations were awarded funds to help with commemorations of the event.

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Dragon Harald Fairhair completes British voyage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:40

It is the largest reconstruction of a Viking ship ever built and it is touring the UK - peacefully. Named after a 9th Century Norwegian king, the Dragon Harald Fairhair wound up its two-week voyage in Wallasey, at the mouth of the River Mersey, where Vikings once sailed. (photos)

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Carnevale Fantastico Renaissance and Cultural Festival coming to Vallejo, California

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:26

The Italian Renaissance is coming to Vallejo, California in spring 2015 in the guise of the Carnevale Fantastico Renaissance and Cultural Festival. Rachel Raskin-Zrihen of the Times-Herald spoke with organizers Dalia Vidor of Vallejo and Maurene "Molly" Drew of Benicia.

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Exeter's unique medieval water system

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:22

Water in the City: The Aqueducts and Underground Passages of Exeter by Mark Stoyle, a new book published by the University of Exeter Press, looks at the complex water supply system, dating to the 14th century, that once served the medieval city and now still exists beneath its streets.

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Pennsic 43 photos online

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:23

Rowena reports that she has created several albums of photos from Pennsic 32. The albums are posted on her Photobucket website.

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