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The evolution of London

SCA Today - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:36

How did London evolve as a city from Roman times to the present? Researchers at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis know the answer and privdes a visual aid in the form of a map which shows the city's development from the 1st century military center to today's megacity.

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Discover the art of the Song Dynasty at the Freer/Sackler Gallery

SCA Today - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:13

The Freer/Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution presents an exhibition of Chinese landscape painting from the 10th through 13th centuries entitled Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, May 17–October 26, 2014.

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Society Seasonal Archery Competition: Summer: Slots

SCA Today - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:57

Sir Jon has provided the rules for the SCA's Society Seasonal Archery Competition.

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Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor

SCA Today - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00

In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.

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Tips for Pennsic Troll from the East Kingdom Gazette

SCA Today - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:40

So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!

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Three Queens 2014 photos online

SCA Today - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:41

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Three Queens 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Pennsic 43 dance music available

SCA Today - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:46

Aaron Drummond and Meg Raynsford, Pennsic 43 Musician Coordinators, report that the Pennsic Pile, dance music for Pennsic War 43, is now available to download.

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The Children Need You at the Known World Children's Fete

SCA Today - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:39

Lady Aine O Grienan is still seeking volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.

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Late medieval history course online

SCA Today - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:57

For those interested in furthering their knowledge of medieval English history, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester is offering a free, online course entitled England in the time of King Richard III.

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York tomb remains show long history of religious use

SCA Today - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:56

Archaeologists working at All Saints Church in York, England have discovered skeletons of individuals dating back at least 1100 years. Remains included that of a pregnant woman and her fetus and three men shoved together in the tomb. (photos)

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Poland and US take honors in Medieval Combat World Championships

SCA Today - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:12

The Medieval News blog followed activities from the Medieval Combat World Championships, which took place May 1 - 4, 2014 at Belmonte Castle in Spain. Men and women both competed in longsword combat with Poland's Marcin Waszkielis taking the honors for Poland and Suzanne Elleraas placing first for the United States. (photos, video)

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The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus research online

SCA Today - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:48

In a recent issue of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for a Kingdom A&S entry: The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus.

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Gleann Abhann Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

SCA Today - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:02

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from the Coronation of Uther and Brigit, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on SmugMug.

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Don't mess with this doll!

SCA Today - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:45

Tired of your bunny-furred, Viking Barbie? Bored with her Renaissance corsets and undies? Then considering contributing to Faire Play, a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls, that allows your Barbie to kick some butt in full, plate armor. (photo, video)

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Hengwrt Chaucer online

SCA Today - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:36

The earliest known manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, has been digitized and is now available online. (photo)

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Abelard die Elster placed on vigil in Northshield

SCA Today - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:19

Master Maol Mhichil mac Giolla Pheadair reports that at Their Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield have placed Abelard die Elster on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Glaslyn Defender 2014 photos online

SCA Today - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:48

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn Defender of the Flame which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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The potency of Shakespeare's potions

SCA Today - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:07

It's Shakespeare's 450th birthday. In a feature article for the BBC's Future, Claudia Hammond looks at whether the poisons mentioned in William Shakespeare's plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, could actually work.

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