Over the centuries, mead, the "drink of kings and Vikings," has lost its place of honor to other alcoholic beverages, but now, the honey-based drink is making a comeback. Kim Gittleson, of the BBC, has the story.
Rumors of a portrait of Renaissance noblewoman Isabella d’Este by Leonardo da Vinci have circulated for centuries, but no art historian had actually seen it. Now a painting, believed to be by the master, has been discovered in a Swiss bank vault, possibly solving a 500-year-old mystery. (photo)
“This is the poor man’s SCA,” said Rob Nugent about the Dagorhir chapter at Southwestern Michigan College. “They fight in steel armor,” he said. “Foam is cheaper." The recent article appeared on the college's website. (photo)
Turkey legs, a staple of "Ye Olde Renaissance Faire," have often been the subject of debate among cooks and researchers of the time period. The topic returns in the food section of the Kansas City Star in an article by Tim Engle.
In 1912, a tenement building in Cheapside, in the heart of London, was demolished, unearthing one of the rariest treasures in the city's history. Vivienne Becker, of the Telegraph, offers a feature on the Cheapside Hoard, currently on display at the Museum of London. (photos and video)
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Bryn Gwlad which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Mistress Anya Sergeeva reports that Their Majesties Ivan and Ian'ka of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Her Ladyship Shoshana Drakere.
Israeli and American archaeologists have uncovered what may have been the world's oldest wine cellar in the Galilee, Business Standard reports. The cellar is estimated to be about 3,700 years old and to have held up to 2,000 liters of strong, sweet wine.
"It's like Pompeii: Something terrible happened, and everything just stopped," said Helene Wilhelmson, a researcher from Sweden's Lund University about the recent discovery of a well-preserved fort on the island of Öland, just off the Swedish coast, which contained a number of skeletons.
Laurence Cooke/Paidin MacLorkan, SCA Ltd. Secretary (Australia), reports that Donna Page/Lady Gabriella Borromei has been named to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd.
The Walborn River used to run through London until it was paved over in the 15th century. Recently the river made it's presence known when 20 skulls, dating to the 3rd or 4th century, were discovered washed from a Roman burial site.
Marcel Hildebrand is a pirate, or at least he was recently when he participated in the Pirates of The High Seas Festival at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Scott Carroll of the News Herald spoke to Hildebrand and Steve Bailey, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, when he visited the festival. (photo)
Pádraig Mac Carron and Ralph Kenna from Coventry University's Applied Mathematics Research Centre recently published an article in the European Physical Journal on the social relationships of Vikings, showing them to have more complex social networks than previously believed.
Jerusha reports that Lord Adhemar was the winner of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. The new prince was inspired by His new princess Sorcha.
In 1997, the remains of an Anglo Saxon warrior and his horse were discovered, along with over 400 other graves, at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. Now the horse and rider have come home for display at the Mildenhall Museum.
Visitors to City Park in The Dalles, Oregon were met by people from another time when they encountered members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's "History Lives" demo. A reporter from The Dalles Chronicle has photos and video.
On his Tumblr page, Dutch book historian Erik Kwakkel features a 15th century "pop-up" book, complete with a three dimensional illustration of the phases of the moon. (photo)
Usually Tauranga, New Zealand's Northern Horde can be found on Sunday afternoons at Memorial Park, but for one Sunday, they opened their practice to the public and let everyone play. The Horde’s Captain Charlie Tapsell has participated on New Zealand's team in the international Battle of the Nations. (photo and video)
Catrijn reports that Duke Martino Michele Veneri, fighting for Duchess Ariel of Glastonbury Tor, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.
The discovery of part of a stone cross, dating to Anglo Saxon times, has excited archaeologists from Altogether Archaeology excavating St Botolph’s field in Frosterley in Weardale, England. “This is not the kind of thing that happens every day," said Paul Frodsham, historic environment officer at the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership.