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Youth battle in Concordia of the Snows

SCA Today - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:46

Gavin Haley is the youth champion in the Northeast, in the East Kingdom. He, along with his comrades do battle each week, under the watchful eyes of his dad, Don “Asgar” Haley, as part of the youth combat program of the SCA groups Barony of Concordia of the Snows (based out of Albany, New York) and the Shire of Glenn Lynn. Eric Jenks of the Saratogian has the story.

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"Cradle of the law" to display Magna Carta

SCA Today - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:17

In 1214, English barons met in Suffolk to discuss King John and the Magna Carta, a year before it was signed in Surrey. Now the Bury Society will celebrate the event with a display of an original copy of the document at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.

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Illuminated almanac: 15th century iPad?

SCA Today - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:34

The Wellcome Library has acquired a rare medical almanac, a "combined calendar, astrological chart and medical textbook," that compacts into a small, folded strip, for UK£100,000 from the Edith Sitwell collection. The illuminated alamnac is believed to have been produced in an English workshop in the early 15th century. (photo)

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Seathrun MagAoinghous placed on vigil in Calontir

SCA Today - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:04

Mathurin reports that at Their February 15, 2014 Chieftains event in the Barony of Three Rivers, Their Majesties Martino and Ariel, of the Kingdom of Calontir, placed HL Seathrun MagAoinghous on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Laurel.

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Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery Shutdown Notice

SCA Today - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:18

After considerable deliberation, procrastination, and vacillation, Mistress Elashava and I have come to the conclusion that the Unofficial Northshield Gallery that I've hosted for nearly a decade is no longer a viable concern.

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A violent end for the Finnish swordsman

SCA Today - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:11

In November 2013, archaeologists working near Hyvikkälä, Finland discovered the grave of an unknown swordsman dating to the Middle Ages. Recent tests showed that the well-fed, fit individual died a violent death from skull injuries.

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How to Join the SCA Grand Council

SCA Today - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:29

Heather Shea (Kelly Magill), Grand Council Chair, reports that the SCA Grand Council is seeking new members.

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Matilda Bosvyle de Bella Acqua made Laurel in AEthelmearc

SCA Today - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:52

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, offered elevation to the order of the Laurel to Mistress Matilda Bosvyle de Bella Acqua.

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Who's buried in Charlemagne's tomb?

SCA Today - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:50

In 1988, bones were secretly removed from the tomb of the Emperor Charlemagne for study and for possible identification. Now the results show that the remains are... probably Charlemagne's. (photos)

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Two elevated to Pelican at St. Valentine's Day Massacre

SCA Today - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:06

At Their February 15, 2014 St. Valentine's Day Massacre event in the Canton of Three Hills, their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, of the Kingdom of the Middle, offered elevation to the order of the Pelican to two of Their subjects.

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King Alfred found?

SCA Today - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:32

Researchers from the University of Winchester believe they may have found the pelvis of England's King Alfred the Great in a box of bones stored in the city's museum. The bone may also be from Alfred's son King Edward the Elder. The 9th and 10th century Saxon kings are best known for protecting their people from Viking raids.

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Two offered peerages at Kingdom for a Stage

SCA Today - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:43

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, at Their Kingdom for a Stage event, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the peerage to two of Their subjects.

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Roman cavalry helmet found at Iron Age shrine

SCA Today - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:26

In the year 43 CE, a Roman cavalry helmet, decorated with a silver-gilt wreath of victory, was buried by an Iron Age tribe at a shrine in Hallaton, England. Experts are still considering how such a helmet came to be in tribal hands. (photo)

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