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Master Ioseph of Locksley passes away

SCA Today - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:48

Master Ioseph of Locksley, modernly Joe Bethancourt, passed away on August 29, 2014 after prolonged illness. Master Ioseph was the tenth Laurel of the SCA and was well known for his bardic compositions and performances.

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Conservation plan for Battle of Northampton site approved

SCA Today - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:03

"This year we are celebrating the rich and interesting story of Northampton and our nation. So it seems only fitting that we are looking carefully at how we can protect the site of one of the most significant battles fought on English soil," said Tim Hadland of the Northampton Borough Council about plans to preserve the Battle of Northampton site.

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Elevations offered at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords 2014

SCA Today - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:33

In Their Court at Warriors and Warlords, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered Elevation to the Peerage to a number of Their subjects. The Court took place July 12, 2014.

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Re-enactors endanger Battle of Hastings site

SCA Today - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:12

Regular re-enactments of the Battle of Hastings witnessed by hordes of spectators may be endangering the archaeology of the historic site, but work by a team from the University of Huddersfield, led by Dr. Glenn Foard, is working to discover genuine artifacts from the battlefield.

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Calontiri elevated at Lilies War

SCA Today - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:10

In June 2014, the Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir announced the elevation of several of the Kingdom's subjects by the hands of Their Majesties Martino and Ariel.

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New discoveries show Pictish heritage in Scotland

SCA Today - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:33

The Romans called the people of the north the "Painted Ones" due to their woad body painting, but little is known about the Pictish civilization. Now archaeologists working in Scotland's northern highlands have found evidence that the area may have been the people's power center.

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Research links for English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas

SCA Today - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:01

On his blog Wulfhere's Devices, Calontir herald Wulfhere of Eofeshamme offers help on researching English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas.

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Medieval fighting breaks out in Spain

SCA Today - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:47

BBC Magazine reporter Tom Holland was prepared to be disappointed when he attended the recent First International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships at Belmonte Castle in Spain. After all he'd been to re-enactments before, but he quickly changed his mind.

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Vlad rests in Italian soil?

SCA Today - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:38

New research may show that the remains of Count Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Dracula, may not be buried in romania, but in Naples, Italy. scholars from the University of Tallinn believe they have found evidence that the nobleman was "taken prisoner, ransomed to his daughter - by then safe in Italy - and buried in a church in Naples."

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Great Northeastern War 2014 photos online

SCA Today - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:13

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from the Great Northeastern War 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

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