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K&Q Equestrian Champions Tournament photos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/09/23 - 10:52am

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from K&Q Equestrian Champions which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Shutterfly.

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"Forget about modern times" in the SCA

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/09/22 - 10:59am

“I love being able to forget about modern times and I love to do my best to recreate history to the best of my ability,” SCA fighter Jared Kinser said, during an interview with Elysia Conner of the Casper (Wyoming) Journal at the recent Middle Platte Renaissance Faire. (photos)

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Medieval Mercenary top ten

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/09/21 - 4:39pm

The Listverse website offers a top ten list of 10 Swashbuckling Mercenaries Who Ravaged Medieval Europe including Conrad Of Landau and Rodrigo de Villandrando.

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Byzantine "iPad" found during Theodosius Port dig

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/09/21 - 7:22am

A discovery of an ancient "iPad," aboard one of 37 sunken ships found in the Theodosius Port on the European side of the Bosphorus, has delighted experts. The 9th century wooden object, they say, "is the ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The device was a notebook and tool — in one." (photos)

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Einarr Skallagrimsson knighted at Battlemoor

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/09/20 - 8:02pm

Duchess Kathryn reports that, at Their Keeper's of Dry Stone event, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to THL Einarr Skallagrimsson.

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Volunteers excavate Sherwood Forest

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/09/20 - 1:50pm

According to legend, Robin Hood married Maid Marian in Edwinstowe, a village near the Major Oak, the legendary shelter for the outlaw and his band of Merry Men. Now volunteers are helping to excavate the area looking for Sherwood Forest's medieval past.

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"Hoisting a beer" with the SCA

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 2:57pm

In a recent interview as part of the "Alter Egos" series. NPR Morning Edition's David Greene spoke with Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama, known in the SCA as Baron Cynred of Gwent. The interview is available as a podcast or in print.

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Elizabeth's "pirate" ship raised from floor of the Thames

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/09/19 - 7:53am

After 400 years, a ship, believed to be the Cherabin, will be celebrated once again in England. The "state pirate ship," sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I, has been raised from the floor of the Thames estuary to find a new home in the National Dive Centre in Stoney Cove, Leicestershire. (photos)

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Aberdeenshire barn could give "vital clues about medieval farm living"

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 3:41pm

Excavators from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission are accustomed to finding historic artifacts during their work. In fact, their team includes an archaeologist. Now a recent discovery of a 14th or 15th century barn has given her something exciting to study.

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Caelin on Andrede's Pennsic 43 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 12:16pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted his photos from Pennsic 43. The albums may be viewed on Flickr.

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Mars reveals its secrets

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/09/18 - 8:41am

In 1564, the Swedish warship Mars went up in flames, taking "800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea." Jane J. Lee offers a feature on the "cursed" ship for National Geographic online. (photos)

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Medieval treasures among books of auctioned library

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 8:03pm

Heywood Bright, liberal British politician, was a collector of rare books. Recently his library, including several previously unknown or incomplete medieval treasures, was auctioned by Christie's.

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Roman intaglio re-used by medieval jeweler

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 5:14pm

Metal detectorist Philip Jackson made a rare and interesting find recently when his equipment pinpointed a silver pendant in a South Derbyshire field constructed around a Roman intaglio (a carved stone). (photo)

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Peter Joyner made Laurel at Pennsic 43

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 2:37pm

Master Abelard die Elster reports that at Their camp at Pennsic 43, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Peter Joyner.

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Rhaglan Ffaire 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/09/17 - 10:18am

Nicholas reports tha he has created an album of photos from Rhaglan Ffaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Runed Thor's Hammer found in Denmark

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 5:55pm

Archaeologists from the National Museum of Denmark have declared a small torshammere (Thor’s Hammer Amulet) found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland, the only such amulet with a runic inscription. (photos)

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Kiara Loftus elevated to Pelican in the Outlands

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 1:17pm

Duncan reports that at Dragonsspine's Champions/Investiture, Their Royal Majesties Walrick and Cecilia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THL Kiara Loftus.

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The Plates of Pennsic

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/09/16 - 10:07am

Wencenedl reports that he has discovered a photo composite of SCA license plates found at Pennsic posted on Flickr.

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Recall alert: QoR® Synthetic Ox Gall watercolour paint medium

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/09/15 - 12:38pm

Health Canada reports that Golden Artist Colours has issued a recall notice for "QoR® Synthetic Ox Gall which is designed to be used with artists' watercolour paints in small amounts to improve the flow and wetting. The product contains the preservative MIT which can cause skin rash or blistering."

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Hrothgar and Ingriðr new Outlands Heirs

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/09/15 - 10:39am

Duchess Kathryn reports that Duke Hrothgar Monomakh was the victor of the Fall 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Lady Ingriðr Rauðkinn.

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