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Viking sword has colorful history

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 7:01pm

Auctioneers at Christie's have announced that they will offer for auction a double-edged Viking sword associated with the battles of Hastings, Stamford Bridge and Bannockburn. The sword is expected to bring between UK£80,000 to £120,000. (photo)

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Pól the Pelican is cheered in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 3:18pm

Barun Pól O'Briain was yesterday elevated to the Order of the Pelican by the King and Queen of Drachenwald. Under threatening skies at Raglan Castle in Wales the two-time Viceroy of Insulae Draconis was made a peer before a tearful crowd of his noble friends and well-wishers.

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SCA: A game of flashing weaponry, handmade crafts and occasional camping under the stars

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/08/12 - 2:38pm

"Every time I come, it's like the highlight of my life. It's addictive. Especially if you're an adrenaline junkie,"  said fencer Susan Woodard about a recent fighter practice held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colorado. Woodard spoke with Scott Rochat of the Times-Call about the SCA and the Barony of Caer Galen. (photos and video)

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SCA Audit Team

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 4:16pm

The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA. We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings.

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New Laurel King of Arms named

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 12:40pm

Current SCA Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason, reports that Andrewe Bawldwyn has been named to take over the position as head of the College of Arms.

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Committee on SCA Chirurgeonate sought by BoD

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/08/11 - 8:53am

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking members for a committee concerning the Chirurgeonate.

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Medieval bath found in Shkodër excavations

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 1:55pm

An archaeological team from the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland has discovered a 14th century bath in northwestern Albania. The structure combines technologies of the Roman and Ottoman Empires.

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From the SCA Ltd Board: Definition of an Event (a clarification)

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/08/10 - 9:07am

It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia), that there is still a lot of debate around what an "event" actually is.

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Wasaga under Siege coming to Ontario in August, 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 2:47pm

Wasaga under Siege 2014 & the 200th Commemoration of Battle of Nottawasaga Bay and the Sinking of HMS Nancy, August 14th-17th 2014.

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Securing the precious Magna Carta

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/08/09 - 8:30am

Chris Woods, director of the  British National Conservation Service, has a daunting task: to assure the safety of the precious Lincoln Magna Carta during its tour through the United States in 2014.

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Mikolaj de Bracy winner of June Crown in the West

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/08/08 - 11:12pm

Duchess Megan reports that Viscount Mikolaj de Bracy was the victor of the June 21, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Excellency was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Arianwem verch Morgan.

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Egyptian textiles documented by British Museum

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/08/08 - 2:51pm

Amandine Mérat and Emily Taylor of the British Museum recently completed the task of auditing, documenting and re-housing 1,800 textiles of the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic eras. In an article on the museum's website, the two discuss the process of handling the spectacular artifacts in the collection. (photos)

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An end to the Bayeux Tapestry

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 10:41pm

Professor Robert Bartlett of the University of St. Andrews believes that there should be a better ending to the reknowned Bayeux Tapestry than the death of King Harold and the defeat of his army. Now a community project from the British island of Alderney offers an alternative: the coronation of William the Conqueror. (photos)

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14th century lead bulla found in Polish castle

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 3:33pm

Archaeological excavations at Człuchów castle in Poland have unearthed a 14th century lead bulla of Pope Gregory XI, a seal used to authenticate documents. The bulla is believed to have originated during the Teutonic Order's crusade against pagan Lithuania.

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SCA offers "a magical day" for Chicago mom and kids

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/08/07 - 8:55am

On the Chicago Now blog, B and P's Mama writes of her experience of attending an SCA event with her sister and two kids. An avowed snob about nerd activities, she found that her kids had a magical day and the SCA might not be exactly what she expected.

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Caerphilly Castle rebuilt virtually

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 12:38pm

Animator Chris Marshall has brought the past to life in a film which recreates Wales' Caerphilly Castle as it would have looked in the early 14th Century. The film was commissioned by Cadw who oversees the country's historic monuments.

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Fall Quivers and Quarrels submissions deadline

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/08/06 - 9:56am

Quivers and Quarrels, the SCA archery magazine, is accepting submissions for the October 2014 issue until September 31, 2014.

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i Firenzi presents: "Arlecchino in Love"

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 8:43pm

Manus MacDhai, Direttore Tecnico for i Firenzi, reports that the Commedia del' Arte company recently performed Arlecchino in Love at the Return to Crecy in the Barony of Sacred Stone (Kingdom of Atlantia.) The performance was recorded and is available to view on YouTube.

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French museum hosts Shakespearean costume exhibit

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/08/05 - 10:02am

The National Centre for Stage Costumes in Moulins, France is playing host to an elaborate display of Shakespearean theatrical costumes entitled Shakespeare, l'étoffe du monde. The silk, satin and gemstone-studded costumes reflect designs from over a century of productions.

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"From heads to tails" change in fish trade in 13th century London

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/08/04 - 9:55pm

New research by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan shows that there was a sudden switch in the fish trade in London from local supplies to imported during the early 13th century. The paper, Fish for the city: meta-analysis of archaeological cod remains and the growth of London's northern trade, appears in the June 2014 issue of Antiquities Journal.

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