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Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery Shutdown Notice

Thu, 2014/03/27 - 11:18am

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

Wed, 2014/03/26 - 6:11pm

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

Wed, 2014/03/26 - 2:29pm

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

Wed, 2014/03/26 - 11:52am

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?

Tue, 2014/03/25 - 4:50pm

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

Tue, 2014/03/25 - 12:06pm

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?

Mon, 2014/03/24 - 4:32pm

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

Mon, 2014/03/24 - 12:43pm

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

Mon, 2014/03/24 - 9:26am

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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Lilies War Website Updates

Sun, 2014/03/23 - 4:56pm

Eynon Llangenydd, Deputy Lilies War Webminister, reports that there are new additions to the website for Lilies War.

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O'Neill clan to be celebrated by renovation of Tullaghoge Fort

Sun, 2014/03/23 - 9:08am

A UK£4 million renovation project will help Tullaghoge Fort, near Cookstown in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to be developed into a major tourist attraction. The fort was the crowning place of the kings of Ulster, the O'Neills, until the 17th century.

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Forgotten warrior-saint may have inspired Tolkien's Aragorn

Sat, 2014/03/22 - 3:39pm

British historian Max Adams believes that 7th century King Oswald has been overlooked as a hero. This opinion was apparently shared by author J.R.R. Tolkien, when he based his own warrior king Aragorn on the early English monarch who also "was exiled as a young man before returning to his homeland in order to claim his birthright and become king." (photos)

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Q&A with Grand Council

Sat, 2014/03/22 - 11:10am

Lady Heather Shea, the Questrix, answers questions about the Grand Council for the East Kingdom Gazette.

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Life of King Sawlu told on tablet

Fri, 2014/03/21 - 4:31pm

Archaeologists working at a site near Mandalay, Burma are excited by the discovery of a 900-year-old stone tablet describing the life of little known Burmese king Sawlu. The tablet acknowleges that the king "ruled the nation by the teachings of Lord Buddha" and mentions a monastery built by donations from Sawlu's wife. (photo)

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Cambridge hopes to acquire Codex Zacynthius

Fri, 2014/03/21 - 12:16pm

In 1821, the Bible Society, in Swindon, England was presented with the Codex Zacynthius, a 6th or 7th century Gospel of Luke. Now the Society is offering the Bible for sale, with Cambridge University as its buyer of choice. In order to acquire the manuscript, Cambridge will need to raise UK£1.1m. (photo)

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"Honor and respect" demonstrated at museum medieval fair

Fri, 2014/03/21 - 9:04am

The Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio recently held an exhibition entitled Illuminating the World: The Saint John's Bible, centered around a display of the Saint John's Bible, a medieval bible made with modern techniques. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum hosted a medieval festival featuring members of the Marche of Alderford, the local chapter of the SCA. (photo)

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Will the codpiece make a comeback?

Thu, 2014/03/20 - 9:22pm

Stephen Smith of the BBC News opines on one of our favorite accessories, on or off the battlefield.

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Photos of Ansteorra Kingdom A&S

Wed, 2014/03/19 - 3:06pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Kingdom A&S which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ohio State University presents conference with "Game of Thrones" theme

Wed, 2014/03/19 - 10:32am

Academics rubbed garbed elbows with members of the Society for Creative Anachronism recently when the Ohio State Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presented a conference entitled Pop Culture and the Deep Past with a Game of Thrones theme. Andrew Zistler of The Lantern has the story. (photo)

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April 2014 SCA Board of Directors meeting

Tue, 2014/03/18 - 4:51pm

Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres of the Barony of Grey Niche reports that the April 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

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