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Jotunvillur code cracked

Thu, 2014/03/13 - 12:00pm

The ancient Norse 'jotunvillur' code, dating back to the 12th or 13th century, has been cracked by Norwegian runologist  K Jonas Nordby of the University of Oslo. The key was an unassuming wooden stick, found at the the Bergen Wharf in Norway and covered with runes. (photo)

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New Peers created at the Stellar University of Northshield

Thu, 2014/03/13 - 9:33am

Minister of Protocol, Maol Mhich mac Giolla Pheadair, reports that Their Majesties Hrodir and Anne, King and Queen of Northshield, have chosen to offer elevation to the Peerage to several of Their subjects. The offers were made February 8, 2014 at the Stellar University of Northshield in the Shire of Rockhaven.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2014

Wed, 2014/03/12 - 6:05pm

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2014.

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Illuminated Mystery Play Is Digitized

Wed, 2014/03/12 - 2:27pm

The British Museum has digitized, in two online volumes, a highly-decorated copy of a French medieval mystery play, with illuminations depicting scenes from the play.

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Heather Dale seeks crowd-funding for Celtic Avalon project

Wed, 2014/03/12 - 9:12am

Canadian folksinger and SCA bard Heather Dale (Mistress Marian of Heatherdale) reports that she is looking for financial suuport for a new project called Celtic Avalon, a musical stage show and youth educational program designed to recount the story of King Arthur.

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Introducing the SCA Youth and Family Achievement Program

Tue, 2014/03/11 - 5:39pm

From the 2010 SCA Census of the membership one of the key questions was about declining membership - when asked this question the fourth most cited reason was that families were finding it difficult to attend events with children, and that there was nothing for the children to do.

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Agrippa new Prince of Caid

Tue, 2014/03/11 - 12:52pm

Countess Eilidh reports that Lord Agrippa Morris was the victor of the Caid Spring Crown Tourney, which took place February 22, 2014 in the Barony of Dreiburgen. Prince Agrippa was inspired in His endeavor by Mistress Bridget Lucia Mackenzie.

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Trial begins for accused murderer of Florida SCAdian

Tue, 2014/03/11 - 9:20am

Prosecutor J. Ryan Will contends that on March 2, 2012, Scott Austin Stuut II broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Margaret Gee, of DeLand, Florida, and murdered her. Gee was an SCA member and Seneschal of the Shire of Vaca Del Mar. The trial began March 4, 2014.

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Rowany Festival deadlines approaching

Mon, 2014/03/10 - 6:53pm

Caristiona nic Beathain, Lochac's Rowany Festival Steward, reports that several deadlines for the festival are rapidly approaching.

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Gulf Wars Request

Mon, 2014/03/10 - 2:12pm

Master Cynric of Bedwyn, Co-Autocrat, Gulf Wars XXIV (2015), has a small request of those attending this year's War.

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Gulf War A&S information

Mon, 2014/03/10 - 10:08am

Greetings unto the Known World Ministers of the Arts & Sciences from Mistress Maudeleyn Godeliva Taillour of Meridies. The A&S Open hosted by Meridies and Gleann Abhann will take place on Friday at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.

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Little hook protector of 16th century fashion

Sun, 2014/03/09 - 4:07pm

What could be worse than dragging your elegant skirts through the muck on the streets? Nothing, apparently, as revealed by the discovery of a 20mm (0.8 inch) long gold hook designed to hold up ladies' skirts when crossing a muddy yard. (photo)

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"Staggering find" links British Isles and Norway

Sun, 2014/03/09 - 10:38am

Curator Barry Ager of the British Museum discovered a rare Viking artifact lately in an unexpected place: the storeroom of the British Museum. The ornate, gilded brooch, spotted by Ager "in a lump of organic material excavated from a Viking burial site at Lilleberge in Norway," turned out to be a rare piece of jewelry. (photo)

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Rare gaming piece found in Anglo-Saxon royal hall

Sat, 2014/03/08 - 3:19pm

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have found an extremely rare board game piece dating to the fifth century during the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon royal complex in Lyminge, Kent, England. The piece would have been used for games such as backgammon or draughts. (photo)

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Peers created at al-Barran Midwinter in the Outlands

Sat, 2014/03/08 - 10:02am

Master Angus Reid MacFarlane, Blue Iris Herald, reports that at Their Courts at al-Barran Midwinter, Their Majesties Alrik and Salomea of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.

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BM's Sutton Hoo gallery receives facelift

Fri, 2014/03/07 - 4:51pm

Room 41 of the British Museum has received a facelift in order to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. The room, which houses the museum's early medieval collections, was refurbished with new flooring, roof and internal architecture renovation thanks to a gift from Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock.

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Baroness Dealla Cohen made Peer in Atlantia

Fri, 2014/03/07 - 1:42pm

Lady Wynne ferch Rhodri reports that at Their Royal Court at The Mid-Winter Revels, Their Majesties Ragnarr and Lynette of the Kingdom of Atlantia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Baroness Dealla Cohen.

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Templar interest increases with approaching 700th anniversary

Fri, 2014/03/07 - 9:10am

With material such as The Da Vinci Code to capture the public's attention, the myths of the Knights Templar are more popular than ever. Lawyer, noveliest and historian Dr Dominic Selwood has a feature article for The Telegraph.

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Investigation of Shakespeare's last home to enter phase 2

Thu, 2014/03/06 - 6:29pm

Archaeologists have been working on the site of New Place, William Shakespeare's last home in Stratford-upon-Avon, since 2009 and have now discovered "as much as they can" about the site, which was demolished in the 18th century. (photos)

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Ansteorra Winter Crown photos online

Thu, 2014/03/06 - 2:56pm

Michael De Eryri reports that he has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Winter 2014 Crown Tournament. The album is available to view on  the J&M Timeless (SmugMug) website.

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