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New books of poetry at Project Gutenberg

Fri, 2014/06/13 - 10:57am

A text copy of all 3 volumes of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry was recently posted to Project Gutenberg. These books contain a great deal of poetry in middle and early modern English.

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Hadrian's Wall Trust is no more

Wed, 2014/06/11 - 8:33pm

Over the next six months, the Hadrian's Wall Trust, the charity that maintains the famous Roman wall crossing northern England, will be closed due to "significant financial constraints." In the future, the wall will be maintained by English Heritage and local authorities.

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Learning from the teeth of the dead

Wed, 2014/06/11 - 5:13pm

"It's fantastic we can look in such detail at an individual who died 600 years ago," said Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London about his recent work on remains found last year under London's Charterhouse Square. A study of the teeth has revealed that at least 12 of the skeletons died in the 14th century of the Black Death. (photos)

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SCA Artisans Get Recognition With the SCA Artisan Love Project

Wed, 2014/06/11 - 12:16pm

The Middle Kingdom's A&S Pentathlon Champion is shining the light on the amazing artisans of the Society with the SCA Artisan Love project, which showcases those artisans who inspire us with their beautiful artifacts, period processes, hard-sought research, infectious enthusiasm, and just plain amazing work.

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Slave trade in Eastern Europe chronicled

Tue, 2014/06/10 - 6:54pm

In a 2014 journal article for Russian History, The Baltic Finnic People in the Medieval and Pre-Modern Eastern European Slave Trade, author Jukka Korpela looks at the routes of the slave trade in Eastern Europe. Jukka is affiliated with the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland.

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Panteria equestrian photos online

Tue, 2014/06/10 - 10:43am

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

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New Chronicler needed for "Quivers and Quarrels"

Mon, 2014/06/09 - 4:54pm

Quivers and Quarrels, the SCA archery E-newsletter, is looking for a new Chronicler/editor. The current Chronicler will be leaving due to mundane job requirements.

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Photos and videos from Northshield 2014 Spring Coronation

Mon, 2014/06/09 - 1:34pm

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has created an album of photos and several videos from the recent Spring 2014 Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr, and the videos are on YouTube.

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Fort Wayne "weekend warrior" leads Shire of the Shadowed Stars

Mon, 2014/06/09 - 8:18am

Wendy Martin-Glick, known in the SCA as Lady Maggie MacKeith, discovered the Society in 1987 and has been hooked ever since. The Seneschale of the Shire of the Shadowed Stars in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently spoke with Lynn Altevogt of the Journal Gazette.

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45,000 English surnames now in database

Sun, 2014/06/08 - 4:04pm

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Family Names of the United Kingdom Project has completed its first phase with 45,000 surnames, from the 11th to 19th centuries, researched and explained.

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Steppes Warlord 2014 photos online

Sun, 2014/06/08 - 11:55am

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes Warlord 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Peers created at 2014 Rowany Festival

Sat, 2014/06/07 - 8:38pm

At Their recent Rowany Festival XXXII, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Lochac, Alfar and Angharat, offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.

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Paul of Bellatrix - Pennsic 2014 Classes

Sat, 2014/06/07 - 4:16pm

Sign-ups are now open for Duke Paul's individual or small group instruction sessions at Pennsic 2014.  opics of instruction are the choice of the student.

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"Quivers and Quarrels" needs articles

Fri, 2014/06/06 - 2:58pm

Sir Jon FitzRauf, co-editor of Quivers and Quarrels, reports that material is needed for the summer edition of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter.

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Invitation to the Enchanted Ground

Fri, 2014/06/06 - 10:47am

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow has issued his annual invitation to experience the Enchanted Ground at Pennsic.

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The Great Audley's mourning ring found in Norfolk

Thu, 2014/06/05 - 6:15pm

In his will, Hugh Audley, known as The Great Audley, 16th century philosopher, land owner and money lender - and owner of the land where Buckingham Palace now stands - left 11 mourning rings, designed to be worn by his mourners. Such a ring, linked to him, has been discovered in a south Norfolk field. (photo)

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Five offered peerages at AEthelmearc's 2014 Ice Dragon

Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:48pm

Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umakai reports that, at Their Court at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon 22, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.

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No Red Cross Blood Drive for Pennsic 43

Thu, 2014/06/05 - 1:22pm

Scheduling conflicts have resulted in the cancellation (for this year only) of the American Red Cross blood drive that has been held near Pennsic War for the past few years.

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Incredible Lod Roman mosaics to go on display in England

Wed, 2014/06/04 - 6:11pm

A collaboration between the Israel Antiquities Authority and the British Museum will bring the amazing 3rd century Roman floor mosaics from Lod, Israel to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, Engand for an exhibit from June 5 – November 2, 2014. The mosaics are "one of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics" ever discovered. (photos)

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Changes to the SCA Ltd Board (Australia)

Tue, 2014/06/03 - 8:16pm

Jeff Nicholson, Chair, SCA Ltd. (Australia), reports on changes to the SCA Ltd. Board and the quest for new Board members.

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