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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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What lies beneath?

Wed, 2014/12/10 - 11:21pm

Museum conservationists never know what they might discovered under layers of paint and grime. What lies beneath the surface is the subject of a new display at London's National Portrait Gallery which reveals, for the first time, some of the conservationists' findings.

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Registration closes soon for TMS Bladesmithing Competition

Wed, 2014/12/10 - 6:05pm

Registration for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition will close December 15, 2014. The TMS 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition will take place March 15-19 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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Seeking Households willing to host EMTs for dinner at Estrella War

Mon, 2014/12/08 - 3:40pm

Lady Rowan of the Estrella War staff is seeking households willing to host EMTs for dinner at the upcoming War.

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APEC Proposal - Commentary Being Accepted

Mon, 2014/12/08 - 12:56pm

Currently open for commentary is a proposal by the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) for a new Rapier Peerage.

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Chinese Yuan Dynasty Treasures at Freer Gallery

Sun, 2014/12/07 - 8:01pm

The Freer Gallery in Washington DC will showcase treasures from the Song and Yuan Dynasties this winter including ceramics and landscape paintings from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Viking silver found in Scotland

Sun, 2014/12/07 - 3:09pm

Retired Ayrshire businessman Derek McLennan has made good use of his metal detector. In 2013, he discovered Scotland's biggest haul of medieval silver coins. Now he has unearthed a new hoard of more than 100 items, including a 9th century Christian cross and possibly the largest silver Carolingian pot ever discovered. (photos and video)

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Codex Chimalpahin to return to Mexico

Sun, 2014/12/07 - 11:43am

The Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City is celebrating the return of the Codex Chimalpahin, a three-volume, hand-written, indigenous account vividly documenting the history of Aztec Mexico in Pre-Hispanic and 16th Century New Spain. Dan Colen of Art Daily has a feature story (photo)

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Second 13th century malting oven found in England

Sat, 2014/12/06 - 7:33pm

In July, archaeologists working on excavations in St John's Street in Northampton, England discovered a 13th century malting oven, used to roast grain for brewing. Now a second, even larger, oven has been found at the same site. (photo)

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Estrella War XXXII Main Stewards

Fri, 2014/12/05 - 3:17pm

The Promotions Officer for Estrella War XXXII reports that organizers are seeking applicants for the position(s) of Main Steward(s).

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Orri Vígleiksson elevated to Pelican in Lochac

Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:56am

Gunther Canon reports that at Their Mordenvale Malþing event, Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan, of the Kingdom of Lochac, offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Orri Vígleiksson.

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Early image of Jesus found in Spain

Thu, 2014/12/04 - 2:41pm

Archaeologists and theologians are excited about the discovery of a 4th century engraved glass plate depicting an unbearded Jesus. The plate, discovered during an excavation near the southern Spanish city of Linares, is believed to be one of the earliest known images of Christ. (photos)

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Marilyn Monroe: Still having a good time at the faire

Thu, 2014/12/04 - 10:31am

Marilyn Monroe, News Editor of the Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, Texas, is still having fun at the Texas Renaissance Festival years after her actor boyfriend dragged her there. She reports on the Ren Faire world in an article for the Leesville Daily Leader.

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Two placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

Wed, 2014/12/03 - 7:19pm

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at Agincourt Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed two of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Elfsea Library Demo photos online

Wed, 2014/12/03 - 1:35pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's Library Demo which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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Early Stories of the East from Count Jehan de la Marche

Tue, 2014/12/02 - 2:58pm

The Gazette asked Count Jehan de la Marche, eighth King of the East, for memories of some of his early SCA experiences.

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Æthelmearc Gazette Goes Live

Tue, 2014/12/02 - 10:18am

Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is happy to announce the debut of the Æthelmearc Gazette, a new unofficial blog site for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

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Battle of Tewkesbury site for sale

Mon, 2014/12/01 - 6:07pm

The site of the 15th century Battle of Tewkesbury, where the Lancaster forces were defeated by those of the House of York in 1471, is for sale. The price tag is UK£120,000 to £150,000.

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James and Joan new Heirs in Gleann Abhann

Mon, 2014/12/01 - 3:55pm

Hannah Hennen reports that James the Holy was the winner of the November 8, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

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Florida SCA event fills campground

Mon, 2014/12/01 - 10:03am

Residents of the Compass Lake residential area in the Hills area in Jackson County, Florida hope that the SCA Medieval Faire event will help the local economy. Deborah Buckhalter of the Jackson County Floridian has the story. (photos)

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Dudley's tower opened to public at Kenilworth Castle

Sun, 2014/11/30 - 10:31am

In the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, Robert Dudley, built a tower dedicated to her personal use onto Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Now, for the first time, the tower rooms will be open to the public.

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