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Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/07/10 - 2:07pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

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Drachenwald Coronets found in Calontir

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/07/10 - 10:53am

Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.

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Black plague: Survival of the fittest

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/07/08 - 4:09pm

A new study by University of South Carolina anthropologist Sharon DeWitte shows that those who survived Europe's 14th century Black Plague "lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck in 1347."

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Known World Players Auditions for Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/07/08 - 12:57pm

Master Lorcan Dracontius has announced the audition schedule for The Known World Players’ production at Pennsic 44 of “The Merchant of Venice.”

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Kolgrimr Olafsson offered Knighthood at Outlands Coronation Court

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 7:05pm

Countess Matilda Seton, Northern Herald, reports that at Their Coronation Court, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered admittance to the Order of Chivalry to Kolgrimr Olafsson.

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Vikings return to Australia

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 1:26pm

A horde of medieval Vikings descended on Lismore, New South Wales recently  when members of the Rognvald's Lith joined with the Lismore Medieval Re-enactment Society to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Leah White of the Northern Star has the story.(photo)

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Palio di Stonemarche photos online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/07/07 - 10:54am

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

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15th century Torah sold at auction for US$3.87 million

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 8:54pm

“The volume represents the very first appearance in print of all five books of the Pentateuch as well as the first to which vocalization and cantillation marks have been added,” said the Christie's auction house catalogue about the sale of a Torah, printed in Hebrew in Bologna in January 1482. An anonymous buyer paid US$3.87 million for the book. (photo)

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St. Sabas seal found in Jerusalem

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 12:51pm

St. Sabas, a leader of the monastic movement, was a very important person in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. Recently a lead seal, bearing his image and dating to the 13th century, was discovered during an archaeological dig in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem. (photo)

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"Only individual ever recorded related to the Norman invasion" found in East Sussex

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/05 - 9:43am

Skeleton 180 might be a very remarkable individual: the only person recorded related to the Norman invasion of England. Buried in a medieval cemetery, 180 was believed to have died at the Battle of Lewes in 1264, but scientists have now placed his death around 1066.

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Thamesreach at London WorldCon

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/07/02 - 12:53pm

Guy of the Shire of Thamesreach in the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that the group will participate in the upcoming World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), which takes place August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel in London.

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Thamesreach celebrates Tudor Day

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/07/01 - 11:33am

Members of the SCA Shire of Thamesreach recently took part in a celebration of Tudor Day at the Queens Elisabeth Hunting lodge in Epping Forest, England. Photographer PQNeiman was on hand to capture images of the day.

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Renaissance revels in Siouxland

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 3:57pm

For two weeks each June, residents of Sioux Falls, South Dakota are invited to step back in time with the entertainers of the Siouxland Renaissance Festival. Dorene Weinstein of the Argus Leader caught up with Anna Vorhes, executive chairwoman of the Siouxland Renaissance Association, to talk about the festival.

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Shakespeare and the Scientific Revolution

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/06/30 - 12:55pm

Readers of Shakespeare's works could easily dismiss his interest in science at a time when the Scientific Revolution was happening around him, but author Dan Falk believes that the Bard was well aware of the developments.

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Hawks and hounds at Traquair medieval fayre

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/06/29 - 3:12pm

Traquair House, supposedly the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, was the site of the recent Traquair Medieval Fayre, complete with hawks, hounds and players. The BBC offers a short slideshow of the event.

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Medieval theory of multiple universes?

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/06/29 - 7:32am

According to Tom Mcleish, Giles Gasper and Hannah Smithson for an article in The Conversation, 13th century Bishop of Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, was one of the most dazzling minds of his generation (1170 to 1253) and may have caught onto the modern notion of multiple universes.

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SCAdians become "living resources" in An Tir

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/06/28 - 8:21pm

Jerry Boone of The Oregonian recently learned about re-creating medieval history and becoming a "living resource" from Vikki Cauldwell, Baroness of Dragon’s Mist in the SCA Kingdom of An Tir, as she prepared for Faire in the Grove. (photos)

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Remains of King Erik the Holy to be studied

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/06/28 - 11:13am

A team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden will be studying the remains of King Erik the Holy, a medieval Swedish king later canonized as Saint Erik. Researchers hope to discover more about the 12th century monarch including how he lived and his origins. (photo)

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Storks return to Thrigby Hall

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/27 - 5:51pm

In the Middle Ages, it was common to see white storks, which breed in continental Europe and migrate to Africa in the winter, nesting in the chimneys of England, but no stork has done so for 600 years - until now. (photo, video)

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"We’ll beat the ever living crud out of each other"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/27 - 9:12am

Attendees to the recent Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Lexington County, South Carolina, were treated to an exhibition of armored combat by Steve Gillam and Lee Loftis. Cassie Cope of The State has the story. (photo, video)

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