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fd-Ireland-msg (87K) 3/25/13 Medieval Irish food. references. recipes.
beer-in-food-msg (40K) 3/25/13 Period recipes with beer or ale in them.
SCA-Bling-art (29K) 3/27/13 "SCA Bling on a Budget, or Trolling for Treasure" by Ld. Daniel Basques du Pau.
Archaeologists have long known that Vikings loved their ale, but, according to Merryn and Graham Dineley, the experts have seldom considered just where the ale was brewed. Now, a new study speculates that stone structures in Britain, once believed to be bathhouses, might actually have been brewhouses.
The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Society Chatelain.
The East Kingdom Gazette reports that at Their Royal Court at Mudthaw, Their Majesties Edward and Thyra of the Kingdom of the East offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Elizabeth Elenore Lovell and Amy Webbe.
The East Kingdom Office of the Chatelaine is currently seeking candidates for the Northern, Central, and Southern Regional Deputy positions.
Job duties primarily include the collection and summarizing of the four quarterly reports, building relationships with the Chatelaines in your region, and answering newcomer e-mails.
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HL Mathurin Kerbusso reports that new content has been added to the online CalonSound Project, which endeavors to record and archive the original stories, songs, poems, and instrumental works of the artists of Calontir. Recently included were the works of Hyrim de Guillon.
The 22nd Gulf Wars in Lumberton, Mississippi drew over 3,000 people to King’s Arrow Ranch to enjoy the annual "War with no Enemies.” Emily Ham Price of the Hattiesburg American journeyed to the campout to experience medieval life. (photos and video)
Lord Martyn de Halliwell, Dept. Head, Youth Point, Pennsic XLII, is seeking volunteers to help with Youth Point at the upcoming War.
The Western Science Center in Hemet, California is teaming up with La Sierra University to present Weapons & War in the Iron Age which "examines the important period of the 2nd millenium BC in the ancient Near East." The exhibit will open May 19, 2013.
www.pennsicuniversity.org to sign up to teach classes! If you’re unable to attend Pennsic, you’re still able to help by passing this message on as far and wide as your can! Please forward to all kingdom, regional, and local lists that you feel would be appropriate. Yours in service, Martyn
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Lord Martyn de Halliwell reports that a new Youth and Family Track has been created for the University at Pennsic 42.
Swords clashed in the Ravine Battle at Gulf Wars XXII and WDAM, Hattisburg, Mississippi television, was there for the action. For the print article, the reporter interviewed Suzanne Sherman of Kansas and Lisa and Brian Blair, of Mobile, AL. An excellent video from WDAM has also been posted on YouTube.
Officials from English Heritage have cancelled the 2013 re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings set for the weekend of 12 and 13 October. The reason given was that the weather damage to the field from last year's torrential rains, and continuing bad weather have left the field in need of being re-seeded.
Low water in Stockholm's harbor reveals the outline of two sunken warships believed to be from the 17th century.
On Sunday morning at the most recent West Kingdom March Crown Lists, TRM Obediah and Ascelin offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Baroness Elena Edgar.
Ursus of Anglesey took thousands of pictures st the recent Gulf Wars, and has begun to post them.
With the media sensation caused by the recent discovery of Richard III, and the resulting boom in interest at it is not surprising that that some communities are desperate eager to find another lost monarch in their midst. In recent weeks a couple of stories have come out about searches being done in England.
King Stephen At Queen Elizabeth School in Faversham, Kent, the building of a school auditorium is allowing archaeologists to explore an area where King Stephen was laid to rest back in 1154. Back in the twelfth-century, this site was home to Faversham Abbey, and the English monarch was buried there along with his wife and son. In the sixteenth-century, this Abbey was destroyed, leaving unknown the whereabouts of Stephen.
Laurence Young, the Manager of Faversham Enterprise Partnership, commented “It’s time to get to the truth about King Stephen and his burial place. The worldwide interest in Richard III has been colossal and, while Stephen doesn’t have his profile as a leading historic figure, he is one of very few English kings whose fate is not known certainly. From a national perspective it is something that ought to be investigated and settled one way or the other.”
Click here to read this article from Kent Online
Meanwhile in Winchester they have already found a body, and are now working to see if they are the remains of the famous Anglo-Saxon ruler Alfred the Great. In March, the skeletal remains discovered in an unmarked grave at the church of St Bartholomew in Wincester were exhumed. Some scholars and archaeologists believe that these might belong to Alfred, who died in 899. Archaeologist Katie Tucker who is leading the search says that while it would be difficult to prove they belong to Anglo-Saxon monarch, "if the bones are from around the 10th century then that is proof they are Alfred and his family, because Hyde Abbey was not built until the 12th Century, and there is no reason for any other bones from the 10th Century to be there."
Click here to read this article from The Guardian
St.Bartholomew's Church in Winchester
According to The Independent, searches are also underway for both King Arthur (good luck on that one) and Boudicca, who fought the Romans in the first century AD. The enthusiasm for finding lost kings has also spread to Scotland, where local politicians and history-lovers are calling for a search to be made for the grave of King James I, who was murdered on February 21, 1437.
Murdo Fraser, the Member of Scottish Parliament for Perth, told The Herald "Leicester will no doubt benefit from the worldwide attention brought by the exhumation of Richard III. A similar project in Perth would have the potential to attract similar global acclaim – which can do no harm in promoting the city. The story behind the assassination of King James I is well known and historians are almost certain that he lies buried underneath Hospital Street in Perth."
Click here to read this article from The Herald
Finally, it looks like the people at the University of Leicester are not done with looking for kings themselves. Yesterday, they announced the search was on...for Richard IV.