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Ren faire entertains in Cedar City, Utah

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-10-07 09:20

Southern Utah took a step back in time recently with the arrival of the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire to Cedar City. Zach Whitney of Fox 13 Salt Lake City visited the faire and spoke to some of its guests. (video)

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French necropolis offers "rich grave goods"

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:03

Archaeologists in Saint-Aubin-des-Champs, France have discovered a burial ground containg more than 300 graves dating from the 5th through 7th centuries. The graves were single burials and included "rich grave goods." (photos)

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Alamanda de la Roca elevated to Laurel at Battlemoor

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-10-06 13:27

Mariah reports that Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to THL Alamanda de la Roca.

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SCAdian Nick Marcelja turns hobby into business

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:42

In an installment of the The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington) series Working in Clark County, news assistant Mary Ricks interviewed blacksmith and SCA member Nick Marcelja, who turned his hobby into a business.

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“After tragedy, SCA members pull together to help” (Update on the SCA’s Response to Sir Diablu)

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-10-05 15:11

By Master Liam Saint Liam

In the 10 days since a three-car crash in the Dominican Republic claimed the life of one of our long-time members and left one of the most respected knights in the kingdom in critical condition, the East Kingdom — in fact the whole SCA — has seen the wonder and beauty of this game we play.

On Sept. 25, taking advantage of the Jewish-holiday break from school, Ashley Fraser (Lady Lilith Le Blanc) and M. Dwayne Herron (Sir Sirhan AlCyani Akarel Diablu)  left John F. Kennedy Airport for a weekend away together.
Within hours, their taxi had been involved in a serious accident, Ashley was killed and Dwayne was hospitalized in critical condition with multiple injuries.

Then the miracle of the SCA kicked into high gear.
Sir Luis de Castilla, one of the newest knights of the East and a former squire of Diablu’s, is a police officer and speaks Spanish, so he made the connections for the family, then flew to the Dominican Republic to take point.
Dwayne’s brother Dexter (Master Frodo – Hiyama no Kufuka Oniko) flew down, as did his mother, and within a week, Dwayne was at Jackson Hospital in Miami, where he is right now.
He is aware of what happened to his lady. Her ashes will be returned to the family.
This was not simple, and involved many SCA members, some of whom had never met Ashley and Diablu, and one with a connection to a Congressman, who helped solve some issues.

Here are some notes of thanks from Sir Luis . . .
Dexter Herron my brother in this fight. His persistence paid off huge!
Corbie Mitleid a woman who I’ve never met and yet showed me a kindness and guidance I will never ever be able to repay.
Lori O’Rourke Copland we’ve passed each other by at events. Beautiful woman in awesome garb. Would have never spoken to a stick jock like me….Got this ball rolling! Another who I am forever in debt.
Margarita De’ Siena for keeping me sane. Loving me . . .
The Whole Von Halstern/Nutley/Grants/Hawthorne/404 Mooks I needed the support boys. The cheering up . . . . Thank you. I’ll be smacking you all with rattan soon...”

There are people in Trimaris who stand ready to help when they are needed and Scadians from all over have donated to help with travel and other expenses.
Both Ashley and Dwayne have been in the SCA for decades, and each previously lost a former partner who was also a long-time SCA member. Together, they were a powerful force for good in our society. They were among the mainstays of Security/The Watch at Pennsic, and while her work was often behind the scenes, Diablu is one of those folks who is bigger than life.

For those interested in sending cards, the address is Dwayne Herron, C/O Grace Herron, 5110 NW 75th Ave., Lauderhill FL, 33319.
Those who would like to donate to help the family with expenses, the information is here: http://www.rothauser.com/diablu/


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Masters thesis studies veracity of period combat manuals

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-10-05 14:03

In his Master of Arts Dissertation for the University of Exeter, Johann Keller Wheelock Matzke examines bioarcheology studies from five medieval digs for skeletal injuries to check the veracity of sources on medieval combat. A PDF of his paper, Armed and Educated: Determining the Identity of the Medieval Combatant, is available online.

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Viking longboat to draw visitors to the public library

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:50

In 1838, the remains of a Viking longboat were discovered at Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, England, at a natural crossing point for the River Calder. Now the 1,000-year-old vessel will be on display at the Wakefield Library. (video, photos)

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Unofficial Court Report – Last Court of Brennan and Caoilfhionn

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-10-04 17:46

The time did come that the signs and portents all pointed to the end.  And so it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Barony of Bergental once again, and would hold the Last Court of the their Reign, at the Coronation of Edward and þóra on 27 September, AS XLIX.

Emma Lovell and Caleb Patrasso were called before Their Majesties.  They were thus inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub.  Emma received a scroll with words and illumination by Agatha Wanderer, and calligraphy by Gwillim Kyneth; Caleb was presented a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos.

Antonio Patrasso was called forth.  He was named a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher, receiving a scroll for the former featuring calligraphy by Leonete D’Angely, illumination by Nataliia Anastasia Evegenova and words by Alys Mackyntoich, and a scroll for the latter by Magdalena von Kirschberg.

Charitye Dale was called forth, and presented with a Burdened Tyger.  Her forthcoming scroll is by Charis Accipiter and Jon Dunbar.

Eliane Howys of Morningthorpe was inducted into the Order of the Maunche.  She received a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Turi MacKinnon was invited to present himself before Their Majesties.  He was named a Woodworker to the Crown, and also named a King’s Cypher.  He received a woodcarving by Kenimathor of Lochleven and a scroll by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Marguerite De Sainte Nazaire was presented with a Queen’s Cypher.  She was given a scroll by Katrusha the Skomorokh with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Bjorvig Huldarson was named a Brewer to the Crown, and would receive a scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir.

Aikaterine FitzWilliam, in absentia, was presented with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, a King’s Esteem of Merit, AND named a Seamstress to the Crown.

Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco was named a Seamstress to the Crown.

The Worshipful Company of Their Majesties’ Underwear, and members thereof were named as Seamstresses to the Crown.  A scroll featuring calligraphy by Eleanor Catlyng and words by Lillian atte Valeye was presented.

Martyn de Halliwell was named a Tailor to the Crown, and also presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Anastasia da Monte and Yehuda ben Moshe were each presented with a King’s Estemm of Merit.

I, Malcolm Bowman, was called before His Majesty Brennan.  I was named a King’s Cypher, and received a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh.

Fergus Redmede was called forth.  He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille with words by Toki Redbeard.

Griffith Davion, though absent, was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.

Eva Woderose was called before Empress Caoilfhionn.  She was awarded a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.

Cormac MacEamon na Connemara, Duncan Kerr, Hugh Tauener and Ciaran McLeod were each presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Mathias of Settmour Swamp was called forth.  He was awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit, then named a Baron of the Court, receiving a scroll featuring calligraphy by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, illumination by Elizabeth of Arundel and words by Lucius Aurelius Varus.

Owynn Greenwood was called before Her Majesty, and received a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Avelina Keyes was invited before the court.  She was awarded a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, and also named a King’s Cypher.  She received a scroll by Cristiana Crane.

Culann MacKinnon was invited forth.  He was awarded a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, and also named a King’s Cypher.  He received a scroll by Palotzi Marti (with assistance by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia).

Though absent, Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon was called before Her Majesty, and named a Queen’s Cypher.  She received a scroll by Bebhinn Inghean Ui Siodhachain.

Then did the Sybils appear.  They warned of dire consequences should Brennan and Caoilfhionn not relinquish their crowns.  It was decided they would conduct a few more orders of business, then call forth Their Heirs.

Godric of Hamtun and the East Kingdom Pennsic Archery Champions Team were asked to present themselves.  They were named the Blue Tyger Legion, and presented a scroll with illumination by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Eleanor Fitz Patrick was invited before His Majesty, and named a King’s Cypher.  She was presented a scroll by Sunniva Ormstung.

Kenric aet Essex was called before Emperor Brennan, and named a King’s Cypher.  He was presented a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid with words by Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah.

Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell was commanded to presented herself before the Crown.  She was named a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher, and received scrolls by Constance de St. Denis and Lada Monguligin.

In addition to these pieces of business, members of Athena’s Thimble presented a gift to Their Majesties, and a representative from the Kingdom or Drachenwald presented a gift to Their Majesties as well.

Her Majesty called the Captain of her Guard, Einarr Njortharson, called Billy Fish, forward.  She named him a Queen’s Cypher, and he was presented a scroll by Eleanor Catlyng with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Her Majesty’s guard were released from their service, and Their Imperial Majesties bade the Kingdom farewell.  Thus did they pass their crowns to their Heirs, Edward and þóra.  Long Live the King!  Long Live the Queen!  Long live the Kingdom of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan McWhyte, Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Yehuda ben Moshe and Martyn de Halliwell.


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Unofficial Court Report – Lady of the Rose Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-10-04 17:45

Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Barony of Bergental and attended the Lady of the Rose Tournament on 20 September, AS XLIX.

Thus did these things happen:

Eamon the Red was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll featuring calligraphy by Henna Sinclair, illumination by Magnus Kowarsky of Ealdormere and words by Tommaltach MacFhiachach.

Connor Dragonsbane was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll featuring calligraphy by Henna Sinclair, illumination by Shadiyah al-Zahra and words by Tommaltach MacFhiachach.

Zadia of Bergental was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll by Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket.

Lupold Hass von Zurich was Awarded Arms, and received a scroll featuring illumination by Sarah Davies of Monmouth and calligraphy by Bronwyn of Wentworth.

Tryggve Stefnisson was awarded a Golden Kinder, and received a scroll by Robert of Stonemarche with words by Aneleda Falconbridge.

Jean Paul Ducasse was inducted into the Order of the Maunche. He was presented a scroll by Cezilia Raposa with words by Alexandre Lerot d’Avignon.

Edward Grey of Lochleven was named a King’s Cypher, and presented a scroll by Alexandre Saint Pierre.

Sigurthr Vigahamarr het Saurfotr was presented a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Alys Mackyntoich, Ryan McWhyte and Donovan Shinnock were each presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.

I get to talk about myself in the third person!  Malcolm Bowman was named a Baron of the Court, and received a scroll by Kayleigh McWhyte.

Saerlaith ingen Chennetig was made a Queen’s Cypher, and was presented a scroll by Ekaterina Volkova.

Isabelle de Montreuil sur Mer and Jaquelinne Sauvageon were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent.  The former received a scroll featuring illumination by Agatha Wanderer, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith and words by Aneleda Falconbridge; the latter was presented a scroll by Elisabeth Greenleaf.

Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn was Awarded Arms.  Her scroll is forthcoming.

Alesone Gray of Cranleigh was made a Queen’s Cypher, and received a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig.

Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh was made a Queen’s Cypher, and received a scroll featuring calligraphy by Bronwyn of Wentworth and illumination by Saorsa of Coldwood.

Arastorm the Golden was elevated to the Order of the Laurel.  She was presented a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan with words by Martyn de Halliwell.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan McWhyte, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell, Grim the Skald, Donovan Shinnock, Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn and Charitye Dale.


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Unofficial Court Report – River Wars

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-10-04 17:44

This happened just a short while ago, yet it already seems so distant…

Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Barony of Iron Bog and attended River Wars on 13 September, AS XLIX.

These things did happen that day:

Karen Jacobsdottir and Amy Webb were each presented with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Birla the Cheerful was made companion of the Order of Gawain, and received a scroll by Lada Monguligin.

Melchior Kriebel and Devilin MacPherson were both inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier.  The former received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine, with words by Alys Mackyntoich; the latter received a scroll by Orlando Sforza.

Ryouko’jin Of-The Iron-Skies was presented with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, and read a poem by Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige.  Not finished with him, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Tygers Combatant and received a scroll by Sakurai no Kesame.

Mongu Chinua was inducted into the Order of the Sagitarius, and received a carved stone by Alaric Jaeger von Bremen inscribed by Lada Monguligin with words by Gullujab Tangadai.

And then there was in court:

Bjorn inn Kvensami was presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Margery Winthrop was Awarded Arms and presented a scroll by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte.

Suleene Skye the Forgotten was named a Jeweler to the Crown and presented a scroll by Nyfain merch Coel.

Amanda of Settmour Swamp and Serena of Settmour Swamp were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub.  Amanda receieved a scroll by Catriona inghean Sheamuis; Serena’s scroll featured illumination by Aziza al-Shirazi and calligraphy by Mariette de Bretagne.

Konner MacPherson was Granted Arms and would be receiving a scroll by Mariette de Bretagne.

Owynn Greenwood was made a Baron of the Court and received a scroll by Orlando Sforza.

Erin Holt was Awarded Arms and received a scroll featuring illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey and calligraphy by Jon Blaecstan.

Aziza al-Shirazi was awarded arms and received a scroll by Mariette de Bretagne.

Aibhilin Fhionn (Trixie) was awarded a Grant of Arms and made a Queen’s Cypher, receiving a scroll for the former by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski and for the latter featuring illumination by Mergriet van Wijenhorst and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Alesone Gray of Cranleigh was named a Seamstress to the Crown, and additionally received a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Jehannine de Flandres, Tysha z kieva, Isgerthr Isungr and Engracia de Mardrigal were all named Seamstresses to the Crown.

Thorlaeifr Hvitskegg was named a Tailor to the Crown.  Further, he received a Grant of Arms with a scroll forthcoming.

Jibril ibn Ammar al-Fayyad was inducted into the Order of Artemis, and received a scroll featuring illumination by Kis Marika, called Mika and calligraphy by Jon Blaecstan.

Reijnier Verplanck was inducted into the Order of the Silver Rapier.  The scroll is forthcoming.

Genovefa De Magna Villa was presented with a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Eleana O’ Sirideain.

Miles Boweman was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Magdalena Lantfarerin.

Linette de Galardon was elevated to the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.

Gautselin Raedwulf was Granted Arms, and also made a Queen’s Cypher.  She received a scroll for her GOA featuring illumination by Svea the Short-Sighted and calligraphy by Alexandre St Pierre, and a scroll for the Queen’s Cypher by Despina de la Brasov.

Friar William Graham of Edinburgh, Lorenzo Gorla and Livia Petralia were all inducted into the Order of the Maunch.  Scroll for Friar William by with illumination by Isa of Ruantallan and an unknown calligrapher; scroll for Lorenzo by Sarra the Lymner; scroll for Livia by Reijnier Verplanck.

Though absent, Ruslan Novgorodcev was named a King’s Cypher.  A scroll is forthcoming.

Muiredach O’Dalaigh was Awarded Arms, and presented a scroll featuring illumination by Melina Al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.

Ichabod the Tall was elevated to the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll featuring illumination by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, calligraphy by Vettori Antonello and words by Ryan McWhyte.

Philadelphia Brown was elevated to the Order of the Pelican, and presented a scroll by Chrestienne la Pecheresse with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Alys Mackyntoich, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell, Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Donovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte, Martyn de Halliwell, Alain Llewylyn ap Rhaglan and Yehuda ben Moshe.


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Unofficial Court Report – Barleycorn

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-10-04 17:41

Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Crown Province of Østgarðr and attended The Funeral Games of John Barleycorn on 6 September, AS XLIX.

The following events took place upon that day:

Eva Kringler was called before Their Majesties, and received an AoA with a scroll featuring calligraphy by Constance de St. Denis and illumination by Vettorio Antonello.

Cosimo di Firenze of Østgarðr was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid with words by Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah.

Alienor Salton was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Onóra ingheann Uí Rauirc.

Jolie Delarue was named a Seamstress to the Crown.

Philip the first was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Lassar ingen Aeda.

Dougmor of Lions End was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Vettorio Antonello.

Thomas O’Connor was given an Award of Arms, and received a scroll featuring calligraphy by Aleksei Dmitriev and illumination by Marianna “Blackheart” DeLacey.

Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn and Anton le Flamme were presented with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Richard the Poor of Ely was made a Baron of the Court and Granted Arms, receiving a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan.

Additionally, this happened:

His Excellency Gui of Østgarðr presented a rattan greatsword to His Majesty.

Representatives of the Canton of Northpass presented a gift to Their Majesties.

Sir Horic swore fealty.

Their Majesties were presented with a ginormous fork, a match to the gargantuan Spoon of Æthelmearc.  Additionally, Her Majesty was presented a large but comparatively smaller spork.

Their Majesties signed the charter for creation of the Assassin’s Guild.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Aislinn Chiabach and Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn


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Unofficial Court Report – King and Queen’s Equestrian Champions

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-10-04 17:39

photo by Lavina Attewode

Join me for a brief trip in the not-so-wayback machine.

Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Shire of Quintavia and attended King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Championships at Quintavia Summer Celebration on 23 August, AS XLIX.

The following awards were presented:

Doucette de Verdun was named King’s Equestrian Champion, and received a promissory scroll by Kayleigh McWhyte.

Julian le Scot was named Queen’s Equestrian Champion, and received a promissory scroll by Eleanor Catlyng.

Rodulf d’ Saint Aubin was inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub and received a scroll by Katherine Stanhope.

Leon d’ Saint Aubin was inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, and received a scroll featuring illumination by Adrienne d’Evreaux and calligraphy by Alexandre St. Pierre.

Catalina de Valencia was Awarded Arms.  Her scroll is forthcoming.

Llewellyn Walsh was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a scroll by Eleanor Catlyng.

Arnulf d’ Saint Aubin was both inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, and received an Award of Arm.  He was presented a scroll for the Tyger’s Cub by Nest verch Tangwistel and a scroll of the Award of Arms by Brangwyne of Wentworth.

Eleanor Catlyn and Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka both were awarded a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Elena Hylton was Awarded Arms, and received a scroll featuring calligraphy by Constance de Saint Denis, illumination by Marieta Charay and words by Donovan Shinnock.

Solskinn of Smoking Rocks was inducted into the Order of the Maunche, and received a stained glass piece by Conor O Ceallaigh, with calligraphy and words by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte.

In addition:

Their Excellencies Carolingia swore fealty, and presented a gift of a rag rose to Their Majesties.

Their Excellencies Smoking Rocks swore fealty.

Her Highness þóra presented tokens to the hard-working Equestrian ground crew.

The Children of the East gave chase to the toybox.

Duke Gregor von Heisler was named Dean of the War College.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Elizabeth Elenor Lovell and Donovan Shinnock


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Battle of Grunwald search to include lakes

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-10-04 13:31

Archaeologists working near the site of the Battle of Grunwald, between the army of King Jagiello of Poland and the Teutonic Knights in 1410, plan to use an electromagnet to drag the bottom of several lakes in the area, hoping to find weapons lost lost before and during the battle.

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Medieval tagging: what it means

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-10-04 09:10

"We want to record it before it's lost," said Brian Porter of Lincolnshire's medieval graffiti project about thousands of medieval doodles found on the walls of English churches. Porter is co-chair of the volunteer project to record the graffiti and learn more about the thoughts of the people of the time. (photos)

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Artisans to Their Majesties

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:44

The website of Their Majesties Edward and Thyra now has a page displaying the work of artisans that has been donated to their reign.  Their Majesties are grateful for these items that are used as gifts for their hosts at foreign wars or for other occasions closer to home.  In the future the webpage will also include largesse for the toy chest enlivens court for all the youngest members of the East.  “Edward and I take great joy at being able to share the beautiful work done by the artisans of our kingdom,” wrote Princess Thyra.  “The skill and generosity of the people of the East is without compare.”

The webpage will be updated throughout the reign.  Anyone who would like to donate their work is asked to email the Gifts Coordinator, Sir Michael of York.  If you would like to know more about what might be useful, you can also contact him.

Photo by Baroness Cateline la Broderesse


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Sutton Hoo brooch replica added to exhibit

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:58

In the 1840s, a ploughman in Suffolk, England discovered what remained of an Anglo-Saxon gold brooch, and traded it for a set of teaspoons. Recently, as part of the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial, a replica of the brooch, complete with gold, silver, bone and garnet stones, has been included in the exhibit. (photo)

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What killed Richard III?

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-10-03 10:40

A new report, published in The Lancet, reveals that King Richard III was "probably killed by two blows to the head during a 'sustained attack'" when he perished August 22, 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth. (photos)

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Fun and a history lesson in North Carolina

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:26

Attendees of Pamlico Community College's second annual renaissance fair in Grantsboro, North Carolina come for a number of reasons: the fun, the music and the history. This year's fair was visited by Charles Hall of the Sun Journal. (photos)

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Medieval Italian died of brucellosis, say scientists

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:22

DNA testing has revealed that a man, whose skeleton was found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village, died of an infection called brucellosis usually acquired by ingesting unpasteurized dairy products. The report, by Warwick Medical School's Professor Mark Pallen and his colleagues, was published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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