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Hellsgate Commander's Crucible photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Commander's Crucible 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Registration for the 17th Pennsic Arts & Sciences Display now open

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-16 14:26

Rowena reports that registration for the 17th Annual Pennsic A&S Display is now available online.

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Watch How European Borders Changed since the Middle Ages

Medievalists.net - Fri, 2014-05-16 09:16
This very cool video was found by @BeautifulMaps. It shows how the rise and fall of various states in Europe since the mid-twelfth century

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map) from Nick Mironenko on Vimeo.

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Polling Responses due May19

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:57

Their Majesties, Brennan & Caoilfionn, issued Their second round of Award Order Pollings on April 25, and responses are due back to Them by May 19.

If you are a member of a polled Order and are not subscribed to the polling distribution or the discussion list, you may sign up here: Polling Lists

And if you are subscribed to the polling distribution but did not receive the most recent polls, please contact the Clerk of the Polling Lists, (currently Duchess Katherine Stanhope).


Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: awards, pollings

Elfsea Defender 2014 pictures

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:20

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from Elfsea Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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First century irrigation system found in England

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-05-14 17:31

Archaeologists working on a development site in Cambridge, England have discovered what they believe is Great Britain's oldest irrigation system. The Roman site includes evidence of planting beds and pit wells.

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Irish brew

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:26

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day 2014, journalist - and beer connoisseur - Reuben Gray looks at the history of the delightful drink from its prehistoric days to its worldwide modern revival.

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Ansteorra Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:52

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Spring Coronation 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Crowdsourcing funds Leiston Abbey dig

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:56

Crowd funding and sourcing have reached the archaeological community on the grounds of 12th century Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, England where amateurs funded experts for a two-week project in exchange for a chance to participate.

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Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli vigiled in Northshield

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-11 10:50

Eilis reports that at Their recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth placed Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

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Carrickfergus Castle dig "full of surprises"

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:39

"We can see the whole 750 years of garrison life here in the castle, from medieval wall foundations to a late Victorian munitions rail that was used to bring munitions in from the pier beside the castle right into the inner ward," said QUB assistant excavation director Ruairí Ó Baoill.

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Pennsic 2014 - Known Word Children's Fete

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-10 10:04

The 2014 Pennsic - Known World Children's Fete will be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday of War Week, August 6th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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Incipient Heirs to the Barony of Concordia of the Snows

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-05-09 20:10

Jean Paul Ducasse and Lylie of Penhille

Their Imperial Majesties have asked to make it known that they have made their selection to affirm the will of the Barony. Please spread the word so that all of the East Kingdom can hear that Concordia has heirs. Jean Paul Ducasse and Lylie of Penhille have been chosen as the next Baron and Baroness.

Upon being told the news, Jean Paul and Lylie responded, “We BOTH are overjoyed and honored to have been chosen by our Baronial family, and Their Imperial Majesties, to be the Baronial representation of the Crown.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. For your enduring love and support as well as belief in us, you have our sincere gratitude. We truly are honored and overjoyed for the opportunity to serve the Barony and the East Kingdom. We have some truly great people to follow and wish only that our service will do you and those who have preceded us proud.”

Investiture is being planned to take place in November, in Albany, New York. Vivant!

Photo provided by Lylie of Penhill; photographer unknown.


Filed under: Local Groups, Tidings Tagged: baronial polling, Concordia of the Snows

13th century Irish castle laid low by storms

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-09 14:02

A sad fact of archaeology is that not all historic sites can be saved. The winter storms of 2013-2014 laid waste to one such site, Coolbanagher Castle near Portlaoise, Ireland. The castle collapsed and was later demolished. (photos)

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Drachenwald Spring Crown Tourney 2014 Photos

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-05-09 10:40

Gunther von der Hardt, Rashid al-Jallab, Margaret de Mey and Lia de Thornegge have all contributed albums of photos and video to the Drachenwald Spring 2014 Crown Tournament website.

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New file in the PERSONAL CARE section: Hiccups-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Sat, 2014-01-18 19:34
Hiccops-art (6K) 12/28/13 "Medieval oddities: Hiccups" by Lady Catherine Ambrose.

New file in the PERIOD-THOUGHT section: E-Eglsh-Prose-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Sat, 2014-01-18 19:32
E-Eglsh-Prose-art(165K) 12/27/13 "Echoes of Oral Tradition in the Dialogues of Ælfric’s Natale Sancte Agnetis" by Detlef von Marburg. (Master's thesis)

New file in the PERFORMANCE ARTS section: Early-Keybrds-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Wed, 2014-01-15 20:54
Early-Keybrds-art (7K) 12/11/13 "Early Keyboards and Their Music" by Domhnall O'Dochartaigh.

Updated file in the FOOD-MEATS section: horse-recipes-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Wed, 2014-01-15 20:51
horse-recipes-msg (61K) 12/13/13 Period horse recipes. References.

Updated file in the FOOD-DAIRY section: dairy-prod-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:23
dairy-prod-msg (108K) 12/15/13 Dairy products. milk, butter, curds, cream.