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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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Medieval treasures among books of auctioned library

Wed, 2014-09-17 19:03

Heywood Bright, liberal British politician, was a collector of rare books. Recently his library, including several previously unknown or incomplete medieval treasures, was auctioned by Christie's.

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Roman intaglio re-used by medieval jeweler

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:14

Metal detectorist Philip Jackson made a rare and interesting find recently when his equipment pinpointed a silver pendant in a South Derbyshire field constructed around a Roman intaglio (a carved stone). (photo)

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Peter Joyner made Laurel at Pennsic 43

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:37

Master Abelard die Elster reports that at Their camp at Pennsic 43, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Peter Joyner.

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Rhaglan Ffaire 2014 photos online

Wed, 2014-09-17 09:18

Nicholas reports tha he has created an album of photos from Rhaglan Ffaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Runed Thor's Hammer found in Denmark

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:55

Archaeologists from the National Museum of Denmark have declared a small torshammere (Thor’s Hammer Amulet) found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland, the only such amulet with a runic inscription. (photos)

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Kiara Loftus elevated to Pelican in the Outlands

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:17

Duncan reports that at Dragonsspine's Champions/Investiture, Their Royal Majesties Walrick and Cecilia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THL Kiara Loftus.

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The Plates of Pennsic

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:07

Wencenedl reports that he has discovered a photo composite of SCA license plates found at Pennsic posted on Flickr.

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Recall alert: QoR® Synthetic Ox Gall watercolour paint medium

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:38

Health Canada reports that Golden Artist Colours has issued a recall notice for "QoR® Synthetic Ox Gall which is designed to be used with artists' watercolour paints in small amounts to improve the flow and wetting. The product contains the preservative MIT which can cause skin rash or blistering."

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Hrothgar and Ingriðr new Outlands Heirs

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:39

Duchess Kathryn reports that Duke Hrothgar Monomakh was the victor of the Fall 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Lady Ingriðr Rauðkinn.

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Re-enactors gather for Bannockburn anniversary

Sun, 2014-09-14 12:09

The battle of Bannockburn took place 700 years ago near Stirling, Scotland. Now the legendary battle has been commemorated by more than 250 re-enactors from around the world. (photos)

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"What's Up Wednesday" in Drachenwald for July 2014

Sun, 2014-09-14 08:52

Mistress Bridget of the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports on activity of the A&S community in the kingdom in the latest What's Up Wednesday blog entry.

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Known World Tapestry to tour Lochac

Sat, 2014-09-13 20:12

For over six years, Lady Jadwiga Wlodzislawska of the Middle Kingdom has been stitching away on the Known World Tapestry, chronicling the history of the SCA in its 50 panels. In 2016, the tapestry will be on display at a number of events in the Kingdom of Lochac.

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Rome's Colosseum in the Middle Ages

Sat, 2014-09-13 11:45

Once a scene of battle and carnage, Rome's Colosseum later became "a bustling medieval bazaar full of houses, stables and workshops." Evidence of the re-purposed site was collected recently during an archaeological dig.

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Royal chapel found near Edinburgh

Fri, 2014-09-12 18:03

A team of archaeologists and volunteers have found evidence of a 16th century chapel, believed built by Sir Simon Preston in 1518 "to rest the souls of James III and IV. "

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Midrealm mourns passing of THL Mathildis De'Ath

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:27

The Honorable Lady Mathildis De'Ath (modernly Sally Hoff Schneider), a kind and courteous lady of the Current Middle Ages and of the modern world, passed away on September 9 at the age of 70.

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New Richard III exhibit sparks outcry

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:43

Historians and Richard III experts are outraged over an exhibit in the new Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, England which features the armor of the warrior king painted white, making him look like a "Star Wars stormtrooper." (photos, video)

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Ansteorra Summer 2014 Crown Tournament photos online

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:30

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Summer 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

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"Unscripted and candid" at the Canterbury Renaissance Faire

Thu, 2014-09-11 05:50

In July 2014, the Canterbury Renaissance Faire opened its gates in Silverton, Oregon. Saerom Yoo, of the Statesman Journal, visited the faire and spoke with some of its participants. (photos)

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Volunteers help find site of 13th century hospital

Wed, 2014-09-10 19:16

For three years, archaeologists have been looking for signs of a medieval hospital in Northumberland Park in Tyneside, England. 80 medieval burials have been found, and, in the last few days of the dig, a floor of glazed tiles, probably from the hospital's chapel. (photos)

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The search for Süleyman's heart

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:39

In the summer of 1566, the great Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent was on a hard-fought attempt to capture Vienna, but his dream was not to be. The great leader died in his campaign tent, and his heart was buried there. Now the ongoing quest to discover the burial site of the heart continues with Norbert Pap, a professor of political geography at the nearby University of Pécs.

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