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In 2009, the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham City Council campaigned to keep the 3,500 artifacts of the Staffordshire Hoard in their cities. Now the councils are teaming up again to raise the money to purchase an additional 81 pieces discovered in November 2012. (photos)
In a move that is tragically not part of an SCA Today April Fool's story, two Hollywood production companies are teaming up to make a movie based on Medieval Times "Dinner and Tournament" theme restaurant.
Archaeologists are pondering the cause of death of a 15th century teenager buried in an "irregular" manner on a crannog, a man made island settlement, in County Fermanagh, Ireland. The remains of the young woman seem to indicate a hasty burial, leading experts to consider foul play.
Scholars love to debate unusual topics, a fact proven by a recent interdisciplinary cannibal conference held at the Manchester Museum in April, 2013. The museum is connected to the University of Manchester, while the conference is sponsored by Hic Dragones, a creative writing and literature organization based in Manchester.
Baron Maol Mhichil mac Giolla Pheadair, Polaris Principal Herald, reports that at Their Crown Tourney, Their Majesties Morgan and Lusche of the Kingdom of Northshield placed Bart fitz Neal on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
A new interactive website, aimed at children, has been launched by the Runnymede Trust and archaeologists from the University of Reading. The site focusses on the diversity of Roman Britain by allowing children to learn about Roman residents such as the ‘Ivory Bangle Lady,’ a "high status young woman of North African descent who remains were buried in Roman York."
BBC History Magazine reports that archaeologists have identified a first century Roman defense system that extended 120 miles across Scotland. The series of forts, watchtowers and defensive ditches predates Hadrian's Wall by 50 years, and the Antonine Wall by 20. (photos and map)
The recent discovery of what is believed to be a Roman dwelling, dating to the 3rd or 4th century, in Navenby, Lincolnshire, England, offers an opportunity to the public to participate in a real archaeological dig. Work on the site is being sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will continue until September.
The world debate continues. Did William Shakespeare really write his plays or was it someone else? But Stanley Wells, honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and eminent Shakespearean scholar thinks he knows the truth and has gathered a small army of literary scholars to prove it: a new book William Shakespeare Beyond Doubt.
Descendants of King Richard III have launched a legal challenge to the burial of the king's remains in Leicester Cathedral, near the site where his skeleton was discovered. Sian Lloyd of the BBC reports in a short video.
The iconic minaret of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the Syrian city of Aleppo has collapsed during fighting between rebels and government troops. The minaret dates to the 11th century.
Graduate students at Durham University in England were in for a real medieval treat when they participated in a cookery workshop using recipes from a recently discovered 12th century Durham Priory manuscript, considered to predate the earliest known examples by 150 years. The Latin manuscript was created in the 12th century at Durham Cathedral’s priory.
Lady Marion inghean ui Ruanadha, Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Kingdom of Ansteorra, offers detailed information on how other SCA members can help those affected by this week's massive tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma.
Reporting Herald Rory reports that Count Sir Hiromoto was the winner of the May 18, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Kimiko.
In the An Tir Crown list processional on Saturday, May 18 XLVII (2013), seven fighters proudly presented their same sex inspirations to the court and fought for them that day upon the fields of honor.
Marion reports that Sir Nigel MacFarlane was victorious in the May 18, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Sir Nigel was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Adrielle Kerrec.
Her Majesty Ysabella reports that Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer, inspired by Baroness Lynette Semere, was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
The East Kingdom has put the call out for a new Kingdom Seneschal. At the East Kingdom Gazette, an editor and prior Kingdom Seneschale published her thoughts on what possible applicants should consider.
Work on the heating system of St Hilda’s Church, on Hartlepool’s Headland in England, has unearthed an Anglo Saxon grave, leading experts to believe that the church was constructed over site of St Hilda’s Anglo-Saxon monastery. Dr Steve Sherlock, of Tees Archaeology, said: “It’s an exciting thing."
THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie reports that Timothy of Arindale was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Duke Timothy was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode.