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British books barred from leaving England

Tue, 2014-05-27 18:27

The British Library has been successful in acquiring the Catholicon Anglicum, a 15th-century English-Latin dictionary, and a printed traictise owned and annotated by John Ponet, thanks to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest which barred the books from export.

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Allison in Wonderland

Tue, 2014-05-27 15:55

In the April 2014 issue of The Clarion, the newsletter of the Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kingdom of Calontir), SCA (relatively) newcomer - and new fighter, Allison of Forgotten Sea, discusses her first large event experience at Gulf War XXIII. The newsletter is available online.

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Titus Scipio Germanicus new Prince of Æthelmearc

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:45

Lady Phelippe "Pippi" Ulfsdotter reports that Duke Titus Scipio Germanicus was the winner of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

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Fun with Bills of Mortality

Mon, 2014-05-26 19:33

For those interested in London's 16th century Bills of Mortality, but don't really want to do the research, comedian David Baddiel has the answer. The Bills are part of his 1997 comedy routine available on YouTube. PG-13 for Language.

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London's Borough Market celebrates 1000 years on site

Mon, 2014-05-26 10:00

Medievalists visiting London are often disappointed that little of the medieval city remains, but they may be cheered by a walk through of Borough Market in Southwark which is celebrting its millennium. Stephen Halliday has the story for History Today.

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Japanese IT company to digitize more Vatican documents

Sun, 2014-05-25 16:02

The Vatican Library processes many requests to use documents and manuscripts from its enormous collection, but the increased requests have led to fear that the fragile documents will be damaged. Enter NTT DATA, a Japanese IT company who has been contracted to digitize 3,000 manuscripts at a cost of 18 million euros (US $22.6 million).

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Minding the medieval teen

Sun, 2014-05-25 08:41

Parents of unruly teenagers may sigh wistfully at the notion of sending their children elsewhere for training, a common practice of northern Europeans in the Middle Ages. William Kremer looks at the practice of fostering in an article for the BBC News Magaine.

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Known World Poetry Competition

Sat, 2014-05-24 23:12

Lady Katarzyna Witkowska, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that the Known World Poetry Competition will be held Monday August 4, 2014 on Artisans' Row at the Pennsic War.

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Cambuskenneth Abbey part of Bannockburn archaological study

Sat, 2014-05-24 19:56

The 700th anniversary of the Scottish victory at Bannockburn has brought together archaeologists and experts from a number of fields to study the battle. Among the sites investigated is Cambuskenneth Abbey near Stirling where Robert the Bruce held several of his early parliaments.

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Cornelius von Beck winner of Lochac Crown Tourney

Fri, 2014-05-23 11:13

Ceara reports that Duke Sir Cornelius von Beck has was the victor of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Elizabeth de Foxle.

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Roman house subject of 2014 dig at Maryport

Thu, 2014-05-22 11:08

Roman Maryport, near the western edge of Hadrian's Wall, has produced a number of interesting artifacts in previous digs. In 2014, archaeologists will focus on the investigation of a large, 3-room, stone-strip building discovered in 2013. (pictures)

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Rowany Festival Feedback Survey

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:38

Caristiona encourages anyone who attended the 2014 Rowany Festival to take a moment to fill out the online survey.

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Vladimir and Petranella new Prince and Princess of Northshield

Thu, 2014-05-22 02:26

Gwen reports that Vladimir Radescu was the victor of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. Count Vladimir was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Petranella Fitzallen of Weston.

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Lilies War Master Schedule

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39

Lilies War Webminister Eynon reports that the War's Master Schedule is online and has been updated. A printable version is available from Google Docs or in PDF format.

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Beautiful mosiac floors revealed in Israeli Byzantine church

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:40

An excavation of a site near the Bedouin village of Hura by the Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed a 6th century Byzantine church, complete with amazingly intact mosaic floors. (photos)

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Special Notice About First Friday Parking at Lilies War

Tue, 2014-05-20 18:10

The Falcon Banner, the news source for the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that special parking restrictions will be in place for the first Friday of Lilies War 2014.

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Michael and Seonaid new Heirs to Atlantia Throne

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:22

Duke Michael of Bedford, inspired by Duchess Seonaid ní Fhionn, was the victor of the May 3, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

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Lilies War offers tour for non SCAdians

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:24

Officials of Lilies War, which takes place June 13-22, 2014 at Smithville Lake in Clay County, Missouri, have announced that tours for the public will be available June 15, 2014.

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"Threads" offers costumers a chance to design for 1/2 scale dress forms

Tue, 2014-05-20 09:37

Threads Magazine has anncounced its 2014 American Sewing Expo (ASE) Challenge: 1/2-Scale Design Challenge on the theme of "Fashion Icons through the Ages." The contest is limited to 100 entries and garments must be finished by August 1, 2014.

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Teller talks Tempest

Mon, 2014-05-19 20:03

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, magician Teller (the quiet one), recently co-directed a new version of the Bard's magicial play, The Tempest. In a video, Teller discusses the production with Mark Mobley for a segment of NPR's The Record.

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