March 2nd, 2015
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-03-02 21:14
Cousins Terry Muff and Kevin McKenzie, who claim King Harold, of Hastings fame, as an ancestor, believe that the remains of the Saxon monarch lie beneath an ancient church in Hertforshire. Ellie Zolfagharifard of the Daily Mail has a feature story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-03-01 11:40
The discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard is undoubtedly some of the greatest news in archaeology in the past decade. The incredible collection of Anglo-Saxon gold is on display at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Now you can watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the exhibit.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-02-28 11:13
Ancient history expert Prof. Garrett Fagan of Pennsylvania State University knows a lot about gladiators and shared some of his knowledge at a 2014 conference. Included in the discussion was his research on Roman gladiatorial combat, more spectacle than blood bath, he found.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-02-27 16:08
In a discussion on Linked In, SCA member Jeff Johnston reports that he has published his research on medieval games on his HubPages website. The article is entitled Researching Medieval Games.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-02-27 12:30
Caleigh Fleming enjoys medieval combat, and also having a safe place to enjoy "nerd" activities, so she helped to bring the Galahad Medieval Combat Society to Columbia University in Chicago. The group takes part in a medieval combat game known as Belegarth. The Columbia Chronicle has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-02-25 18:27
"Archaeology is an evolving process so you always learn more and more," said archaeologist Paul Logue from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, about new discoveries on the 16th century Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits in County Fermanagh, Ireland.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2015-02-25 10:05
The SCA Board of Directors is requesting commentary on a proposal to amend Corpora to close the office of the Chirurgeonate.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-02-24 12:06
"During 10 days in June 2016, the SCA will transform the entire fairgrounds into a scene out of medieval Europe, complete with feasts, dancing, blacksmithing, jousting and archery competitions," writes Anthony Schoettle of the Indiana Business Journal about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-02-24 08:32
In 2003, Richard Mason, a builder from Rothbury, England discovery a pottery jug in the foundation of a Lindisfarne house. The jug, and its contents of gold and silver coins dating to Tudor times, will now be on permanent display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, thanks to public donations and heritage grants. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-02-23 12:12
Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-02-23 06:10
Jesper Lynge, a chef in Aalborg, Denmark, has a passion for Viking cooking, including sauerkraut, and "a sweet and sour supper, combining savoury game meat such as venison with sauces made from foraged berries."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-02-21 20:49
Experienced SCA member D.W. Smith is hoping to create a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May, New Jersey. So far his recruiting includes armored combat. Helen McCaffrey of the Cape May County Herald has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-02-21 10:17
Arcaheologists are intrigued by the discovery of a 15th century Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Zakynthos, Greece. The 2014 underwater explorations of the site have revealed enough of the ship’s wooden frame to allow study of "the transitional art of shipbuilding during the 15th and 16th centuries." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-02-19 09:28
Baron RIchard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the october 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos are available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-02-16 23:11
The Winchester Bible is "magnificent, lavishly ornamented - a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200," and pages from it will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until March 8, 2015. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-02-15 16:06
THLord Stefan li Rous has publised updates for Stefan's Florilegium for February 2015.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2015-02-14 13:22
On January 25, the Middle Kingdom lost Lord Sedric Edye, a founding member of the Marche of Alderford and a close friend of the SCAtoday.net staff.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-02-12 21:53
Each month, the Laurels of the Kingdom of Drachenwald showcase one of their own. For January 2015, it is Mistress Lia de Thornegge of Nordmark (Uppsala, Sweden), who specializes in late period embroidery and late period costuming.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-02-11 11:10
Estrella War is fast approaching and we are still in need of instructors for the collegium. If you have a skill or talent you could pass on to the populace, please consider teaching at Estrella War XXXI.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-02-10 10:25
Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists reports that Her Ladyship Elspeth has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th night event in the Kingdom of Northshield, as well as two albums from 2013 Border Skirmish. All albums are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-02-09 10:22
The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-02-08 17:25
Chai'usun, Social Media & Publications Coordinator for Pennsic 44, reports that the Financial Committee is looking for candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-02-07 18:37
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 750-year-old city along the volga River in Russia. Ukek, a major city of Batu Khan's Golden Horde, is believed to have been founded by the descendents of Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-02-07 15:05
An archaeological team from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw recently discovered evidence of habitation by Germanic people from the turn of the fourth and fifth century CE in a cave in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-02-06 08:03
Calling the artisans of the Knowne World! Once again, the Kingdom of Atenveldt is hosting an Artisan Showcase at Estrella War
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-02-05 15:20
Medieval people were not as different as their modern versions when it comes to rude language and graffiti, a fact discovered by a team of archaeologists in Oslo, Norway who came across three double entendre characters carved in runes on a piece of wood denoting either the first letters in the ruinic alphbet or Fuþ, the Old Norse word for the female genitalia. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-02-04 16:43
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornim, Inc. has announced that it is seeking candidates for the position of Society marshal.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-02-04 12:00
Sir Gregoire, KEM Middle Kingdom, MIC Pennsic 44 reports on Marshalate rulings regarding use of Mandrake-style rubber thrusting tips at the 2015 Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-02-04 09:48
The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has published an Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan righters into the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2015-02-03 17:38
Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage for rapier and cut and thrust, the Board of Directors decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015.