September 18th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-18 08:41
In 1564, the Swedish warship Mars went up in flames, taking "800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea." Jane J. Lee offers a feature on the "cursed" ship for National Geographic online. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 20:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 17:14
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 14:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-17 10:18
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 17:55
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)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 13:17
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 10:07
Wencenedl reports that he has discovered a photo composite of SCA license plates found at Pennsic posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-09-15 12:38
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."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-09-15 10:39
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-14 13:09
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-14 09:52
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-13 21:12
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-13 12:45
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-12 19:03
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. "
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2014-09-12 14:27
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-11 15:43
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-11 10:30
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Summer 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-09-11 06:50
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-10 20:16
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-10 17:39
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-09-10 14:15
Nicholas reports that he has created an album of photos from Summer 2014 Coronation which took recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-09 20:41
In June 2014, students from Pope John Paul II Catholic School in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, (Kingdom of Ealdormere) got a lesson on medieval life and history when members from the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism came for a visit. (photo slideshow)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-09 15:30
British school children all know about the evil Black Prince Edward of Woodstock, who put to death 3,000 innocents after the siege of the French town of Limoges in September 1370. But the discovery of a letter written by Edward may change his image forever.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-07 18:53
Several scraps of linen dating to the Middle Ages have been found at the base of a timber and stone-lined tanks, believed to have been used for tanning, in the St John's Street excavation in Northampton, England. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-07 14:31
Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, was the site of the recent jousting tournament staged in front of the castle. A BBC News In Pictures articles offers "stunning" photos of the action. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-09-07 09:48
In a recent article for BBC Magazine, sociologist, writer and performer Tom Shakespeare ponders what would happen if Scotland were to achieve its independence and the England left behind broke up into its original seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-06 18:13
In 2013, when experts believed they had discovered the remains of King Richard III, they turned to Michael Ibsen, a 17th generation relation of the monarch for DNA testing. Now Ibsen has been tapped for service again - as the builder of the royal coffin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-09-06 15:47
2015 will be a big year for Magna Carta enthusiasts, marking the 800th anniversary of the document. Recently ten organizations were awarded funds to help with commemorations of the event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-05 16:40
It is the largest reconstruction of a Viking ship ever built and it is touring the UK - peacefully. Named after a 9th Century Norwegian king, the Dragon Harald Fairhair wound up its two-week voyage in Wallasey, at the mouth of the River Mersey, where Vikings once sailed. (photos)