July 27th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-27 20:41
A backstage misstep led to an SCA career for Bronx, NY native Sirhan al Cyani (Dwayne Herron), who tripped over a fellow high school student's duffel bag during play practice revealing the other student's helmet.“He was in the SCA and was headed to practice in Central Park. I went with him to check it out, and I’ve been doing it ever since.” (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-27 11:29
A number of 16th century documents mention the village of Philiphaugh, with its "tower, fortalice, manors, gardens, orchards and mills," on the border between Scotland and England, but the settlement has long ago disappeared. Now new excavations may reveal where the town once stood. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-26 14:58
Danaë FitzRoberts reports that Their Majesties Sven and Antigone of the Kingdom of the West have offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to her apprentice Leo Diogenes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-26 09:18
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford about the discovery of what may be the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2014-07-25 22:47
Duchess Zarina Daeth, twice Queen of the Middle Kingdom, is being fondly remembered after her life was claimed this week by ovarian cancer.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-25 18:03
For generations, archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Roman presence in eastern Germany, and with the discovery of a large, first century military camp near Hachelbich in Thuringia, they have found it.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-25 14:50
Archaeologist Hans Mikkelsen from the Danish National Museum was happily surprised recently to discover a Limoges statue of the Virgin Mary under the dirt floor of a small church in Søby, Jutland. The figurine has been dated to the 13th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-25 10:05
Are you an admirer ot London's Hampton Court Palace? If so, you will want to visit the website of Historic Royal Palaces and view a large gallery of photos of Henry VIII's residence.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-24 21:33
A burst pipe in Saint-Louis Hospice, a Jerusalem hospital, has led workers to rediscover 19th century wall murals depicting "crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders." The paintings were the work of Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, a French count, who believed himself descended from the knights. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-07-23 22:42
The verdict is finally in: the remains of Richard III, England's last medieval king, will be laid to rest, with great pomp and circumstance, in Leicester Cathedral after judges put an end to requests that he be buried in York. The BBC's Greig Watson has an overview of the Richard saga. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-07-23 10:16
The Kingdom of Calontir's Falcon Banner reports that Vilhelm Lich has created several albums of photos from the recent Horse and Falcon event. The photos are available to few on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-22 13:15
Kean de Lacy reports that he has posted a collection of videos from Cynagua Coronet which took place in May 2014 in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Tue, 2014-07-22 09:21
The summer issue of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter Quivers and Quarrels is now available.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-21 18:29
The discovery of a Mona Lisa twin in the Museo del Prado in Madrid has led art historians and scientists to consider if Da Vinci's most famous work was actually the world's oldest 3-D artwork. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-21 16:23
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Kings College which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-20 19:44
What does it mean to be a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism? THLaird Colyne Stewart, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, thinks he knows, and shares his thoughts on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-07-20 10:12
Gardeners working at a private home in Purley, England near London, were surprised to unearth a skull and thigh bone dating to the 7th of 8th century. The remains are believed by experts to be Saxon, and are considered a "significant archaeological discovery."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-19 20:22
It almost didn't happen. Weeks before Sterling, New York's famous Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open its gates, the management found itself lacking the US $300,000 needed to operate the faire. The public raised money and a bank came through with a loan, but the event's future is still uncertain. Sarah Blazonis of Time Warner Central NY has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-07-19 13:34
Everyday toilet implements, such as an ear scoop found by a metal detectorist, were among the recently-declared treasures in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Also discussed was an early Anglo-Saxon "gold and garnet cloisonné circular domed object." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 17:28
Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 15:39
Andrew Lowry reports that he has posted a video of the Coronation of King Siegfried and Queen Ragni of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The video is available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 11:14
Katerinka Ministro reports that in Their Court at Border Skirmish, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 00:36
How did London evolve as a city from Roman times to the present? Researchers at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis know the answer and privdes a visual aid in the form of a map which shows the city's development from the 1st century military center to today's megacity.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-07-17 10:13
The Freer/Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution presents an exhibition of Chinese landscape painting from the 10th through 13th centuries entitled Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, May 17–October 26, 2014.
Submitted by Sir Jon on Wed, 2014-07-16 19:57
Sir Jon has provided the rules for the SCA's Society Seasonal Archery Competition.
Submitted by Comyn on Wed, 2014-07-16 11:00
In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40
So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-15 18:41
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Three Queens 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46
Aaron Drummond and Meg Raynsford, Pennsic 43 Musician Coordinators, report that the Pennsic Pile, dance music for Pennsic War 43, is now available to download.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-07-14 12:39
Lady Aine O Grienan is still seeking volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.