May 26th, 2013
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-26 08:45
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-25 19:10
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-25 16:50
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-25 13:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-24 14:13
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.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2013-05-24 10:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-24 08:50
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.
Submitted by Ariel de Courtenay on Thu, 2013-05-23 14:17
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-22 16:55
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-22 14:36
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.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2013-05-21 14:36
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-05-21 09:24
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."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-05-21 05:40
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-05-20 16:16
Yesungge reports that Damien MacGavin was the winner of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Issabell St. Charles.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-05-20 11:16
On June 1-2, 2013, Cantare, Inc. will present Collegium Cantorum under the direction of Timothy Kendall in a program entitled Chance Encounter, 1506, Part II of the occasional series "The Fayrfax Concerts" presenting Renaissance choral masterworks by Pierre de La Rue (c. 1542-1518) and Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521) at two sites in the Washington D.C. area.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-05-20 06:45
Members of the Barony of Al-Barran were recently commended for their help with the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire by Sandy Wylie, Events Assistant for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 18:04
A new study, presented to the Royal Society A, by Rob Lee, Philip Jonathan and Pauline Ziman describes the Pictish inscriptions found on stones in Scotland as a language apart from Celtic Ogham. The characters on the stones are considered to "part of a lexigraphic writing, containing symbols that represent parts of speech.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 13:40
After serious flooding, the Environment Agency in England is studying plans to build flood defences along the River Derwent near Derby in the Midlands, but before that work begins, archaeologists are being given access to an area known to be the site of a Roman fort.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-19 09:51
In her new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, author Susan Bordo aims to "strip away all the 'sedimented mythology turned into history by decades of repetition' and to restore a restless, learned, freethinking and ambitious but nondemonic woman to the throne of the public imagination." Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 22:28
Archaeologists are excited by the discovery of part of the 4th century Roman wall in England's city of Bath. The discovery was made during sewer repairs to Burton Street.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 16:56
Come join us for the Ports of the Norse World! Please join us for Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 24 to Monday May 27,2013 at beautiful Lynx Hollow Park outside of Creswell, Oregon.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 16:15
In a podcast for the University of Leicester, Dr Sarah Knight and Dr Mary Ann Lund both from School of English, discuss the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III and how it will change the relationship between history, literature and archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-05-18 13:59
Evidence from an archaeological excavation at Boudelo Abbey, once part of the medieval county of Flanders, Belgium, shows that the monks who lived there went to great lengths to cultivate the area's wetlands, building structures on artificially raised soil and providing new lands for occupation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 15:38
Taro, Brewer's Guild Head, reports that the Royal Brewer Competition will be held the second Saturday of Lilies, 2 pm at the Permanent Shelter near the main Battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 11:55
The list of classes and instructors for Pennsic 42 is now available to view or download from the Pennsic website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-05-17 07:24
Master Andrixos reports that Duke Hrodir Toreson was the victor of the May 11, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Ann of Warrick.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2013-05-16 20:10
We are considering a change to the way we obtain event listings for our calendar, or possibly eliminating the calendar altogether, and comments from readers are encouraged to help us make the decision.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 18:56
The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn invites you to attend our 31st Summer War Practice at the 4-H Acres in Ithaca, NY. We welcome Fighters, Fencers, Thrown Weapons users, and all those who cheer them on. Although there is no indoor space for martial activities, a pole barn allows for sheltered combat regardless of weather.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 18:50
It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXIII. We will be mustering once again at Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 18:40
The Barony of Windhaven will be hosting a "Play with Fire" Moot in Green Bay, June 14-16. Since some of the projects we'd like to play with take more than a few hours, Lord Balthazar has graciously opened his backyard/field to us for free camping for the weekend. Come for the day (Saturday) or come on Friday for the whole weekend!