Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-26 16:27
"Having the chance to unlock a part of Norfolk history which has been closed to us for maybe hundreds of years feels very special," said Gary Tuson, from the Norfolk Records Office about plans to x-ray a 15th century scroll that is too delicate to unroll.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-26 13:15
Her Majesty Siobhan, Queen of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that Vicountess Anna Laresdotter has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Her hand and that of Her King Sven.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-12-25 17:05
Representatives from Christie's auction house in New York have announced that the centerpiece of its January 2014 Old Masters Week auctions will be The Rothschild Prayerbook, considered to be "the finest illuminated manuscript in private hands." The manuscript was created for a member of the Dutch court in 1505. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-12-25 11:16
Delphina reports that she has created an album of photos from Stargate Yule which took place December 7, 2013 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-24 23:15
A new study by Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, shows that Norwegian Vikings enjoyed a brisk silk trade with the Persian and Byzantine Empires. The study was based partially on silk fragments found In an Oseberg ship. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-24 20:27
Members of Clan Macneil have joined forces with Historic Scotland to raise UK£200,000 for the restoration of Kisimul Castle in Barra. The 15th century fortress was the stronghold of the clan in the Western Isles.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-23 16:26
The European Research Council has awarded the University of Southampton a EU€2.49m (UK£2.1m) grant to study 31 roman ports in nine countries. The study will focus on ports in the Mediterranean region during the first two centuries CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-23 12:09
Travelers to London are sometimes disappointed to find little of the city's medieval past on tourist maps, thanks to the 17th century fire which destroyed much of the city. Now a team of students offers the next best thing with a virtual "fly-through" of Tudor London.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-23 00:27
In a blog article for Smithsonian, Colin Schultz wonders why in English manuscripts from the 13th and 14th centuries, knights are always fighting snails. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-22 13:18
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has created an album of photos from Bull's/Boar's Head 2013 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-22 03:36
After ceremonies to mark the conclusion of Bute Park's restoration, the waterworks were opened and Cardiff Castle's moat was filled for the first time in 30 years. During the restoration, the moat was excavated by archaeologists, revealing more than 3,000 items dating back to the 16th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-21 13:46
Canterbury Faire 2014 approaches. We’ve just passed our last price rise, but we still have a few feast tickets to spare, and we’d love to see you at the event. It’s a great event, a great atmosphere, and great people to spend 9 days relaxing in the Crescent Isles.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:05
Lady Germaine Sylverbyrd of Astarte Gifts is seeking help with her merchant's booth at the upcoming Estrella War XXX.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-20 23:46
Google has annonced that it now has an Android app for Medieval Handwriting.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-20 15:15
An “exceptional” sculpture of a Roman eagle has been discovered in London. The statue, dating to the 1st or 2nd century, is made of Cotswold limestone and depicts an eagle with a snake in its mouth. (photo, video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-19 17:03
Fans of Game of Thrones may -- or may not -- want to take a look at Bad Lip Reading's parody of the HBO hit, Medieval Land Fun-Time World. The "trailer" is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-19 13:59
On September 4, 2013, Sarah Bellian became the new curator of the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas. A self-professed "geek," Bellian often gets her historical fix in the SCA where she practices rapier combat and archery. The new curator was interviewed recently by Erinn Callahan of the Port Arthur News.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2013-12-18 17:40
In early December, the SCA's official website got a new look. Mistress Jessa, who is responsible for the website, discussed the changes in an article in the East Kingdom Gazette.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Wed, 2013-12-18 14:04
As part of a "How do I..." series the East Kingdom Gazette is running, Queen Avelina II wrote an article on how to write an awards recommendation letter.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-17 18:38
Hail to gentles from far and near…as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome here!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-17 15:49
As a child, Jay Secord wanted to grow up to be a knight. Today at 42, Secord may not be a knight, but he is an armorer with television and movie credits. Doug Williams of the San Diego Union-Tribune has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-16 15:52
Rebecca Beaumont reports that Their Majesties Damien and Issabell of the Kingdom of Calontir have placed the Honorable Lady Sung Sai-êrh on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-12-16 12:36
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-15 18:24
Experts working on excavations at Dingwall's Cromartie Memorial car park have confirmed that the site was the location of an 11th century Thing, or Norse parliament. The structure may have been built at the instruction of Thorfinn the Mighty.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-12-15 13:07
Archaeological digs on a farm near Newborough, England have unearthed several layers of history from Roman to Saxon times. The excavations were commissioned before the land could be used for proposed renewable energy parks.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 19:43
The discovery of an old forge, an iron arrowhead and utensils has led archaeologists to believe that they had found an area used by blacksmiths dating to the 1500s. The site was unearthed under Klosterenga in Oslo, Norway.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 12:38
Archaeologists working on the site of a railway line in Old Uppsala, Sweden are trying to puzzle out the purpose of two rows of large wooden pillars near a 5th century pre-Viking burial ground and religious center. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-12-14 06:40
SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-13 13:11
Aryanhwy reports that the first edition of the blog What's Up Wednesday is now online. The blog looks at what is going on with the A&S community in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-12-13 09:01
Simon Vincent loves to get together and hit some friends - with foam swords, that is. An active member of the Bendigo Swordcraft group in Bendigo, Victoria, Vincent was interviewed recently by Corey Hague of ABC Victoria. (video)