Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-04-23 08:55
Master Mordrake reports that Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of the Kingdom of the Outlands have chosen to place THL Jethro Stille on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. The offer was made at the Tri-Baronial A&S Competition.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-04-22 10:07
Lady Avelyn Wexcombe, Interim Social Media Coordinator for the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that the Society Social Media Officer, Lord Tobias Morgan, has posted some new tools and links from of the SCA's home page.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-04-22 06:53
It was a fun day for students at Arab Elementary School in Arab, Alabama when nine members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism brought the Middle Ages to life in the classroom. Arab Tribune photographer David Moore was on hand for the fun with his camera. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-21 15:51
History has recorded that the ransom of kings and nobles was a popular way for armies to raise money during the Middle Ages, but new research shows that the practice may have also been popular among common soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-21 11:01
For centuries, medical historians have believed that advancements in medicine were stalled between the days of Galen and the Renaissance. Now radiocarbon dating of a mummified, dissected head to the 13th century, shows that medieval doctors may have been more sophisticated than previsouly believed. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-21 07:20
While the image of the Vikings has been rehabilitated in the past few years, showing them as peaceful farmers and artisans, some evidence of cruel and bloodthirsty behavior does exist. In Smithsonian's blog Past Imperfect, Mike Dash looks at the more brutal side of the Norsemen, and the fact of torture such as the "blood eagle."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-20 14:40
Nicolaus Copernicus was honored recently when Google recognized the 450th anniversary of the scientists's birth with a Google Doodle. The Christian Science Monitor followed with a article which looks at the career of the Polish astronomer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-20 11:15
In its March 2013 issue, Antiquity Magazine reports on a partnership of several universities and organizations to use the latest developments in computer science and engineering to analyze archaeological sites. In this instance, they focus on the UNESCO World Heritage, Petra Archaeological Park.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Sat, 2013-04-20 07:59
Aerial photographs are rewriting the history of Hadrian's Wall. Images indicate there were hundreds - even thousands - of Iron Age settlements there long before the Romans. (photos, video)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2013-04-19 21:09
Cattle skulls and thirteen cauldrons which showed residue of animal fats were unearthed in England.
Submitted by ursusofanglesey on Fri, 2013-04-19 10:03
Ursus of Anglesey has added more galleries of Gulf Wars XXII pics from Wednedasy and Thursday, including the Bear Pit, Rapier Field Battle, Five Man Melee Tourney, Rose Tourney from Wednesday, and the Field Battle and Champion's Battles from Thursday.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-04-18 20:39
The Unified Glass Arts Day, Canton of Three Hills and West Michigan Glass Arts is seeking instructors and glassblowers for a day-long immersion at a modern glass studio.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2013-04-18 18:21
Excavations at the former site of the Temple of Mithras in London, England have yielded over 10,000 artifacts, many in a remarkable state of preservation. The finds include a shoe, jewelery, documents, and table wares.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Thu, 2013-04-18 08:19
On April 13 in the Barony of Carillion in the East Kingdom, the world ended and the dead walked during the leading up to the Coronation of Gregor IV and Kiena II.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-04-17 19:22
Six feet below street level in the center of Lincoln, England lies a medieval road, complete with wheel ruts, and bounded by a large building, such as a warehouse. Now archaeologists are faced with the task of discovering all they can about the site in six weeks before construction begins on a new store.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-04-17 17:13
A heraldic badge showing the Scottish crown has been found at the site of the Battle of Flodden. The badge may have been worn by someone closely affiliated with King James IV.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-04-17 09:25
Five short videos produced by Historic Royal Palaces explain some of the cookery aspects that are demonstrated each month at Hampton Court.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-04-16 19:10
After nearly 2000 years, a wealthy Roman citizen whose remains were discovered 18 years ago in Caerleon, near Newport, Wales, has a face. (portrait)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-04-16 16:49
Elena Norreys reports that she has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Coronation which took place April 6, 2013 in the Barony of Carillion, East Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-04-16 14:08
Syr Verica de Lighthaven, of the Principality of Oertha, reports that Their Majesties Obadiah and Ascelin of the West Kingdom have placed Lady Anna Di Caterina Neri on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2013-04-16 11:51
Cannonballs recovered from the Mary Rose wreck in England have been shown to contain iron cores, allowing the cannons to punch the shot through enemy vessels.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-04-15 21:58
The Conclave is over and a new Pope chosen, but the English never stood a chance. There has not, in fact, been an English Pope since Adrian IV in 1155.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-04-15 11:17
Calontir subjects or lovers of SCA history will want to check out Master Crag's Chronicles of Calontir, now available in paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.com.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-04-15 08:22
John Edgerton reports that video from the Second Tourney of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which took place June 25, 1966 in the park above Berkeley, California, is now available to view on YouTube. Transferred from Super 8 film, the video has no audio.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-14 18:34
The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute has created Manuscripts Online which "brings to life early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from the year 1000 to 1500 and allowing users to contribute to the collective body of knowledge on the subject for the first time."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-14 15:18
Margaret de Mey reports that she has created several albums of photos from Gulf Wars XXII. The photos are available on Google+.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-04-14 12:09
Experts have long speculated that a Norse Solarsteinn, or sunstone, was used to help Viking mariners find their way west through cloudy weather, and the discovery of such an artifact on a sunken, 16th century English warship may prove it.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-13 15:05
Hirsch reports that Heinrich von Schwartzberg defeated Lucius Casius Maris in the final round of Spring 2013 Coronet in the Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by his lady wife `Ijliyah bint Rashid.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-13 14:11
THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April, 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-04-12 14:07
Dama Aurorain reports that Sir Robert le Raven Macleod was the victor of the April 6, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by Mistress Sajah al ish Shiraziyyah.