Elfsea Defender 2014 pictures

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from Elfsea Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

First century irrigation system found in England

Archaeologists working on a development site in Cambridge, England have discovered what they believe is Great Britain's oldest irrigation system. The Roman site includes evidence of planting beds and pit wells.

Irish brew

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day 2014, journalist - and beer connoisseur - Reuben Gray looks at the history of the delightful drink from its prehistoric days to its worldwide modern revival.

Ansteorra Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Spring Coronation 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Crowdsourcing funds Leiston Abbey dig

Crowd funding and sourcing have reached the archaeological community on the grounds of 12th century Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, England where amateurs funded experts for a two-week project in exchange for a chance to participate.

Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli vigiled in Northshield

Eilis reports that at Their recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth placed Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Carrickfergus Castle dig "full of surprises"

"We can see the whole 750 years of garrison life here in the castle, from medieval wall foundations to a late Victorian munitions rail that was used to bring munitions in from the pier beside the castle right into the inner ward," said QUB assistant excavation director Ruairí Ó Baoill.

Pennsic 2014 - Known World Children's Fete

The 2014 Pennsic - Known World Children's Fete will be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday of War Week, August 6th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

13th century Irish castle laid low by storms

A sad fact of archaeology is that not all historic sites can be saved. The winter storms of 2013-2014 laid waste to one such site, Coolbanagher Castle near Portlaoise, Ireland. The castle collapsed and was later demolished. (photos)

Drachenwald Spring Crown Tourney 2014 Photos

Gunther von der Hardt, Rashid al-Jallab, Margaret de Mey and Lia de Thornegge have all contributed albums of photos and video to the Drachenwald Spring 2014 Crown Tournament website.

International team to search for Grunwald Battle location

For centuries, historians have debated the location of the Battle of Grunwald, fought 15 July 1410 between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights. Now members of an international team will begin looking in the Great Stream Valley in Poland.

Pennsic 43 War point schedule

Syr Silverthorn, Deputy Mayor for Martial Activities at Pennsic War 43, has announced the War Point Schedule for the upcoming War.

"Clothing of al-Andalus" research paper

In a recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the online news magazine for the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for the recent Kingdom A&S event on Clothing of al-Andalus.

Blarney Stone mystery solved - by the Scots!

The origins of Ireland's Blarney Stone, famous for bestowing the "gift of gab" to anyone willing to kiss it, has been the subject of controversy for centuries. Now a team of scientists from the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum have found the answer using a 19th century rock sample.

Campaign for Officer and Marshal Medallions

SCA officers and marshals who would like durable medallions with the badge of their office might be interested in a Kickstarter campaign being run by Combat Medallions.

ACCEPS is available for Lilies

Issabell, Contesse de Pontmerci, reports that ACCEPS is now available for registration for te upcoming Lilies War 28.

Duke Garick von Köpke to sit vigil in the Outlands

All good gentles are cordially invited to come and provide counsel to His Grace Garick von Köpke, as he sits vigil to contemplate the offer from Their Majesties of the Outlands to be admitted into the Order of the Laurel.

Bread oven and sewing kit found in Northampton dig

An archaeological excavation in Northampton, England, has thus far revealed the remains of a bread oven, a 13th century well, a 15th century sewing kit and trading tokens, leading experts to believe that there was a settlement in the area. (photos)

Letters of Wallace and Robert the Bruce on display at Stirling Castle

700 years ago the fate of Scotland was being decided. Now, history buffs will be able to read the words of those concerned in the historic events at an exhibit of letters of Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, and others, at Stirling Castle. The exhibition runs until June 2014. (photo)

Rendlesham exhibit marks 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo discovery

Four miles northest of the Sutton Hoo ship burials lie what archaeologists believe are the remains of the royal settlement of Rendlesham, mentioned in the 8th century by the Venerable Bede. Finds from recent archaeological excavations will be on display during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Sutton Hoo finds in 2014.

Winter storms reveal leg bones of monk

Alas, poor monk, whose eternal rest was disturbed by the discovery of his leg bones protruding from a cliff along the sea shore of Monknash, South Wales. The remains are believed to be from a young Cistercian monk who lived at the nearby 12 century abbey. (photo)

Saving Winchester Roman wall "not possible"

Local historians in Winchester, England are outraged at the proposal that a Roman wall, unearthed in 2013 during construction of 14 new houses, may be destroyed and used as filler for foundations.

Mudthaw 2014 photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Mudthaw 2014, which took place in March in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Tournaments Illuminated Quest Request April 2014

Magister Riordan MacGregor, editor of Tournaments Illuminated, has announced the latest Quest Request.

Announcement re Bullying & Harassment Policy

Tiffany Brown and Melissa Muckart of SCA Ltd Australia and SCANZ Inc New Zealand report that a joint bullying and harassment policy for participating SCA, Inc members is now available online.

SCA Ltd Social Media Policy (Draft)

Sorle Maknicoll, SCA Ltd Webwright, reports that a draft of the Social Media Policy for SCA Ltd. (Australia only) is now available online. Comments are encouraged.

Lief and Morrigan new Prince and Princess of Drachenwald

Aryanhwy reports that Jarl Lief Wolfsonne was the winner of the April 5, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Morrigan of Temair.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2014

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2014.

Great Western War Pre-reg is Open

It's here it's here it's here! Like the first breath of spring, open registration for Great Western War has returned, bringing new life to your dreams of glory on the field, inspiration among the arts, and legendary shenanigans behind the scenes.

Stinky surprise for Danish archaeologists

 Archaeologists working on a site in Odense on Funen, Denmark were treated to an odiferous surprise recently with the discovry of 14th century barrels used to contain the contents of latrines.