Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-17 22:19
After centuries - and a world-changing divorce - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are back together, at least in London’s National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of a young Henry VIII and a newly-restored portrait of Catherine, both from the 1520s, now hang together in the gallery. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-17 10:10
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-16 17:48
Magistra Rosemounde of Mercia and Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury report that the A&S open will take place on Friday March 15, 2013 at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-16 12:30
The Board of Directors has granted a one-time variance to the following Society Financial Policy, Section XII, B to allow the Barony of Gyldenholt, Caid to test the PayPal system for accepting credit cards at the Gyldenhold - Calafia Friendship Tournament on March 9, 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-16 09:24
Dr Henry Best of the Midrealm reports that his booth at the Pennsic War, Starlit Studios, will be renting retail space at the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-15 20:30
On the Unofficial SCA Society Seneschal's Announcement Page, SCA Society Seneschal Erik Langhans (Sir Modius von Mergentheim) reports the latest news on the 2009 lawsuit brought against the Society.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-15 15:02
Master Domin d'Alsace reports that Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of the Kingdom of the Outlands have offered The Honorable Lord Friedrich Wilhelmssohn elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-15 12:45
The Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. would like to announce the launch of a new Office of SCA Staffing (OSS) as a Special Deputy under the President of the Society.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-02-14 17:37
The Pennsic 42 Combat Archery Marshal-in-Charge reports that changes have been made to the combat archery rules of the 2013 War.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-02-14 13:16
Estrella War is upon us! The Estrella War Main Event Stewards are asking a boon of all attending the Estrella War XXIX, and that is to volunteer for a scant two hours. For the Artisans from every kingdom we have a special request for your volunteer hours, and that it to share the passion and expertise you have for your arts with your cousins from without the Known World.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2013-02-14 08:23
Manly high heels date back centuries, worn by horsemen as well as powerful rulers.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-02-13 16:06
THL Evain Macrae has created an album of photos from Fontaine's Twelfth Night 2013, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The photos are available to view on her public Facebook page.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-02-13 12:33
Ever tried to read Beowulf in the original language? Now you can, thanks to the British Library.
Submitted by Wilhelm the Humble on Wed, 2013-02-13 08:01
February 9, 2013, marked the 900th birthday of the founding of the Knights of Malta, a Roman Catholic religious order noted for its charitable works. The group celebrated its birthday with a parade around St. Peter's Square and a visit with Pope Benedict XVI, who is himself a member of the Knights.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-02-12 18:48
On the East Kingdom Gazette website, Leonette reports on the SCA Board of Director's meeting which took place January 26, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-02-12 13:14
Carolyn Fraser, Secretary SCA Ltd, reports that two new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-02-12 09:05
The ladies Brita and Cateline la broderesse report that they have created albums of photos from Birka 2013, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Shutterfly and Google.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-02-11 16:15
Construction work to replace a train station in Northampton, England has unearthed "an ironstone wall, fragments of pottery and a Saxon brooch." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-02-11 12:23
The correspondants of the East Kingdom Gazette report that the Board of Directors of the SCA have approved the advancement of the Shire of Endewearde to baronial status. The announcement took place at the January 26, 2013 BoD meeting.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-02-11 08:00
Lord Gaelen O'Gradaigh has announced that he will be co-editing an SCA-wide archery newsletter.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-10 18:33
Robin Kyrke shares a video of a "marvelous fighting tourney" recorded at the Barony of Castel Rouge's Pirates Ravage the Plains event which took place January 19, 2013 in the Kingdom of Northshield.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-10 15:01
Slightly out-of-period, but interesting nonetheless, is an instruction video by hairdresser Janet Stephens re-creating the hairstyle of the Vestal Virgins of ancient Rome. The Seni Crines is the oldest known hairstyle in Rome, and influenced later styles.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-10 12:57
Travelers in northern Norway were inconvenienced recently when a truckload of burning cheese closed the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord. The fire continued for five days, releasing toxic gases, and making clearing the tunnel hazardous.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-09 22:04
Residents of south east Cornwall are hoping to raise the UK£3m needed to save the priory at St Germans, a 9th century church in dire need of modernization. The fundraising efforts hope to attract such organizations as the Heritage Lottery Fund to their cause.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-09 18:23
The Society Seneschal's office is seeking a Deputy Seneschal for Market Research to develop and implement a market research capability support the ongoing primary research needs that will prove fundamental to the continued improvement of decision-making for the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-02-09 15:45
All Pelicans & Proteges of the Known World are invited to come together to enjoy nosh, libations and conversation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-08 14:27
Now that Richard III has been offically identified, millions of readers are seeking to learn more about the English king. An extremely-detailed article on the Daily Mail website follows the saga of Richard from the discovery of his bones to the reveal of his appearance through facial reconstruction. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-08 11:40
The online comic xkcd offers advice for "dropping pounds" in a recent cartoon.
Submitted by Sean-Patrick O'... on Fri, 2013-02-08 08:15
Greetings from the Performing Arts of this years Gulf Wars XXII. We are proud to announce that we will conducting the 6th Annual Gulf Wars War Bard Competion on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-02-07 23:40
Magdalen, Victoria and Tigra, Estrella War Mains 2013, are requesting volunteers to help with Early Set Up at the War.