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Cottage wall plate "discovery of a lifetime"

Dorset auctioneer Richard Bromell had an Antiques Roadshow moment recently when he was told that a plate, "found hanging on a makeshift wire frame in a Somerset cottage" was a 16th century original maiolica, bringing over £500,000 at auction. (photo)

Northshield Spring 2013 Coronation photos online

Gwen reports that she has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Northshield's Spring 2013 Coronation. The photos are available on a public Facebook page.

SCA: “They just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.”

“I love seeing how people can really get into their character and become someone from the Middle Ages,they just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.” said Isabella Beatrice della Rosa (Melissa Wobig) to reporter Chris Mueller of The Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota) about SCA members. Mueller covered the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield. (photo)

[WES] Oerthan Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Kennric and Tama, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right honorable combat at Their Coronet Tournament, July 20, 2013 and the Investiture of the victors on July 21st.  Additional opportunities for fighting include a rapier tournament and rapier and armored Roses Tournaments. 

Call for Bead Teachers and Glassblowers

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.

East Kingdom's Coronation

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.

East Kingdom Spring 2013 Coronation photos online

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.

Heinrich and `Ijliyah new Lord and Lady of the Mists

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.

Robert le Raven Macleod new Prince of Artemisia

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.

Ransom the Cure initiative promoted in Atlantia

Their Highnesses Amos le Pious and Ysabella Cacemoine, along with Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owain, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, have announced the Ransom the Cure initiative, a series of single tournaments at events to raise money for cancer resaearch. Their Highnesses discuss the project in a YouTube video.

[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their Heirs. Come celebrate with the West and participate in the myriad of activities planned!

[CAL] Spring Crown Tournament 2013

The Barony of Three Rivers invites you to attend Their Royal Majesties as They host Their tournament to determine the succession of the Crown! Crown Tournament will take place on May 3-5, 2013 at the Village of Puddleford, with the event itself occurring on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

[MER] Meridies Crown Tournament and A&S Faire

Come one and all to look upon the prowess of the Kingdom of Meridies! The works of our finest artisans will be on display for your amazement and education. Likewise the martial skills of the Kingdom's mightiest warriors will be put to the test as they vie for the right to be the next Heir. A great celebration will accompany these events, including savory foods, beautiful pageantry, and joyous revelry late into the night.

Mudthaw 2013 photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Mudthaw 2013 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Google+.

Historical Glassworks- glassblowing

Historical Glassworks creates handblown glass articles, specializing in historical reproductions. Available items include tools, feast gear, accessories, and decorative gifts. They also offer live demonstrations. View their calendar for a list of upcoming events in your area.

Masterwork Project: Building a Period Computing Device from Scratch

Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.

Thorfin and Etain new Heirs to Western Thrones

Catherine Lorraine reports that Thorfin the Cruel was the victor of the March 23, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Etain du Pommier.

[GLE] Spring Coronation

The Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation of Jon II and Emma. The banners shall fly over the mead hall as our mighty kingdom crowns a new Konungr and Drottning. Awe Hail! As guests of the Barony of Small Gray Bear, April 12-14, 2013.

[ATL] Atlantian Spring Coronation

The Barony of Marinus is honored to host the Coronation of Amos and Ysabella. Come all and help make their day one to remember.  The Beautiful shores of Marinus await your company.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

Join us in the Barony of Jararvellir for the Crown Tournament of their Royal Majesties Morgan Olander and Lusche della Cassiago as well as celebrating the barony's 40th anniversary!

Lady Sara's Gulf Wars XXII photos online

Lady Sara from the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that she has created an album of photos from Gulf Wars XXII. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Chinese coin found in Kenya suggests medieval trade route

Archaeologists have unearthed a 15th century Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. This find predates European exploration of Asia, indicating the Chinese may have traded directly with Africa.

[ANS] Coronation of Lochlan and Gwen

The Barony of Elfsea is pleased to host, on April 27, 2013 CE The Final Court of Their Majesties Jean Paul II and Gilyan II Join us in wishing Their Majesties a well earned rest.

Boleslav and Astridr new Outlands Heirs

Lord Avram ibn Gabirol reports that Jarl Boleslav, inspired by Countess Astrid, defeated Count Thorbrandr Olafsson, inspired by The Honorable Lady Hasanah bint Khalil al-Najjar, in the final bout of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Photos from East Kingdom's King's and Queen's A&S Championship

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from King's and Queen's A&S Championship, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Google.

[DRA] May Coronet Tournament

The Tournament in May for the Coronet of Insulae Draconis will be run by the Shire of Dun in Mara! Submit your letters of intent, and fight for the right to seat your consort on the Throne of the Glorious Principality of Insulae Draconis!

Spencer Museum of Art to present two-day symposium on Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will present a two-day symposium bringing "together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars from the arts, humanities, and sciences to explore the roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia." Deadline for online registration is March 1, 2013.

[LOC] Midwinter Coronation AS48

The Barony of Mordenvale requests All Pilgrims on their travels to seek rest at winter’s mid the coronation true of King and Queen of Lochac old to new.

[WES] March Crown Tournament

Come bear witness and join Their Majesties, Obadiah and Ascelin, as They hold the tournament to determine who shall be Their heirs! 

[ATE] Atenveldt Coronation

Join us in a wonderful solar display in the merry month of May, as we bid farewell to our beloved monarch’s Tristan & Damiana and watch the new solar royalty ascend the throne of all Atenveldt.  On May 4th and 5th a weekend of pageantry, gallantry, and spectacle will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, Arizona 85293.