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Great Northeastern War 2012 photos online

Albreda Aylese reports that she has posted an album of photos from Great Northeastern War which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Flickr.

Master Broom's video of Agincourt 2012

Master Broom reports that he has posted several videos from Royal Court at Agincourt, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The videos are available on YouTube.

Kids win the day at Pennsic fort

Super-soakers, water balloons and squirt guns were the weapons of choice as an army of maurading children attacked the fort, defended by adults, at the recent Pennsic War 41. Features reporter, Mary of Montevale, of the Pennsic Independent, was on hand to chronicle the event. (photo)

Did Stonehenge unify Britain?

Experts from the Stonehenge Riverside Project have concluded that "Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain."

Pennsic 41 A&S Exhibit: "A Moveable Feast"

Lady Mary of Montevale, a Feature Reporter for the Pennsic Independent, describes the magnificent array of culinary and other works at the Pennsic Arts and Sciences Display.

Elizabethan pottery hoard found in England

A large amount of glazed late16th century pottery has been found in a garden in Rainford, England. The find includes many drinking vessels.

Controversy continues over role of Hagia Sophia

Devout Muslims in Istanbul are calling for the re-opening of the historic 6th century Hagia Sofia as a mosque. The move would break a Turkish law prohibiting worship in the monument.

Viscount Sir Rurik Varyag winner of Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Rurik Varyag defeated Sir Søren j Alborghin the final bout of the July 21, 2012 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. (video)

[ATL] Atlantian Crown Tournament

Come and join in the pageantry and plaudits as we gather to determine the Heirs to the crown of fair Atlantia.

Chatting with the King at ComicCon

Janina Gavankar, star of True Blood, took some time to wander the halls of Comic-Con 2012 and a little (un)armored combat with members of the SCA. During the SCA demo, Jana chatted briefly with His Majesty Patrick of the Kingdom of Caid.

[DRA] 12th Night Coronation

King Paul and Queen Aryanwy were crowned only recently, but already we must consider the next coronation. The Shire of West Dragonshire invites you to attend 12th Night Coronation within our borders from 5-7 January 2013.

[LOC] November Crown

Unto the Populace does our fair Shire send greetings! Let it be known that our proud Shire welcomes you to visit us, and come enjoy the hospitality and beauty of our lovely Shire as we host November Crown AS XLVII

[ART] Coronation

Their Royal Highnesses Timmur and Saige invite One and All to attend an Extravagant Celebration Honoring the Best in Artemisia.

15th-century mosque attacked at Timbuktu

A group of Islamist militants bearing pickaxes has attacked and damaged the Sidi Yahya mosque in Timbuktu, a World Heritage site, breaking down a door that "locals believed had to stay shut until the end of the world."

Drachenwald's Midsummer Coronation photos online

Lia de Thornegge reports that she has created an album of photos from Midsummer Coronation which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available in Flickr.

Pennsic Independent writers needed

Magestra Nicolaa de Bracton has announced that the Pennsic Independent is seeking to fill several positions at the paper for Pennsic 41.

Jean Paul Claims Throne of Ansteorra

In the Barony of Northkeep, Comte Jean Paul de Sens won the right to stand as Prince of Ansteorra for the second time.  His Highness was inspired by Countess Gilyan Alionorra Clonmacnoise, OP.

More Drachenwald Midsummer Coronation 2012 photos online

Lady Kerttu Roisko reports that she has posted an album of photos from Midsummer Coronation which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on her Google site.

Roger Stockton winner of West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Edith reports that Roger Stockton was the victor of the June 23, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Zanobia Fiorentini.

[WES] Palatine Barony of the Far West Coronet

It's that time of year to once again start preparing for the fall coronet. The dates have been approved locally and assume that we will have no issues getting them approved by kingdom.

Ansteorra's Beltane 2012 pictures online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted photos from Beltane, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Glassmaking at Glastonbury dated to Saxon era

Experts from the University of Reading now believe that glass-making around England's Glastonbury Abbey may be some of the industry's earliest in Great Britain. Chemical analysis will be used to date the glass, which believed to be from the 680s, the time of the Saxon King Ine of Wessex.

The power of Botticelli's Venus

In a recent ArtBlog posted by The Guardian, Jonathan Jones ponders Botticelli's enduring masterpiece, The Birth of Venus, painted in 1484, and tries to discover if it is the ancient religion that makes it so compelling.

Court photos from AEthelmearc War Practice 2012

Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh reports that she has posted an album of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice 2012. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Photos of the Investiture of Dorigen and Eloise online

Hugh Tauerner of the Barony of Carolingia in the East Kingdom reports that he has created an album of photos from the Investiture of Dorigen and Eloise as Baron and Baroness of Beyond the Mountain.

New terracotta warriors found in China

Over 100 new terracotta warriors have been found in China, some with bright paint on them. Terracotta horses along with real weapons and parts of a chariot have also been found.

[WES] Oertha Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Taran and Heleyne, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to Their Coronet Tournament and the selection of Their heirs by right of combat on July 21st and Their Investiture on July 22nd.

[WES] Cynagua Investiture

Their Highnesses of Cynagua, Richard and Alloria, invite the populace to the Investiture of Their Heirs Mari and Brocc.

Sir Mari Alexander victor of Cynagua Coronet

Saionji Shonagon reports that Sir Mari Alexander was the victor of the May 26, 2012 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Sir Mari was inspired by Master Brocc of Alderden.

AEthelmearc Spring 2012 Crown Tournament photos and video online

Edmund of Worcester and Thorp have produced an albums of photos from Spring 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The albums are available on Flickr and PhotoBucket. Dragos Pelicanos also adds video of the event.