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Evidence of medieval spectacles found in book

On the blog Cultural Compass, an employee of the Harry Ransom Center chronicles the discovery of rare evidence of medieval eyeglasses, not in an illustration, but in the end pages of a book.

Trillium War 2012 photos online

Eirik Anderson reports that he has created an album of photos from Trillium War 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on his SmugMug website.

Hammerhold Defender photos online

Sara reports that she has posted an album of photos and video from Hammerhold Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

First Cynaguan Princess in her Own Right invested at Summer Investiture

On July 14, 2012, in the Province of Golden Rivers (Sacramento, CA), Sir Mari Alexander and Master Brocc of Alderden were Invested as Princess and Prince of Cynagua.

German cloister windows grace English church

A feature in Vidimus Magazine, a journal dedicated to medieval stained glass, showcases twelve 16th century demi-figures found in windows at Holy Trinity Church, Hatton, Warwickshire, England. The figures depict Old Testament kings and prophets. (photos)

Western Countess embraces her "inner geekdom"

A recent interview on Q104.5's morning program, Up & Adam, featured an interview with Kiffini Wittstron (Kiffany of Canale), a Countess in the Kingdom of the West, who is a former on air personality at the station. Kiffini answered questions about the SCA and how it differs from LARPing.

Aethelmearc Court photos from Pennsic 41 online

Rowena reports that she has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc Royal Court which took place in the Barn at Pennsic War 41. The photos are available on her SleepyUnicorn page on Photobucket.

Bronzehammer: Torfin's Viking-era Jewelry and Art

Bronzehammer, a shop on Etsy.com, offers Viking-era jewelry and art for your historical reenactment needs.

[LOC] Ynys Fawr Baronial Investiture

All too soon, Their Excellencies Lucas and Madeleine, Baron and Baroness of Ynys Fawr, are stepping down.  The newest Ynys Fawrian Canton, Lightwood, in the gorgeous Huon Valley of Tasmania, is hosting the Investiture of Their successors. 

Atenveldt Crown Tourney combatants announced

Seamus `Padre' McDaid, Aten Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Thomas and Ilora of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

[NOR] Fall Coronation 2012

Fall Coronation 2012: Coronation of HRH Yngvar inn Heppni and HRH Luce Tolle Saturday September 8, 2012

[ATE] Atenveldt Crown Tourney

In the shade of the great pines of Northern Atenveldt, the Barony of Ered Sul welcomes Their Majesties and all who would partake in the competition to determine the next heirs to the throne.  This exciting and wondrous event will be held at Willard Springs near Blow Out Tank, just south of Flagstaff, AZ.

[ANT] September Crown Tournament

Come witness the epic tournament to determine who will be our next King and Queen!  Enjoy the pageantry of the Kingdom Equestrian Tournament and Championship! Get your Arts & Sciences geek on! Take in the lovely view of the Olympic Mountains!

[WES] Purgatorio

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their Royal Highness' Roger and Zanobia. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

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.