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Medieval furniture lecture at Castlerock Museum

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:42

Anplica Fiore reports that the Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will host a lecture entitled Medieval Furniture of the Maciejowski Bible on November 30, 2014 at 2pm.

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SCA BoD seeking Director nominees

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:12

Lisa Czudnochowsky, Director, SCA Inc. and Ombudsman for Board Recruiting reports that the SCA Board of Directors is seeking nominees.

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Tiny chapel found in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:13

Twenty years ago, Bill Devereux bought land near Wrexham in northern Wales. During clean-up and restoration around the property, Devereux discovered what is believed to be the smallest chapel in the UK (photos)

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APEC - Proposed Corpora Change

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:57

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.

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Honoring the "standing cup"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:18

Like their modern counterparts, medieval people enjoyed entertaining guests, often with their best utensils. Naomi Speakman, curator for the British Museum's Late Medieval Collection, salutes the museum's newest acquisition, the Lacock Cup, in a feature article on the museum blog. (photos)

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"Sometimes you end up going to Wal-Mart in Viking garb.”

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:58

For four years, members of the Medieval and Renaissance Society (MaRS) of the University of Georgia have been honing their fighting skills at Myers Quad. Recently reporter Emily Dardaman of the Red & Black dropped by for a visit. (photos)

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"Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy" at the Sackler

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:58

Islamic art does not depict the human form, but it often finds its greatest inspiration in calligraphy. A new exhibit at the Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. is devoted to nasta’liq, Persian calligraphy developed from the 14th to 16th centuries. Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy will be featured at the gallery from September 13, 2014 through March 22, 2015.

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Re-Announcing the Canterbury Faire Brewing Competition - 2015 - Cider

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:41

Rohesia reports that an addition has been made to the Canterbury Faire 2015 Brewing Competition: Cider.

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Viking ring fortress might have launched English invasion

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:04

Danish Archaeologists, thrilled by the discovery of a Viking ring fortress on the island of Zealand, are considering the possibility that the site might have been used as a training camp to launch an invasion of England. (photo)

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New SCA Membership Website Now Live

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:02

The new SCA membership page is now available. The East Kingdom Gazette offers an introduction.

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The geometry of fencing

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:28

In 1628, Girard Thibault wrote Académie de l’Espée, a rapier manual based on mathematical foundations. Science historian Daniel Margocsy of Slate offers a feature article on the fencing tome. (photos)

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Chivalry died at Agincourt

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:01

In an excerpt from his book Agincourt: My Family, The Battle And The Fight For France, in the Mail Online, English writer and adventurer Sir Ranolph Fiennes discusses his ancestors' parts in the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, the day, he writes, chivalry died.

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Summary of October BoD Meeting

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:07

The Board of Directors quarterly meeting was held in St. Louis, MO on October 25, 2014, and the East Kingdom Gazette offers an unofficial summary.

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New secrets of Stonehenge revealed

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:23

Just when scientists think they have learned everything there is to know about Stonehenge, new technologies reveal tantalizing secrets. Laser scanning of the area around the monument showed at least 17 circular shrines as well as other neolithic structures. (photo and map)

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Keep yer treasures on ice, matey

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:45

Whether it's for beer or coldcuts, disguising a modern cooler at period events is always a great idea. Joshwelch9 borrowed the idea from absinth-dragon and posted his plan to turn a cooler in a cool pirate chest on Instructables. (photos)

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Viking history as told by the victims

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 16:08

Just how bad were the Vikings? Historians have debated the issue for decades. In a feature article for National Geographic by Christopher Shea, Yale history professor Anders Winroth, author of The Age of the Vikings, argues that contemporary accounts were exaggerated, and the writers often contradicted themselves.

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UK£3,000 needed to secure Lindisfarne Hoard

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:42

In 2003, builder Richard Mason found an old, pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne, in northern England. Later, he noticed that the jug contained 17 coins, dating from the reigns of Henry VI - Elizabeth I. The silver and gold hoard has been valued at UK£30,900, but the Great North Museum in Newcastle needs an additional UK£3,000 to purchase the coins for its collection. (photo)

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SCA Feast Survey results are online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:11

Wulfwen Atte Belle and Antonio Bellini have announced that the results for the SCA Feast Survey are now available to download from the Barony of Sternfeld website.

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Baron Tigernach mac Cathail placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:16

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, at Their Court at Siege of Glengary, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed Baron Tigernach mac Cathail on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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New Peers in Lochac

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:15

Lord Gunther Boese, Canon Herald for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan have chosen to offer Peerages to four of Their subjects over the past two months.

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