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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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Hawks and hounds at Traquair medieval fayre

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:12

Traquair House, supposedly the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, was the site of the recent Traquair Medieval Fayre, complete with hawks, hounds and players. The BBC offers a short slideshow of the event.

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Medieval theory of multiple universes?

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:32

According to Tom Mcleish, Giles Gasper and Hannah Smithson for an article in The Conversation, 13th century Bishop of Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, was one of the most dazzling minds of his generation (1170 to 1253) and may have caught onto the modern notion of multiple universes.

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SCAdians become "living resources" in An Tir

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:21

Jerry Boone of The Oregonian recently learned about re-creating medieval history and becoming a "living resource" from Vikki Cauldwell, Baroness of Dragon’s Mist in the SCA Kingdom of An Tir, as she prepared for Faire in the Grove. (photos)

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Remains of King Erik the Holy to be studied

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 11:13

A team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden will be studying the remains of King Erik the Holy, a medieval Swedish king later canonized as Saint Erik. Researchers hope to discover more about the 12th century monarch including how he lived and his origins. (photo)

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Storks return to Thrigby Hall

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:51

In the Middle Ages, it was common to see white storks, which breed in continental Europe and migrate to Africa in the winter, nesting in the chimneys of England, but no stork has done so for 600 years - until now. (photo, video)

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"We’ll beat the ever living crud out of each other"

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:12

Attendees to the recent Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Lexington County, South Carolina, were treated to an exhibition of armored combat by Steve Gillam and Lee Loftis. Cassie Cope of The State has the story. (photo, video)

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"Examining 14th century Fashion" research paper online

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:49

A recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, featured documentation by Duchess Aislinn Morcroft entitled An Age of Change: Examining 14th century Fashion.

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Hunting with the eagles of Mongolia

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:30

In a wonderful article by William Kremer, of BBC World Service, photographer Asher Svidensky looks at some of the young people of Mongolia as they hunt using golden eagles, including 13-year-old Ashol-Pan, considered to be the country's only apprentice huntress. (photos)

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"Incredibly significant" bishop's seal declared treasure

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:56

Metal detector enthusiast Andy Falconer has found a few artifacts over the years but nothing like the 14th century, silver bishop's seal, called "incredibly significant" by Manx National Heritage, he found recently in a field on the Isle of Man. (photo)

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Illinois SCAdian honored for excellence in teaching

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:02

Kurt Willer, Danville (Illinois) High School librarian and member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was recently awarded the David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Award as an "outstanding" teacher in the district. Noelle McGee of the News-Gazette has the story.

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Eternal tapestry: 4 years in the making

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:45

For 3 years and 10 months, Drachenwald Court Artisan Rakonczay Gergely has been weaving an amazingly-beautiful  tapestry, measuring 250x150cm. Now the finished work hangs on the wall and pictures of the work in progress tell the story.

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