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The lifestyle changes of Richard III

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:56

Everyone knows Richard III was king of England, however briefly, but did he live a royal lifestyle? Researchers say yes. A new study shows that the king's location and diet changed after his ascendance to the throne.

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Medieval shipwreck found off Cornish coast

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:59

The remains of a ship, dating to 1305, have been found near the Isles of Scilly, along the coast of Cornwall. The shipwreck is believed to be the oldest documented ship lost in the area's dangerous, rocky coast.

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Northampton's oldest brewery found during construction work

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:43

Archaeologists working at the site of the new Northamptonshire County Council headquarters have uncovered what is believed to be the town of Northampton's first brewery. Dating to the 13th century, the large stone pit shows scorch marks where barley had been roasted. (video)

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Novelist finds human remains in IKEA bags

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:17

Perhaps Swedish erotic novelist Kicki Karlén briefly considered changing her genre to mystery when she discovered the remains of 80 people, dating to the 16th century, stashed in large IKEA bags in a chapel in Kläckeberga in southern Sweden.

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Ansteorra summer 2014 event photos online

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:44

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from 2014 Steppes Artisan and Elfsea College. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Leiston Abbey dig reveals gaming piece and curse tablet

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:50

Leiston Abbey in the 14th century must have been an interesting place, considering some artifacts found by volunteers during a two-week archaeological excavation in the summer of 2014, including a Nuremburg jetton "poker chip" and a metal tablet expected to contain a curse. (photos)

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"The Power of Negative Thinking" on YouTube

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:15

Manus MacDhai, Player in the Pennsic Commedia All-Stars, reports that his lady wife, Sophia the Orange, has posted a video of The Power of Negative Thinking, which was performed at Pennsic 43. The video is available on YouTube.

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Stonehenge's "perfect circle" revealed

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:50

Archaeologists have long debated over the original shape of Stonehenge, but recent dry weather in England has solved the mystery: the stone circle was actually...a circle. (photo)

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SCA Calligraphy and Illumination Calendar Published

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:37

The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today from the East Kingdom Gazette.

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Kickstarter project to publish book on Japanese heraldry

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:14

SCA member and medieval Japan enthusiast Xavid has started a kickstarter project to fund the English translation of a book on Japanese Heraldry with over 200 full-color reproductions.

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August 2014 Peerages announced in Falcon Banner

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26

The Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Their Majesties Agamemnon and Gwen have offered elevation to the Peerage to two of Their subjects.

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Own a piece of Magna Carta history

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:33

For a mere UK£4 million, buyers can own a piece of English history in the form of a small island in the Thames River where, it is believed, the rebellious barons who created the Magna Carta camped before the signing. (photos)

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Aerial photography pinpoints lost Polish village

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:51

From the ground, a grassy area near the village of Niedźwiedziny in Wielkopolska, Poland, appears to be an ordinary field, but archaeologists believe differently. Recent aerial photographs show crops growing with the outlines of an oval-shaped medieval village.

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Known World Dance Symposium XI registration open

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:06

Margaret de Mey, KWDS XI Co-event steward, reports that registration is open for the Known World Dance Symposium XI which will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Miltenberg Germany.

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Extraordinary finds at "Pompeii of the north"

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:23

Archaeologists marvel at discoveries from the Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in northern England, a 2nd century site which has been dubbed the "Pompei of the north." (photos)

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Long lost Salisbury Hall discovered beneath former stadium car park

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:15

In 1322, the Salisbury Manor was built in Walthamstow, a suburb of London. The manor burned in the 16th century and was replaced by a Tudor structure, but was also lost. Now a team of archaeologists from Archaeology South East have found Salisbury Manor  beneath a former car park for Walthamstow Stadium.

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Company of the Dove has "Breakfast with Jacquie Mackay"

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:47

During a recent interview, Jacquie Mackay of 612 ABC Brisbaine (Australia) spoke with Jen Dunn of the Living History reenactment group Company of the Dove. A podcast of the interview is available on the website.

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Agincourt 2014 photos online

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:25

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Agincourt 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Abandoned school becomes Richard III grave visitor center

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:35

Leicester, England mayor Peter Soulsby was on hand recently to celebrate the opening of a UK£4 million visitor center near the site of the grave of Richard III, discovered in 2012 in a city car park. The center is housed in an abandoned school building.

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Laurels' Prize Tourney 2014 photos online

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:17

Lady Helene von Braunschweyg reports that she has created an album of photos from Laurels Prize Tourney, which took place September 13, 2014 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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