Skip to main content

Feed aggregator

Are you a bard?

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:44

What does it mean to be a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism? THLaird Colyne Stewart, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, thinks he knows, and shares his thoughts on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog.

read more

Human remains mark Saxon settlement near London

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:12

Gardeners working at a private home in Purley, England near London, were surprised to unearth a skull and thigh bone dating to the 7th of 8th century. The remains are believed by experts to be Saxon, and are considered a "significant archaeological discovery."

read more

Sterling Renaissance Festival opens for 38th season despite financial stress

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 20:22

It almost didn't happen. Weeks before Sterling, New York's famous Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open its gates, the management found itself lacking the US $300,000 needed to operate the faire. The public raised money and a bank came through with a loan, but the event's future is still uncertain. Sarah Blazonis of Time Warner Central NY has the story.

read more

Norfolk "Q-tip" declared treasure

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:34

Everyday toilet implements, such as an ear scoop found by a metal detectorist, were among the recently-declared treasures in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Also discussed was an early Anglo-Saxon "gold and garnet cloisonné circular domed object." (photos)

read more

Cabbage Hurling goes global

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:28

Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)

read more

Video of Coronation of Ealdormere's Siegfried and Ragni online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:39

Andrew Lowry reports that he has posted a video of the Coronation of King Siegfried and Queen Ragni of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The video is available to view on YouTube.

read more

Peerages offered at Northshield's Border Skirmish

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:14

Katerinka Ministro reports that in Their Court at Border Skirmish, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.

read more

The evolution of London

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:36

How did London evolve as a city from Roman times to the present? Researchers at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis know the answer and privdes a visual aid in the form of a map which shows the city's development from the 1st century military center to today's megacity.

read more

Discover the art of the Song Dynasty at the Freer/Sackler Gallery

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:13

The Freer/Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution presents an exhibition of Chinese landscape painting from the 10th through 13th centuries entitled Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, May 17–October 26, 2014.

read more

Society Seasonal Archery Competition: Summer: Slots

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:57

Sir Jon has provided the rules for the SCA's Society Seasonal Archery Competition.

read more

Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00

In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.

read more

Tips for Pennsic Troll from the East Kingdom Gazette

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:40

So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!

read more

Three Queens 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:41

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

read more

Pennsic 43 dance music available

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:46

Aaron Drummond and Meg Raynsford, Pennsic 43 Musician Coordinators, report that the Pennsic Pile, dance music for Pennsic War 43, is now available to download.

read more

The Children Need You at the Known World Children's Fete

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:39

Lady Aine O Grienan is still seeking volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.

read more

Late medieval history course online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:57

For those interested in furthering their knowledge of medieval English history, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester is offering a free, online course entitled England in the time of King Richard III.

read more

York tomb remains show long history of religious use

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:56

Archaeologists working at All Saints Church in York, England have discovered skeletons of individuals dating back at least 1100 years. Remains included that of a pregnant woman and her fetus and three men shoved together in the tomb. (photos)

read more

Poland and US take honors in Medieval Combat World Championships

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:12

The Medieval News blog followed activities from the Medieval Combat World Championships, which took place May 1 - 4, 2014 at Belmonte Castle in Spain. Men and women both competed in longsword combat with Poland's Marcin Waszkielis taking the honors for Poland and Suzanne Elleraas placing first for the United States. (photos, video)

read more

The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus research online

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:48

In a recent issue of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for a Kingdom A&S entry: The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus.

read more

Gleann Abhann Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:02

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from the Coronation of Uther and Brigit, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on SmugMug.

read more

Syndicate content