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"Hatch" determined to be male

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:40

In 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered among human remains on the Tudor flagship Mary Rose. Since then, the dog, nicknamed "Hatch," was identified as a female, but new research shows that the remains are that of a "young male dog, most closely related to modern Jack Russell terriers, with a brown coat."

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Aska barrow identified as possible Viking feasting hall

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:01

What was long identified as a burial mound near Vadstena, Sweden has been determined to be a huge building, probably a feasting hall, measuring almost 50 metres in length.

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The Bristowe Hat

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:30

Eleri Lynn, Collections Curator for England's Historic Royal Palaces, is always looking for new items for the collection. She recently was thrilled to add the Bristowe Hat, "a rare example of Tudor or very early Stuart fashion made from silk tufting, with a green feather, silver button, and evenly positioned holes for attaching jewels." (photo)

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Cambridge hospital skeletons revealed

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:04

From the 13th through the 15th centuries, the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist operated on what is now the grounds of St. John's College, Cambridge University. In 2010, archaeologists working there discovered the hospital's cemetery, considered one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England. Photos of the discovery have now been released. (photos)

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'History geeks" learn siege warfare in Atlantia

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:11

“This is very much the kind of group where you get out what you put in. You find something you love and pursue it. Then when you know a little bit about it you can share it with others,” said Jason Shealey about the SCA. Lisa Kaylor of the Augusta (Virginia) Chronicle has the story. (photo)

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Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Seeking Teachers

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:08

The Falcon Banner reports that class proposals are now being accepted for the Known World Metal and Glass Symposium, September 4-7, 2015, in Mankato, MN.

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Shakespearean Puppet Competition at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:08

Mathurin of the Falcon Banner reports that Northern Oaken War Maneuvers in the Kingdom of the Middle will feature a Shakespearean Puppet Competition.

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Pennsic: Scheduling Activities on the Battlefield

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:12

From the Midrealm Gazette: Countess Joleicia of Litchfield, Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler, reports that requests are now being taken for activities on the Pennsic 44 battlefield.

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Swords clash in AEthelmearc

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:00

The sounds of sword on metal armor and the twang of bowstrings were heard recently at a fighter practice at Highland Park along Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photographer Justin Merriman, of the Tribune-Review, caught some of the action. (photos)

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Six elevated to Peerages at Rowany Festival

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:45

Gunther Canon reports that at Their recent Rowany Festival, Their Majesties Kinggiyadai Khagan and Altani Khalighu Yeke of the Kingdom of Lochac honored a number of Their Subjects by offering them entry in the various Orders of the Peerage.

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Order of Defense Premieres tapped in Atlantia

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:15

Cian Triton, Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Logan and Esa of the Kingdom of Atlantia announced the kingdom Premieres of the Order of Defense at Their April 11, 2015 Coronation. Those chosen were Master Aedan Aylwyn, Master Alan of Gravesend, and Master Giacomo Vincenti.

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New USA Knight talks strategy

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 17:03

The May issue of New Hampshire Magazine offers an interview with Evan Ringo, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a competitor in the Armored Combat League, and a new member of USA Knights. Rick Broussard conducted the interview.

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