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Conservation plan for Battle of Northampton site approved

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:03

"This year we are celebrating the rich and interesting story of Northampton and our nation. So it seems only fitting that we are looking carefully at how we can protect the site of one of the most significant battles fought on English soil," said Tim Hadland of the Northampton Borough Council about plans to preserve the Battle of Northampton site.

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Elevations offered at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords 2014

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:33

In Their Court at Warriors and Warlords, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered Elevation to the Peerage to a number of Their subjects. The Court took place July 12, 2014.

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Re-enactors endanger Battle of Hastings site

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:12

Regular re-enactments of the Battle of Hastings witnessed by hordes of spectators may be endangering the archaeology of the historic site, but work by a team from the University of Huddersfield, led by Dr. Glenn Foard, is working to discover genuine artifacts from the battlefield.

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Calontiri elevated at Lilies War

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:10

In June 2014, the Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir announced the elevation of several of the Kingdom's subjects by the hands of Their Majesties Martino and Ariel.

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New discoveries show Pictish heritage in Scotland

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:33

The Romans called the people of the north the "Painted Ones" due to their woad body painting, but little is known about the Pictish civilization. Now archaeologists working in Scotland's northern highlands have found evidence that the area may have been the people's power center.

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Research links for English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:01

On his blog Wulfhere's Devices, Calontir herald Wulfhere of Eofeshamme offers help on researching English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas.

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Medieval fighting breaks out in Spain

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:47

BBC Magazine reporter Tom Holland was prepared to be disappointed when he attended the recent First International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships at Belmonte Castle in Spain. After all he'd been to re-enactments before, but he quickly changed his mind.

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Vlad rests in Italian soil?

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:38

New research may show that the remains of Count Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Dracula, may not be buried in romania, but in Naples, Italy. scholars from the University of Tallinn believe they have found evidence that the nobleman was "taken prisoner, ransomed to his daughter - by then safe in Italy - and buried in a church in Naples."

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Great Northeastern War 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:13

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from the Great Northeastern War 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

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SCA Banners Fly at Worldcon, London

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:55

Guy De Dinan reports on the extensive medievalist and SCA activities at the recently-concluded World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention ("Worldcon") held in London.

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Treasures of Scotland revealed

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:28

2013 was a "magnificent" year for archaeologists in Scotland. The recent annual Scottish Treasure Trove report, covering 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, by Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) Catherine Dyer shows a variety of items including gold jewelry, coins and a Roman wine dipper. (photos)

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Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:34

People have long admired the beautiful Anglo-Saxon artifacts found in the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, but few understand the symbols embedded within the metal. Rosie Weetch, a curator at the British Museum, offers an illuminating primer on how to decode the symbols and stories in a piece of Anglo-Saxon metalwork on the British Museum blog. (photos and diagrams)

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Fun with the old masters

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:53

Do you think Renaissance masterpieces are just boring, dusty paintings? Collage artist James Kerr doesn't - and proves it with his creation of a number of animated GIFs using works of the great masters.

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Location of Llanllyr nunnery discovered in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:40

Sometime in the late 12th century, Rhys ap Gruffudd founded a daughter house to the convent of Strata Florida in the Aeron Valley of wales. Researchers have known about the Llanllyr nunnery, but never its precise location - until now when excavations in Ceredigion have revealed the convent as well as a cemetery and Tudor mansion.

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Rare Ethelbert penny found in Sussex field

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:10

King Ethelbert II was murdered, possibly for minting his own coins. Now an extremely-rare, 8th century silver penny, found by metal detectorist Darrin Simpson, has been discovered in a Sussex, England field. (photo)

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Remains of Black Shuck found in ruins of Leiston Abbey?

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:49

An old legend in Suffolk, England, tells of a massive black dog, known as Black Shuck, which terrorized the village folk, and was the subject of a report in 1577 by the Reverend Abraham Fleming. Now archaeologists believe they have found the remains of a huge dog buried in the area. (photo)

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Lincoln Castle reveals Saxon buried in his boots

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:34

The UK£22 million renovtion of Lincoln Castle continues to unearth medieval treasures, this time with the discovery of a high-status Saxon burial  in a church wall. The remains showed a powerful man, suffering from rickets, who was buried in his boots.

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Shire of Blackhawk sponsors Newcomers’ Night

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:25

On June 19, 2014, the Shire of Blackhawk, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in Rockford, Illinois, invited those interested in the Middle Ages to join them at the Northwest Community Center’s Corbett Building for hands-on activities practiced by the group. The Rock River Times published the invitation. (photo)

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Vindolanda Nero coin "a special find"

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:03

Archaeologists working at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in northeastern England, made a "special" find recently: a rare gold coin bearing the image of Roman emperor Nero, the first gold coin found during the excavation's 40-year history. (photo)

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"Holy Grail" stolen in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:19

The Nanteos Cup is missing. Rumored to be the Holy Grail, brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the olive wood cup is normally kept in a bank vault in Wales, but was loaned to an ailing women in Weston-Under-Penyard. It was stolen from her home July 14, 2014. (photo)

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