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How to research medieval games

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:08

In a discussion on Linked In, SCA member Jeff Johnston reports that he has published his research on medieval games on his HubPages website. The article is entitled Researching Medieval Games.

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Belegarth takes up swords in Chicago

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:30

Caleigh Fleming enjoys medieval combat, and also having a safe place to enjoy "nerd" activities, so she helped to bring the Galahad Medieval Combat Society to Columbia University in Chicago. The group takes part in a medieval combat game known as Belegarth. The Columbia Chronicle has the story. (photo)

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"Battle, Bricks and Bridges" lead experts to the truth about the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:27

"Archaeology is an evolving process so you always learn more and more," said archaeologist Paul Logue from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, about new discoveries on the 16th century Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits in County Fermanagh, Ireland.

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Proposed Change to Corpora -- Chirurgeon's Office

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:05

The SCA Board of Directors is requesting commentary on a proposal to amend Corpora to close the office of the Chirurgeonate.

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Expecting Mongols in Walmart

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:06

"During 10 days in June 2016, the SCA will transform the entire fairgrounds into a scene out of medieval Europe, complete with feasts, dancing, blacksmithing, jousting and archery competitions," writes Anthony Schoettle of the Indiana Business Journal about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Newcastle Museum to permanently display Lindisfarne Hoard

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:32

In 2003, Richard Mason, a builder from Rothbury, England discovery a pottery jug in the foundation of a Lindisfarne house. The jug, and its contents of gold and silver coins dating to Tudor times, will now be on permanent display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, thanks to public donations and heritage grants. (photo)

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Re-enactors "cross-pollinate" at Re-enactor Recruitment Day in Pennsylvania

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:12

Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)

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Danish Chef hopes to revive Viking cuisine

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:10

Jesper Lynge, a chef in Aalborg, Denmark, has a passion for Viking cooking, including sauerkraut, and "a sweet and sour supper, combining savoury game meat such as venison with sauces made from foraged berries."

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New Jersey SCAdian hopes fighting will recruit members

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 20:49

Experienced SCA member D.W. Smith is hoping to create a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism at Atlantic Cape Community College in Cape May, New Jersey. So far his recruiting includes armored combat. Helen McCaffrey of the Cape May County Herald has the story. (photos)

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15th century Spanish shipwreck found in Greece

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 10:17

Arcaheologists are intrigued by the discovery of a 15th century Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Zakynthos, Greece. The 2014 underwater explorations of the site have revealed enough of the ship’s wooden frame to allow study of "the transitional art of shipbuilding during the 15th and 16th centuries." (photo)

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Ealdormere Crown XXXIV Fight Videos on YouTube

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:28

Baron RIchard Larmer reports that he has posted video from the october 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos are available to view on YouTube.

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Winchester Bible on display at the Met

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:11

The Winchester Bible is "magnificent, lavishly ornamented - a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200," and pages from it will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until March 8, 2015. (photos)

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2015

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:06

THLord Stefan li Rous has publised updates for Stefan's Florilegium for February 2015.

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Farewell to Lord Sedric Edye

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 13:22

On January 25, the Middle Kingdom lost Lord Sedric Edye, a founding member of the Marche of Alderford and a close friend of the SCAtoday.net staff.

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Meet Drachenwald's Laurel of the Month: Mistress Lia de Thornegge

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:53

Each month, the Laurels of the Kingdom of Drachenwald showcase one of their own. For January 2015, it is Mistress Lia de Thornegge of Nordmark (Uppsala, Sweden), who specializes in late period embroidery and late period costuming.

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Estrella War XXXI Collegium

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:10

Estrella War is fast approaching and we are still in need of instructors for the collegium. If you have a skill or talent you could pass on to the populace, please consider teaching at Estrella War XXXI. 

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Northshield 12th Night and Border Skirmish photos online

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:25

Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists reports that Her Ladyship Elspeth has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th night event in the Kingdom of Northshield, as well as two albums from 2013 Border Skirmish. All albums are available on Flickr.

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SCA Board of Directors - Meeting Schedule

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:22

The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.

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Pennsic War Financial Committee seeks candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 17:25

Chai'usun, Social Media & Publications Coordinator for Pennsic 44, reports that the Financial Committee is looking for candidates for Pennsic War Exchequer.

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Medieval city of Ukek found in Russia

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 18:37

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 750-year-old city along the volga River in Russia. Ukek, a major city of Batu Khan's Golden Horde, is believed to have been founded by the descendents of Genghis Khan.

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