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The geometry of fencing

SCA Today - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:28

In 1628, Girard Thibault wrote Académie de l’Espée, a rapier manual based on mathematical foundations. Science historian Daniel Margocsy of Slate offers a feature article on the fencing tome. (photos)

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Chivalry died at Agincourt

SCA Today - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:01

In an excerpt from his book Agincourt: My Family, The Battle And The Fight For France, in the Mail Online, English writer and adventurer Sir Ranolph Fiennes discusses his ancestors' parts in the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, the day, he writes, chivalry died.

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Summary of October BoD Meeting

SCA Today - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:07

The Board of Directors quarterly meeting was held in St. Louis, MO on October 25, 2014, and the East Kingdom Gazette offers an unofficial summary.

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New secrets of Stonehenge revealed

SCA Today - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:23

Just when scientists think they have learned everything there is to know about Stonehenge, new technologies reveal tantalizing secrets. Laser scanning of the area around the monument showed at least 17 circular shrines as well as other neolithic structures. (photo and map)

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Keep yer treasures on ice, matey

SCA Today - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:45

Whether it's for beer or coldcuts, disguising a modern cooler at period events is always a great idea. Joshwelch9 borrowed the idea from absinth-dragon and posted his plan to turn a cooler in a cool pirate chest on Instructables. (photos)

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Viking history as told by the victims

SCA Today - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:08

Just how bad were the Vikings? Historians have debated the issue for decades. In a feature article for National Geographic by Christopher Shea, Yale history professor Anders Winroth, author of The Age of the Vikings, argues that contemporary accounts were exaggerated, and the writers often contradicted themselves.

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UK£3,000 needed to secure Lindisfarne Hoard

SCA Today - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:42

In 2003, builder Richard Mason found an old, pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne, in northern England. Later, he noticed that the jug contained 17 coins, dating from the reigns of Henry VI - Elizabeth I. The silver and gold hoard has been valued at UK£30,900, but the Great North Museum in Newcastle needs an additional UK£3,000 to purchase the coins for its collection. (photo)

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SCA Feast Survey results are online

SCA Today - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:11

Wulfwen Atte Belle and Antonio Bellini have announced that the results for the SCA Feast Survey are now available to download from the Barony of Sternfeld website.

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Baron Tigernach mac Cathail placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

SCA Today - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:16

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, at Their Court at Siege of Glengary, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed Baron Tigernach mac Cathail on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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New Peers in Lochac

SCA Today - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:15

Lord Gunther Boese, Canon Herald for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan have chosen to offer Peerages to four of Their subjects over the past two months.

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2014-12-13 - Yule Feast

Midrealm Calendar - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:00

Ansteorra Fall 2014 Coronation photos online

SCA Today - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:00

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created a large album of photos from Fall 2014 Coronation which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

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Two offered elevation at AEthelmearc Coronation

SCA Today - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:25

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, after Their Coronation, Their Majesties Titus Scipio Germanicus and Anna Leigh offered elevation to the Peerage to two of Their subjects.

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Announcing KWDS XI Activities - Balls, Revels and More!

SCA Today - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:25

The Drachenwald Known World Dance Symposium XI shall feature a wide range of afternoon and evening activities, from elegant balls to dissolute gambling! Refreshments will be served at all evening functions, and open dancing commences after the balls, continuing until the last reveler seeks their bed.

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Baroness Othindisa Bykona given writ for the Order of the Laurel

SCA Today - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:45

At Crown Tourney, held October 11th, TRM Titus and Anna Leigh, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, presented Baroness Othindisa bykona with a writ for the Order of the Laurel.

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Early Christian charm found in Manchester library

SCA Today - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:30

A 6th century papyrus, identified as an early Christian charm, has been discovered among the documents in the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library. The charm is considered "the earliest surviving document to use the Christian Eucharist liturgy - which outlines the Last Supper - as a protective charm."

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SCA BoD to decide on proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015

SCA Today - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:51

Don Miklos von Baeker, Baron of Oldenfeld, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism plans to make a decision on the proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015.

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Two elevated to Pelican in AEthelmearc

SCA Today - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:02

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Magnus Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THL Filipo da Sancto Martino and Baron Sogtungui Bataar.

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Steinnar and Lyda new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne.

SCA Today - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:42

Congratulations to Sir Steinnar Aggarson, the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

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