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APEC Proposal - Commentary Being Accepted

SCA Today - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:56

Currently open for commentary is a proposal by the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) for a new Rapier Peerage.

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Chinese Yuan Dynasty Treasures at Freer Gallery

SCA Today - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:01

The Freer Gallery in Washington DC will showcase treasures from the Song and Yuan Dynasties this winter including ceramics and landscape paintings from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Viking silver found in Scotland

SCA Today - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 15:09

Retired Ayrshire businessman Derek McLennan has made good use of his metal detector. In 2013, he discovered Scotland's biggest haul of medieval silver coins. Now he has unearthed a new hoard of more than 100 items, including a 9th century Christian cross and possibly the largest silver Carolingian pot ever discovered. (photos and video)

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Codex Chimalpahin to return to Mexico

SCA Today - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:43

The Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City is celebrating the return of the Codex Chimalpahin, a three-volume, hand-written, indigenous account vividly documenting the history of Aztec Mexico in Pre-Hispanic and 16th Century New Spain. Dan Colen of Art Daily has a feature story (photo)

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Second 13th century malting oven found in England

SCA Today - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:33

In July, archaeologists working on excavations in St John's Street in Northampton, England discovered a 13th century malting oven, used to roast grain for brewing. Now a second, even larger, oven has been found at the same site. (photo)

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Estrella War XXXII Main Stewards

SCA Today - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:17

The Promotions Officer for Estrella War XXXII reports that organizers are seeking applicants for the position(s) of Main Steward(s).

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Orri Vígleiksson elevated to Pelican in Lochac

SCA Today - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:56

Gunther Canon reports that at Their Mordenvale Malþing event, Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan, of the Kingdom of Lochac, offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Orri Vígleiksson.

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Early image of Jesus found in Spain

SCA Today - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:41

Archaeologists and theologians are excited about the discovery of a 4th century engraved glass plate depicting an unbearded Jesus. The plate, discovered during an excavation near the southern Spanish city of Linares, is believed to be one of the earliest known images of Christ. (photos)

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Marilyn Monroe: Still having a good time at the faire

SCA Today - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:31

Marilyn Monroe, News Editor of the Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, Texas, is still having fun at the Texas Renaissance Festival years after her actor boyfriend dragged her there. She reports on the Ren Faire world in an article for the Leesville Daily Leader.

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Two placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

SCA Today - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:19

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at Agincourt Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed two of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Elfsea Library Demo photos online

SCA Today - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:35

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's Library Demo which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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Early Stories of the East from Count Jehan de la Marche

SCA Today - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:58

The Gazette asked Count Jehan de la Marche, eighth King of the East, for memories of some of his early SCA experiences.

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Æthelmearc Gazette Goes Live

SCA Today - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:18

Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is happy to announce the debut of the Æthelmearc Gazette, a new unofficial blog site for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

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Battle of Tewkesbury site for sale

SCA Today - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:07

The site of the 15th century Battle of Tewkesbury, where the Lancaster forces were defeated by those of the House of York in 1471, is for sale. The price tag is UK£120,000 to £150,000.

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James and Joan new Heirs in Gleann Abhann

SCA Today - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:55

Hannah Hennen reports that James the Holy was the winner of the November 8, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

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Florida SCA event fills campground

SCA Today - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:03

Residents of the Compass Lake residential area in the Hills area in Jackson County, Florida hope that the SCA Medieval Faire event will help the local economy. Deborah Buckhalter of the Jackson County Floridian has the story. (photos)

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Dudley's tower opened to public at Kenilworth Castle

SCA Today - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:31

In the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, Robert Dudley, built a tower dedicated to her personal use onto Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Now, for the first time, the tower rooms will be open to the public.

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Volunteers help reconstruct history of 13th century Norfolk church

SCA Today - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:57

St. Margaret's Church in Hopton, Norfolk, England burned in 1865 and was abandoned by parishoners, but with the help of volunteers and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the church may be restored to the community "as a medieval monument and open green space for local people."

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