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Period or Not…Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:16

This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period.  If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.

Today’s names are Shakespeare’s heroines.

The names of Shakespeare’s heroines are frequently requested as SCA names.  Many of these names are easily found in period Europe.

Beatrice is found in various spellings throughout Europe, including England, France and Italy, through the later parts of period. [1], [3]

Bianca is found as a female name in Italy.[2]

Celia likewise is a female Italian name.[3]

Cordelia is found in sixteenth and early seventeenth century England.[4]

Hero is found as a female given name in England, the Netherlands and Germany.[5]

Juliet is found in early seventeenth century England.[6]

Olivia is found in England and Italy.[2], [7]

Portia can be found as the name of real women in sixteenth century Italy.[2]

We very recently found evidence of Miranda as a female given name in Spain.[8]

We are still researching whether a number of other Shakespearean names are documentable.  As more and more period books and documents become generally available through digitization, we continue to uncover evidence for names we previously thought “undocumentable.”

[1] “English Names found in Brass Enscriptions” by Janell K. Lovelace (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/women.html)

[2]  “Names from Sixteenth Century Venice” by Julia Smith (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html).

[3] “Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427″ by Josh Mittleman (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/)

[4] “Something Rich and Strange: “Undocumentable” Names >From The IGI Parish Records” by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html).

[5]  “England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ9C-GYB), Hero Olde and Wilmott, 17 Jan 1603; citing Gwinear, Cornwall, England, Batch: M02571-3; “Netherlands, Marriages, 1565-1892,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FN7W-NTG : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Hero Cornelisz and Jannetje Alberts, 08 May 1611; citing Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Batch: M01224-8

[6]  “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5LP-V4L), Juliet Mordent, 15 Jul 1621; citing SAINT BOTOLPH BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND, Batch: P00161-1

[7] “England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V52F-1F9), Ricardus Howarde and Olivia Hille, 11 Jun 1587; citing High Ham, Somerset, England; Batch: M01936-2

[8] “España, defunciones, 1600-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FNMS-RL8), Miranda Miguel, 10 Feb 1642; citing Murcia, Murcia, Spain; Batch:  B86284-3

 


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: heraldry, names

Lilies War offers tour for non SCAdians

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-05-20 12:24

Officials of Lilies War, which takes place June 13-22, 2014 at Smithville Lake in Clay County, Missouri, have announced that tours for the public will be available June 15, 2014.

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"Threads" offers costumers a chance to design for 1/2 scale dress forms

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-05-20 09:37

Threads Magazine has anncounced its 2014 American Sewing Expo (ASE) Challenge: 1/2-Scale Design Challenge on the theme of "Fashion Icons through the Ages." The contest is limited to 100 entries and garments must be finished by August 1, 2014.

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Teller talks Tempest

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-05-19 20:03

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, magician Teller (the quiet one), recently co-directed a new version of the Bard's magicial play, The Tempest. In a video, Teller discusses the production with Mark Mobley for a segment of NPR's The Record.

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“Quivers and Quarrels” Looking for New Editor

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-05-19 17:35

Alec Craig, arrows and forks

TheGazette has received the following request for a volunteer:

 As you may or may not know the Archery Community has a quarterly newsletter called “Quivers and Quarrels.”  We have had a wonderful editor/Chronicler working on it but she  needs an immediate replacement.

Are there any Archery enthusiasts you know who would flourish in this kind of role? The Q&Q Chronicler serves as a deputy to me and has a host of people supplying material for their newsletter.

If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them contact me at pubmanager@sca.org.  I will gladly answer any questions they may have about the job.  This might also be a good training ground for future Kingdom Chroniclers.

Please spread the word.

Thanks,
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Open position for the Society

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-05-19 13:35

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

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Medieval archway found under Cardigan Castle floor

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-18 17:13

NPS Archaeology, working on an 18-month excavation at Wales' Cardigan Castle, has unearthed a stone archway dating to the 12th century beneath the floor of the castle. The archway is believed to have led to the tower of the original castle.

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Accidental Medieval Siberian Mummies Discovered

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-05-18 12:50

Just 29 km from the Arctic Circle, near Zeleniy Yar in Siberia, a group of bodies dating back to the Middle Ages have been found in shallow graves.

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Seeking Howe's

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-17 18:32

600 years ago, Howe's was a satellite community of Cambridge, England. Then it disappeared off the map. Now archaeologists have begun investigating Howe's, along with three other villages, that ringed the medieval university town.

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Crown Tournament Results

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:22

Vivat Prince Edward !

Vivat Princess Þóra !

Vivant the Kingdom of the East!

The Gazette is especially grateful to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich for her diligent reporting from the fieid today.


Filed under: Events, Tidings Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tournament Finals – Fifth Bout

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:22

The fifth and final bout of the Spring Crown Tournament was fought with sword & shield.

Victor: Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven


Filed under: Events, Heavy List, Tidings Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tournament Finals – Fourth Bout

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:12

The fourth bout of the finals was fought with two swords.

Victor: Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven


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Crown Tournament Finals – Third Bout

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:09

The third bout of the finals was fought with axes.

Victor: Sir Thomas of Ravenhill


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Crown Tournament Finals – Second Bout

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:04

The second bout of the finals was fought with great sword.

Victor: Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven

 


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Latest techniques used to help conserve ancient bridges

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:00

Researchers from the Applied Geotechnology Group at the University of Vigo in Spain are using the latest technology to study 80 Roman and medieval bridges to determine the original construction of the bridges and the best ways to conserve them.

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Crown Tournament Finals – First Bout

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:59

The first bout of the finals was fought with sword & shield.

Victor: Sir Thomas of Ravenhill


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Crown Tourney – Second Finalist

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:41

The Gazette is pleased to report that Sir Thomas of Ravenhill has advanced to the finals of the Spring Tournament for the Crown of the East. He will face Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven,

 


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Crown Tourney – First Finalist

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:38

The Gazette is pleased to report that Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven has advanced to the finals of the Spring Tournament for the Crown of the East.

 


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Crown Tourney – Semifinals

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:07

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are:

Undefeated List:

  • Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven for Countess Þóra Eiríksdóttir
  • Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Áine an Neamheaglach

Wounded List:

  • Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson for Mistress Eva Woderose
  • Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon

All remaining matches in the tournament will be fought in a “Best 3 out of 5″ format with rotating weapons forms.

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List, Tidings Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – Final Eight

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:26

The first few rounds of double-elimination fighting have seen the following combatants still remaining in the tournament:

Wounded list:

  • Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson soon to face Tribune Darius Aurelius Serpentius, called Omega the Impact
  • Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke soon to face Lord Wilham de Broc

Winner’s list:

  • Syr Culann mac Cianain soon to face Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven
  • Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm soon to face Sir Thomas of Ravenhill

Much gratitude to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich for keeping us up to date with events on the ground.

 

 


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