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Volunteers help find site of 13th century hospital

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:16

For three years, archaeologists have been looking for signs of a medieval hospital in Northumberland Park in Tyneside, England. 80 medieval burials have been found, and, in the last few days of the dig, a floor of glazed tiles, probably from the hospital's chapel. (photos)

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The search for Süleyman's heart

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:39

In the summer of 1566, the great Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent was on a hard-fought attempt to capture Vienna, but his dream was not to be. The great leader died in his campaign tent, and his heart was buried there. Now the ongoing quest to discover the burial site of the heart continues with Norbert Pap, a professor of political geography at the nearby University of Pécs.

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Drachenwald Summer 2014 Coronation photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-09-10 13:15

Nicholas reports that he has created an album of photos from Summer 2014 Coronation which took recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Period or Not…Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:53

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 name is Frasier.

A few people have asked about Frasier (or Fraser or Frazier) as a male given name, usually assuming it to be a medieval Scottish name.  In fact, it does not appear to have been a period given name.  It was a surname found largely in Scotland but occasionally in England.

However, Frasier, Fraser or Frazer can still be registerable as a given name in English and Scots names in the SCA.  There is an established pattern of 16th century English surnames having been used as given names.   Since we do have evidence of Frasier, Fraser and Frazer as English surnames[1], that pattern allows these names to be registered as given names.

[1]  “A history of Northumberland” (A. Reid, sons & co., 1930) (http://books.google.com/books?id=iG0gAQAAMAAJ) at p. 129 lists a Robert Frasyer buried in Newcastle in 1577.  Margrett Fraser was buried in 1596 in Lincoln, England (“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JCGM-HTR), Margrett Fraser, 1596; Batch: B03058-2); Henrie Frazer was christened in 1587 in Devon, England (“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N54M-THG), Henrie Frazer, 02 Feb 1587; citing ILFRACOMBE, DEVON, ENGLAND, Batch: C05121-1).


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Ontario students learn about medieval life from SCA members

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:41

In June 2014, students from  Pope John Paul II Catholic School  in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, (Kingdom of Ealdormere) got a lesson on medieval life and history when members from the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism came for a visit. (photo slideshow)

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Was the Black Prince really so evil?

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-09-09 14:30

British school children all know about the evil Black Prince Edward of Woodstock, who put to death 3,000 innocents after the siege of the French town of Limoges in September 1370. But the discovery of a letter written by Edward may change his image forever.

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Unofficial Court Report – Pennsic War

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-09-09 11:36

War came upon us all!  So it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan Augustus and Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, did travel to the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and attended Pennsic War XLIII,  August 2 – August 9, 2014 (AS XLIX).

On Sunday, August 3:

Gavin MacKinnon was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Tygers Combatant, and received a scroll by Culann mac Cianain.

Thomas of Effingham was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier (he was the 100th), and received a scroll with calligraphy and words by Eleanor Catlyng, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

On Monday, August 4:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil the day before, Ivan Valfrekr Hroereksson was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.

On the field of battle, after being sent to sit vigil the day before, Wilham de Broc was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll with illumination by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt, c alligraphy by Eva Woderose,  words by Angus Pembridge

On the rapier field, after the battle, Robert Earlson was called before the Crown.  He was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier.  He received a scroll with calligraphy by Cezilia Raposa, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn

On the rapier field, after the battle, Sorcha Dhocair was called before the Crown.  She was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart

In the evening Their Majesties travelled into The Bog.  There they found the encampment of Surtr’s Brood, and opened Court.  They called before them Gevulfr of Surtr’s Brood, and Awarded Arms to him.  Scroll with illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint, words by Dankwert Bathory

On Tuesday, August 5:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil on Sunday, Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos

On Wednesday, August 6:

At Archery Champions, Their Majesties called before them Godric of Hampton.  He in turn presented to Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn newly ranked Master Bowmen:  Hope of Quintavia and Gregor von Heisler.

Godric them presented the newest Grand Master Bowman: Alexander von Heisler

In the evening Their Majesties opened up their formal Pennsic Court.

The following gentles received an Award of Arms:

Violante of Settmour Swamp, receiving a metallic scroll by Cormac Mor

Wynflaed of Bergental, receiving a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Luther of Clan O’Niall, receiving a scroll by Katherine Barr

Madelaine de Mortaigne, receiving a scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir

Alexandra Jacobsdochter, receiving a scroll with illumination by Lorita de Siena, calligraphy by Nest Verch Tangwistel

Tina of Lorraine, scroll forthcoming.

Gwenlianna Vachan, scroll by Constance de St. Denis, Eva, etc. (Constance was lead scribe, there were several others involved.)

Karrah the Mischievous was called into court.  She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus

Otto Gottlieb was called into court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Christiana Crane, word by Cedric of Thanet

Their Majesties called before them Judith the Uncertain.  After having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a cittern by Arden of Icombe, words by Ana de Guzman

Lillia de Vaux was invited before the Court.  Having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine, words by Alys Mackyntoich

The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:

Kyle Williams, receiving a scroll with illumination by Robert of Stonemarche, calligraphy by Harold von Auerbach

Aiden von Sommerfeldt, receiving a scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Michael Acrensus

Rose Erembourc, scroll forthcoming.

Following his writ at Northern Region War Camp, and his previous vigil, Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called before the court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll with illumination by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphy by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Tiberius Iulius Primus

Fergus Redmead was called into court.  He was named a Baron of the Court, and presented a scroll by Lada Monguligin, words by Ryan McWhyte

Their Majesties called into their court Lottieri Malocchio.  They inducted him into the Order of the Golden Rapier, and he received a scroll by Palotzi Marti

Jeanne de Robin was called before the court.  In absentia, she was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.  Scroll by Vettorio Antonello.  She was also awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco.  After having sat vigil in contemplation, she was elevated into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Carolyne de la Pointe, words by Jovonne d’Esprit

His Majesty called into the court Dziuginte Litovka.  He presented her with the King’s order of Excellence, and she received a scroll by Shadiyah Al-Zhara, words by Yehuda ben Moshe

Their Majesties called before them Johann Lederer.  He was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Sarra Graeham of Birnham

Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate was called into the court.  She was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Aetheric Lindberende.

Her Majesty called before her the Captain of her guard, Einar Njorthurson (called Billy Fish).  She awarded him a Queen’s order of Courtesy, and he received a scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, words by HRM Caoilfhionn Augusta

Their Majesties called before them Kenric æt Essex.  He was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille, words by Toki Redbeard, Latin by Steffan ap Kennydd Gregor von Heisler was called before the court.  He was named a Tyger of the East, and received a scroll by Katherine Stanhope, words by Aneleda ofFalconbridge

After court Their Majesties went shopping at Midnight Madness.  Their they stopped at the booth of Arastorm the Golden, and presented her with a Writ for a Laurel, with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach

On Thursday, August 7:

Their Majesties did pay a visit to the “War Room”.  There, they called forth Tree of the Forest, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Next they called Aiban Carr, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Then they called Manuel de Mierkolas de la Rosa Botella de Mierkoles, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Their Majesties called forth Tomasso Valeriano and Creatura Christi of Oakes.  They were each presented with a Grant of Arms.

Before the conclusion of the Pennsic War, the following awards were presented:

Tyzes Sofia (Zsof) was inducted into the Order of the Troubadour

The following gentles were named a Tyger of Valor:

HRH Michael of the West

Sir Mohammed

Jibril al Dakhil

Cedric of Armorica

Lord Septemris

Antonio Giancarlo Nicastri

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Avelina Keyes, Ryan McWhyte, Alys Mackyntoich, Mylisant Grey, Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Sabine de Kerbriant, Donovan Shinnock, Brighid MacCumhal, Yehuda ben Moshe, Martyn de Halliwell, Anastasia da Monte, Cezilia Reposa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Unofficial Court Report – Great Northestern War

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-09-09 11:35

And so it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Province of Malagentia and attended the Great Northeastern War on 12 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).

The following gentles were Awarded Arms:

Védís Iðunardóttir, scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg

Ada Wright, called “The Little Loom Girl”, scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Brenden Crane, scroll with illumination by Lisabetta Medaglia, words & calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel

Krystyan Foljambe, scroll by Constance de St. Denis

Sweyn Mac Auliffe, scroll by Robert of Stonemarche, words by Aneleda Falconbridge

Laura of Panther Vale, scroll by Brangwyne of Wentworth

Sam of the Goff, scroll by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook

Duncan Ian Graham, scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart

Solveig Bjorndottr, scroll by Altani Khatagidai

Kasia Farlunder, promissory scroll with illumination by Lady Katharine of Caithness, calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte

Ellen of Shrewsbury, scroll with illumination by Agatha Wanderer, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith, words by Aneleda Falconbridge assisted by Aldreda de Tamwurthe

Michael the Unsure, promissory scroll by Alexandre St Pierre

Audrye Beneyt, scroll by Aldis Thorbjarnardottir

Cecile Du Pearche, scroll by Alisay de Falaise

Elspeth of Endewearde, scroll by Elen Alswyth of Eriskay

Muirenn Ban, scroll by Cristiana Crane

Trian O’Bruadair, scroll by Cristiana Crane

Tobias Troa, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, words by Bryn Millar

Camille des Jardins was called before the court, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier.  She received a scroll with illumination by Isabel Chamberlain, words by Michael Acrensis, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salm

The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:

Baintighearna Ruadhnait inghean Ruaidhri, scroll by Emma Makilmone

Sabina Luttrell, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Malcolm Bowman & Fergus Redmead

Roland de la Mar, scroll by Anna Mickel von Salm, words by Bryn Millar

Samuel Peter DeBump, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salam, words by Michael Acrensis

Andre qui boit du Lai was called before Her Majesty Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s honor of Distinction.  Scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Lucien de Pointivy

Having been sent on vigil at the start of the day, Anne Meckil von Salm, known as “Mickel” and Maxton Gunn, known as “Max” were called before the court.  They were each inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received matching books.  Hers was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Carolyne de la Pointe, illumination by Camille des Jardins, Q, Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, words by Aneleda Falconbridge, Jean de Montagne, Sylvia du Vey.  His book was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Alexandre St Pierre, illumination by Carolyn de LaPointe, Camille des Jardins, words by Jean de Montagne, Michael Acrensus, Christian Woolfe, Cedric of Thanet, Sorcha Rie Aedh, Aneleda Falconbridge.

In addition:

It was announced that the proposed Riding of Raven’s Bridge in the capital district of Augusta, Maine that is sponsored by Malagentia was Granted Incipience.

Godric of Hampton presented the War Arrow for Pennsic to Their Majesties.

Duke Kenric announced the Belted Champions Team for the Pennsic War.

The largest number of children to thus far participate in Her Majesty’s Children’s Service initiative were recognized.

The running of the Royal Toy Box occurred

There was an intermission, during which many enjoyed the meaty fruits of the 2nd Wurst Fundraiser.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Kenric æt Essex, Jean de Montagne, Donnovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte, Simona bat Leone, Iain of Malagentia, Cezilia Raposa, Rosina von Schaffhausen, Kirsa Oyutai, Connall An Doire, Andreiko Eferiev and Martyn de Halliwell


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Unofficial Court Report, Northern Region War Camp

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-09-09 11:32

Thus it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Shire of Glenn Linn and attended the Northern Region War Camp Meleepalooza on 5 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).

The following gentles were Awarded Arms:

Roynan Stonedune, stone by Kenric æt Essex

Arnbjorn Grettirson, drinking horn by Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir with words by Asgar Roulfson

Aurnia McWard, embroidery by Eleanor le Brun

Snorri Olafsson, word carving with illumination by Ruaidhri MacCrimthainn and calligraphy by Bebhinn inghean Ui Siodhachain (wood carving)

Erland Øx-kné, wood plank by Hawise ferch Meredith

Esperanza Zamora DeLaquava, scroll with calligraphy by Eleanor Catlyng, and illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Rosabella de Corvis, scroll by Elisabeth Greenleaf

Saffir Weaver, scroll with Calligraphy & Illumination by Ignacia la Ciega, words by Lady Muirgheall O’Riein

Sabd ingen Domnail, scroll with illumination by Deirdre O’Rourke, calligraphy by Elisabeth Greenleaf

Katherine of Anglespur, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus

Kurama Kenshin, scroll by Mariette de Bretagne

The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:

Gideon ha-Khazar, scroll by Sunniva Ormstung

Asgar Rolfes sune, scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski

Lorenz Greylever, scroll forthcoming

Óláfr inn orvi Haraldsson, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev

Wentlyana Bengrek, scroll by Katrusha Skomorokha Negodieva doch’

Ailionora Inghean Ronain was called before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Maunch.  Scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, illumination by Lillian atte Valeye

Ivar Volosatoi was called before Empress Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy, and received a scroll with calligraphy by Elisenda de Luna, illumination by Renye Wurm

The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:

Arthur Tuck, scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir

Magdalena Amarilla, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Leonete d’Angely, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Lorenz Greylever was called into court, and presented a VERY backlogged (AS XXIV) Tyger’s Cub, scroll by Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher

Borujin Acilaldai was called before Their Imperial Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier.  She received a scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called into court.  He received a Writ to sit vigil for consideration to be inducted into the Order of the Pelican, receiving a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Henna Sinclair, words by Pagan Graeme

Having been put on vigil at the beginning of the day, Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti was presented before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Laurel.  Scroll by Ursion de Gui

In addition:

Their Majesty’s Unbelted Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.

Their Majesty’s Rapier Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.

Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge were presented tokens.

Brendan Firebow led a short chase for the Royal Toy Box

The local Seneschal, Gage Ormesby, named off all those who had made the event happen this day.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Alethea Eastriding, Alys Mackyntoich, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell,
Donnovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte and Rose Erembourc


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Her Highness Thyra’s Favor is Available!

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-09-09 11:30

Her Highness Thyra’s Favor is now available! It can be found here. Heaven forbid that anything happen to our beloved Empress and Emperor, but one can never be too prepared.

Thank you!

ETERNUM ORIENS!

Aneleda


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Medieval linen found in Northampton tanning tanks

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-09-07 17:53

Several scraps of linen dating to the Middle Ages have been found at the base of a timber and stone-lined tanks, believed to have been used for tanning, in the St John's Street excavation in Northampton, England. (photos)

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