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Event Announcement: Carolingian Family Day

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 13:47

Join the Barony of Carolingia (northeastern Massachusetts) for a day full of activities for all ages on May 3rd. Spend the day trying out all the Society has to offer for our younger members, from youth combat to classes on all manners of arts and sciences, from dancing and music to thrown weapons. There will be equestrian activities, youth fencing, archery, and much more.

Come meet other parents with children around your child’s age with parent and child meet and greets, bring the garb your children have outgrown to swap with other parents, and enjoy a sumptious dayboard of kid-friendly treats prepared by Ulf and Justinius, under the supervision of Fergus Redmeade.

Teens and Tweens! Come learn to make cheese, help out in the kitchen, or work gate. Have a skill you know how to do? Come teach it to younger kids. Bring the Arts and Sciences project you are working on to display, learn a new skill in one of our classes or pick up a new martial art.

If you would like to teach a class, please contact Baroness Leonete. You do not need a background check or specific experience teaching children in order to teach, and we are happy to help you adapt your class for the younger set. We are especially looking for those under 18 willing to teach.

More information can be found at the event announcement or on the Facebook Event Page.

Feel free to crosspost this announcement

Yours in Service,

Baroness Leonete D’Angely

Lord Hrut Skumsonnur


Filed under: Events Tagged: archery, Carolingia, classes, fencing, thrown weapons, Youth, youth combat

Excavations at Cardigan Castle reveal part of original structure

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-03-29 09:50

Wales' Cardigan Castle, built in the late 12th century, was the site of recent excavations by NPS Archaeology revealing a section of the structure dating to the 1170s. Archaeologists also found over 9,000 artifacts including medieval pottery and rusted arrowheads. (photos)

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Yorkshire Museum covets Bedale Hoard

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-03-28 17:17

In 2012, a "nationally significant" Viking hoard, including a gold sword pommel and silver neck ring, was discovered in Bedale, North Yorkshire. Now the Yorkshire Museum hopes to buy the collection which is valued at UK£51,636.

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Youth battle in Concordia of the Snows

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-03-28 13:46

Gavin Haley is the youth champion in the Northeast, in the East Kingdom. He, along with his comrades do battle each week, under the watchful eyes of his dad, Don “Asgar” Haley, as part of the youth combat program of the SCA groups Barony of Concordia of the Snows (based out of Albany, New York) and the Shire of Glenn Lynn. Eric Jenks of the Saratogian has the story.

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"Cradle of the law" to display Magna Carta

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-03-28 08:17

In 1214, English barons met in Suffolk to discuss King John and the Magna Carta, a year before it was signed in Surrey. Now the Bury Society will celebrate the event with a display of an original copy of the document at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.

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Bardic Champions Finals – Laughs and Lyricism

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-03-27 20:03

Lord Martyn, New King’s Champion. Photo by Lord Hugh Tauerner

Laughter from the audience and applause filled the Bardic champions event throughout the competition, but particularly during the finals.  The crowded field was narrowed down to six performers, who were given challenges to perform in the final round by the Royalty.  The final six are listed below with links to videos of their final round performances courtesy of Mistress Sol la Cantor.  Many of the performances before the finals were wildly popular with the audience and can be viewed on YouTube also courtesy of Mistress Sol.

Lord Martyn de Halliwell (King’s Champion)A Story of Flames and Salamanders

Mistress Aife, New Queen’s Champion. Photo by Lord Hugh Tauerner

Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair (Queen’s Champion)For the Alliance of King Kenric of the East and King Savaric of the Midrealm

Her Excellency Baroness Emma Makilmone- An Ode to Mead

Countess Marguerite ingen LachlainnA Short Speech on the Value of Temperance

Mistress Sol la Cantor- Quand je bois du vin clairet

Lady Isabeau d’OrleansRicecare by Orlando di Lassus


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Bardic, bardic champions, King and Queen's Champions

Illuminated almanac: 15th century iPad?

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:34

The Wellcome Library has acquired a rare medical almanac, a "combined calendar, astrological chart and medical textbook," that compacts into a small, folded strip, for UK£100,000 from the Edith Sitwell collection. The illuminated alamnac is believed to have been produced in an English workshop in the early 15th century. (photo)

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Seathrun MagAoinghous placed on vigil in Calontir

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-03-27 15:04

Mathurin reports that at Their February 15, 2014 Chieftains event in the Barony of Three Rivers, Their Majesties Martino and Ariel, of the Kingdom of Calontir, placed HL Seathrun MagAoinghous on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Laurel.

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Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery Shutdown Notice

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-03-27 11:18

After considerable deliberation, procrastination, and vacillation, Mistress Elashava and I have come to the conclusion that the Unofficial Northshield Gallery that I've hosted for nearly a decade is no longer a viable concern.

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A violent end for the Finnish swordsman

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-03-26 18:11

In November 2013, archaeologists working near Hyvikkälä, Finland discovered the grave of an unknown swordsman dating to the Middle Ages. Recent tests showed that the well-fed, fit individual died a violent death from skull injuries.

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How to Join the SCA Grand Council

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-03-26 14:29

Heather Shea (Kelly Magill), Grand Council Chair, reports that the SCA Grand Council is seeking new members.

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Matilda Bosvyle de Bella Acqua made Laurel in AEthelmearc

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-03-26 11:52

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle, of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, offered elevation to the order of the Laurel to Mistress Matilda Bosvyle de Bella Acqua.

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Who's buried in Charlemagne's tomb?

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-03-25 16:50

In 1988, bones were secretly removed from the tomb of the Emperor Charlemagne for study and for possible identification. Now the results show that the remains are... probably Charlemagne's. (photos)

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Two elevated to Pelican at St. Valentine's Day Massacre

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-03-25 12:06

At Their February 15, 2014 St. Valentine's Day Massacre event in the Canton of Three Hills, their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, of the Kingdom of the Middle, offered elevation to the order of the Pelican to two of Their subjects.

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Noisemakers Schola Returns

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 22:01
The Noisemakers Schola returns on April 12 to the Bailiwick of Iveyeinust for the IXth year. Maîtresse Brunissende de Brocéliande sends word that as usual, there will be classes and activities related to music, heraldry and scribal arts. Of heraldic note, there will be a Pelican roadshow (see how name decisions happen) and a consultation table. Of musical note, there will be a bardic competition. Of scribal note, there will be a scriptorium where, between other things, the scroll for the new bardic champion will be produced on that day.

ACCEPS registration is still open.


Filed under: Events Tagged: a&s, classes

East Kingdom Order of Precedence Moving

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 21:29

Greetings from the Brigantia Principal Herald

The East Kingdom Order of Precedence will soon be moved from its temporary home at (http://op.wiglaf.org) to the EastKingdom.org Servers. While the software has several challenges, which will be addressed in the coming months, and we are VERY AWARE of those challenges, the data in the individual personal entries is actively being updated by Duchess Anna, our Shepherd’s Crook Herald. 

Please take the opportunity to check your own entry in the OP, either by the alphabetical search or the search function, and make sure everything is set properly. The New OP software can cross-reference names and aliases and such so if you cannot find your entry in your current name, please check your old names as well so we can assign the aliases. 

If you find you are missing an award or your individual entry’s name is incorrect Please provide Duchess Anna with the following information Via Email at Shepherds.Crook@eastkingdom.org with a CC: to me at Brigantia@eastkingdom.org:

SCA Name: 
Prior SCA Names: 
Mundane Name: 
Award Missing, including which royalty gave it, the date, and the event at which it was given. 

We will confirm the information and update it appropriately. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we update the OP into its new form.

-In Service to the Kingdom Crown and College, I remain,
-Baron Ryan Mac Whyte, OP, OSC, Brigantia Principal Herald of the East.


Filed under: Heraldry, Uncategorized

East Kingdom Order of Precedence is Moving

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:16

Greetings from the Brigantia Principal Herald

The East Kingdom Order of Precedence will soon be moved from its temporary home at (http://op.wiglaf.org) to the EastKingdom.org Servers. While the software has several challenges, which will be addressed in the coming months, and we are VERY AWARE of those challenges, the data in the individual personal entries is actively being updated by Duchess Anna, our Shepherd’s Crook Herald. 

Please take the opportunity to check your own entry in the OP, either by the alphabetical search or the search function, and make sure everything is set properly. The New OP software can cross-reference names and aliases and such so if you cannot find your entry in your current name, please check your old names as well so we can assign the aliases. 

If you find you are missing an award or your individual entry’s name is incorrect Please provide Duchess Anna with the following information Via Email at Sheperds.Crook@eastkingdom.org with a CC: to me at Brigantia@eastkingdom.org:

SCA Name: 
Prior SCA Names: 
Mundane Name: 
Award Missing, including which royalty gave it, the date, and the event at which it was given. 

We will confirm the information and update it appropriately. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we update the OP into its new form.

-In Service to the Kingdom Crown and College, I remain,
-Baron Ryan Mac Whyte, OP, OSC, Brigantia Principal Herald of the East.


Filed under: Heraldry, Uncategorized Tagged: heraldry

King Alfred found?

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-03-24 16:32

Researchers from the University of Winchester believe they may have found the pelvis of England's King Alfred the Great in a box of bones stored in the city's museum. The bone may also be from Alfred's son King Edward the Elder. The 9th and 10th century Saxon kings are best known for protecting their people from Viking raids.

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What Is Your Medieval Profession?

Medievalists.net - Mon, 2014-03-24 14:45
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I got Stable Boy!
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Two offered peerages at Kingdom for a Stage

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-03-24 12:43

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that, at Their Kingdom for a Stage event, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the peerage to two of Their subjects.

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