Heraldry

Riding to rescue vital record of English Medieval Knights

A Culture Minister in England has temporarily blocked export of the Dering Roll, the earliest English roll of arms, in order to "provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the roll in the United Kingdom."

Controversial heraldic lion altered

The Swedish military has altered the symbol of the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms, an intact heraldic lion, after protest from female soldiers.

Position Opening - Pelican Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of Pelican Sovereign of Arms of the SCA, Inc.

Position Opening - Wreath Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of Wreath Sovereign of Arms of the SCA Inc.

Position Opening - Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the office of Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms of the SCA, Inc.

An Introduction to Old English Language and Writing

Professor Edwin Duncan of Towson University has produced a nine-minute flash presentation on the reading and pronunciation of Old English.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

The Handbook to English Heraldry on Project Gutenberg

Astute readers of the Project Gutenberg RSS feed may have noticed that a 1918 edition of Charles Boutell's "Guidelines for English Heraldry" has just been added to the database.

[AET] Aethelmearc Heralds & Scribes Symposium

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The Aethelmearc Heralds & Scribes Symposium will be held on January 26, 2008, in Sterlyng Vayle (Binghamton, NY)(www.sterlyngevayle.org).

We are looking for teachers in both heraldry & scribal arts for this event.

Please contact me (fridrikr@thescorre.org) if you desire to teach at the Symposium. Even if you have already contacted me, please do so again! Location:
Sterlyng Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

Laurel Sovereign Announcement

Beginning October 1, 2007, the College of Arms will begin to use e-mail as a means of notifying submitters of decisions at the Laurel level.

Known World Heraldic Symposium 2008

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The shire of Thamesreach will host the KWHS 5-7 September 2008.

This wiki is the main means of communication to those attending, and volunteering at, this event.

Announcements will also be distributed by the KWHS yahoogroup.

Do I have to join?
Membership is not required to access all the useful content about the event - all pages are open to the public.

Volunteers, authors and instructors are welcome to create a wikidot account to join the site, so they can add their own pages directly. Location:
Shire of Thamesreach (London, England)

The heraldic tigger

Seamas Mac Daibhid shares his thoughts on heraldic presentations of the much beloved Tigger, how to blazon the charge and how it might be drawn. (photos)

Roman name generator

The Rum and Monkey website has created a Roman name generator for when "your own name just doesn't suit your rich Roman fantasy life."

Atlantia heralds to host Heraldic Walk at Pennsic

Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill, Triton Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced that an Atlantian Heraldic Walking Tour will once again take place at pennsic.

[ATL] Got Vice?

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You have been called into judgment by the seven Vices for pride...the first step on the path of the vices. Come enjoy a seven course feast while you watch the Vices and Virtues compete to win you over.

http://www.gotvice.org/ Location:
Farm Ventures (Person County Group Home) - 363 Jerry Dixon Rd, Leasburg, NC

Known World Scribal Gathering changes venue

Lady Kayleigh McWhyte, Coordinator for the Known World Scribal Gathering at Pennsic 36, has announced that there has been a change of venue for the event.

Atlantia's War of the Wings II to feature Heraldic Processional

Lady Gisela, Event Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia's War of the Wings II, has announced that the event will feature an Heraldic Processional.

Royal Genealogy of the Known World

The Royal Genealogy of the Known World is back online at a new location! http://www.calliglorify.com/scaroyalty/

"Procession of the Nobles" at Atlantia's Spring 2007 Crown Tourney

Lady Alexandria Wright of the Barony of Bright Hills has posted photos of the Procession of Atlantia's Spring Crown Tourney on Photobucket.

Drachenwald to host 2008 KWHS in London, England

It's official! The 2008 Known World Heraldic Symposium will be in Thamesreach, in Drachenwald.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2007 will be held in the Barony of Lyondemere, Kingdom of Caid, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel a few blocks from LAX airport. There was so much to do, we couldn't cram it all into one weekend. The dates are Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, 2007. The event cost is $30 per person until April 1, $35 April 2 through May 15, and $40 May 16 thereafter and at the door. The additional fee for the banquet is $25 until May 15, $30 thereafter (vegetarian selection available, let us know when you send in your reservation). Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Angeles, California)

Mudthaw

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One and all are invited to Settmour Swamp to celebrate with us as Their Majesties Lucan and Yana invest Alexander MacGregor and Rhiannon de Licorne as our new Baron and Baroness!

Mudthaw will feature a wide variety of activities: tournaments in Armored Combat, Rapier, and Youth Combat, Archery, Thrown Weapons, and an array of Fine Merchants. Artisans can enter their works in a Competition with the theme of "Heraldry", in addition to an Exhibit for anyone who would like to display completed or in-progress work. We will sate your appetites with a lunch dayboard and a grand feast, cooked by Wilhelm van Utrecht, in the evening. Their Majesties will hold Royal Court, along with the final Court of Baron Teric and Baroness Paigan, and the first Court of Alexander and Rhiannon. The event will conclude with dancing to the music of the Bhakaili Branslers! Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Somerset, New Jersey)

"Medieval Lands" offers sources for name and persona research

A great online source for documenting medieval genealogy is Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, "the encyclopædia of territories in the medieval western world and the royal and noble families which ruled them."

Calling all voice heralds!

Lady Ysabel de Lille of the Kingdom of Artemisia has announced that she has created a new discussion list for Voice Heralds in the Kingdom, but also reports that she welcomes voice heralds from outside Artemisia.

Heraldic Collegium

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Once again it is time to gear up for the tourney season and we invite any and all of you who have an interest in voice heraldry to come out and join us.

The topics included will cover: Pronouncing Names, Calling fights on the field with Field Practicum, Roundtable on Philosophy/History/Little Things, How to Arrange Court, Timing Court, Basic Faking a Ceremony, Court Practicum. There should be lots here for the beginner all the way to the expert herald. There was a great turnout for the January meeting at 12th Night and we hope to see you all the next day in Berkeley and the monthly meeting as well as at this fun-packed Collegium. Location:
West Kingdom College of Heralds (Suisun City, California)

Jadwiga joins Calontir Pelicans

Baroness Jadwiga Marina Majewska was admitted to the Order of the Pelican on February 3 by TRM Tristram and Caillin, with TRH Lorell and Cadfael in attendance.

Northshield Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

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Come join us for a wonderful day of heraldry and scribal arts taught by Northshield's finest! Bring your personal and group's heraldic banner, books, illuminations, and any heraldic/scribal crafts (tablet woven belts, blackwork, etc...) to display and share in a “show and tell” session! There will also be a full day of children's activities.

Please contact the Class Coordinator if you are interested in teaching a class (or if you have a class you would like to see taught). Deadline is February 26th for submitting a class. Location:
Shire of Rockhaven (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

Are you royal?

Advertisements in newspapers throughout England, Australia, the United States and Europe are asking the question: "Can you trace your family tree back to 1066? Might your ancestors have claimed the English throne?"

Heraldrydiculous : heraldic humor

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha has created Heraldrydiculous, a comic strip designed to help SCAdians "learn what's 'Good', 'Not so good' or 'Impossible' heraldry."

Surname Profiler Project

University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.