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May 1, 1966 (AS I) The First Tournament
First Knighting (David the Herald)
Jan 6, 1967 (AS I) The First Twelfth Night
The Muckin’ Great Clubbe first given
March 1967 (AS I)Tournaments Illuminated created
Jan 6, 1968 (AS II) Title of Duke created – Retroactive for those who earned it
First Royal Crowns of State (The “Ancient and Honorables”)
The Order of the Rose created
The Order of Chivalry created
First Masters of Arms
The Order of the Laurel created
April, 1968 (AS II) The first publication of Rules of the Lists
Establishment of the College of Arms
July 29, 1967 (AS II) First event, Ceantyre (First Island War)
June 2, 1968 (AS III) First Event, East Coast Chapter, Whitsuntide
July 21, 1968 (AS III) First Crown/Coronation, East
The Kingdom /The SCA/The West Coast becomes
The Kingdom of the West
July, 1968 (AS III) SCA, Inc. Created
Sept 2, 1968 (AS III)First event, Province of the Mists
Jan 4, 1969 (AS III) Grants of Arms, Awards of Arms, Court Baronies created
System of three tournies/year, three coronations/year created
March, 1969 (AS III) The Tribune, newsletter for the West created
May 17-18, 1969 (AS IV) First Overnight Coronation
July 4-6, 1969 (AS IV) First Crown Tourney, Kingdom of the Middle
Sept 7, 1969 (AS IV)First Coronation, Kingdom of the Middle
Oct. 26, 1969 (AS IV) First event, Shire of the Golden Rivers
Nov. 1969 (AS IV) Formation of the Province of Atenveldt
Dec. 7, 1969 (AS IV) First Tourney, Province of Atenveldt
Dec 31, 1969 (AS IV) First event, Barony of Three Mountains
Jan 31, 1970 (AS IV) First event, Barony of Madrone
Feb 22, 1970 (AS IV) First Principality Tourney, Atenveldt
April 12, 1970 (AS IV) First Coronetting, Principality of Atenveldt
May, 1970 (AS V) Formation of the Province of Southern Shores
Fall, 1970 (AS V)Formation of the Barony of the Isles
Sept 23, 1970 (AS V)First event, Barony of the Angels
Oct 31, 1970 (AS V) First event, Province of Shasta
Jan 1971 (AS V)First formation, Province of St. Andrew’s
Jan 8, 1971 (AS V) Founding of the College of Scribes
Jan 16, 1971 (AS V) First Crown Tourney, Kingdom of Atenveldt
May 1, 1971 (AS VI) Order of the Leaf of Merit created
May 29, 1971 (AS VI) Order of the Wooden Spoon created
July 31, 1971 (AS VI) Queen’s Order of Grace created
Protector of the Royal Wards created
Feb 19, 1972 (AS VI) First Tourney, Barony of Calafia
March 1972 (AS VI)Reformation of Province of St. Andrew’s
May 6, 1972 (AS VII) Titles of Count and Countess created all Past Counts, Countesses,
and Duchesses acknowledged.
October 22, 1972 (AS VII) Imperial Order of the Pelican (service to SCA)
created by the Board of Directors
Oct 29, 1972 (AS VII)First event, Canton of Gorgonoth (Angels)
May 27, 1973 (AS VIII) Royal Tourney of Union, Principality of An Tir
July 28, 1973 (AS VIII)Baronial Charters given to all existing Baronies
Aug 25, 1973 (AS VIII) First Coronet Tourney, Principality of An Tir
Oct. 20, 1973 (AS VIII) First event, Shire of Rieslingshire
Oct. 21, 1973 (AS VIII) First Tourney, Barony of the Isles
Jan 5, 1974 (AS VIII) Knights of the Silver Molet created
Olde Battered Helm created
Jan 8, 1974 (AS VIII)Dreiburgen granted Baronial Status by Board
Feb 22-24, 1974 (AS VIII) First event, Barony of Lion’s Gate
Mar 9, 1974 (AS VIII)First Tourney, Barony of Dreiburgen
April 6, 1974 (AS VIII)Second Revel, Barony of Adiantum (first has a nebulous date)
Apr 20-21, 1974 (AS VIII) Royal Tourney of Union, Principality of Caid
May 4, 1974 (AS IX) Queen’s Guard created
June 8-9, 1974 (AS IX) First Coronet Tourney, Principality of Caid
July 2, 1974 (AS IX) Founding of the Shire (Barony) of Allyshia
Aug 3, 1974 (AS IX) Kingdom of the West Order of the Pelican created
First Annual Arts Pentathlon
Aug 4, 1974 (AS IX) Wreaths of Valour and Courtesy reinstituted (?)
Aug 10, 1974 (AS IX)First tourney, Shire of Montalinas (Perilous Visions)
Sept 7, 1974 (AS IX) Titles of Viscount and Viscountess created in An Tir
Princes and Princess of An Tir granted the right
to give Awards of Arms
Jan 4, 1975 (AS IX) Queen’s Cypher created
Nov 22, 1975 (AS X)First event, College of St. David
May 1, 1976 (AS XI) The current (Silver) Crowns of the West first used
June 19, 1976 (AS XI) The first Pandybat competition is held
Sept 18, 1976 (AS XI) Order of the Bridesmaids created
June 24-26, 1977 (AS XII) First event, Shire (Barony) of Eskalya
Sept 17, 1977 (AS XII) First Westermark Tourney
Sept 24, 1977 (AS XII) First female knight in the West (Mary of Uffington)
Principality of the Mists declared to be a full Principality
Jan 7, 1978 (AS XII) First Queen’s Guard Baldrics

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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