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Last Updated: August 3, 2010


NOTE: If you wish to donate photographs, please see Submissions Guidelines. HvH -- January, 2007

Noting that I haven't been updating as often as I'd like ... life's been busy which is a big part of it. I have in the stack to be processed: I will get to these as time permits, really. I am not ignoring anything that's been sent me, but time is a factor ... please keep your eye out to see if I've updated anything, and if I have, feel free to send those corrections. And many thanks to those who have donated photos over the years -- without you, this site would be rather dull. ~ Hirsch
New, but not on the West Kingdom History Site ...
There is a new "In the West Wiki" -- a "wiki" is "... a website that everyone can edit.", this is a place for you to add your own information, see what others are doing in the Kingdom, and more. The more people who use it and add to it, the more useful it will be. This can be found at: In the West Wiki.


Week of July 10, 2010:

A Google Search Engine was set up ...:
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Photo donated by Cedric MacRory:
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 5, 2002 (AS XXXVI)


Week of July 3, 2010:

Photos provided by Violet Ruthvene:
October Crown Tournament, October 2-4, 2009 (AS XLIV)
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 9, 2010 (AS XLIV)
Dance Ball -- Crosston, January 30, 2010 (AS XLIV)
March Crown Tournament, March 19-21, 2010 (AS XLIV)


Week of June 26, 2010:

Bardic Works by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia, donated by Antonio:
Return, June Crown Tournament -- Invocation, 2010 (A.S. XLV)
The Western Muse, June Crown Tournament, 2010 (A.S. XLV)


Week of June 19, 2010:

Bardic Works by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia, donated by Antonio:
Siobhan, (Date unknown)
The Queen and Her Four Lovers, Beltane Coronation, May 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
Queen Courtesy and the Land of Virtues, Beltane Coronation (May), 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
You Westerners By Name, June Crown Tournament, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
West-An Tir Terza Rima, July, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
Pennsic Poem for King Alden and Queen Constantina, Pennsic War (July), 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
A Farewell to Alden and Constantina, Purgatorio Coronation (August), 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
To Titus and Eilis on The Occasion Of Their Majesties' Coronation, Purgatorio Coronation (August), 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
Invocation, October Crown Tournament, October, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
The Voice of Winter, Mists Investiture, October, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
The Ballad of Alfar and Kiffany, Cynagua/Mists War, November 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
The Ballad of Eric In The Mists, Cynagua/Mists War, November 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
Though She Be Far Away, December, 2009 (A.S. XLIV)
A Farewell to Titus and Eilis, Twelfth Night Coronation (January), 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
Eden No More, 12th Night Coronation, January, 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
The Saga of Uther and Kára, Twelfth Night Coronation (January), 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
For Helga, the West Kingdom’s First Equestrian Champion, Twelfth Night Coronation (January), 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
To Oertha ... A Love Poem, Oertha Winter Coronet and Investiture, January, 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
Estrella War Toast, February, 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
Invocation, March Crown Tournament, 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
Two Swans Upon a Crystal Lake Do Glide, March Crown Tournament, 2010 (A.S. XLIV)
To Uther and Kára, Beltane Coronation (May), 2010 (A.S. XLV)
A Sonnet for Alfar and Ketily, Beltane Coronation (May), 2010 (A.S. XLV)

Bardic Work by Siobhán ní hEodhusa, donated by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia:
To The West -- (Date Unknown)


Week of June 12, 2010:

Photos Contributed by Sarah Wydville:
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 5, 2008 (AS XLII)
Arts and Sciences, June 14-15, 2008 (AS XLIII)
Purgatorio Coronation, August 22-24, 2008 (AS XLIII)
October Crown Tournament, October 3-5, 2008 (AS XLIII)
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 2-4, 2009 (AS XLIII)
Investiture - Principality of the Mists, May 16, 2009 (AS XLIV)
Arts and Sciences, June 12-14, 2009 (AS XLIV)


Week of June 5, 2010:

Photo by Juliana of Avon:
Coronet Tournament - Principality of Cynagua, May 28-31, A.S. XLV (2010)


Week of May 8, 2010:

Bardic Works from the "Bard Book, Volume 1" -- Works of the Bards of the West (submitted by Syele von der Rosen):
Works by Ivone Pons Leyer
Hush, My Angel, January, AS XXXV (2000)
Acrostic, May, AS XXXVI (2001)
Safe Journey Home, June, AS XXXVI (2001)
Duet of the Infidels, July/August, AS XXXVI (2001)
Pennsic Poppins, September, AS XXXVI (2001)
Fealty, September, AS XXXVI (2001)
Hauoc's Kite, (?), AS XXXVI (2001)
The Kingdom of the West, October, AS XXXVI (2001)
Where Is The Rain?, (?), AS XXXVI (2001)
On the Occasion of Her Majesty’s Birthday, December, AS XXXVI (2001)
Ginevra's Gift, January, AS XXXVI (2002)
For Their Majesties, Hauoc and Ginevra, January, AS XXXVI (2002)
War Calls, January, AS XXXVI (2002)
Sable Swan, January, AS XXXVI (2002)
Uther's Song For Portia, March, AS XXXVI (2002)
Challenge To Battle, March, AS XXXVI (2002)
Rum Tum Tiddle Dum, (?), AS XXXVI (2002)
You've Given Us Far More, May AS XXXVII (2002)
Coronation Piece For Jade and Megan, May AS XXXVII (2002)
Gawain and The Green Knight, May(?) AS XXXVII (2002)
My Champion, June, AS XXXVII (2002)
Warrior, June, AS XXXVII (2002)

Works by Catherine de Gray (aka Bella Caterina Malatesta)
Honor, June, AS XXXIX (2004)
Lullabye to The Mists, October, AS XXXIX (2004)

Bardic Works submitted by Ghislaine d'Auxerre from her tenure as Bard of the Mists:
Here's To The Bard, September, A.S. XLIII (2008)
The Old Pelican and The Mountain, September, A.S. XLIII (2008)
Jack and the Mermaid, September, A.S. XLIII (2008)
Michael St. Sever, March, A.S. XLIII (2009)
Just Another Day, October, A.S. XLIV (2009)
Thunder and Lightning, November, A.S. XLIV (2009)


Week of April 24, 2010:

Photos donated by Vlasta von der Weissen Sonne (some from other Photographers):
Oertha Equestrian Revel, Date Unknown, 2007 (AS XLII)
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 5, 2008 (AS XLII)
Mists Bardic Competition, September 8, 2007 (AS XLII)
Twelfth Night Coronation, January 3, 2009 (AS XLIII)
Baronial Coronet / Investiture -- Far West, October 24, 2009 (AS XLIV)
The Estrella War -- Kingdom of Atenveldt, February 8-15, 2010 (AS XLIV)
Margie of Glen More (People Pages)

Bardic Works from the "Bard Book, Volume 1" -- Works of the Bards of the West (submitted by Syele von der Rosen):
Branwyn, (No Date) - Colin MacLear
Eilis' Shopping Song, (No Date) - Colin MacLear
Self-Pity, (No Date) - Colin MacLear
The Trifle, (No Date) - Colin MacLear
Westermark's Child, (No Date) - Colin MacLear
Queen's Guard, March Crown, A.S. XXXVII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Sciath's Favor, June Crown, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
The Bard's Puzzle, Mists Bardic Competition, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
For Erik Bjornsson, Mists Coronet, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
For Eyvandr Gunnarsson, Mists Coronet, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Round the Fire, October 28, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Tell a Tale, November 8, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Waes Hael, Twelfth Night, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Our Lands Treasure, Cynagua Investiture, January 24, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Song of Roland, February 5, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
For Mauricio Perez, Mists Coronet, April 3, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
For Owen Flechyr, Mists Coronet, April 3, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
For William Warren, Mists Coronet, April 3, A.S. XXXVIII -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
The Bard for My King, Beltane, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Beltane, Beltane, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
The Queen's Fool, Beltane, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Eona's Rose, Mists Investiture, May 15, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
In Praise of Geoffrey Scott (Part III), Mists Investiture, May 15, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Kaaren's Song, May 24, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Our Crown, June Crown, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
Road's End, June Crown, A.S. XXXIX -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
The Old Year Flickers Down and Dies, (Date Unknown) -- Jana the Mad
Once Again, (Date Unknown) -- Jana the Mad
For the Gold and Green, July, A.S. XXXVII (2002) -- Jana the Mad
The Waterbearer Song, May, A.S. XXXVII (2002) -- Jana the Mad
Lady, September, A.S. XXXVII (2002) -- Jana the Mad
Feasting Hall, December, A.S. XXXVII (2002) -- Jana the Mad
I've Never Been to War Before, February, A.S. XXXVII (2003) -- Jana the Mad
Bow to the Crown, March, A.S. XXXVII (2003) -- Jana the Mad
A Little Dream, March, A.S. XXXVII (2003) -- Jana the Mad
Newbie Little Fighter Guy -- Jana the Mad (Bards of Bedlam Filk Library
Viscounts are Vunderful -- Jana the Mad (Bards of Bedlam Filk Library


Week of April 17, 2010:

Photos donated by Vlasta von der Weissen Sonne:
March Crown Tournament, March 21-23, 2008 (AS XLII)
Mists Spring Coronet, April 4-6, 2008 (AS XLII)
Baron's Championship -- Vinhold, April 12, 2008 (AS XLII)
Investiture -- Principality of the Mists, November 21, 2009 (AS XLIV)


Week of April 3, 2010:

Photo donated by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov:
Kingdom Collars of State (Regalia)

Photos donated by Terrence of Edgecombe:
Terrence of Edgecombe (Misc. People)


Archive of What's New

The site has had a lot of updates over the years, and in order to ensure that the most recent are what's in this document, everything from a specific date back will be archived. The list of archived versions of the "What's New" entries is below, with links to those pages if you are interested in viewing them.

October, 2009 to January (March), 2010
July, 2009 to October, 2009
March, 2009 to July, 2009
September, 2008 to February, 2009
July-August, 2008
May-June, 2008
January-April, 2008
June-December, 2007
January-May, 2007
August-December, 2006
April-July, 2006
January-April 2, 2006
October-December, 2005
July-September, 2005
May-June, 2005
March-April, 2005
January-February, 2005
November-December, 2004
October, 2004
August-September, 2004
June-July, 2004
March-May, 2004
January-February, 2004
November-December, 2003
September-October, 2003
August, 2003
June and July, 2003
May, 2003
March to April, 2003
January to beginning of March, 2003
December, 2002
October through November, 2002
August through September, 2002
July through first week of August, 2002
May/June, 2002
April through first week of May, 2002
February/March, 2002
January (Feb. 2), 2002
November/December, 2001
September/October, 2001
August, 2001
July, 2001
Everything up to July 1, 2001


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