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Last Updated: October 16, 2016


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Week of October 22, 2016:

Photos donated by Umm Jibril Munisa bint al-Nadr:
Championship -- Fettburg March 29-31, 2013 (A.S. XLVII)
Arts and Sciences July 30-August 1, 2004 (A.S. XXXIX)
Ducal Prize Tournament Sept 3-6, 2004 (A.S. XXXIX)
Yule -- Fettburg December 2, 2006 (A.S. XLI)
Anniversary Banquet -- Golden Rivers November 25, 2006 (A.S. XLI)


Week of October 15, 2016:

Photos donated by Umm Jibril Munisa bint al-Nadr:
October Crown Sep 30-Oct 2, 2005 (A.S. XL)

Photos donated by Wulfric of Creigull:
October Crown Oct 1-2, 2016 (A.S. LI)


Week of August 22, 2016:

Photos donated by Carrick MacBrian:
Randal of Camusfearna - Yeoman Scroll Scribal Works
Duibhlemhna - Rose Leaf Scribal Works
Aurelia de Montfort - Rose Leaf Scribal Works
Roger of Stockton - Invitation Scribal Works


Week of August 6, 2016:

Photos donated by Anastasia Grindstead of Raven Oak:
Auntie's Art (Portfolio)


Week of July 23, 2016:

Photos donated by Gwyn Chwith ap Llyr:
Gwyn Chwith ap Llyr's Portfolio


Week of July 16, 2016:

Photos donated by Aine ingen Fhinn:
Aine's Pottery Portfolio

Photos donated by Micheila MacCallum:
Micheila's Portfolio

Photos donated by Margaret Pye:
Magpie's Portfolio

Photos donated by Hrafna-Kįra:
Hrafna-Kįra's Portfolio


Week of June 18, 2016:

Photos donated by Esmeralda of the Lakes and Ghislain d'Auxerre:
Golden Beltane, Queen's Tea (May 6, 2016 -- A.S. LI)
Golden Beltane, Oldtimer's QA Session (May 7, 2016 -- A.S. LI)

By Hirsch von Henford:
50 Year History (for SCA 50-Year Event)


Week of June 11, 2016:

Laws of the Kingdom of the West -- as published in issues of The Page and Administrative issues of The Page. Includes a few items of martial interest as well (Rules of the Lists, and more).
Lochac Crown Principality Charter signed by James and Verena, December 1984, granting the right to determine a Viceroy and Vicereine ...
Abdication of Crown Prince Radnor after a membership issue. This is mentioned for both June Crown and Purgatorio Coronation for that year on this site.

Early Newsletters -- East and Midrealm (from collection of newsletters Historian received from Hilary of Serendip):
The Pennoncel -- Possibly Sept. 1969-- Issue deals with the King not setting up the next Crown List properly, and issues with the newsletter
The Pennoncel -- Possibly Oct. 1969 -- Sets date for next Crown List (referenced in issue above)
The Pale Issue #1(?) -- after first Crown List of the Midrealm, may be second issue, depends on how you count 'em.

And a few really old West Kingdom newsletters are available here:
Scanned Newsletters
I hope to be adding to this over time -- at least all the mimeographed newsletters.

Photos donated by Astrid of Hawk Ridge:
Viking Ship, December, 1969, A.S. IV


Week of May 28, 2016:

Knights of the West -- A video about the SCA by Flying Fish Productions, copyright © 1993 (Used with Permission)


Week of May 21, 2016:

Documents Uploaded by Hirsch:
A Prejudiced History of the Board of Directors by Duke Siegfried von Hoflichskeit
"Atenveldt ... As I Remember It" by Duke Arthur of Lockehaven
Waiver and Signatures, Fall Crown, September 22, 1968 (A.S. III)
Men of Riesling, Ancient SCA filk by Amanda of Cawdor
Kingdom Laws from The Page, January, 1977 (Transcribed by Francisco de Salamanca)


Week of May 14, 2016:

Photos of Award Scrolls by Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova:
Finna kǫttr Gošormsdóttir, Rose Leaf
Robin of Thornwood, Leaf of Merit

Additional photos for Golden Beltane by Maxen Dawel ap Morgan, Ghislaine d'Auxerre, Wulfric of Creigull, John Theophilus:
Golden Beltane (West Kingdom 50-Year Celebration), April 29-May 8, A.S. LI (2016)

Video by Gavin Conall of Greenclaw:
Video of Children from Page School singing "To the West" (May 8, 2016)

Video by Achilles of Sparta (with help from Brocc of Alderden):
Oldtimers QA Session (May 7, 2016)


Week of May 7, 2016:

Photos by Hirsch von Henford and Ghislaine d'Auxerre:
Golden Beltane (West Kingdom 50-Year Celebration), April 29-May 8, A.S. LI (2016)

Video by Leah Raedaelf of Pagham:
Video of Jon de Cles Blessing of Queen of Love and Beauty Tournament (May 1, 2016)

Documents of Historical Interest uploaded by Hirsch von Henford:
Order of Precedence, May Coronation Tournament, 1971 (A.S. VI)
Order of Precedence, Midsummer Crown Tournament, 1971 (A.S. VI)
Order of Precedence and March, December 1, 1976 (A.S. XI)
Wilhelm von Schlüssel's Original History


Week of April 30, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Yamano Yuki:
Bi-Baronial Winter Finding Feast (Eskalya and Selviergard), September 17, A.S. L (2015) (additional photos to the album)
Hraši Kǫttr Scribal Works (additional photos to the album)
Bi-Baronial Collegium (Eskalya/Selviergard), April 2-3, A.S. L (2016)
Ides of March -- Selviergard, March 12, A.S. L (2016)


Week of April 16, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Hirsch von Henford:
Mists Coronet Tournament, April 1-3, A.S. L (2016)


Week of April 1, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Hirsch von Henford:
March Crown Tournament, March 25-27, A.S. L (2016)


Week of February 13, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Yamano Yuki:
Bi-Baronial Winter Finding Feast (Eskalya and Selviergard), September 17, A.S. L (2015)


Week of February 6, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Yamano Yuki:
Fall Fling (Selviergard), October 10, A.S. L (2015)
Oertha Summer Coronet, July 17-19, A.S. L (2015)


Week of January 23, 2016:

Photos uploaded by Yamano Yuki:
Hraši Kǫttr Scribal Works
Oertha Winter Coronet, January 16-17, A.S. L (2016)
Embroidery by Yamano Yuki

Video of Beowulf: The Commedia (The Golden Stag Players) performance from Twelfth Night:
Beowulf: The Commedia


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.

Green Man by Robin of Thornwood January, 2013 to December, 2015
May, 2013 to January, 2013
January, 2012 to May, 2013
August, 2011 to December, 2011
August, 2010 to July, 2011
April, 2010 to July, 2010
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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