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The Tenth Year

First Session, University of Madrone -- Barony of Madrone
July 4-6, 1975

Held at Lakeside School, Seattle, WA. Some fifty students attended. On Saturday night a symposium of some twenty people gathered to share knowledge and present papers on various aspects of medieval culture; they dined on Kentucky Fried Chicken, the day being hot and the participants busy at non-culinary tasks. Sunday night the first session was closed with a banquet for which Shalom ben Avram of York and the other members of the Sable Court cooked and served medieval-style food to some 45 guests; the assemblage also quenched its thirst with wine., Edward of Southhaven’s Stout, and port. Prince Edward gave Awards of Arms to Catherine Winifred of Tor-Bitterrot, James the Dancer, Strybjørn Hrolfsson, Thorgeirr Eikinskjaldi and Alyanora of Vinca.

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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