Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Eleventh Year

Madrone Harvest Faire and An Tir Coronation -- Principality of An Tir
September 11, 1976

Held in Ravenna Park, Seattle, WA. Prince Steingrim held court. As Princess Hrefna was ill Viscountess Fiona di Varanus sat in her place. Theodulf of Borogrove and Anne of Caerdydd were crowned Prince and Princess of An Tir. They named Steingrim and Hrefna Viscount and Viscountess. Princess Anne decreed that henceforth all Viscountesses would be known as Ladies of Valorous Estate. Prince Theodulf presented the Honor of the Belated Rose to Edward of Stonehaven and gave Awards of Arms to Bombor of Bombardia, Diana av Fjell Tusenfryden, Eric Blackhand, Dietrich von Kriegsheldenburg, Fritha of Caer Bannog, Genevra of Estolat, Gerek the Far-Seeing, Harolde of Gloster, Koressa of Highwood Keep, Linda of London, Morgan of Aberystwyth, and then rewarded the autocrats, Edward of Stonehaven, Caitlin na Darach, Katharine of Northhall, and Duncan of Chisholm. Baroness Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland and her son Andre Lessard were proclaimed the Most Courteous Lady and Gentleman, respectively. An unravel ensued at Wakefield Castle and revelry commenced.

Theodulf of Borogrove
Argent, an amphysian cockatrice
gules within a bordure nebuly sable.
Anne of Caerdydd
Or, a fess sable, overall a
butterfly ermine.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

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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