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The Eleventh Year

(No event title) -- Barony of Lion's Gate
February 26, 1977

Held at St. Agnes Church, North Vancouver. There were fighting lists, fencing lists, and twilsey whopping lists. There were contests in handmade wooden objects, best Bogg Beast story, poems in praise of a gentleman by a lady, poems in praise of a lady by a gentleman, fabric arts, best drinking song, best rabbit or carrot dish, seating apparatus, research paper, best battle cry, wine, and a sticky fingers (pilfering) contest. There was a potluck dinner. Duncan Bog Cameron and Elspeth the Whyte were the autocrats. (See p. 11, May 77 Crier)

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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