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The Eleventh Year

Wedding and First Annual Burgundy Prize Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
August 21-22, 1976

Held at Snoqualmie River Campground, Seattle, WA. In a Norse ceremony Gilmirron of the Blue Flame and a justice of the peace married Reynaud of Burgundy to his lady Allysen. Shalom ben-Avram of York and his lady Judith bat-Avram of York acted as “seconds”. Then the tourney commenced. Viscount Edward Zifran won the lists. Genevra of Estolat won the poetry contest; Pippin was judged the cook of the best Turkey (aka Glanwyn ty Meillionen); and a potluck feast was held, which was enormous owing to the five turkeys that were entered in the turkey contest. Revelry and a rowdy and bawdy shivaree for the newly weds followed that evening. The next morning Baron Liam held a morning court and all departed.

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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