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The Twelfth Year

Henry VIII Festival -- Barony of the Angels
October 15, 1977

Held at the South Coast Village, Santa Ana, CA. Alacya Deveraugh was the autocrat. Lady Su of the Silver Horn was in charge of the Arts, while Lord Anonymous the Amnesiac handled the Live Chess Game. The members put on an SCA Demonstration. Grand March was announced and all gathered to pay homage to King Henry VIII, Princess Lorissa, and Lady Caid Neptha of Thebes. After the Grand March the contests began with Best Challenge and the first round of fighting. Dancing was done in front of the Rose and Crown Pub for a short time as the music and space were limited. The Hand-Kissing Contest was next with twelve Lords and twenty-five Ladies participated. Master Conrad von Regensburg was the winner. Due to mundane pressures Lady Cristóbal and Lord Eadmund could not renew their vows on the green, so it was announced that they had eloped! The day’s activities drew to a close with another round of fighting in which Carl of Carmarthin sustained a grievous wound and so the fighting was ended. Closing court announced the gracious thanks of King Henry and an invitation to return next year.

The winners of the Prizes were: Best Challenge - Lord Jared Blaydeaux; First Round of Fighting - Jason Griffiths of Shadowyrst; Unfinished Embroidery - Karin von Schatten; Best Ankle Displayed - Maran of the Red Rose; Best Insult - Lord Fredrick of Woodlyn; Outrageous Pun - Lady Su of the Silver Horn; Best Recruiting Poster - Lady Lyndia of Woodlyn; Poetry - Marian Westerhold; Second Round of Fighting - Carl of Carmarthin. Dinner and Revelry followed at the Rose and Crown Pub, with all having a good time.

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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