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The Twentieth Year

Tournament of Chivalry -- Queen of the West

August 10, 1985 (AS XX)

"We held it at the old firing range out at Fort Baker, and the revel in the evening was held in a Presbyterian church in San Rafael.

"At this event, we also held a grand march, in which everyone was again encouraged to as much heraldic display as possible, including banners, attendants, and the like. Instead of each person being announced by the herald, however, each armigerous participant was requested to announce him- or herself by blazoning their arms. I know many of the participants swotted up on their blazons before the event.

"The lists were for the queen's favour, and I recall Frederick of Holland was the winner. Duke Henrik was present, although he did not fight, and I awarded the Queen's Order of Grace to Sir Mark von dem Falkensfenn, in absentia, as he was away serving with the Peace Corps in Ghana.

"At the revel that evening, a group of dancers presented a dance they had created especially for me, the Pavane of the Lilies, so called after the calla lilies in my badge, and danced in a shape to resemble one. The gentleman who choreographed the dance also presented me with a beautifully made diagram of the dance in counted-thread work, ornamented appropriately. It is one of my great treasures." -- Rowena d'Anjou


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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