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The Fifth Year

Spring Tourney -- Barony of The Angels
April 17, 1971

From The Page (April, 1971):


The Procession will go forward at 11:00 a.m., the fighting will begin at noon. There will be archery during the fighting, followed by dancing. Ending the Tourney proper will be a recorder concert. Then will begin the revel, at which the Champion of the Day will receive more foodthan he can eat and the adoration of the mob (not necessarily in that order.) We hope that the Barony will continue to be graced by the presence of fighters and notables from both of the Western Kingdoms at its principal tourneys, and all are invited to grace us with their presence. It is recommended that travelers come in on the coast route to the Ventura and off at Topanga Blvd. (other directions omitted)

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on Lassen Road, Chatsworth, CA. There was archery, fighting, dancing, a recorder concert, and lists for Champion of the Day. A revel followed in the evening.

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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