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The Fifth Year

Midwinter Tourney and Twelfth Night Revel -- Barony of The Angels
January 9, 1971

From The Page (December, 1970):

BARONY OF THE ANGELS: The mid-winter tournament and 12th Night Revels will be held on the grounds and premises of the Bull and Bush Public House (address ommited) on Jan. 9 from noon till dark (tourney) till the week hours (revel). Tourney competition will be for the right to award one's lady the title of "fairest". The Revels will open with an oath of allegiance to the newly crowned King of the West by the officers of the barony, and will continue with a musical tournament (instramentalists welcome), the awarding of baronial honors, and feasting and merriment. The barony will provide some food, but it will mainly be bring your own.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on the grounds of the Bull and Bush Public House, Costa Mesa, CA. King Jean attended. The officers of the barony swore allegiance. Sárkáyi Gerö was now Seraphim Pursuivant. Christian of Orange was Knight Marshall. Jerome of McKenna was made Knight Marshal for Calafia. Lists were held for the right to proclaim one’s lady “fairest”. With King Jean’s permission Baron Pwyll created the Baronial Order of the Seraphic Star, for service to the Barony. He admitted Charles Edward Alexander of Everman, Christian of Orange, Friedrich Eric Melmuth von Rheinhausen, Sárkáyi Gerö, and himself, as the Principal of the Order.

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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