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The Sixth Year

Mayfest Revel -- Barony of Madrone
May 22, 1971

From The Page (May, 1971):

Revel - May 22, Clyde Schuman's place, 6 p.m. until ? Events: Maypole dancing, choosing of May Queen, All-night revels. Main course of feast to be provided. Guests should bring potalbles and cheese, fruits, breads, etc. (directions omitted)


From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Clyde Schumann’s Ranch, Olympia, WA. There was feasting and competitions in slings and hammer-throw. Colleen of Gallimaufry was chosen as May Queen. All of the ladies had each put a flower into a suspended golden egg. The first lady to rend the egg asunder with a blow from a broad sword (while blindfolded) in a certain period of time was the winner. Colleen hit it first. Gilmirron of the Blue Flame and his lady performed an except from "The Taming of the Shrew."


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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