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The Sixth Year

Spring Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
April 29, 1972

From The Page (April/May, 1972):


The Barony of Madrone will hold a Spring Tourney on April 29 in the University of Washington Arboretum. Set-up from 10:30, events begin at noon, and decamping and clean-up half an hour before dusk. Activities will include medieval games, weapons instruction, initiation and practice for prospective fighters leading to eliminations and challenges; skits by the Order of Motley; dancing; juggling; wenching race; balls (no, this is a forerunner of lawn bowling); stilt races. (directions omitted)

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Ravenna Park, Seattle, WA. Edward the Curious and Duncan of Chisholm were the autocrats.

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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