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The Seventh Year

October Fete -- Barony of Madrone
October 29, 1972

From The Page (October, 1972):

On Sunday, October 29, the Barony of Madrone will hold an October Fete from 2:00 p.m. to dusk [dusk, we understand, is rather late in the Northern Baronies] at (address omitted) in the city of Bothell. Besides potluck feasting and imbibing of favorite potables, there will be a demonstration of equestrian skills. Tentatively at 3:00 the investiture of the Lord Protector of the Barony will take place. All participants in the Fete should bring their own equipment such as sitting implements or blankets, as well as feasting supplies. God alone knows what the weather will bring, but the grass is fine and there are rough paths in the woods, should enterprising coulles choose to explore them. (directions omitted).


From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Bothell, WA. There was a demonstration of equestrian skills. The Lord Protector of the Barony was invested. Castellan Liam of the Barque created the Order of the Red Branch and admitted Nyneve as the founding member. Sir Frederic of the West Tower, under the authority delegated to him by the King, knighted Jerald of Galloway.


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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