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The Eighth Year

Fall Tourney -- Barony of the Isles
October 21, 1973

From The Page (October, 1973):

On Saturday, 21 October, AS VIII, the Barony of the Isles will hold a tournament to enable its warriors to receive further practice, to offer due homage to our leige lord King Henrik, and to battle for honour and glory. The scene will be a field (unspecified as yet) on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, well within walking distance of parking. To get there (directions omitted). On-campus parking costs 25cents, and is not much closer. There will be someone there, or a sign telling you how to get to the field. Set-up time will be around 9:00 am. Overnight arrangements can be made for those coming from far away. Contact the Isles Seneschal, Jessica Lirindi of Northmarch (contact information omitted), until September 30, and care of (contact info omitted) thereafter.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on the UC Santa Barbara Campus, Santa Barbara, CA. The Barony of the Isles was separated from the Barony of the Angels. Jessica Lyrindi of Northmarch was Baroness and Seneschal, and autocrat of this event. Sir Christian of Orange won the lists. This was the first Isles tourney.

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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