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The Eighth Year

Queen’s Tea -- Province of the Mists
November 18, 1973

From The Page (November, 1973):

On Saturday Sunday, November 17 18, Her Majesty will hold a tea at Mills College in the Student Union, from 2 to 6 in the afternoon. Nonfighters will drink tea and socialize; fighters are invited to organize a bashing practice on the neighboring lawn so's not to feel left out. Her Majesty will supply tea and lemonade; please bring dainty edibles.

[The strikeout/changes were done by pen in the newsletter ... Hirsch]

From The Page (December, 1973):

Her Majesty the Queen, as previously announced, will be holding a tea on November 18 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Student Union on Mills College campus. Contrary to the previous announcement, there will be no fighting, and only ladies and those gentlemen who do not fight are invited. Each person attending is asked to bring some sort of edible suitable for a tea; Her Majesty will supply the beverage.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Mill’s College Student Union, Oakland, in honor of Queen Seitse.

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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