Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Ninth Year

Summer Coronet Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
June 15, 1974

Held at Reed College, Portland, OR. Gerard of the Roses autocrated. King William attended. Prince Richard and Princess Lenore presided. Coronet lists were held and won by Sir Jerald of Galloway, who defeated Audin Ulfsson (Audin the Red). Sir Jerald’s lady was Barbara of Galloway. They were crowned Prince and Princess. Edward of Stonehaven and Caitlin na Darac won the wenching race. Contests were held in brewing, poetry, races, archery, a meat and barley dish, and games. A revel followed.

Jerald of Galloway
Or, a battle-axe gules, hafted
sable, within a double tressure
Barbara of Galloway
Per pale Or and gules, a bend
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger

“I think this was one of those where a bunch of us drove up Friday night, went to the event, and drove back down Sunday. We did that a lot going to An Tir around this time. I especially remember the one (and this could be it) where we started off with me thinking I didn't really want to go but everyone else did so I had to and everyone else in the group thinking that they didn't really want to go but Steve wanted to so they should. Once we got that cleared up we had a great time.” – Steven MacEanruig

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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