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The Ninth Year

Second Annual Beggar’s Burdica and Summer Faire -- Barony of the Angels
June 15, 1974

Held at Sequoia Park, Monterey Park, CA. The Merinis Alliance hosted the event. The populace came as beggars, wenches, urchins, gypsies, and other dubious categories. Music was provided by the Incomparable Giacomo. There were games and various amusements. Tyra Stuart of Moray and Ximena de Cambria were the autocrats.

“The Merini Alliance is an alliance of two households in the Barony of the Angels, House Merryment and House Irini. Great name.” – Martin the Temperate

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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