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The Ninth Year

Curia Regis -- Province of the Mists
June 23, 1974

From The Page (June, 1974):

On Sunday, June 23, there will be Curia Regis held at a location to be announced at the Crown Tourney the day before. The Curia will be in two parts as follows:

Part I, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, for all belted fighters of the Kingdom. The matters upon which the Crown wishes complaint, opinion, and advice are, firstly, the proposal of William the Shire concerning the revision of fighting; secondly, the current conduct of fighting within the Kingdom, particularly as regards Armor, both real and assumed, recognizing blows, blows struck below the knee, required protection, and other areas of concern to fighters.

Lunch will be from 12:00 to 1:00.

Part II, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, for all subjects of the Crown of th eWest. Discussion is invited upon the proposal concerning revision of method of selecting Kings. Petitions on any subject concerning the good of the Kingdom are also invited from anyone.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

King William called the Curia Regis in two parts. The belted fighters were first to discuss fighting conduct, and then the populace were invited to discuss proposed revisions of the selection of kings. Held in the Kensington Youth Hut.

“A long discussion coming, eventually, to nothing. I do remember Ton the Traveller from Atenveldt making a strong case for allowing fighters to enter the lists and champion other people for king or queen.” – 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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