War of the Roses
LANGJ at mail.syntron.com
Tue Mar 21 13:12:54 PST 1995
War of the Roses
31 March - 2 April
Canton of Dun Brodail
Welcome to England in the Year of Our Lord 1455. Our good King
Henry VI has recovered from his bout of madness and is resuming
his duties as rightful King of England. The Council of Lords that
had been convened to govern in his stead is no longer necessary
and has been dismissed.
With Henry back in power, Queen Margaret, supporting Lord Beofric
(who has been recently released from the Tower) currently favors
the "old court" party. York (whom some say is the rightful heir to
the throne) and his supporters, the Earls of Salisbury and
Warwick, are now excluded from their former offices and fled
northward, in fear for their lives, to muster men.
Their apprehensions are now confirmed, for Sommerset (Queen
Margaret's greatest supporter) has called them to a "great
council" (which is filled with his cronies) presumably to ask for
their submission. York and his allies march forth now in full
force to encounter the royal party at St. Albans on 22 May 1455.
Meanwhile, across the border, the Scottish are eyeing this with a
great deal of interest.
The Site is the Stones of Raven's Fort, which opens at 12 PM on
Friday 31 March, and closes at 2 PM on Sunday, 2 April. Come Join
us for a Rapier War, as you fight for a Rose, or the Scots.
Site fee is $5 for adults, and $2.50 for children (with a cost to
a family not to exceed $15). Feast is $4, and there is a $3
surcharge for nonmembers.
To help each team, there will be 3 categories of A&S for points.
Brewing, Subtleties, and Static.
Prizes will be a "looting pile" so bring a prize you would wish to
For noncombatants, there will be classes and other activities:
- A regional herald's symposium
- Sewing with beads and costuming
- Brewers Dream
- Bellydancing & Drumming
- Leather carving
- and more!
Autocrat - "Feast-crat -"
Sosha O'Rourke Jocelyn D'Hillaire
Sosha Ruark-Cavett Sigrid Frazier
11819 Plumb Point Dr. 2121 Tannehill #2144
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