SR - Academy of the Courtier
brianc at shield.com
Wed Nov 11 20:49:34 PST 1998
Academy of the Courtier
In just two more day the Academy of the Courtier will open. The Baronies of
Bryn Gwlad, Bjornsburg, Raven's Fort, and the Shire of Tempio will host
this Academy, where will be taught, demonstrated, and lectured on many
topics that would interest a
Sixteenth-century gentle. Some class topics include:The Roaring Ladies of
London, Gambling and Games, Historical Russia, A Brief Chronology of
Weapons, Geometry of Fence, Vincentio Saviolo - his practise, The Italian
Courtesan, The English Prostitute, Tilting at the Rings, Period medicine...
The Barony of Raven's Fort will be running an Archery range. Any who would
wish are welcome to come and practice that prized skill. If you have never
had the opportunity, lessons and equipment will be available throughout
On Sunday, a friendly fencing competition will take place to sharpen any
skills that may have been learned the previous day. Wagers happily
This event will take place at the Singing Hill horse farm outside of
Taylor, Texas. The site will open at 5:00 on Friday, Nov. 13 and close at
3:00 on Sunday, Nov. 15. Pets are welcome on a leash and with written
proof of current rabies vaccination only. Site fee is $8.00 for adults,
$4.00 for children 6-12, and no family will pay more than $24.00. Make
checks payable to SCA Inc. - Barony of Bryn Gwlad.
The feast fee is $6.00 per person and will provide both a lunch and
Lombard Chicken Pasties
Honey Nut Conserve
Breads and Butters
Cold Pork Loin Roast w/Warm Sauces
Almond Chicken Cuminade
Pears in Syrup
The site is wet in period containers only, Please Directions:
In case you want to locate the site via Yahoo Maps or another internet map
source, the physical address of Singing Hill Farms is: 4250 Co road 414,
Taylor, Texas 76574.
For a currant listing of classes and the schedule see the event
When you turn off of 79 on to the County roads, MIND THE SPEED LIMITS.
These are roughly paved roads and they will simply "dogleg" with very
You could end up in a field or badly scraping the bottom of your vehicle.
Take 290 West to Elgin. There you will turn North on 95 and
drive to Taylor. Just outside Taylor, take 79 East until you reach Co. Rd
421. (Careful, it's hard to see.) Turn left on 421 and drive until you run
into Co. Rd 414. Turn right. Singing Hill farm is on the right. (The site
is 3.8 miles after you turn off of 79.)
>From Dallas :
Take I35 South to Round Rock. Take the 79 (Taylor) exit and
head East on 79. Stay on 79 (Business 79 will take you right through
Taylor, 79 will go around it) until you get to Co Rd 421. (From I35 to Co.
Rd 421 is about 23.4 miles.) Turn left on 421 and drive until you run into
Co. Rd 414. Turn right. Singing Hill farm is on the right. (The site is
3.8 miles after you turn off of 79.)
>From San Antonio/Austin :
Take I35 North to Round Rock. Take the 79 (Taylor) exit and head East on
Stay on 79 (Business 79 will take you right through Taylor, 79 will go
until you get to Co Rd 421. (From I35 to Co. Rd 421 is about 23.4 miles.)
left on 421 and drive until you run into Co. Rd 414. Turn right. Singing
is on the right. (The site is 3.8 miles after you turn off of 79.)
Lodgings for horses is $20 for the weekend and space is limited, so please
make reservations with Do-a Gwenno. Horses must have current negative
Lodgings for humans can be found in Round Rock and Taylor.
Camping is available on-site. Ground fires are permitted.
Steward:Aeron Harper (512) 259-2123 daaavor at juno.com
Dance:Mistress Ariella Doaille (512) 260-3740
hemphill at shield.com
Horse:Don~a Gwenno (512) 465-7947 crossbow at jump.net
Archery:HL Yoshimoto (409) 295-4671
Feast:Baroness Clarissa di Firenze (512) 990-7306 difirenze at usa.net
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