[ATL] Highland River Melees

In the year 1278, Llewelyn ap Grufudd (Llewelyn the Last) pays homage to King Edward I. He is finally allowed to marry Elinor, daughter of Simon de Montfort. King Edward claims northern Ceredigion and begins building a string of strong castles at Aberystwyth, Flint, Rhuddlan, and Builth to enforce his presence in Wales.

Bit by bit Edward and his officials gradually extend English control within Wales. In so doing, they alienate leaders disposed to be their allies and in 1282 Llywelyn’s brother Dafydd has had enough, and launches an attack on Hawarden Castle. Dafydd's uprising spreads quickly, and Llewelyn gives it his support - perhaps spurred by the death of Elinor in giving birth to a daughter, Gwenllian. King Edward makes a show of offering concessions, but the arrogance of the terms make it impossible for the Welsh leaders to accept. It is now June 6th and a contingent of King Edward’s men are attempting to cross the Menai Straits……which side will you fight on?

SITE:
Jonathan Hager House and Museum, 110 Key Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. This is the same site as previous years. The museum has a strict no pets policy, so please do not bring your pets.

COSTS:
SITE FEE - ADULT MEMBER: $10.00 (Includes lunch)
FEAST FEE- ADULT MEMBER: $8.00
SITE FEE - CHILD (5-17): $4.00 (Includes lunch)
FEAST FEE - CHILD (5-17): $4.00
CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE GUESTS OF THE BARONY
As always, if you are a non-member, you must add $3.00 to your total.

Checks payable to: Barony of Highland Foorde, SCA, Inc. Reservations: Gail Glatfelter, 5829 Adamstown Road, Adamstown Maryland 21710-9614

Please use this pre-registration form. Pre-Registrations will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize!

CAMPING: Included with site fee.

FEAST:
Feast available for 120 gentles. Prepared by Master Chirhart of Bright Hills.

MARTIAL ACTIVITIES:
Armored Melees, Combat Archery, Thrown Weapons, Target Archery, Rapier.

ARTS & SCIENCES CHALLENGES:
“A Celebration of Cymru”

  • TAKE A LEEK”
    a. Original recipe featuring leeks and containing other period ingredients.
    b. Leeks or daffodils in any medium.

  • WOVEN BOOKMARKS:
    Using the colors of Llywelyn the Great (red or gold). All forms of weaving are acceptable. Should She so desire, these will be donated to Her Majesty for use in her treasure basket.

  • USE OF A RED DRAGON
    Any medium.

  • THE LETTER L Any medium: In honor of Llywelyn the Great, c. 1173 – April 11, 1240 and Llywelyn the Last, c.1225-1282.

  • USEFUL THINGS:
    Make something used daily, it does not need to be pretty; must be made with period methods and still useful today.

  • "FIT FOR A PRINCESS":
    Honoring Gwenllian, the last true Princess of Wales (June 1282- June 7th 1337). What she might have worn, construction of a young Princess's garb had Gwenllian not been kept in "captivity" behind the Sempringham Priory walls.

AUTOCRAT:
Morgant Capellanus (David Austin). 5155 Shookstown RD, Frederick, MD 21702. Phone: (301) 473-5573. Email: grandaustino@gmail.com

Directions
Take I 70 toward Hagerstown, MD. Take exit 28 onto MD 632N toward Hagerstown. Stay on MD632, it will become Maryland Avenue. At the 3rd light, turn LEFT onto Wilson Blvd. At the light turn RIGHT onto Virginia Avenue. Pass park on left, then go 3/4 around the circle onto Highland Way (end of park). Follow to Hager House Museum on the RIGHT. Signs will be posted.

From the SOUTH: Take I 81N to Maryland Exit 2 (Route 11). Veer right at the top of the exit, and follow Virginia Avenue (Route 11) to the circle onto Highland Way (end of park). Follow to Hager House Museum on the RIGHT.