Living the life medieval in a Pennsylvania castle

Twelve years after they were married, SCA members Cara McCandless and Barton Branstetter decided to translate their memories of England into a medieval home of their own. Gretchen McKay, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, visted the castle and interviewed the couple. (photos)

Known in the SCA as Baroness Ariella of Thornbury and Baron Byron of Haverford, the couple patterned their home in Marshall, Pennsylvania after Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England. Their Excellencies often open their home for events.