Henry VIIIs Holiday Huzzah! Midwinter 2023

January 28, 2023

Henry, the eight of his name has gathered his most trusted friends, advisors, and admirers to join him at court for a Holiday Celebration Huzzah!

To indulge the Lion of England’s pleasure, each of his wives will be in attendance. The women who stood by Henry’s side will be stirred to revel in memories as the Kings favorite and bear the sorrow of his fickle whim; recalling the gambles that shackled their fate.

Games, competitions of arts and science, music, song, and knowledge will be shared. Partake of Henry’s favorite sport, a tournament of joust. Invoking the spirit of chivalry and win renown while guiding a horse and a lance down the tilt and try to unhorse your opponent. Show your finest efforts and creativity – may your craft win the favor of the King himself. Trade baubles and treasures with those assembled to see who is the most clever and thrifty of Henry’s guests. Fetch your instrument and warm your voice to make song. We request your musical talent to bring joy and harmony to the revel. 

 In hopes to complete the day with a culinary jewel, a marvelous feast has been fashioned to quench the appetite of Henry himself.  The days law shall be honored regarding the repast.

Please join the Barony of Lochmere in a day full of fun and friendship in the court of Henry the VIII!

Mail Registrations to: Brynhildr Grimkellsdottir (Dawn Fuller), 1317 Middleford Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228, E-mail: bryn1240@gmail.com

Write check out to: SCA Inc MD, Barony of Lochmere

Site Opens at 9:00 am

Adult Member

Registration $15.00

Adult Non-Member

Registration $20.00

Youth (5-17) $5.00

Child (0-4) $0.00

Feast $15.00


We will have both youth and adult classes. There will also be several competitions as well. More details to follow soon. For questions on A&S activities contact Lady Eilionora inghean an Bhaird daughterofthebard@gmail.com.

Youth Activities: Make a Fox and Geese game and Masks for Mumming amongst the populace.

Adult Activities:

Join us in celebrating the Tudor age and enter into competition with any Art or Science from or depicting when Henry lived (rounded 1490-1550). Special consideration will be given to any entry related to the Twelve Days of Christmas as known during that Age. As we are still in the grips of the plague, I ask that no food or drink be submitted. However, it is more than acceptable to submit a write up with photos of a food or beverage you’ve created at home. Varied are the arts and sciences of the known world and few are those who can study all of them.

Please introduce everyone to what you have done by including some documentation. You can use the EZ documentation found here: http://www.larsdatter.com/ezdoc/basic.pdfIf you are nervous about writing documentation, check out the Itinerant Scribe’s blog posts about it: https://itinerant-scribe.com/tag/documentation/

There will be three winners: Kingdom’s Choice, Barony’s Choice, and Populace Choice.

All who enter will receive a small token and the winners will receive scrolls. Fear not if you have no interest in competing! Come show off your work in progress or a finished piece that might not fit the theme. Be proud of what you’ve done. Leave out a notebook or sheets of paper if you would like feedback.

Games & Music

We will have period music and games throughout the day. More details to follow soon.

Games: Cards, Dice, various board games, and table top jousting tournament

Music: Music will be sung by Laydes Fayre


We will have a scrumptious feast:

First Course

Individual Manchets with Herbed Butter and Homemade Marmalade

Savory Toasted Cheese Tart

Herbed Salad with figs and edible flowers or Farsed Eggs

Beef y-Stywyd

Second Course

Calver Salmon with butter and sweet herbs

Leeks with Quail

Drawen Beans

Spinach Tart

Mint Peas with butter

Third Course

Pear and Apple Tarts

Custard with Strawberries

Boars Head Marzipan

Small cakes

Menu subject to change.

For questions please contact Mistress Lisette: lisettelaroux@gmail.com

Pastime with good company

I love and shall, until I die.

Grudge who list, but none deny!

So God be pleased, thus live will I.

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