Agincourt Thank Yous

This is the first event that I have solo autocratted in about twenty years, which was a daunting task to begin with, but with the support and mentorship of Baroness Constance, I was allowed the opportunity to re-learn in a safe environment. Having a good mentor makes all of the difference and I am grateful to you for being that for me.

Thank you to Their Majesties, Timothy and Gabrielle for attending the event and for Her Majesty for choosing our event to run her Queen’s Rapier Championship.

Thank you to Master Alaric, who arrived early in the morning specifically to help with set-up. It was nice to know that there were extra hands so we could get things up and running as quickly as possible. Also to Baron Robert, Maighstir Liam, Baroness Constance, and Lady Arthes, who got the hall up and running.

Much appreciation to Cody, Mason, and Baron Ixac for helping move things around the hall to make space for court

My deepest thanks for those that helped clean up the hall at the end of the day: Lady Eilionora, Baron Brandubh, Sir Kadan, and Lady Arthes. I am very grateful for your help at the end of a very long day for all of us.

To Lady Alethea Cowle and Maighstir Liam, you both did an amazing job. The food was plentiful, delicious, and you both ran your kitchens beautifully.

Lady Arthes did a fantastic job running Troll and taking pre-registration. You made sure that everything ran smoothly so people could get to enjoying their day. Thank you also for making sure that people were able to close out their financial business by the end of the day. Thank you for your conscientiousness.

Baroness Isabel and Lady Eilionora ran an engaging Artisan’s Playtime that appealed to people of all ages. Thank you for creating a place where people could explore and enjoy A&S activities and, from a couple conversations I heard, sounds like people found some new hobbies.

Our MIC Lady Vika made sure that Queen’s Rapier Championship ran smoothly and her dear husband, Master Jussie was of great help to her all day. I appreciate you both very much and thank you deeply.

Our Archery marshal, THL Katheryn, newest member of the Order of the Scarlet Guard, who braved illness to run the range and arrange some fun shoots for everyone to enjoy.

Baroness Anna created and ran the Taker of Souls tournament for both Heavy and Fencing. People seemed to really enjoy it and we should certainly do that again soon. Hopefully when I can more actively participate as it looked like a lot of fun.

Countess Sir Ariella ran some great scenarios for the fighters and everyone had a great time. Watching pickups was one of the highlights of my day, just seeing fighters enjoying themselves.

Thank you to Baron Robert for running such a beautiful Queen’s Rapier Championship. There were 27 entrants and the procession was gorgeous. Another highlight for me, personally. Also, thank you to Don Jorundr for coordinating with Baron Robert and for running the lists. You are very appreciated.

Thank you to Lady Jasmine (who coordinated with me and found me an MIC) and Lady Ranka (who was the MIC) who made Youth Fighting possible. I thank you both so much for working with me and my lack of familiarity with the site and helping find a way to do Youth Fighting. There was fantastic turnout and I am so glad that we could make that happen.

An additional thank you to Baroness Arianna and m’lady Andruta for marshaling the Youth Fighting.

Drottin Skjoldbjorn was our Royalty Liaison and unofficial runner for the day. Thank you for taking care of all of us so very well and making sure that everyone had what they needed. Your helpfulness is very appreciated.

Thank you to Baroness Arianna for coordinating and running the silent auction to help replenish our Baronial Coffers. A special thank you to everyone that volunteered to donate something and everyone that bid on something.

Without these folks, the people that helped them in ways large and small, and everyone that attended, this event would not have been as successful as it was and has been. Thank you all. If there is anyone that helped that I missed, that is entirely my oversight. Please remind me so that I may thank you publicly for your efforts.

Agincourt & QRC

Agincourt will be held at the Monroeville-Pitcairn Sportsmen’s Club, 505 Mosside Blvd, North Versailles, PA, 15137. The site will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday 19 October 2019 and close at 9:00 p.m.

This is the final schedule:

For more details, visit the event announcement – http://aethelmearc.org/event/agincourt/ – if you did not preregister, please respond to the Facebook Event  if possible (https://www.facebook.com/events/490718301753605/) so we know that you’re coming!

Agincourt & QRC

Agincourt will be held at the Monroeville-Pitcairn Sportsmen’s Club, 505 Mosside Blvd, North Versailles, PA, 15137. The site will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday 19 October 2019 and close at 9:00 p.m.

Here are your TOP 10 REASONS to attend Agincourt and Queen’s Rapier Championship

10. A new tournament – Taker of Souls – A ribbon tournament with a buy in of a toy for the children’s toy chest!

9. The new tournament includes Heavy Weapons, Fencing, and the spectators. Be part of the fun!

8. Artisan’s Playtime – Bring your projects, bring yourself, and spend a day hanging out with other artisans.

7. Youth Combat! The future of the Society is a joy to see.

6. A delicious feast created by Baron Liam, medieval dishes to tantalize and please the tongue.

5. A fantastic lunch created by Lady Alethea, delicious food prepared with love.

4. Archery! Lady Katheryn has fun and excitement in store for all archers, come and play!

3. Baronial Court and Kingdom Court! Come and see your friends and neighbors be recognized for all of the awesome things that they do.

2. Queen’s Rapier Championship! Come and see the best that the Kingdom has to offer on the Rapier Field. Athletes at the top of their game striving to become QRC is a beautiful thing to watch.

and number one….Spending a day in the company of many interesting, friendly, talented people on a day that is promising to be perfect autumn weather in attractive environs.

For more details, including where to send your preregistrations, visit the event announcement – http://aethelmearc.org/event/agincourt/ – don’t forget to preregister or respond to the Facebook Event  (https://www.facebook.com/events/490718301753605/) so we know that you’re coming!

Here is the tentative schedule:

THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.

Agincourt XIII and Queen’s Rapier Championship


Nobles! Join Us! The feast of St. Crispin is upon us and the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands wishes you to celebrate with us at the Thirteenth Agincourt event and Queen’s Rapier Championship!

This year, due to site availability, Agincourt will be held at the Monroeville-Pitcairn Sportsmen’s Club, 505 Mosside Blvd, North Versailles, PA, 15137. The site will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday 19 October 2019 and close at 9:00 p.m.

For our Queen and Her Kingdom we proudly announce the 43rd Queen’s Rapier Championship. To all who stand ready with the sword. To all those that would represent our Queen upon the lists of Her Kingdom. The Rapier Championship of Her Majesty Gabrielle will be held upon the field of honor and Her Majesty does encourage any and all to come test themselves upon Her lists.

Heavy Weapons Combatants and Fencers! Take the field and fight the battles as your ancestors did on this day. Noble combat shall rule the day until your arms ache from your weapons. What would Agincourt be without archery? Combat and target archers, get your bows, we have plans, just for you too! Scenarios will include historic battles based on Agincourt.

There will also be a “Taker Of Souls” Tournament that is open to Heavy Weapons, Fencing, AND THE SPECTATORS!!

  • The format is a Ribbon Tournament
  • The buy-in is a toy for the children’s toy chest

We will also be having the traditional Tavern Brawl, so plan your parrying weapons accordingly!

There will also be a Youth Fighting space available!

Due to size restrictions this year, we will not be having classes, however we will be having an Artisans play time space. Come and display your art, discuss your art, bring your current projects to work on! We’ll do our best to have good lighting and outlets available.

The food, as always, will be delicious and plentiful. The Head Cook is Maighster Liam mac an tSoir and your lunch cook will be Lady Alethea Cowle. If you have dietary needs/concerns, please contact the histocrat, Mistress Constance at (aechirurgeon@gmail.com). Menus will be published soon, so keep an eye out for those!

For more details, including where to send your preregistrations, visit the event announcement – http://aethelmearc.org/event/agincourt/ – don’t forget to preregister or respond to the Facebook Event [https://www.facebook.com/events/490718301753605/] so we know that you’re coming! Schedule to be published soon so you know when everything will be happening.

~Odriana, Autocrat for Agincourt



Agincourt Feast

Now speak I will a little more
Of craft, truly, that takes great lore
In court; that men call cookery,
That must be done in three degrees;
This meat roaster, pastry-cook, and potager,
And even the scholar that follows in company,
First to you I will show
The points of cookery, all by row,
Of Pottage, roasted meat, and bake-meat,
And small cookery, I won’t forget.
The names in table I shall set
The number in algorism above, without let,
In algorism that shall be written,
And the titles within on the same row.
-Liber Cure Cocorum, translation by Cindy Renfrow.

This is the feast for Agincourt 2017. All items are from the Liber Cure Cocorum, a poem on cookery believed to have been written during the time of Henry VI. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, but I need to know how many people require this accommodation so I make enough. If anyone with tree nut allergies or dairy allergies will be attending, I will be able to accommodate you separately, if you contact me to let me know. As always, I will do my best to avoid cross-contamination, but given that the facilities themselves are not gluten free/nut free/dairy free/etc., I cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination. To contact me, please email jenn.strobel@gmail.com or phone me at 412.213.8116 (no calls after 7p, please).

First Course
For to make Rose de Almayne
White peas in almond milk with saffron

For Rysshers
Ground pork encased in raised dough and fried.

Chickens in cretonee
Chickens in thickened, spiced, almond milk based sauce

Glazed sops
Trenchers with a spiced almond milk and wine sauce.

Entrement
Pur frumente
Cracked wheat pudding garnished with candy comfits

There will be entertainment for the diners between the first and second courses.

Second Course
Mortrews de Chare
A thick pottage of ground hen & pork.

Blanke maunger
Rice cooked in almond milk with chicken.

For cole
Cabbage & parsley boiled in meat broth with groats, served with salt pork & gravy

Roo in a sew
Beef cooked in herbs and wine

Third Course
For flawnes
Baked cheese pie with saffron

For stondande fignade
Fig pudding

Roasted Milk
A custard colored with saffron and then fried in oil.

Calling All Throwers! Champs This Saturday!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Our Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship Throw is this Saturday at Agincourt! We hope to see throwers of all ages compete! Our outgoing Champion, Master Clewin has prepared a fun time for you all.

The Championship throw will be at 2pm. Loaner gear is available. The range will be open earlier for warm ups, courtesy of our industrious marshal, Lord Kuma. Thanks!

All are invited to throw, but only Debatable Landers are eligible to be Baronial Champion. We ask that the new Champion be available to throw in the Seven Pearls competition on Sept 9, 2017.

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

And don’t forget, both Queen’s Rapier Champs (10:15 am) and Kingdom Youth Fighting Champs (1 pm) are that day as well…. let’s show the Kingdom what Debatable Landers can do! Can’t wait!

See also Agincourt’s Facebook Page.

The Feast at Agincourt

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The Agincourt Feast Menu is now available!

Due to food allergies, I have fully eliminated all nuts and nut milks from the recipes. There are also gluten-free options where indicated. Additional vegetarian options will also be available at the feast.

First Course
Barley Water (as we can’t provide ale and there’s no alcohol allowed on site)
Bread: Locally-made white bread. A gluten-free bread will be available.
Sowpys dory: Minced onions fried in oil with rice milk ladled over trenchers.
Hennys in bruet: Chicken and pork with salt, pepper, and cumin colored with saffron.
Tarlett: A pork tart with saffron, eggs, currants, powder douce, and salt.

Second Course
Berandyles: Chicken simmered in beef broth flavored with ginger, sugar, pomegranate seeds, and cloves.
Sawce madame: A sauce with a chicken broth base flavored with quince, pears, garlic, grapes, galingale, and poudre douce.
Perrey of pesown: White beans with vegetable broth, onions, oil, sugar, salt, and saffron. Similar to hummos.
Blomanger: Rice, cow’s milk , chicken, and saffron.
Tart de Bry: A tart of eggs, cheese, sugar, saffron, salt, and ginger. A gluten-free version of this dish will be available.

Final Course
‘Spiced Ale’: Because of the alcohol-free site, we will be serving spiced apple cider.
Wafers: Thin cookies made in an iron. A gluten-free option will be available.
Honeycomb: Squares of honeycomb.
Honey: Local honey.
Cheese: A fresh-made ricotta-like cheese.

This year’s feast is going to be a little different than in previous years. Please visit the feast page to learn more about what we have planned.