Class Schedule


8:00 – 10:00a.m. Open Fire Cooking
Countess Cailin and the cooks of Standing Stones

An open fire cooking demonstration as they prepare lunch for the Inn.
11:00a.m. – 12:00 Magna Carta as Feudal Contract
Lord James of Odo

This class covers the background from Aethelread the Unready's coronation oath in 979 to the Troubles of John throughout his reign (1190 to 1216), including the loss of northwestern France. The Charter itself is discussed in relation to its period and its relevance as a feudal contract. The class will finish with some philosophical discussion of its articles and meaning.
11:00a.m. – 12:00 12th Century German Food
Lady Verena Entenwirth

A look at common ingredients, spices, and foods commonly found in 12th century "Germany" and the northern reaches of the Holy Roman Empire. The class will also include information about mealtimes, customs, foods, history and traditions. Samples and snacks will be provided.

Required Items: Please bring a plate and a cup.

Fee: $3 donation for samples and handouts
2:00 – 3:00p.m. 12th Century Illumination Techniques Using the Winchester Bible
H.L. Simonetta Musaragni

Class description pending.
2:00 – 3:00p.m. 12th and 13th Century Goliardic Poets (1125 -1225 AD)
Lord James of Odo

This course is taught on House Golias, Scholars all, each with bias, Topers, gamblers, Goliardic, Satire, critique, and each pauvardic.

The Goliardic Poets
I. The Setting: The Universities
II. The Poets and Manuscripts
III. The Poetry


9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Silk Reeling Workshop
Instructor: Michael Cook
Organizer: Lady Nikolena

Michael Cook, who runs, teaches silk reeling across the country. In this hands-on workshop, he will cover the basics of how silk is reeled, twisted, and processed to make threads suitable for weaving, embroidery, braiding, and sewing. No prior silk work experience is needed. We will use silk reels, and also explore options that you can use to reel silk using equipment you may already own, or can find at local yarn stores.

Required Items: Please bring whatever twisting tool you use to spin yarn a spindle or spinning wheel.

Fee: $30.00

Note: Due to the intensive nature of the hands-on work this class is limited to 15 participants. This class is currently full from pre-registrations. However, a waiting list is available. If interested, please see Lady Nikolena.
10:00. – 11:00a.m. Troubadoric Poetry, lecture/workshop
Lady Ingeborg bildsbriotr Ulfsdottir

No grand tournament would be complete without the poetry of troubadours! Come learn about and create poetry of this 12th century type. You are more than welcome to bring other styles of works-in-progress for peer (not Peer) review, and constructive suggestions if you wish them. Actual duration of the class will be based on the needs of the students, and on the ability of the teacher to judge time.

Required Items: Please bring paper and writing utensil if possible.
11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Getting Started in Outdoor Cookingk
Lady Fiondel Songspinner

This basic class will help you get started in cooking "camp food." The first hour will be a discussion of what equipment you *have* to have, what you really should have, what would be nice to have, and what's on the "someday" wish list; a discussion of the basics of open fire cooking; and suggestions for good, easy to make camp food.

The second hour will be a practical application of using these techniques and equipment to make lunch.
1:00 – 2:00p.m. Francis of Assisi: 12th Century Troubadour, Soldier, Saint
Pam Falter, Sister of St. Francis

Francesco Bernadone lived in Assisi, Italy from 1182 to 1226. He was the son of an up-and-coming cloth merchant, a troubadour and a soldier in local battles in his youth. After some dramatic conversion experiences, he and his band of brothers had a major impact on the reform of the Church (which was much needed at that time!). Come and learn more details of his life and how he was influenced by the 12th century culture and how he in turn influenced the world.
2:00 – 4:00p.m. Making Plausibly Medieval Gloves
Baroness Gillian Warrender

A discussion of research on early gloves, focusing on the 12th-13th centuries, with instruction on how to pattern and sew your own leather gloves. Come learn about gloves before the Elizabethans added all that lace! See glove myths busted before your very eyes! Learn how to make even the gloves in your gauntlets as medieval as possible!

Fee: A donation to cover the handout would be appreciated.

Marshal – Flower of Chivalry   •   Coming to Three Rivers Memorial Day Weekend 2009