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        Amazon Wear

        Armbands

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        Art, custom

        Awards & Honors

        Bags & Pouches

        Bags, Messenger

        Baldrics

        Bandoliers

        Barbarian Headbands

        Baycrafters Fayre

        Belts

        Belts, Medieval

        Belts, Pirate

        Belt Pouches

        Belt, Santa Claus

        Belts, Studded

        Bertha Brock

        Bikini

        Blackbeard Harness

        Black Rock Fest

        Black Roger

        Bodices

        Books & Journals

        Boot Straps

        Bottle Slings

        Bottells

        Bottell Care

        Bracelets

        Bracers

        Bracers of Gondor

        Brethren of the

          Great Lakes

        Bustier

        Buttons

 

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        ...Continued

        Calendar

        Call Me

        Candle Slings

        Canteen

        Captain Jack's

        Captain Morgan

        Care of Bottells

        Care of Leather

        Care of Mugs

        Care of Pitch Items

        Castlevania

        Chain Tops

        Checkers

        Chess Box

        Chokers

        Christmas Deadline

        Cigarette Cases

        Cigar Cases

        Cinchers, Waist

        Cinema Carousel

        Cleaning Leather

        Cloaks

        Club Wear

        Collars

        Colors

        Contact

        Corsets

        Credit Card Orders

        Crowns

        Cuffs

        Custom Art

    

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        ...Continued

        Dagger Frogge

       Deadlines, order

        Dead Man's Chest

        Decorative Leather

        Ded Engine

        Derbyshire Faire

        Document Case

        Doublets

        Dragon Map

        Dragon Sightings

        Draughts

        Drink items

        Drinking Horns

        E-Mail Us

        Employment

        Engravings

        Entertainers

        Face Hoods

        Facts about Pirates

        Fantasy Pouches

        Fender Bibs

        Ferry, Lake Express

        Films

        Fittings

        Flags, Pirate

        Flask, Leather

        Flintlock Holster 

        Flowers

        Folder, Document

        Fonts

        FrankenFeast

        Friends

        Frogges, Dagger

        Frogges, Sword

     

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        ...Continued

        Games

        Game Box

        George, Sir

        Gift Certificates

        Gogo's

        Gothic, sort of

        Greaves

        GVRen

        Hair Keeps

        Halloween Deadline

        Halter Tops

        Hand Gauntlets

        Hand Made

        Hard End Bags

        Harness, Shoulder

        Harness, Sword

        Hangings

        Headbands

        Helms, Medieval

        History

        Holster, Flintlock

        Home

        Honors & Awards

        Hoods

        Horns, Drinking

        Horn Care

       How to Order

        Huntington Ren

        Index 2

        Insurance, shipping

        Interesting Facts

        Jacks & Mugs

        Jerkins

        Journals & Books

        Just A Few MC

     

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        Index

        ...Continued

        Lake Express Ferry

        Leather Care

        Letter of Marque

        Life in the 1500's

        Lighter Cases

        Links

        Magical Amulets

        Mailing List

        Map, Dragon

        Marie Griffon

        Massacre & Feast

        Masks

        Mayfaire Ren Faire

        Medieval

        Medieval Belts

        Medieval Sword Sling

        Messenger Bag

        Mich Ren Fest

        Miscellaneous Items

        Morgan, Captain

        Movies

        Mugs & Jacks

        Mug Care

        Mug Straps

        Musicals

        Nasty Bob

        National Treasure II

        New Jersey Ren

        Newsletter Archive

        Northwood Ren Fest

        Ordering

        Order of Red Raven

      

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        Index

        ...Continued

        Padding, Bracer

        Padding, Cuff

        Pauldrons

        Pentacle Top

        Pewter

        Phone me!

        Photo Album

        Pictures

        Pilgrim, What Is

        Pipe Accessories

        Pirate Baldrics

        Pirate Belts

        Pirate Facts

        Pirate Festivals

      Pirate Stuff

        Pitch Care

        Port Washington

        Pouches

        Promo Pack

        Prop Work

        Punk

        Purses

        Ravenwood Castle

        Red Raven, order of

        Refund Policy

        Return Policy

        Rings

        Roger, Black

        Roses

        Rum Rack

        Rush Orders

        Santa Claus Belt

        Satchels

        Scabbards

        Scaled Armor Skirt

        Scaled Bracers

        Schedule of Events

        Screen

        She-Ra project

        Shiabruck

        Shipping

        Shoulder Bags

        Shoulder Pauldrons

        Show Schedule

     

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        Index

        ...Continued

        SilverLeaf Faire

        Sir George

        Sizing & Sizes

        Skirt, Amazon

        Skirt, Overskirt

        Skirt, Scaled Armor

        Skirt, Strap Armor

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        Smoker Accessories

        Soft Tops

        Spider chain top

        St. Valentine's Day

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        Strap Armor Skirt

        Stronghold Faire

        Studded Armbands

        Studded Belts

        Studded Bracelets

        Suspenders

        Sword Frogges

        Sword Harness

        Symbols

        Symbols, Medieval

        Telephone me

        Tunics

        Val Day

        Vambraces

        Vendors

        Vessel Care

        Waist Cinchers

        Wallets

        Water Bottle Sling

        Warrior Harness

        Weapon Accessories

        "What is Pilgrim?"

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Sir George

Captain of Ravenwood, Steward of Bay

Sir George, son of Herbert, son of Robert, son of James, son of John William.  

 

A humble merchant craftsman, I was knighted in 2002, along with my brother at arms Sir Braumloch of Clan Lauder, by Sir Eugene of the Order of the Red Raven, under the authority of Queen Sue Maxwell of Ravenwood Castle, in recognition of faithful service to the queen, her kingdom, to the growth of it's annual faire, and it's subjects. Hence, 2002 became known as our first crusade, and each year since is known subsequently. During our third crusade, with the mysterious absence of Sir Eugene, our Knight Commander, Sir Braumloch and I were officially recognized by the Queen as the only two Captains of Ravenwood, with the authority to knight others as we see fit. 

 

Each crusade has been an adventure for me for different reasons. Without elaboration, each of my crusades has become memorable. My first crusade saw me travel to many new lands, and my name was spread wide. My second crusade is known as the year of the Queens, my third crusade is known as the Year of the Wenches. My fourth is the year of Pirates, fifth is Treasure and Booty, and my sixth crusade is that of Drama.

 

During the second crusade I was also a key component to the overthrow of the royal court at the Baycrafters faire. The warrior Gregory, along with the lady Caroline and maiden Lyrica, were not happy with the current king and his court, and plotted his overthrow. For gracious hospitality shown to me and my people, I knighted Gregory, giving him noble title. Sir Gregory then, with the aid of my soldiers, demanded that the king relinquish the crown to Gregory, citing that the king had no noble right to the throne. The king surrendered, and the new royal court was established! 

(Note: this was truly an unplanned event on the part of the Baycrafters faire, but the staff and patrons loved the event so much that they asked if all parties involved would perform the overthrow again the next day, which they did. After that, the Baycrafters staff asked Greg if he and his family would like to be the official royal court for years to come, and they accepted!)

So now, I find myself in an interesting position: He is Sir Gregory, King of Baycrafters, who also answers to me, Sir George, a Captain of Ravenwood. I do not presume to lead Sir Gregory in his kingly affairs; in fact I stand at his side as a royal bodyguard at Baycrafters, while the general populace knows not of the real politics behind the scenes. 

In the third crusade, acting as a royal guard, I single handedly rescued King Gregory from the hands of the goblins. During court, a band of goblins distracted us guards and kidnapped the king. After dispatching my distracter, I spied a supply of melons at the Trebuchet. Knowing that it would be difficult for the goblins to turn down this offering, I was able to throw a melon in their midst, causing enough of a distraction to allow the king to escape. I covered his escape, and we successfully rejoined the court session. 

The Fourth crusade saw me holding the throne for Sir Gregory, King of Baycrafters, during his tragedy. I was Sir George, Steward of Bay, preserving the throne of King Gregory.

 

How does a merchant craftsman get knighted?

It needs to be understood that knights and their castles became much less significant towards the end of the Middle Ages; the beginning of the Renaissance. As towns grew in size and importance, knights were becoming less important on the battlefield, especially since foot soldiers began to play a more important role in warfare.

From the 14th century, Kings began to hire trained soldiers called mercenaries to fight for them, instead of knights. Unlike knights, these new soldiers worked all year round and were paid wages. Some knights still fought for their kings, but many preferred to stay at home and look after their estates instead. 

In the towns, merchants became increasingly wealthy and powerful. Kings began to look to merchants, rather than to knights, for financial and political support, and eventually even began to knight them. This was seen as an honorary title rather than a military one, and these new knights were not expected to fight.

 

Gallery of Sir George
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The day I was knighted into the Order of the Red Raven, August 2002. The order serves Queen Sue at Ravenwood Castle in New Plymouth, Ohio.

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October 2002, with Annika the 9th Valkyrie
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Winter 2002-03, with brother at arms, Sir Braumloch

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May 2003, presenting a new hand crafted leather crown to my queen at Ravenwood Castle

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May 2003, at dinner with my daughter, Lady Aleaha
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September 2003, getting wenched

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September 2003, helping Sir Braumloch with a kilt demo

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September 2003, with Sir Braumloch, leading the Parade!

October 2003, photo by Chad Griffiths

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July 2004, with good friends Paul and Deanna
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July 2004, with my good friend Gordy, apprentice Jesse the boy, and Megs
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August 2004, my humble tent

September 2004 with Sir Gregory, King of Baycrafters

October 2004, with Rick Rock

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October 2004, with Count Daniel

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October 2004, again victorious in Chess
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Count Daniel with me and Rob, Feb 2005
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May 2005 at Ravenwood Castle where I serve as Knight and Captain
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May 2005 with Deanna, Paul and Aleaha
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Greg, Sir George, and Sir Dennis compare belt lengths. Sir George's is longest (by decree)
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Greg with Sir George
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Gilgamesh, the Town Crier, with
Sir George
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From L-R Squire Seraphina, Sir George, Princess Aranaia, and Squire dex
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Sir George with Princess Aranaia of Mirkwood on parade
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Sir George with Tom
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Sir George, Steward of Bay in 2005
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