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NewsMarlboro College Pays Tribute to Renaissance Tradition withthe Fencing Tournament

Marlboro, VT— Revel in a Renaissance tradition at the 14 th Annual Fencing Tournament on Sunday, December 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall of Marlboro College.

In the spirit of the Renaissance, skilled fencers will compete in a series of sword play and duels while their faithful supporters cheer them on, waving heraldic colorful banners. In keeping with this historic pasttime, the lords and ladies of the Marlboro campus, adorned in period costume, will be serenaded by minstrels and a harpist. Local royalty King Luis de Batlle, professor of music, and Queen Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, professor of literature and writing, will bestow awards to tournament champions. Since the first tournament was led by Joshua Pendragon in 1991, it has become an engaging Marlboro tradition.

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact fencing instructor and Vermont Renaissance Fair organizer Jodi Clark at (802) 258-9496.

 

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