Which House will you be cheering for? Raise your flags and wear your House colours with pride!
Highmoor is the house of Prince John! As King Richard’s brother, Prince John sits on the throne in his absence and manages his affairs. We’ll let you guess how well that’s going. (Note, King John’s poor management skills eventually led to the Magna Carta and the formation of British Parliament).
Knight – Sir Alexander
The House of Kent is a well respected (& wealthy) friend of Robin Hood, having fought aside him in the crusades. The house has been blessed with many, many daughters who have unfortunately not been interested in marriage. BUT Lord Oliver is in search of a duchess… at least according to his aunt, Lady Marigold of Kent. The dukedom must survive!
Knight – Sir Phillip
Lancaster House is located in Lancashire. The Duke of Lancaster is the cousin of King Richard and serves him as High Justice. Lancaster has a force rivalry with York House that will later lead to the War of Roses. This rivalry spawns from the fact that either has a claim to the throne and both want it. The war is eventually settled with York on the throne with a queen from Lancaster (their crests forming the Tutor Rose).
Knight – Lady Annalise
York House is located in Yorkshire, this is the largest dukedom, meaning they have lots of room for fields and a thriving agricultural sector. The Duke of York is the cousin of King Richard. They are famous for their Yorkshire pudding and thriving apple orchard – which may or may not contain some unwanted former-husbands of the Lady of York. York has a fierce rivalry with Lancaster House that will later lead to the War of Roses. This rivalry spawns from the fact that either has a claim to the throne and both want it. The war is eventually settled with York on the throne with a queen from Lancaster (their crests forming the Tutor Rose).
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Countess Ellen do Gibson
Daughter – Lady Lize de Gisbon
Knight Champion – Sir Guy
The House of Gisbon (Le Maison de Gisbon) is the wealthiest house but they love contests, planning & conniving rather than actually spending this money. They are from France and they have a strange habit of always ending up on the winning team even if they did not start there. The House of Gisbon believes in giving credit where credit is due – which always happens to be them. Some might (incorrectly!) say they steal credit.
Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival