Marshals are responsible for overseeing the conduct of our martial arts activities, including but not limited to tournament lists, wars, combat archery and period fencing, as well as such related activities as target archery.
The Barony welcomes anyone interested in contributing to the safety and enjoyment of combat. Our Marshals are happy to take on MITs (Marshals In Training) to assist with our
various combat forms. If you’d like to become an MIT, please contact the Baronial Knight Marshal. NB: You do not have to be a fighter to become a Marshal!
Knight Marshal Sir Guillaume d’Oze (Ben King)
Another important combat-related administration position is the Lists Officer, responsible for organising the fighting order in tournaments and recording the results. If you would like to assist with this by taking note of results, or acting as a runner between the marshals and the lists, contact the Lists Officer.
Some tourneys require you to have a “list-shield”, a small wooden shield with your device, badge or other symbol. These are displayed on a list-tree to mark the progress of the tourney (see an example in this image from Midwinter Coronation 2007). A template for a correctly-sized list-shield, devised by Lord William de Wyke, may be found here.