Adventure to Fittleworth
February 11, 1544
The Royal Progress has begun yet again. For those of you living under a rock (figuratively and literally) the Royal Progress is an annual tour taken by the King, Queen and their entourage to visit the villages under their reign and unite with their nobleman and the locals. Though his Royal Highness has set off for the war in France, Queen Katherine has been appointed regent to rule in his absence and is planning an extended stay in the Village of Fittleworth.
Nestled deep in the Sussex Countryside, Fittleworth (a name of Saxon Origin meaning ‘the enclosure of Fitele’) is home to The Barron and Baroness Blackheath. Each year, the they plan an extravagant event to delight the Royals and it has become one of their favorite stops on the progress. The event brings together the best in entertainment, food and drink for seven weekends featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more, or so I have been told.
So why am I telling you all of this? Because my journey has just begun. I am on my way, to the Village of Fittleworth. I, they King’s Royal scribe, have been tasked with giving you insight to a hidden treasure, to its people, its entertainers, its events and to all the magical moments that can be had. I am working with the scribes in Fittleworth, to be able to share information with you about everything that is to come.