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THE 2022 MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL STORY LINE

THE 2022 MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL STORY LINE

1536: THE KING’S NEW LOVE

(STORY LINE)

            Unique among most festivals, including renaissance festivals, the Maryland Renaissance Festival utilizes a story line and progresses each year forward in the timeline of Henry VIII, through all his reign and all six of his wives.  This season the year is 1536, and as ever, the King’s love life is the source of gossip.

King Henry VIII joyfully awaits his betrothal to Jane Seymour, who will be his third wife.  What's the hold up?  He must wait for the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Like a wake of vultures, courtiers are jockeying for positions among the soon-to-be Queen's household, and for the riches left behind of those condemned with Anne Boleyn.  Out with the Boleyns, in with the Seymours and their allies!  Orchestrating the proceedings is the King's powerful principal secretary, Thomas Cromwell.  A man at the peak of his powers.  For now.

In the village, Sir Richard Mondes, Mayor of Revel Grove, and his wife, the Baroness Marney, await the arrival of Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence. He hopes to make a very lucrative trade deal.  What the Mayor wasn't expecting was the arrival of his mother and brother, Audrey and Monty Mondes. Not exactly the noble people one had been led to expect! All the villagers of Revel Grove are on hand to welcome the King, court, and our gracious guests to a fabulous day of feasting, some intrigue, and much merriment!

            The Royal Intrigue is just one aspect of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, set in the Village of Revel Grove where visitors can find all manner of amusement, feasting and shops galore.  More than 200 performers fill ten stages and taverns as well as the streets of the village with continuous entertainment.  A three thousand seat jousting arena host authentic combat joust thrice daily as well as other large exhibitions.  More than 140 merchants fill their shops with their predominately handcrafted wares by the artisan in the shop, as well as various demonstrating shops creating treasures before your eyes.  Forty-two food and beverage emporiums and five taverns create a feast throughout the village to sate your appetite and quench your thirst.

            Special admission pricing reduces tickets for all customers the first three weekends from August 27th through September 11th.  No coupons or special purchases required.  The remaining six weekends from September 17th through October 23rd are peak season with full price admission in effect.  Visit www.MarylandRenaissanceFestival.com for full information on tickets, special event information, scheduling and all your event planning needs.

LET MERRIMENT ABOUND

WITH ENTERTAINMENT, FEASTING AND CRAFTS FOR ALL!