Jonkheer Hugo van Harlo

"Yonk-here Hue-[fricative G]oh fan Har-loh"
(How to pronounce the frixative Dutch "G")


Late Sixteenth Century Dutch History, Cartography, & Print Culture Geek

I am first and foremost a history buff, primary researching the Dutch Revolt and early Dutch Republic.

My research focuses on the formative years between the 1576 Pacification of Ghent and the 1591 withdrawal of Spanish troops to France, but I keep a wider eye on the Low Countries of this era from the 1555 abdication of Charles V through the 1619 Synod of Dort.

I'm also interested in the golden age of cartography and the burgeoning print culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, two areas that have inspired my A&S competition entries thus far:


Rural Dutch Gentry, c. 1575-1590

It is the early 1580s, and the rebellious northern provinces of the Low Countries fight for independence against Habsburg Spain.

Were it peaceful times, Jonkheer Hugo van Harlo, would have quietly tended to his manorial holdings, his business interests in nearby Deventer, and his duties as a member of the local Overijssel gentry. Instead, he has been drawn into the war as both the author of political tracts and the entrepreneurial captain of an infantry company in service to the nascent Dutch republic.

SCA History

  • 2005-2006: Discovered the SCA as a senior at Oklahoma State. Played with Northkeep (Tulsa) and Moonschadowe (Stillwater) before moving to An Tir and not playing for almost a decade.

  • Fall 2015 to Present: Began attending Forgotten Sea practices, rejoined the SCA, and begin going to events across Calontir.

Groups and Affiliations

  • Current Group: Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City, 2015-Present)
  • Previous Groups: Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, 2005-2006), Province of Mooneschadowe (Stillwater, OK, Early 2005)
  • Offices & Service: Lilies 2018 arts & sciences coordinator; Calontir College of Heralds webminister (2016-2018); Forgotten Sea deputy webminister (2017-ongoing)
  • Apprenticed to Mistress Jorunn Eydisardottir as of Kris Kinder 2017

Classes Taught (and Available to Teach)

Introduction to Late 16th Century Europe, 1566-1610
  • Fall Rush 2016 (Lawrence, KS)
  • Winterkingdom 2017 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Lilies War 2017 (Smithville Lake, MO)

The Birth of the Dutch Republic, 1575-1591
  • Winterkingdom 2017 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Chieftains 2017 (St. Louis, MO)
  • Lilies War 2017 (Smithville Lake, MO)

Pike and Shot Warfare, 1530-1590
  • Lilies War 2017 (Smithville Lake, MO)

Survey of Late Sixteenth Century Men's Clothing, 1570-1600
  • Clothier's Seminar 2018

SCA Persona 101
  • Gryphons Fest 2017 (Warrenton, MO)

More information and handouts available at HugovanHarlo.com.

Revised Feb 6, 2018 9:31 am.
Created May 26, 2016 3:40 pm.