Eldred AElfwald

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Eldred Ælfwald
Information
Resides: Barony of Nottinghill Coill, Atlantia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence Entry
Heraldry
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Azure, three wheels and on a chief argent, a dragon statant azure.

Introduction

Eldred is currently Triton Principal Herald of Atlantia. He is also a Companion of the Order of the Pelican, and a Companion of the Order of the Laurel (primarily for calligraphy & illumination). His introduction to the SCA was at a few events in the mid-1980's in the Barony Marche of the Debateable Lands where his interest in archery was sparked. In the early 1990's, he began attending events in Atlantia and additional arts and skills began to draw his attention--specifically: calligraphy, illumination, and brewing. Calligraphy and Illumination led to heraldry. Heraldry led to architecture and stained glass. Architecture led to an interest in period furniture and woodworking. Woodworking led to game boards and thus, to games and numismatics. In short, every dive into a particular art turns into a sideways exploration into other arts.

Persona

Eldred Ælfwald is a 12th century itinerant scribe living near Chester on the Welsh border.

Offices & Positions

Current
Triton Principal Herald Atlantia Jan 2019
Azure Dragon Herald At-Large May 2008
Past
Chancellor University of Atlantia Retired 2009
Clerk Signet Kingdom of Atlantia Retired 2006
Web Minister Clerk Signet, Atlantia Retired 2009
Editor, Scribes Handbook Clerk Signet, Atlantia Retired 2010
Head of Scriptorium Barony of Nottinghill Coill 2004
Archery Marshal At-Large Expired 2011
Gordian Knot Herald Barony of Nottinghill Coill Retired 2001
Herald Canton of Cyddlain Downs Retired 1997
Herald Canton of Falconcree Retired 1994
Seneschal Canton of Falconcree Retired 2002
Deputy Chronicler Barony of Nottinghill Coill Retired 2001
Minister of Arts & Sciences Canton of Falconcree Retired 2003
Acting Exchequer Canton of Falconcree 2001

Things to Peruse

  • Ealdercote Home of Eldred AElfwald and Ealdthryth of Humberstone

Publications

  • Editor, Atlantian Heralds' Handbook, 3rd Edition, Kingdom of Atlantia, Society for Creative Anachronism, 2019-.
  • Editor, Atlantian Scribes Handbook, Kingdom of Atlantia, Society for Creative Anachronism. 2004-2010.
  • Annotated Bibliography of Scribal Resources. Proceedings of the Known World Heralds & Scribes Symposium, Society for Creative Anachronism. 2004
  • Canting. Proceedings of the Known World Heralds & Scribes Symposium, Society for Creative Anachronism. 2004
  • Introduction to Scroll Layout & Design. Proceedings of the Known World Heralds & Scribes Symposium, Society for Creative Anachronism. 2002
  • Animal Blazonry. Proceedings of the Known World Herald’s & Scribes Symposium. Society for Creative Anachronism. 2001.
  • Notre Dame de Paris. The Nottinghill Quill—Newsletter for the Barony of Nottinghill Coill, Society for Creative Anachronism.
  • Sainte-Chapelle. The Nottinghill Quill—Newsletter for the Barony of Nottinghill Coill, Society for Creative Anachronism.
  • St-Denis. The Nottinghill Quill—Newsletter for the Barony of Nottinghill Coill, Society for Creative Anachronism.
  • The Troubled Reign of King Stephen (3 part series), The Nottinghill Quill—Newsletter for the Barony of Nottinghill Coill, Society for Creative Anachronism.

Classes

I have taught a variety of classes and workshops over the years. I'm not sure these are all of them...

Heraldry

  • Surviving Court
  • Introduction to Heraldry
  • Animal Blazonry
  • Heraldry for Children
  • Beginning Names
  • Heraldry for Non-heraldic Cultures
  • Heraldry in History
  • So, You Want to be a Herald?
  • The Heraldic Submissions Process
  • Canting
  • Armorial Display
  • Basic Conflict Checking
  • Atlantian Order of Precedence
  • Heraldic Roundtable

Scribal Arts

  • A Survey of Illuminations from Durham Cathedral
  • Introduction to Making Scrolls
  • Scribal Roundtable
  • English Court Hands
  • Illuminations for the Artistically Challenged
  • Matching Hand to Illumination
  • Introduction to Scroll Layout and Design
  • Blazonry for Scribes
  • Introduction to Calligraphy

Architecture

  • Rose Window
  • Capital Idea: Romanesque Architecture in France

Woodworking

  • Woodworking: Board Games
  • Woodworking: Cheap Campaign Furniture
  • Woodworking: Plain Benches
  • Woodworking: Breakdown Chairs
  • Woodworking: Curule/Coffered Chairs

Miscellaneous

  • The Troubled Reign of King Stephen
  • Introduction to Cordials
  • How to Write Documentation