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
Office Group Start End
Triton Principal Herald Atlantia Jan 2019 Jan 2022
Azure Dragon Herald At-Large May 2008
Past
Office Group Start End
Chancellor University of Atlantia Jan 2006 Jun 2009
Web Minister Clerk Signet, Atlantia Jan 2006 Jan 2009
Head of Scriptorium Barony of Nottinghill Coill Jan 2004 Dec 2004
Clerk Signet (Great Officer) Kingdom of Atlantia Jan 2003 Jan 2006
Target Archery Marshal Atlantia Jan 2003 Dec 2013
Minister of Arts & Sciences Falconcree Nov 2002 Nov 2003
Editor, Scribes Handbook Clerk Signet, Atlantia Jan 2002 Dec 2010
Herald At-Large, Atlantia Apr 2001 Jan 2008
Acting Exchequer Falconcree 2001 2001
Seneshcal Falconcree Nov 2000 Oct 2002
Web Minister Clerk Signet, Atlantia Oct 2000 Apr 2001
Deputy Chronicler Nottinghill Coill Jun 2000 Jun 2001
Web Minister Falconcree Mar 2000 Nov 2000
Commenting Herald Atlantia Mar 1998 Mar 2000
Gordian Knot Herald Nottinghill Coill Dec 1997 Apr 2001
Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences Falconcree Aug 1997 Nov 2000
Deputy Seneschal Falconcree Aug 1997 Feb 2000
Commenting herald Middle Feb 1997 Jun 1998
Gordian Knot Pursuivant Nottinghill Coill Nov 1996 Dec 1997
Branch herald Cyddlain Downs Nov 1996 Jul 1997
Branch herald Nottinghill Coill May 1994 Nov 1996
Branch herald Falconcree Nov 1992 Oct 1994

Students

Current
None
Past
Mistress Bríg ingen Érennaigh Apprentice Elevated to the Order of the Laurel in 2011
Elevated to the Order of the Pelican in 2019
Master Lucien de la Rochelle Apprentice Elevated to the Order of the Pelican in 2018

Projects

  • Atlantian Heralds Handbook, 3rd edition. Currently in review.
Furniture Display
Brighs Bench.jpg Apprentice Bench
Made as a gift for Brigh when she became Eldred's apprentice in 2005. He made a similar one for Lucien.
Corvus window.jpg Corvus Rose Window
This was a long term heraldic display project Eldred did while a member of House Corvus. The order in which the heraldry is displayed is from the center out in order of registration of the first 20 or so members, then by when the individual joined the household or when they registered their armory while in the household. This is the third heraldic rose window Eldred created. the first two were for the Cantons of Falconcree and Cyddlain Downs.
NC chairs.jpg Nottinghill Coill Chairs of State
Magnus Iain Craig (who is a master cabinetmaker by trade) provided the mentoring and some of the joinery skill, but the vast majority of the work was completed by Eldred over several months (700 hours total). The design is based on the "Glastonbury chair" but with some hidden modern upgrades and redimensioning from the original plans. The chair is completely made from ash and finished with a ground walnut stain and sealed with three layers of hand-rubbed carnuba wax and linseed oil mix.
Pennsic Gatehouse.jpg Atlantian Pennsic Gatehouse
Griffith Jenner provided the space and building expertise, Caelen Hood provided additional muscle and hands. Eldred helped design and build the structure, then fabricated all the doors, windows, and the massive red oak gates for this project. It was packed flat onto a trailer, transported and assembled on-site at Pennsic.

Things to Peruse

  • Ealdercote Home of Eldred AElfwald and Ealdthryth of Humberstone

Publications

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  • 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... Click the relevant section header to expand or collapse the list.

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

Events Autocratted

Date Group Event Notes
12/11/1993 Falconcree TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT 4-weapons form tournament to raise toys for the USMC Toys for Tots program
08/28/1995 Falconcree PENNSIC PAUPER'S POTLUCK
12/14/1996 Falconcree TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT 4-weapons form tournament to raise toys for the USMC Toys for Tots program
04/10/1999 Falconcree PASSAGE TO THE EAST I: THE ENGLISH ANARCHY The first in a series of events chronicling the travels of pilgrims through different lands. Their first stop: England of the 1130's during the time of Stephen and Matilda. Town and castle battles were a big feature of this event
03/01/2003 Atlantia KINGDOM ARTS & SCIENCES FESTIVAL Implementing the vision of Master James of Middle Aston. The current format of KASF was started at this event