Nest verch Gwilim

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Introduction

Boneddiges Nest verch Gwilim is a 12th-century Welsh woman living in the marches of Gŵyr, in southern Wales. In the Current Middle Ages, she resides in the Barony of Bright Hills. In her former life, she was known as Beatrice Shirwod.


Offices & Positions

  • Northern March Pursuivant (Bright Hills Baronial herald): 2013-2014
  • Opal Pursuivant (Kingdom notifications deputy, College of Heralds): 2014-2017
  • Golden Dolphin Herald (Kingdom Submissions Herald): 2017-2020
  • Crane Herald (new-herald liason): 2021-present
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal: 2014-present

Classes Taught

  • Heraldry 101
  • Beyond Banners and Shields: an Introduction to Heraldic Display
  • Care and Feeding of Your Thrown Weapons

Publications

  • "Beyond Banners and Shields," published in Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium (KWHSS) Proceedings, 2020
  • "Some Feminine Personal Names Found in A Dictionary of Period Russian Names", submitted for KWHSS 2021 Proceedings

Current Projects

- Researching 12th-century names in Wales, as recorded in Latin church documents


Heraldry

Device blazon: Quarterly Or and azure, an orle ermine.

Awards and Achievements

Date Award Group
2/9/2013 Companion of Tessa Bright Hills
9/14/2013 Award of Arms Atlantia
2/13/2016 Companion of Job Bright Hills
4/29/2017 Companion of the Opal Atlantia
2/8/2020 Companion of the Golden Dolphin Atlantia