I live in the Canton of Eoforwic in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, otherwise known as most of the Province of Ontario, Canada. I was made a Companion of the Order of the Laurel in April, A.S. 30 (1996) for my research and article writing (which you can access on this site), and a Companion of the Order of the Pelican in September, A.S. 38. I am currently serving as Society Chronicler. I'm also involved in archery, pewter casting, costuming, calligraphy, and am a former chronicler at local, baronial, and Principality levels. I am a former editor for Tournaments Illuminated, the quarterly magazine of the SCA. I have also served as editor for the past four years of the Pennsic Independent. My husband, Gunthar, is also in the SCA.
I have numerous dependents in the SCA. Here is a listing, and maybe coming soon I'll add some links to their articles and research....
Outside the SCA, I hold a PhD in History, which mostly hangs on the wall looking pretty while I work at a Large Bank as a business analyst and tech-herder.
Many have seen photos of my heraldic
counterchanged heraldic hockey surcote. In honour (!?) of the recent lockout
season in the NHL, I added some special
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton...articles on popular religion, English history, daily life in the Middle Ages, costuming, and SCA administration.
Nicolaa's Scribal Gallery
Master Hector of the Black Height...articles on Scottish history, SCA culture, and SCA combat
Mistress Marian of Heatherdale...articles on Scottish and English history and Arthurian legend.
Lady Asa Gormsdottir's Pentathalon Documentation
The SCA Visitor's Guide to Fabric Shopping in Toronto
Our SCA Photo Collection on Eirik Anderson's Photo Archives (tworavens.com)...photos covering 25+ years of SCA history in Eoforwic and Ealdormere collected from various sources
|SCA Today..read the latest SCA news from around the Known World
|The History of Ealdormere site...includes links to all five books of the Chronicles of Eoforwic
|Drea's Elizabethan Costuming Page...patterns and research for Elizabethan clothing
|Articles by Cynthia Virtue -- more excellent costume resources, including lots on hats and a period tunic generator
|Merouda's Scribal Pages -- articles and excellent set of links on the scribal arts
shoes? Lots of extant examples here
Clothing of the Middle Ages...more tunics
than you can shake a stick at
|Medieval Name Lists
|SCA Arts and Sciences Page
|Thora Sharptooth's Viking clothing articles
|Medieval and Renaissance Embroidery homepage
|The Dialogue of Chivalry
|A Bibliography of the Medieval Tournament
|Tales from Froissart
|The Viking Encampment at L'Anse aux Meadows...a
new living history program in Newfoundland, coordinated by Darrell Markewitz, known to the SCA as Master Sylard of
| Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
homepage...lots of links to Dominican history and theology resources
| Bracton's De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae...a 13th century English common law treatise.
Latinus....an online guide to geographical Latin
| English Calendar...a guide to calculating dates in the "Old Style" calendar
|Nuntii latinii...get your daily news update in Latin!
Bridge Museum & Educational Trust ...an introduction to one of the
coolest pieces of medieval architecture
|The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit...wanna see what modern ruins look like?
|The Halifax Explosion...CBC site on this early 20th century disaster
|Galveston 1900 Hurricane...the worst natural disaster in the US
|CNN site on the Galveston Hurricane
|The Great Fire of London ...read a little about the fire that virtually obliterated medieval London
|Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument....I did my first real term paper on Mt. St. Helens, so it is, of course, one of my favourite exploding things.
|Einstuerzende Neubauten...music to explode things by
|Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation....actual intact, non-exploded buildings
|Urban Legends Reference Pages...(otherwise known as Snopes) - including some info on historic legends
|The Onion...any rag cool enough to feature the SCA taking over Russia is worth a read
|Float About....yes, other people collect floaty pens, too....