Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli
bronwen (at) covingtoncastle (dot) com

CMM, CCB, CBT, CSR, CKP, CPO, White Antelope Herald, Winner of Special Achievement Blackfox Award in 2012)

Currently serves as as a commenter for SCA College of Arms and as the Seneschal, Chronicler, Web Minister and Historian for the Shire of Sol Haven.

Meistres Bronwen has been an active member of the Society since A.S. XXIII, and was one of the founding members of the Shire (then a Canton of the Barony of the South Downs) of Sol Haven. She has also served Sol Haven as Reeve, as Seneschal, and for 11 years previously as Web Minister, and she has served the Kingdom of Meridies as Kingdom Chronicler, Kingdom Poet Laureate, Kingdom Bard, Pennon Herald, Lambent Herald, Lantern Herald (Heraldic Education), Spark Herald and Beacon Herald, and as the Dean of Heraldic Studies for RUM (the Royal University of Meridies).

Bronwen has edited the Shire's newsletter, The Equinox, since it's beginnings in A.S. XXIV (1989), has Autocratted four events (Rites of Spring III in A.S. XXV, Legends IV: An Arthurian Legend in A.S. XXIX, Fall Crown List A.S. XXXI), and Legends XVI: The Borgias held in June of A.S. XLI (2007). She was the Deputy Autocrat for Legends VI: Men in Kilts in A.S. XXXII, and Legends VII: The Pirates in June of A.S. XXXIII (1998), was the Co-Autocrat for the first Festival of the Laurels held in June of A.S. XL (2005), and was the co-Autocrat for Spring Crown List held over the weekend og May 1st-3rd A.S. XLIV (2009) and for Kingdom Fighters Collegium in November of 2012. She was co-autocrat for Legends XX: Marco Polo on June 14th, 2014, and will be one of the Autocrats for Legends XXI: William Tell on 20 June 2015.  She assisted the Meridian Pennsic Landcrat for some years, and was the Meridian Landcrat for Pennsic XXVII, XXVIII, and XXIX, and worked regularly for years at Heralds Point both at Gulf Wars & Pennsic. She also has taught numerous classes both Locally, at Wars, and for the Royal University....these days mostly on heraldic topics, but also on other subjects. In A.S. XLI Meistres Bronwen was told that she was being granted a personal heraldic title, and the title "White Antelope Herald" is now registered with the college of arms. She most recently served the Kingdom of Meridies as Beacon Herald from April of 2010 through April of 2012, and now serves the Shire of Sol Haven again as Seneschal since May of 2012.

A Bard, she has competed in Arts & Sciences in Poetry, Solo Vocal, Group Dance, Leather-Working, Cordials, Calligraphy and Illumination, and Weaving, has taught classes on various subjects, and has served as Mistress of the List on numerous occasions. Her poetry has been published in "Seasons", the Kingdom Arts & Sciences publication and in Popular Chivalry, and she has served both as Kingdom Poet Laureate and Kingdom Bard. She is one of the founding members (and even admits it) of both the "Not Necessarily Bards" and the "Sol Haven Players", and has participated in all of their productions (however humorously bizarre). Bronwen has owned to being the author and director of "Pirates of Pennsic", a filk operetta performed at Legends VII, and the author of the (approved) "Associate Owner's Handbook". She also conspired with THLady Molli Rose Kekilpenny in the authorship of "Hassan and the Magic Bottle: An Untold Tale of the Arabian Knights" presented at Legends VIII: Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves in June of A.S. XXXIV. She is also a member of Saltare, the Kingdom Dance Guild. and of The Company of St. Cecilia, the Kingdom Bardic Guild, and writes lots and lots of poetry. She also is the creator of Shire! Shire! an SCA Comic Strip that has been running monthly in The Equinox since 2002, and has also been run in other SCA newsletters as far away as the Kingdom of Lochac.

As a former Prot�g� to Mistress Christianna MacGrain she is a member of Mermayde Keepe, and is also a former member of House MacLeod, the Household of Sir Simon MacLeod.

She currently has two official prot�g�s -- Lord Thorfinn Eriksonr, Lady Essyllt volsk Thrasa fostra , one official Foster Protege, Lady Tabitha of Erin . and one adoptee THLadt Marie Gautrot . At present she has had three proteges elevated to the Order of the Pelican Dame Yseult de Montagu, Mistress Molli Rose Kekilpenny, and Dame Aislinn Chaomhanach

The photo above was taken at Fool's War in April of A.S. XLIII (2009) and isn't totally scary.

Both her name and device (Per pale sable and argent, an antelope statant, in chief a pearled coronet counterchanged) and personal badges ((Fieldless) An antelope statant argent) and (Per pale sable and argent, an antelope statant counterchanged), as well as the household's name and badge ((Fieldless) An antelope statant within and conjoined to an annulet argent) are registered with the SCA College of Arms.

Meistres Bronwen also is a charter member of the Meridian Friar's Club

Last Updated 04/03/15

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