Burg Hannstein, Bornhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany, 2010.
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Or, a clump of three papyrus stalks sable, a chief indented gules.
- 1 Her Excellency, Baroness Eleanor Bonwicke
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- 1.7 Populace Provided Information:
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- 1.10 Mundane Information:
Her Excellency, Baroness Eleanor Bonwicke
Previously Known As:
Additional Registered Heraldry:
- Local Offices Held
- Regional Offices Held
- Minister of Arts & Sciences, Central Region 01/20/2018 - 01/18/2020.
- Kingdom Offices Held
Formerly mid-16th Century English, currently 9th century Norse. (Although she has been known to wear clothes from additional time periods and cultures)
I am primarily involved in the Arts, and have recently focused on the Scribal Arts. My other arts interests include costuming and costume accessories from a wide variety of periods and locations, knitting, making jewelry, and cooking.
Order of the Western Cross (Bonwick) for Beatrix Funtyn, completed 2017.
Centurion for Gassion de Beaumarchais, completed 2018
Award of Arms for Eirany de Hyet, completed 2018
King's Blade of Chivalry for HRM Jason Drysdale, completed 2018
Court Barony for William Palfrey, completed 2018
Queen's Blade of Honor for HRM Margaret ny Connor, completed 2019
Queen's Blade of Honor for HRM Conal, completed 2018
Timeline of Activity:
My husband and I were invited to a Hallowe’en party by a friend who needed a costume. We dressed my friend in my husband's late-period Tudor outfit, and we dressed as historically accurate pirates (late 17th century). We met the founding Baron and Baroness of Bonwicke Hakon and Anna at the party and talked for a long time. We traded contact information and kept
me informed of meetings in Lubbock. I purchased a membership card in time for my first event - Bonwicke’s Artisan 2014. Since then I have jumped in with both feet! I have taught classes on hand-sewing, shoe-making, knitting, wire-work, calligraphy, and illumination including paint-making and leafing. I am happy to offer a class upon request.
Populace Provided Information:
Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:
- Autocrat, Bonwicke’s Artisans: 01-24-2015
- Kingdom A&S Competition Pilgrim’s Badge: 07-11-2015
- A&S Champion – Barony of the Eldern Hills: 10-24-2015
- Co-Autocrat, Bonwicke’s Artisans : 02-27-2016
- A&S Champion – Barony of Bonwicke : 06-24-2017
- Co-Autocrat, Bonwicke’s Artisans: 06-23-2018
- Thrown weapons authorizing marshal: 07-31-2019 - 07-31-2022
- Kingdom A&S Competition Pilgrim’s Badge: 02-08-2020
Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:
- Crimson Tear of Bonwicke: 08-20-2014
- Crimson Tear of Bonwicke: 02-27-2016
(Reprinted with permission from the Bonwicke newsletter)
Before even knowing about the SCA, Eleanor “became interested in the European Middle Ages when I was living and working overseas in Germany - I had a postdoctoral research position at a Research Institute in Goettingen, lower Saxony, Germany, and performed experiments at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. There were medieval festivals ALL OVER THE PLACE in the spring and summertime, and I would go with friends from work. We all became quickly hooked and started making our own costumes and shoes to feel like less of a tourist. When my husband finished his PhD at George Augustus University, we decided to move back to North America. I obtained a research position at Texas Tech University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where I run a cancer biophysics lab. When we first moved to Lubbock, we attended Renaissance Faires until I joined the SCA. My family has had a recent addition - our wonderful dog Peanut. I hope that she can attend events soon, when she’s a little bit more mellow around people. Most of my hobbies and interests were easily integrated into the SCA - clothing design and assembly, knitting, and jewelry making. I also enjoy designing celtic knots and incorporating them into knitting patterns.”
In Case of Court:
I am a diabetic. Closing courts typically over-run most people's dinner time. I need to do a blood glucose test before evening court and eat snacks during court. People close to me usually give me a prod to make sure I do these things because I get easily distracted at events. If you know I will be called into court, please make sure I do a blood glucose test in advance.