Thomas of Tenby

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Registered Name: Thomas of Tenby
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1983
Order of Precedence
Thomas of Tenby

Party of six sable semy of sparks argent and argent, a martlet displayed gules.

His Excellency, Master Thomas of Tenby, OL, Defender of the Dream

Previously Known As:

Additional Registered Heraldry:

The following device associated with this name was registered in March of 1988 (via Ansteorra) and reblazoned in August of 2012 (via Ansteorra): Per fess sable, semy of sparks argent, and argent, a pale counterchanged, overall a martlet displayed gules.


  • Regional Offices Held
    • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Southern Region
    • Hospitaler, Southern Region
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Persona History:

Thomas of Tenby is an obscure 12th century Anglo-Welsh bard. He may have traveled with John Lackland to Ireland and possibly as far as the Kingdom of France. His grandfather was a Welsh hill baron. Most of his descendents were also named Thomas including a 14th century Cisterian monk and the Elizabethan stonemason Thomas Marner who lived at number 10-B Downing Street. All are said to have written poetry, much to the confusion of historians.


  • Primary Interests:
    • Poetry
    • Performances
    • Persona Play

  • Other Interests:
    • Rapier Combat
    • Stonework
    • Monasticism
    • Teaching
    • Serving Feasts

Timeline of Activity:

1983 to Present.

Prior Groups:

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Thomas of Tenby has rarely repeated a performance.
  • Brother Thomas observed the Rule of Silence from Candlemas to Michaelmas (twice).
  • Baron Thomas established The Order of The Dragon's Egg to honor the contributions of youth to the Barony of Bryn Gwlad.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:

  • Muse of Bryn Gwlad
  • Silver Chalice of Bryn Gwlad
  • Golden Martlet of Bryn Gwlad
  • Lion of Ansteorra


  • Student to Branwen Scholastica
  • Cadet to Don Dupre

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