Aelianora de Wyntringham

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Aelianora de Wyntringham (or alternately, Wintringham) is a member of the Order of the Laurel currently residing in Dragon's Laire.

Per chevron gules and sable, a chevron rompu between two pairs of scissors inverted argent and a needle inverted argent threaded gules.


Aelianora was born to a wealthy gentleman farmer in the early-mid 1500s. Her family owns estates around Wintringham [1] in the East (now North) Riding of Yorkshire, England, east of the provincial capital of York. She was married at a young age to her family's patron's youngest son, a merchant many years older than her. She outlived him, and married again, to a wealthy merchant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne[2], Northumberland. She currently lives in a large house on Sandhill near the Quayside in Newcastle. Unfortunately her second husband passed away during a journey to Italy for the Queen and she remains a wealthy widow, possessor of the house in Newcastle, farms in Northumberland and Yorkshire and a small house in York.

Alternate Personae: Aelianora sometimes appears, especially around cheese, milk, milk animals and other foods in preparation, as her own dairy maid, Cicely.

When it's very hot, she regresses to an ancient ancestress, Quinta Petillia Aelianora, from 2nd Century Roman Britain.


Aelianora at Renart's Elevation to the Order of the Pelican (photo by Vivian NicUldoon, 2016)
  • cheesemaking
  • embroidery, all forms and periods, but especially that of the Europe
  • farming, animal husbandry in Europe during the 15-16th Centuries
  • research of any kind, about most any thing
  • estate management in Europe, 15-16th Centuries
  • Baltic and northern Europe - trade, products, politics, religion, development
  • costuming
  • costume drafting
  • teaching
  • antiquarianism, i.e. the development of Archaeology in period
  • calligraphy
  • embellishment of costumes and other media
  • buttonmaking
  • thread manipulation, e.g. fingerloop braiding, lucet cord making, etc
  • cooking
  • women's history
  • transcribing and translating old books, letters, papers, etc
  • Roman Empire, Roman Britain
  • medieval herbs, grains, flowers, etc


  • Bumblebee, Dragon's Laire Dec 6, 2003 (AS XXXVIII)
  • Snapdragon, Dragon's Laire Oct 4, 2003 (AS XXXVIII)
  • Baron's and Baroness' Favor, Dragon's Laire Jun 5, 2005 (AS XL)
  • Wyvern, Dragon's Laire Dec 3, 2005 (AS XL)
  • Award of Arms, An Tir Sep 5, 2004 (AS XXXIX)
  • Jambe de Lion, An Tir Oct 15, 2005 (AS XL)
  • A&S Champion, Dragon's Laire Feb 6, 2006 (AS XL)
  • Pearl, Dragon's Laire Jun 4, 2006 (AS XLI)
  • Goutte de Sang, An Tir Mar 15, 2008 (AS XLII)
  • Forget-me-not, An Tir Nov 13, 2010 (AS XLV)
  • Bountiful Hand, An Tir Jun 2, 2012 (AS XLVII)
  • A&S Champion, Dragon's Laire Feb 9, 2013 (AS XLVII)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 9, 2013 (AS XLVII)
  • Nautilus Jun 1, 2013 (AS XLVIII)
  • Golden Hyphen Jun 2, 2013 (AS XLVIII)
  • Laurel Jan 11, 2014 (AS XLVIII)
  • Dragon's Flame Feb 1, 2014 (AS XLVIII)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 1, 2014 (AS XLVIII)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 13/16, 2016 (AS L)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 11, 2017 (AS LI)
  • Mano Minos Feb 11, 2017 (AS LI)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 2, 2019 (AS LIII)
  • Scholar of Dragon's Laire Feb 1, 2020 (AS LIV)

Offices Held

  • A&S Champion, Dragon's Laire Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
  • Exchequer, Dragon's Laire, August 2004 -June 2009
  • Webminister, Embellisher's Guild, An Tir, 2008 - April 2020
  • Minister, Embellisher's Guild, An Tir, K A&S 2010 - April 2020
  • Webminister, Barony of Dragon's Laire, May 2010 - July 2017
  • A&S Champion, Dragon's Laire Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Webminister, Kingdom Feast 2013 - current
  • Webminister, Ithra 2015 - current
  • Webminister, Antir Scroll Archives 2019 - current


Aelianora is honored to be the protege of Master Arontius of Bygelswade, and the former apprentice of Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol. Aelianora is married to Renart the Fox de berwyk in real life 'and that is amazing' (he told me to write that!).