Elspeth Selwode of Wilton
The Honourable Lady Elspeth Selwode is an English lady in the court of Henry VIII. She has been witness to the end of Henry's marriage to Katherine, his break from the Church in Rome, his embracing of the Protestant faith and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn. The year is 1535. She served as a lady-in-waiting to the new queen and returned to her family estate in the winters. Elspeth's father, Edmund, is a wealthy wool merchant in Wilton, the county seat of Wiltshire.
Having now completed her term of service to the Queen, she resides at Wulfwode Hall with her husband, Wulfstan Hrafnsson, and their three younger children: Edmund Tailor, Hrafn Wulfstansson, and Sasgerðr Wulfstansdottir. Their son, Drengr Wulfstansson lives nearby with his betrothed.
Elspeth can also be found masquerading as Elspeth Sèalwudu, a 10th Century woman from Jorvik. This is especially so when it is cold outside!
February 22, 2003: attended her first event, Winter Tourney in Lionsdale.
March 14, 2005: Gave birth to Edmund Tailor.
July 12, 2008: Married Wulfstan Hrafnsson.
May 8, 2009: Gave birth to Hrafn Wulfstansson.
September, 2009: Became student to Mistress Alicia le Wilfulle.
September 13, 2010: Gave birth to Sasgerðr Wulfstansdottir.
October 23, 2011: Became Protégé to Hleafdige Thora Golvik of Al in Hallingdal.
February 16, 2020: Amicably ended fealty relationship with Hleafdige Thora.
August 23, 2020: Became protégé to Mistress Caitrin ni Cingeadh.
Elspeth has been serving in one capacity or another since April 2003. She serves at the local, Principality, and Kingdom levels, teaches, creates largesse, and stewards events. For a full list of Elspeth's service, please see the link below to her SCA resume.
February 2020 - Present; Deputy Tir Righ Chatelaine
August 2021 - Present; Lionsdale Chatelaine
Modernly, Elspeth is an education assistant for her local school district and an art instructor at her local Cultural Centre, teaching both adults and children. She finds both of these vocations to be personally and professionally fulfilling.