Katherine of Akornebir

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Pelican (An Tir)By: Christian Bane, Hélène d'Anjou Nov 10 AS LIII/2018
Bountiful Hand (An Tir) By: Savaric de Porte des Lions, Dalla in Fagra Apr 7 AS LII/2018
Court Baroness (An Tir) Nov 11 AS LII/2017
Baron's Favor (Dragon's Mist) By: Finn Grim Aug 18 AS LII/2017
Belated Rose (An Tir) by Stjarna May 20 AS LII/2017
Baroness's Favor (Wealdsmere) By: Kara Bjornsdottir Feb 11, AS LI/2017
Baron's Favor (Wastekeep) By: Steinbjorn Tros Jun 10 AS LI/2016
Forget-me-not (An Tir) By: Stjarna Jan 9 AS XLIX/2015
Baroness's Favor October 4 AS XLIX/2014
Wastekeep Dozing Bull October 4 AS XLIX/2014
Steward (Order of Courtier) August 2 AS XLIX/2014
Golden Garter June 21 AS XLIX/2014
Order of the Silver Fox January 19 AS XLVII/2012
Baron’s Favor November 9 AS XLVI/2011
A&S Champion, Canton of Akornebir November AS XLIV/2009
Goutte de Sang April 25 AS XLIII/2009
Company of Ratatosk May 3, AS XLIII/2008
Silverkeep January 27 AS XLI/2007
Award of Arms March 12 AS XXXIX/2005
Blasted Tree June 5 AS XXXIX/2004
Seneschal Canton of Akornebir August XLII/2020 to April LVIII/2023
Deputy Exchequer of Wastekeep Nov LII/2017 to Present
PayPal Deputy Exchequer of An Tir July AS LII/2017 to January AS LVII/2022
Baroness #6 (Former) of Wastekeep (An Tir) Jun 10 AS LI/2016 to Nov 11 AS LII/2017
Chronicler Barony of Wastekeep May L/2016 to April LII/2018
Chatelaine Canton of Akornebir April L/2016 to present
Deputy Exchequer of Akornebir April L/2016 to present
Deputy Exchequer of Wastekeep April XLIX/2015 to Nov AS LI/2016
Baroness(#5) of Wastekeep October, AS XLIX/2014 to Jun 10 AS LI/2016
Exchequer Canton of Akornebir January 1, XLV/2011 to April AS L/2016
Seneschal Canton of Akornebir August XLII/2007 to January XLV/2011
Chatelaine Canton of Akornebir April XXXVIII/2004 - 2007
Co-Event Steward - Baron's Ball 2023
Co-Event Steward - As You Like It 2022
Event Steward - As You Like It 2018
Site Steward - Springfest & Barons Ball 2018
Go-Event Steward Wastekeep Sergeant's Trials 2018
Gate Steward - An Tir 12th Night 2018
Co-Event Steward – As You Like It 2013
Event Steward – Newcomers 2011
Co-Event Steward – Newcomer’s 2010
Site Steward – Newcomer’s 2006 2011
Site Steward – As You Like It, 2008 – 2017
Event Steward – As You Like It 2007
Event Steward – Mid-Winter Revel 2007
Feast Steward & Site Steward – August Ails 2005
Gate – numerous events in Canton of Akornebir & Barony of Wastekeep
Kitchen & serving help – multiple events Akornebir & Wastekeep
Writer Canton of Akornebir Customary 2008 & 2014
Writer Canton of Akornebir Financial Policy, 2013

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Newcomer’s Garb on a Budget
Norse Wheat Weaving
Basic Embroidery
Introduction to Silk Painting
Beading and Embellishment
Calligraphy & Illumination
Silk Painting
Book Binding
Heraldic Display
SCA Ambience

Personal History

Katherine of Akornebir was born the eleventh of November, 1503 at the family manor near Kersey, in Suffolk. Her father served both Henry VII and Henry VIII, as Master of Revels, during which time he formed a fast friendship with Lord Carpenter from Kent. They arranged the marriage of their children, Neill and Katherine, which took place in 1528. Lady Katherine moved to the Canton of Akornebir in Northbourne Parish in Kent with her husband.

The Carpenter estates in Akornebir consisted primarily of vast wheat and barley fields. Although Neill was the second son in the family, his brother Keith, had no desire to oversee the family lands and chose to explore the world with a fleet of ships. As this venture became quite successful, he turned over his interest in the lands to Neill. Neill did not follow his father’s footsteps to court, but has remained on the lands, becoming a leading personage in the county. Through Keith’s many ventures the family has gained many treasures, including Turkish carpets, copper and brassware, and jade figures.

Over the course of time they had two sons, Christopher and Nicolaus. Lord Christopher is now 23 years of age and lives in the Barony of Three Mountains where he serves the Governor of the Summits. Lord Nicolaus is studying at the College of Lyonsmarche.

Lady Katherine’s father and mother believed quite fervently in education, not only for their sons and daughters but for all folk who showed an aptitude and interest. Lady Katherine brought this believe with her to Akornebir where she allowed the children of her retainers and tenants, as well as village children who showed promise, to be educated along with her own sons. It was these efforts, along with her service to the Canton and the Barony Wastekeep that resulted in a Grant of Arms, the Goutte de Sang, being bestowed on her. Her Ladyship continues in her efforts to educate and improve the lives of those around her and in her dedication to the Canton, the Barony and the Kingdom.

After over 30 years of marriage, Honorable Lady Katherine fills her days with overseeing the home manor when her lord is away overseeing harvests and planting. She continues to pursue knowledge in many disciplines, with a keen interest in the decorative arts of embroidery and illumination. She is also developing a good medicinal garden and studying the medicinal arts.

Katherine has been fortunate to travel extensively throughout the east and south of England and even into Wales. She accompanied her brother-in-law on a trip to France and the Lowlands.

Katherine’s father-in-law, Lord Carpenter, passed away while King Henry still sat on the throne. Fortunately neither of his sons was called to court. Perhaps because of this her family managed to never fall out of favor during the turbulent ecclesiastical changes of King Henry’s and King Edward’s reign. It was during the first year of Edward’s reign that her father died. Katherine’s family embraced the changes of the Henrican church and the further changes of Edward’s reign. With a strong sense of self-preservation the family has visibly followed Queen Mary’s change back to the Roman church, while maintaining their beliefs in private.

As the manor is located on the way to the Cinque Ports, it has been a well used place for Protestants to discretely stop while fleeing into exile. Lady Katherine relies on the loyalty of her retainers and the Canton to ensure this activity remains hidden. At this time, the summer of 1558, it is rumored that the Queen is not in good health. It is, of course, forbidden to speculate on the death of a monarch. Despite that Katherine and many of her close associates have begun to look forward to the ascension of Elizabeth, God willing.