Agnes Marie de Calais
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Agnes Marie de Calais
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Agnes Marie de Calais was introduced to the SCA in the Barony of Bridge, University of Rhode Island group in the winter of 2003. She was active in fencing from 2003 to 2005 in the Qunitavia area. Life events led to a period of relative inactivity till 2010 in which she, her husband and then three small children participated again. Again life intervened and the family was watching from a far and waiting to return. 2018 has marked a renaissance of SCA activity for this family of six. Agnes is married to Damhin MacRonain. Their children are Isaac(Jay mundane) who is looking forward to heavy list in a year and has a Moroccan personae, Malcolm( Sterling mundane) who enjoys youth service, youth fighting and helping mom retain, Nathaniel and Barry.
Her main SCA pursuits are the bardic arts (spoken tales and poetic works with some singing, mostly from the English and Scottish traditions), researching topics of varied interest and writing about her findings and most of all she loves working with the Youth she is a Youth Officer at Large.She is also interested in researching and documenting the impact of Eastern cultures on the west in the 16th century, scribal pursuits and voice heraldry. Learning and trying all the things and exploring new Arts and Science pursuits is also an interest.
Agnes Marie de Calais was born in 1480 and is the eldest of three surviving children of a wool merchant. She and her two sisters were trained to be able to help with accounts, read and not only run a household but aid with various aspects of business. At this point in time Calais is under English control but her family privately maintains their French roots and have been merchants in Calais for as long as anyone can remember. Her marriage to a fellow guild member’s son was arraigned and she wed at twenty. She aides her husband in business accounts, reads and owns a book of hours, manages a modest sized household and being a mother of six herself aides in midwifery. She enjoys unique fashion and fabrics from around the world that find their way to Calais and sumptuary laws irk her. She is currently middle aged and living in 1518.
Offices, Awards and Positions
- Youth Officer at Large 2018- , Coordinator for Youth Service Initiative for HRM Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain III
- Award of Arms at Final Court of HRM Brennan III and HRM Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain III
- Award of Queens Cypher Final Court of HRM Brennan III and HRM Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain III
- Bardic Champion for the Barony of the Bridge 2018 to 2019
- Freedom of the Bridge Award by the Barony of Bridge 2018
- Duchy Von Drakenclau
- Lady in Waiting to Avelina Keyes 2004 to Present
- Baronial Bardic Champion for the Barony of the Bridge, won December 2018
Interests and Pursuits
Her main SCA pursuit is working with the Youth she is a Youth Officer at Large, with a focus on Youth Service and helping youth feel welcome/supporting more established youth officers. She is interested in researching and documenting the impact of Eastern cultures on the west in the 16th century, scribal pursuits and voice heraldry. Learning and trying all the things and exploring new Arts and Science pursuits is also an interest. She has completed and displayed two research papers on Japanese Field Heraldry in the late 16th century. Currently she is researching Medici porcelain that was influence by pieces brought over from China in the late 16th century. A research paper and example of art found on a cruet are currently in progress. Her latest pursuit is that of the Bardic Arts.
In case of court
Surprise is fine. I am comfortable in large groups and speaking publicly.