Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge, taken by Jennifer Guyton.
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Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge lives in the Barony of Endewearde. She is a Companion of the Order of the Laurel, Order of the Silver Crescent, Order of the Maunche, and Order of the Troubadour. Sometimes she greatly resembles her ancestress, Æthleða Falconbro, a Norsewoman.
She is often seen at her desk writing scroll text by candlelight, or writing tunes and lyrics, or singing and middling through songs on her harp.
Otherwise, she may mostly be found by following the noise and the words.
She has two apprentices, His Excellency Baron Eginhard d'Aix la Chapell, and Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, a traveler.
She was herself apprenticed to Mistress Mira Fennor of Argyll, and is a member of Thanet House, the household of Syr Cedric of Thanet. She has been playing in the Society since 2002, her first event being the Great Northeastern War and her second event being Pennsic 32.
Aneleda is married to Lord Andre Quiboit du Lait (Andrew the milk drinker) to whom she is the Sunflower of the Apocalypse. They have a son, Jesse.
She enjoys performing, including vocal bardic arts, storytelling, and commedia d'ell arte, cooking, cordial making, combat archery, potable testing and general mayhem.
She is a journeyman in the East Kingdom Brewers' Guild.
Aneleda Falconbridge is Æthleða Falconbro, a Norsewoman who spent time at Kaupang, Ribe, and traveled as far as Dublin in the 10th century. She is a singer and collector of stories of her people.
She's also seen in the guise of an Englishwoman living in the first part of the 15th century in Northumberland, aside the River Tyne. Her family were, in ages past, Irish who converted to Christianity by the monks of Iona, where their faith made the chill weather and rugged countryside more easily borne. An unpolitical family, Aneleda attended Mass at New Castle, where she learned the hymns, songs, and prayers. She has, of late, been seen going off with the armies, and is spending more time at Court, often mystified by the whirlwind of players.
- Companion of the Order of the Laurel (Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II)
- Queen’s Award of Esteem (Queen Etheldreda IV)
- King's Esteem of Merit (King Edward III)
- Queen's Honor of Distinction (Queen Avelina)
- Court Barony (King Gregor III and Queen Kiena)
- Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent (King Gryffith FitzWilliam and Queen Aikaterine II)
- Companion of the Order of the Maunche (King Lucan VIII and Queen Jana V)
- East Kingdom King's Bardic Champion (King Gryffith FitzWilliam II.)
- Companion of the Order of the Troubadour (King Lucan VII and Queen Jana IV)
- Award of Arms (King Lucan VII and Queen Jana IV)
- Ryder of the Northern Marches of Endewearde
Offices & Positions
- East Kingdom College of Performers, Chair of Music of the Modern Middle Ages in the Department of Music
- Webminister At-Large, East Kingdom 2012+
- Webmaster, Their Highnesses Edward & Thyra I / Their Majesties Edward & Thyra I
- Webmaster, Their Highnesses Edward & Thyra II/ Their Majesties Edward & Thyra II
- Webmaster, Their Highnesses Kenric & Avelina I / Their Majesties Kenric & Avelina I
- Webmaster, Their Highnesses Kenric & Avelina II/ Their Majesties Kenric & Avelina II
- Webmaster, Their Highnesses Brennan & Caiofhionn / Their Majesties Brennan & Caiofhionn
- Chatelaine, Endewearde (2009 - 2011)
- Minister of Arts & Sciences, Endewearde (past)
- Vigil board, Vigil of Sir Ane du Vey, GNE 2015
- Feast Head Cook, Endewearde Tourney o' Love, 2014
- Vigil board, Vigil of Mistress Sylvia du Vey, GNE 2013
- Planner/Co-organizer, Knowne World Arts & Science Auction Fundraiser, Pennsic War, 2012
- Autocrat, East Kingdom Brewers' Collegium, 2012
- Autocrat, Fort Knox Demo, 2011
- Dayboard Steward, Tourney o' Love, 2010
- Autocrat, Fort Knox Demo, 2010 / 2009 / 2008
- Dayboard Steward (with Lady Leo), Jehan's Fencing at the Fort, 2007
- Autocrat, Endewearde Hunt "now with less rain!", 2006
- Autocrat, Endewearde Hunt (aka drowned rat party at Margaret & Godric's), 2005
- Co-Autocrat, Fort Knox Demo, 2005
- Dayboard Steward, Jehan's Fencing at the Fort, 2006 / 2005
- Co-Organizer GNE Pas d'Armes (with Ane du Vey), 2005
- Dayboard Steward, Endewearde Hunt, 2004
Notable Bardic Works
- Weight of the Chain
- I am of the North
- Oriens Victoriosus!
- Bright the Eyes behind the War helm, for Astrid Ulfkillsdottir
- Women of the Northern Army
- Lyon Gold and Tyger Blue, the tale of Spring Crown Tournament AS46
Projects & Publications
- Print Management of East Kingdom Beasts of the East 2018 calendar
- Shipping and Mailing of East Kingdom Beasts of the East 2017 calendar
- Design and layout of East Kingdom Beasts of the East 2016 calendar
- Design and layout of East Kingdom Book of Days 2015 calendar
- Aneleda's CD "I Am of the North" can be found and ordered at .
- Aneleda's original music, poetry, scroll text and other SCA projects can be found at www.mbouchard.com/aneleda.
- See and hear Aneleda and Jean's year of Royal Bardic Madness on YouTube at our channel TheJeaneleda or follow us on Facebook at Jeaneleda.
Aneleda's modern counterpart, Monique Bouchard, works at a website development firm as client relationship manager.