Bess working Gate at an event
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Started in the Shire of Wolfsgate in the mid 1980s. Voted for the first Baron & Baroness of Ruantallan. Has since lived in three kingdoms, including Atlantia and Calontir (where she met her husband Yesungge Altan). Has been honoured with a few awards over the years including Laurel and Pelican, is the 11th Iren Fera of Calontir, and is #515 of Calontir's Iren Fyrd.
When not doing something within the Arts & Sciences community, Bess can be found occasionally behind a scutum next to her knight, Syr Duncan Bruce of Logan of Calontir. Bess is a 'lifer' squire and has a scroll to prove it ;)
Elizabeth "Bess" Darnley is an English woman from London, c. 1570. Once a lady in the outer circles of court, she is now of the respectable Middle Class
Current Offices & Positions
Tir Mara Deputy Waiver Secretary, Tir Mara Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences, Co-Admin of the East Kingdom Artistanal Exchange (EKAE)
Really too many to list. Have autocratted or was on staff for events from canton to kingdom level. Most recent: Head Cook for EK Crown Tournament May 2012, and "Bob the Steward" for Finchcock's Court, An Elizabethan Dinner.
Projects & Publications
A Study of Mongol Clothing in Contemporary Art Costume in Art 2.pdf Lastest project: Ceremonial Regalia for the Prince & Princess of Tir Mara, a cloak with Mistress Gwenhwyfar dinas Emrys and Lady Isobel Bickerstaff and a Sceptre and pater nosters with my whole household of apprentices, lead by Monsignor (now Magister) D'Unstable.
Pomestnitsa Tasiia Temnoloshadshaya (East Kingdom), Tíarna Díarmait Ó Bríain (East Kingdom), Honourable Lady Konstantia Kaloethina (Calontir), Lady Eyja Einarsdotter (Drachenwald)
Lord Perceval Gower, Esq (East Kingdom), Lady Pypa Ravenild (East Kingdom) Lord Thorin Ulfsson (East Kingdom)