Elysabeth Underhill

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Elysabeth Underhill
Resides: Hartshorn-Dale
Status: Having Fun
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Member of the Tadcaster Militia Order of the Harlequin Order of the Salamander


Lady Elysabeth Underhill (Lissa)


  • Award of Arms
  • Order of the Maunch
  • Order of the Silver Rapier
  • Order of the Silver Crescent
  • Order of the Salamander (Bhakail)
  • Order of the Harlequin (Bhakail)
  • Award of the Golden Lyre (2015)
  • Arts and Sciences Champion of Bhakail (2015 & 2011)
  • Lady's Rapier Champion of Bhakail (n.d.)
  • Rapier Champion of Carillion (n.d.)



Working class, mid-late 1500's England. However, I've been wearing more and more early period clothing since I started making early period glass beads (see A&S)


Co-Autocrat Artisan's Village, 2016

Deputy Autocrat and A&S coordinator, May-be Event (Iron Bog), 2015

Challenge Coordinator, Artisans' Village, 2015

Copy Editor for the Creative Anachronist 2014-15

Chancellor of the East Kingdom University, 2011-2013

Class Coordinator for Known World Rapier/Costume Symposium, 2009

Class Coordinator for Noisemakers Schola (several years running)

Ran Dayboard for Noisemakers Schola in 2013

Cooked in the kitchen at multiple events.

Former Rapier Marshal at Large


My art is the making of glass beads. While I have made beads from many time periods, much of my focus has been on recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass beads.

A&S Blog:


  • Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner [1]
  • Reproducing Glass Beads Using Archaeological Reports [2]
  • Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads: I used several documents from my A&S projects as notes for this class [3] & [4]
  • Introduction to Making Glass Beads [5]


  • Glass Beads: Beginner's Theory and Practice, Tournaments Illuminated, 2015, Issue 194 [6]
  • The Social Meaning of Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads [7]
  • Philosophies of Recreation, Ars Scientia Orientalis, Volume 8, 2014 [8]

A&S Honors

  • EK Pennsic A&S War Point Champion, 2015 (scored in top 3 on East/Mid Alliance side)
  • K&Q A&S, 2014- finished in the top 6 and received a Golden Lyre for entry.
  • Bhakail A&S Champion, 2014-15
  • St. Eligius, 2014 (winner experienced category, populace choice, and artisans progress)
  • Populace Choice, SRWC, 2014 & 2015
  • Populace Choice, Setmour Swamp A&S Champions, 2014