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 Pelican Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Award of the Golden Lyre

Order of the Harlequin Order of the Salamander

Member of the Tadcaster Militia


Mistress Elysabeth Underhill, nicknamed Lissa, (she/her/hers), used to be a working-class woman from the mid-late 1500's England. However, she has not had a set persona for a while now, and you are as likely as not to see her running around in early period Viking-ish garb. Her preferred title is "Mistress."

Please know that Lissa is always happy to teach her art, or to provide advice about A&S projects, research strategies, documentation, research papers, and A&S competitions. Mundanely, she is an academic librarian. Teaching and mentoring in the SCA is extremely important to her, and something she is comfortable doing, so please do not hesistate to ask if you think she can help. Lissa tends to be a bit busy/preoccupied at events, so contacting her via facebook (Lissa Underhill) or through e-mail ( might be the best way to get in touch.




  • Kingdom Minister of A&S, 2019
  • EK Gazette, Research Article Curator, 2019
  • EK Gazette, staff, 2018
  • Kingdom Deputy Minister of A&S, 2018
  • Kingdom A&S Special Deputy, 2017
  • Coordinator, Glass Days at Pennsic Artisans Row, 2017
  • Deputy A&S Minister (Hartshorn-dale), 2017-2018
  • Class & Poster Coordinator, Theleme at Penn (Bhakail), Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, 2016
  • Co-Autocrat & Coordinator for Villages and Classes Artisan's Village (Hartshorn-dale), 2016
  • Deputy Autocrat and A&S coordinator, May-be Event (Iron Bog), 2015
  • Challenge Coordinator, Artisans' Village, (Bhakail) 2015
  • Secretary, (Hartshorn-dale), 2014-2016
  • Copy Editor for the Creative Anachronist 2014-15
  • Chancellor of the East Kingdom University, 2011-2013
  • Class Coordinator, Known World Rapier/Costume Symposium,(Bhakail), 2009
  • Class Coordinator, Noisemakers Schola, several years running (Bhakail)
  • Ran Dayboard, Noisemakers Schola in 2013 (Bhakail)
  • 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 glass beads from Early Medieval England (5th-7th century). I have also done research on the social meaning and significance of glass beads in that society. With the help of friends, I have also researched, reconstructed, and made beads on a period-appropriate bead furnace.

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