Anna Elisabetta de Valladolid

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War of the Roses 2014
Resides: Barony of Concordia of the Snows
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Per chevron inverted gules and azure, crossed in saltire a spoon and needle argent
Award & Office Badges
Award of ArmsCompanion of the Order of the Silver Wheel

Exchequer, Shire of Glenn Linn (Current)


Lady Anna Elisabetta joined the SCA in 2013 after meeting Lady Olivia Baker during Queen Elizabeth's progress through the farms of Indian Ladder in the Barony of Concordia. Prior to this, Anna and family had traveled the world on various Naval expeditions, having seen both the lands of the Far East, and various ports in Europe. As a result, she amassed quite a collection of fabrics, as well as a taste for exotic spices and their various uses.

Anna Elisabetta loves to teach others about the stories, arts, and food she has learned overseas, particularly to children, as she has 5 of her own. If you don't see her and her family dancing at one of the late night revelries, you can find her either with needle or spoon in hand at House Asgar, lending a hand in Willow’s Keep where she serves as protégé to Mistress Eikaterine tin Elliniki, or doing activities with her husband and children Kilian Meinhardt, Lucas Meinhardt, Delilah Meinhardt (Lily), Isabella, and Owen at Clan O'Riein (Cheiftan, Lord Padraig O'Riein).


Daughter of a high ranking Spanish Naval officer and unknown mother (believed to be an Ayta princess from Las Felipinas), Anna grew up hearing her father’s sea stories of adventures in far off lands.

Depiction of Tagalog Royal Couple (Maharlika), Boxer Codex, 1590

While she has no memory of her early years, as a teen, she accompanied her father on a trip to the Far East, where she not only lived in Japan, but picked up the language and a taste for their food. In 1586, Anna and her family travelled to the Vatican to witness the Tensho Embassy with Pope Gregory XIII, in hopes of serving as a translator. Anna is more than happy to offer translation services to those who ask for assistance. Please see below for examples of awards she has provided translations for.

Order of the Brass Ring, Kingdom of Ansteorra
Sergeant of the Red Company, Midrealm
First Japanese Embassy to Europe 1586

Lady Anna met her husband, Lord Balthazar Meinhardt at a Naval Ball held by her father during trade negotiations in Spain. Balthazar was a German Naval Officer, in service to Queen Elizabeth I. They bonded over a shared love of overseas travel and food.

While her husband is away on adventures with Privateers, Anna and her 5 children live at Hampton Court, where Anna has been known to sneak into the kitchen and use her vast knowledge of exotic spices to make treats for the Queen.

5th & 16th C sausage
16th C Apple Pies


Anna enjoys period cooking, embroidery, dancing, and making garb for her children. She makes soap from the finest oils from Spain and Aleppo. She recently picked up scribal and illumination, and dabbles in Pysanki.

Heraldry with Bayeaux Stitch
Daughter in "John Dunch" coat
Commemorative Illumination for Baptism
Apron smocking

Event Staff

  • Demo at Indian Ladder Farms, 6/11/2015
  • Demo at Indian Ladder Farms, 6/12/2016
  • Demo at Clifton Park Library, 8/20/2016
  • Demo at Genericon, 3/4/2017
  • Demo at Indian Ladder Farms, 6/10/2017
  • Gate, War of the Roses, 5/25-26/2017
  • Dayboard, Bjorn's Ceilidh, 11/11/2017
  • Demo at Crandall Library, 6/23/2018
  • Demo at Ft. William Henry, 9/22/2018
  • Autocrat, War of the Roses XXXIX, 5/24-27, 2019
  • Gate at Winter in the North Country, 12/11/2021
  • Gate at Shire of Glenn Linn’s 33rd Birthday BBQ, 4/16/2022
  • Autocrat, War of the Roses XLII (ft. Kingdom Bardic and Archery champs), 5/27-30, 2022
  • Demo at Indian Ladder Farms, 6/11/2022
  • Gate/ Youth Activities, Northern Region War Camp (ft. Kingdom Equestrian and Thrown Weapons Champs), 7/1-3, 2022
  • Gate/ A&S Classes, Winter in the North Country, 1/21/2023
Fight Practice Demo Display

In Case of Court

Please contact husband Balthazar Meinhardt, or Lord Asgar Rolfson, Lord Padraig O'Riein, or Mistress Eikaterine tin Elliniki.

Due to how Covid19 changes in how one plays in the SCA, Anna Elisabetta is more than happy to receive any awards that are to be bestowed upon her, virtually.

If a scribe/ calligrapher is choosing to honor Anna Elisabetta's upbringing in Japan, or ethnic Filipino background, please DO NOT USE A HACK-HAND (FAUX) SCRIPT, as they can be considered offensive to the culture of which they are trying to emulate. While she appreciates the talent of the Scribes of the East, any effort put towards learning a hack-hand should be spent finding someone who speaks the language and can translate. If a scroll in either of these languages are deemed unable to be completed, please use a STANDARD, NON HACK-HAND English script.

Resources for translations: Choi Min’s Tranquil Place (a server focused on East Asian Research in the SCA) invite:

Japanese Art Resources for the SCA Scribe by Mistress Saionji No Hana:

Classes Taught

Teaching Origami
  • "I'd Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat, a Minikin's Introduction to Apothecary," Hunter's Moon, Sept 2016
  • "Intro to Origami," War of The Roses, May 2017
  • "Kid's Apothecary" War of the Roses, May 2018
  • "I Want Candy, Candy and Sweets of the Elizabethan Period," Hunter's Moon, Sept 2018
  • "The Dirty Business of Soap Making," Glenn Linn A&S Night, 3/31/2019
  • “Kokeshi Doll Make and Take, the Story of Kaguya Hime,” War of the Roses, May 2022
  • “Making Hanetsuki Paddles,” War of the Roses, May 2022
  • “Wagashi, Daifuku, and Matcha,” War of the Roses, May 2022
  • "Kokeshi Doll Make and Take, the Story of Issun Boshi," Northern Region War Camp, Jul 2022
  • "Sausage making from the 5th, 15th and 16th Century," Winter in the North Country, Jan 2023
  • "Intro to Kanji forms," Winter in the North Country, Jan 2023


Baronial Award, Order of the Friends, 5/26/2019

AoA- 2/8/2020

Silver Wheel- 2/8/2020

Videos of Events

Video Thumbnail for War of the Roses 2022

Links to event videos on YouTube

Photos of Work

Castile Soap
Japanese Translation for Order of the Comet Azure Argent, Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands
Letter of Friendship between Shire of Glenn Linn and Vykland. Illumination by Anna
Japanese Translation for Companion of the Sable Sword, Kingdom of Meridies
Letter of Grammercy blank for Lady Lisabetta Vedovadi Alessandro, Shire of Glenn Linn, Illumination and calligraphy by Anna
Letter of Grammercy for Lady Esperanza De La Quava, Shire of Glenn Linn, Illumination and calligraphy by Anna
Troll doll made for Winter in the North Country, wearing Norse Viking garb