The Elmet Herald serves as Heraldic Education Deputy to the East Kingdom's Brigantia Herald.
Early Elmet Heralds played a more general role as Brigantia deputy or external commenting herald before the position was redefined as specifically focused on heraldic education some time after 2000. For more information, see History of the East Kingdom Heralds.
Origin of the Name
According to Steffan ap Kennydd: "The Elmet position was created specifically for Baron Alfgar the Sententious, the third Principal Herald of the East and first to style himself Brigantia, upon his retirement as principal herald."
The name of the office is a reference to the Kingdom of Elmet, a successor to Brigantia. The Kingdom of Brigantia was conquered by the Romans around the second century, but after the Romans left in the fourth century, the small Kingdom of Elmet emerged in the southern portion of what had previously been Brigantia and continued until it was overrun by the Angles early in the seventh century.
According to Steffan ap Kennydd: "The joke has always been that no, an Elmet is not what an ‘Erald wears on ‘is ‘ead."
Elmet Heralds of the East Kingdom
This list of office holders is incomplete.
|Name||Start Date||End Date|
|Alfgar the Sententious||January 1977||Unknown|
|Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane||Circa 1981?||July 1983|
|Steffan ap Cenydd of Silverwing||July 1983||Unknown|
|Elsbeth Anne Roth||Circa 1992?||Unknown|
|Ulric von der Insel||March 1999||Early 2005|
|Lyle FitzWilliam||March 2005?||Unknown|
|Alys Mackyntoich||January 2009||March 2012?|
|Yehuda ben Moshe||February 2013||June 2015|
|Martyn de Halliwell||June 2015||August 2018|
|Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin||August 2018||December 2022|
|Alys Mackyntoich||December 2022|
|Officers of the East Kingdom|
|Offices: Crown, Arts & Sciences, Chatelaine, Chronicler, Exchequer, Herald, Lists, Marshal, Seneschal, Signet, Webminister, Youth|