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Matilda of Swynford


Freihern Matilda of Swynford is an English gentlewoman living in England in 1540 CE. She is married to a Dutch wool merchant, Berend van der Eych, and very much enjoys the fruits of his labours. She also enjoys the fact that he is a time traveler and brings her all sorts of delightful things from his time on Crusade.


Matilda currently considers herself a Septentrian at Large. She is a member of House Arrochar and can often be found loitering near the bar, cutting up limes for her mistress, Adrielle Kerrec.


Matilda's heraldry is currently unregistered. At present, it consists of the following:

  • Device: Azure, three piles or, a squirrel natural passant dexter in chief, holding an acorn vert on a gules field.
  • Helm: A helm proper sinister, closed, mounted with three feathers argent and sable, gorged with a ribbon vert and mantled, or and gules.
  • Crest: A lozenge, bearing the arms as described.
  • Supporters: Two greyhounds, natural, engorged with a coronet argent bearing seven pearl spheres, the Compartment comprising of a ribbon argent and or, bearing letters.
  • Motto: Veritas Invictus. (Truth Shall Overcome)
  • Badge: (Fieldless) A squirrel natural passant dexter on a gules field.

Offices and Appointments

Current Office

Matilda currently holds no offices.

Past Offices

Past Appointments

  • Arts & Science Champion - Reign of Edouard II and Genevieve II
  • Chancellor - Reign of Nigel I and Adrielle I
  • Chancellor - Reign of Nigel II and Adrielle II



Other Activities

Matilda is the Head Fewterer of The Honourable Guild of Fewterers, Veneurs and Mewskeepers of Ealdormere. She has two greyhounds, Ozzie and Boaz, who have inspired her to spend a lot of time researching medieval hunting, resulting in a feast in the 14th-century style, based on the parts of the hunt (Apparently, it was yummy). She also loves to try pretty much anything and will happily join whichever experiment is ongoing, especially if it involves fire and gin. She is currently the Mistress of the Wardrobe for the Baroness of Septentria, Mahhild. Her Excellency requires that Matilda remind everyone that her name does indeed have a second 'H'. It is, of course, invisible.

In addition to her many awards listed above, Matilda claims to have an Award of Legs (just need a torso and a head to complete the whole set!) She has also been a winner of Kingdom Pentathlon.

Matilda's full achievement of arms. Artist unknown.
Freihern Matilda of Swynford.
people/mahault_of_swynford.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/19 22:44 by Dietrich von Sachsen