Who Are We?
The Medieval Home Companion is run by two members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Baroness Clare Elena de Montfort, OP and Cynehild Þegnestre, OP, OL.
Clare Elena has been a member of the SCA since 1995. She has been active in the Canton Inbhir na da Abhann and the Baronies of Eskalya and Selviergard. She is a cook and equestrian, teaches, serves as an officer and dabbles in several other artistic pursuits. She has held many officer positions over the years starting in her local branch of the Canton Inbhir na da Abhann before it was merged into the Barony of Selviergard. She has been a branch seneschal, branch arts and sciences officer, and branch exchequer, as well as the principality Stellanordica Herald, Arts and Sciences officer, and Equestrian Marshal. Clare has been the event steward for many events over the years at the branch, baronial, principality and kingdom level. Clare Elena has been honored by elevation to the Order of the Pelican and the Western Gold Scarf. She has also received awards for both service and arts.
Cynehild joined the SCA eleven years ago in the Shire of Shadowdale and has been active in the Barony of Eskalya for seven years. She is an artisan, teacher, and officer, participates sporadically in rapier and archery, and is working on getting back into armor. Cynehild was the first seneschal of the College of St. Guinefort on the campus of UAA. She has served as the Barony’s herald, arts and sciences officer, chronicler, and web minister; as well as serving as the Principality of Oertha’s seneschal and Stellanordica Herald. She is currently the Principality arts and sciences officer. Cynehild is an active event steward, having run fifteen events in Oertha and the West at the college, baronial, principality, and kingdom level. Cynehild has been honored by elevation to the Orders of the Pelican and Laurel, as well as receiving awards for fighting, arts, and service. Her full SCA name is Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor, but upon receiving a court barony, she began using Cynehild Þegnestre, which can be translated as Baroness Cynehild.
With this website, we are hoping to share our love of the medieval arts and sciences with others.
Nota Bene: this page is not related to Tania Bayard’s delightful translation of Le Ménagier de Paris, A Medieval Home Companion: Housekeeping in the Fourteenth Century. For the title, please blame my love of Lake Woebegon.