Godhit of Cynnabar (also known as Eliza Fletcher of Chelmsford) (formerly known as Godaeth se Wisfaest) (modernly known as Elizabeth Gray Calhoun)
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Argent, a loaf of bread proper transfixed by a sheaf of arrows gules.
Godhit of Cynnabar (once known as “the learned” or “smarty” in Anglo/Saxon pun of “wisfaest”) lives in the moment of Anglo-Scandinavian peace of King Edgar’s reign (ca. 955), in Winchester, England, in business with her trading partner Aeffe Torisdottir. Together they compose illuminated scrolls and play music, make cheese and brew beer. || --- || Eliza Fletcher of Chelmsford was born into a late Elizabethan Puritan family (ca. 1570) whose ancestral trade of arrow-making comes down from the time of the Normans. She enjoys a quiet mug of beer by the fire in winter and long walks in the warm woodlands of summertime. As her name implies she is an archer and arrow-maker and happy to show others both those pursuits.
I was originally a medieval history major at Michigan State University in the late 1970s where I first encountered the SCA. Born in Flint, Michigan, I am now an Ann Arbor "townie," having lived most of my adult life here.
Activities and Interests
I study medieval English law, Romano-British history, and medieval numismatics and economics. I'm a trained National Weather Service SKYWARN Storm Spotter and a lifetime member of Michigan Audubon.
I generally prefer fare familiar to early modern English people: whole grains, nuts, root vegetables, cheese, fish, some beef, venison when I can get it, pork rarely, poultry often. I only occasionally eat out BUT I have a real appreciation for south Indian and spicy Mexican dishes. I bake my household bread -- two loaves every two weeks.
|Award Name||Date Received|
|Award of Arms||1978-01-14||Details|
|Award of the Elephants Heart||2011-12-17||Details|
|Award of the Purple Fret||2012-09-29||Details|
|Award of the Tower's Foundation||2013-04-16||Details|
|Order of the Dragon's Barb||2013-11-16||Details|
|Company of the Defenders of the Tower||2013-12-14||Details|
|Award of the Tower’s Light||2016-12-10||Details|
|Order of the Greenwood Company||2017-02-04||Details|
|Order of the Willow||2017-05-13||Details|
|Royal Augmentation of Arms||2017-09-23||Details|
|Order of Towers Watch||2018-09-01||Details|
|Award of the Purple Fret||2019-11-02||Details|
|Order of the Evergreen||2023-06-17||Details|
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