Arval Benicoeur's Place

Who is Arval Benicoeur? That's what I'm called in the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval re-creation club. We study medieval and renaissance culture, and re-create the bits that interest us. My main interests are medieval tournaments and chivalry, heraldry, and storytelling. Lately, I've been doing a lot of research on medieval names and arms, and working with the Academy of Saint Gabriel to help people choose authentic name and arms. Those of you in the Society may also have seen me playing bodhrán.

If you've gotten this far, here are some links that might interest you.

Society stuff

Heraldry and Medieval Onamastics, and Tournaments

Medieval Tournaments and Ceremonies

Medieval Studies and Literature

I got started in the Society in Myrkfaelinn, where the feasts are held in a beautiful hall. If you look carefully, you'll see my arms hanging on the left hand wall. That was a long time ago; I've changed and married.

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Last updated upon the occasion of my eldest daughter's first birthday.