Text for a 16th c Laurel. 

Since Elizabeth Blackdane’s scroll needed to not only grant Arms, but convey induction into the Order of the Laurel, I combined two sources to achieve the text.   I started by transcribing a 1571 grant of arms to Henry Draper of Colbrook.  Text of the 1571 grant: To all and singular as well nobles and…

A 16th c Laurel scroll. 

Back in Fall of 2014 Ursel Lindenhayn and I collaborated on a Laurel award document for Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane. We both worked on the design, I wrote the text, Ursel did the calligraphy and gilding, while I did most of the painting, finally Ursel added pendant seals using braid by William Beornson.  The design is…