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  Join Bess the second Tuesday of each monh for the Shire of Blackhawk's Scribal Salon...  email Bess for details.



Calligraphy and Illumination in the style of medieval manuscripts is what you'll find here in the Scriptorium. This is the domain of L'Honourable Madame Elizabeth "Bess" de Nevell. 

We are sad to report that due to medical problems THL Bess has had to retire from actively doing scribal work.  We thank you for your friendship and support throughout the years and hope that these pages continue to be a source of knowledge and inspiration for the greater scribal community.

As of October 2003 The MidRealm Scribes have a new and interactive website!!  Visit SigNET

Visit the website of the MidRealm Order of the Evergreen.

Bess is apprenticed to Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schönborn, OL.  Stop by Einhorn Manor to meet her and browse though works of a Master Artisan.  Two of her apprentice sisters have recently been elevated to the Order of the Laurel so be sure to visit the sites of Magistra Cassandra di Milano and Mistress Kris Gilibari.

While you're in the mood for browsing feel free to visit the websites of my apprentice brothers, Brother Thomas the Green and Lord Johan de Foderingeye,  and the Rivenstar Scriptorium website presented by Meisterin's Student Arrantxa.

  The V&A Museum has a .pdf up that explains how to "Make a medieval book".  This file simply rocks and would be a fabulous C&I class for anyone who teaches kids.  Check it out!


Pictures of my first student Lady Akiko Catherine O'Brien working on a Crown Tourney piece, and of my daughter Victoria de Nevell practicing her illumination.

Couldn't be prouder! Lady Akiko has been taken as an apprentice to my former apprentice sister now Laurel Magistra Cassandra!



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