Allegra Ginevra Soave da Napoli

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Resides:Barony of Flaming Gryphon
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
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Magnifica Allegra Ginevra Soave da Napoli, Baroness of the court of Felix and Madaleina, lives on her family’s estate in the fertile hills above Naples (modern-day Italy) in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in the mid-1500s. She manages the household’s affairs, often going down to the city for supplies, to sell goods, to learn about the latest news and activities and to teach. She met her husband Edward Foxley, an English papist who fled from the Catholic persecutions in his homeland, during a pilgrimage to Rome. Together they formed the household of The Fox and Lion, and enjoy hosting gatherings of friends and family.


  • Baroness of Flaming Gryphon: April 2006 - July 2021
  • Dance Coordinator for the Middle Kingdom 50 Year Event: June 2019
    • Organized multiple classes, a Hafla, and 3 evening Balls with refreshments, including a Grand Ball with music by Musica Subterranea.
  • Baronial Pursuivant for the Barony of Flaming Gryphon
  • Deputy Seneschal for the Canton of Hawkes Keye
  • Local Pursuivant for the Canton of Hawkes Keye
  • Minister of Arts and Sciences for the College of St. Joan
  • Warranted Herald at-large (current)
  • Background checked Youth Minister at-large (current)

Event activities

  • Event Steward, Middle Kingdom Heraldic and Scribal Symposium
  • Event Steward, Flaming Gryphon Baronial 12th Night
  • Event Steward and co-Event Steward, Flaming Gryphon Push for Pennsic events

Done At Multiple Events:
  • Hall Steward
  • Kitchen staff
  • Feast server
  • Feast Herald
  • Court Herald
  • Site and Field Herald
  • Class coordinator
  • Retaining
  • Guard duty
  • Troll / Gate worker
  • Security
  • Teaching / Leading dance

Founder of the GryphonShawl Demo group, 2000-Present Founding member of i Scandali Commedia del'Arte troupe


Taught classes on multiple topics, including:
  • Bobbin Lace
  • Spinning
  • Heraldry
  • Flirting
  • Weaving
  • Dancing
  • Costuming
  • Baking bread
  • Paper weaving
  • Knitting
  • Fingerloop braiding

Baronial and Kingdom Awards and Honors

  • Award of the Gryphon's Plume - 7/11/1993 (For excellence in diverse arts)
  • Award of the Flaming Brand - 4/22/2006 (For service as Baronial pursuivant)
  • Award of the Gryphon's Plume - 1/14/2012 (Bobbin Lace)
  • Tiraz from Berach and Myfanwy (personal favor)

  • Award of Arms - 2/26/1994 (Service as St. Joan MOAS)
  • Order of the Willow - 7/4/2001 (Fiber arts and period music)
  • Award of the Purple Fret - 6/24/2005 (service as a herald, assistance with demos)
  • Award of the Sapphire - 4/4/2009
  • Order of the Dragon's Heart - 5/30/2010 ("innumerable acts of service and kindness")
  • Order of the Evergreen - 10/4/2014 (Bobbin Lace)
  • Award of the Purple Fret - 5/11/2019 (service as dance teacher and dance leader)

  • Territorial Baroness of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon - 4/2/2016 to 7/17/2021

Group Awards:

  • Award of the Grove for GryphonShawl group – 4/10/2009
  • Award of the Grove for i Scandali – 10/9/2005

Selected as an alternate for the MidRealm's Arts War Point team for Pennsic 46 (Bobbin Lace).

Pelican Lineage

Protégéed to Baroness Gyða Arnarsdóttir / Cathryn of Chester, OP, OL

Elevated virtually in the Gossamer Realm by the hands of Seto and Ynes on 5/1/2020

Local Group Membership

Kingdom of the Middle, Barony of Flaming Gryphon (Dayton, OH): 1990 - 1994 (College of St. Joan), 1996 - present (Marche of Flaming Sword then Canton of Hawkes Keye)

Kingdom of Atlantia, Barony of Storvik, Shire of Roxbury Mill (Rockville, MD): 1994 - 1996

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Allegra's activities and hobbies include fiber arts, including spinning, weaving, and especially bobbin lace making; bardic recitation, dance; heraldry and protocol; cooking and baking; clothing and fashion history; teaching; singing; research; service; sewing and embroidery; theater performance; and archery.

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