Crispin de la Rochefoucauld

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His Excellency, Sir Crispin
Status:Current Member
Preferred Title:
Sable, a lion statant within an orle of chain Or.



While on campaign in Flanders in 1317-18 Guy VII Baron de la Rochefoucauld sired a child his mother named Crispin before she was sent to Couvent des Carmes de La Rochefoucauld for her maintenance. Guy gave him the de la Rochefoucauld name, but since the boy was a bastard, he could not give him an inheritance. The child was raised at the monastery in Hospitael Flanders. This open admission of infidelity began the pathway to his excommunication by Aiguelin de Blaye the Bishop of Angoulême. While in service to the King of France (Jean II) Guy died at his side at the Battle of Poitiers (1356). Crispin was never to be officially recognized by his nine legitimate siblings. Crispin studied with the priests and was learning to make his way as a clerk when in 1332 members of the order of St John visited the monastery for a month or so and Crispin, who was liked by some of the monks, was taught to handle a sword as much as his other duties allowed. The orders duties brought them through the area frequently after that and Crispin sought training when there was time. In April of 1337 Phillip the King of France proclaimed an arrière-ban, a call to war and in the two years following trade began to dry up as England shut off the wool supply that fed Flanders textile economy and Crispin left in pursuit of employment. Elevated to the order of Chivalry in AS 48 by his Majesty Lucien Phillip de Bordeaux, Crispin became the 227th Knight of the Middle Kingdom. In the summer of AS 52, Crispin and Gianna Vettori became the 5th fief holders of the Barony of the Cleftlands in service to the crown of the Middle kingdom.

Offices & Positions

  • Middle Kingdom Rattan (Armored) General - Fall 2023 to present
  • North Oaken regional Minister of Arts & Sciences February 2023 to present
  • Land agent/ Camp Stewart Midrealm Royal encampment for Pennsic
  • Baron of the Cleftlands - June 10, 2017 to April 9, 2022
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences - February 25, 2015 to January 18, 2017
  • Queen's Champion, Dag VII and AnnMarie III - September 2012 to May 2013
  • Quartermaster - Fall 2004 to September 2007
  • Standard_Bearer - Standard Bearers 2003 XI
  • For more info see [Cleftlands Wiki]

Affiliations & Relationships

Chivalric Lineage

Sir Crispin was elevated to the Order of the Chivalry on August 1, 2013 at the Pennsic War. He was squired to Count Alaric le Fevre.

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Crispin is a Woodworker, brewer, and artisan as well as an armored combatant

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