Edwardus Alforde Yorke (also known as Eadræd of Alforde) (modernly known as Michael E. Rice)

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his

Vert, on a chevron sable fimbriated argent three mullets palewise Or.


Eadræd (pronounced 'Ed-red') has been a blue card-carrying member of the SCA since November 2014. He was first introduced to the Current Middle Ages at a Cynnabar Demo Day held in the University of Michigan's Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The Barony's Grand Day of Tournaments (Nov. 15, 2014 / A.S. 49) was the first 'official' SCA event he attended. He served as Cynnabar Herald from Aug. 10, 2016 [A.S. 51] until April 2020 [A.S. 54] and as the Fenris [Pentamere regional] Herald from January 5, 2020 [A.S. 54] until June 1, 2022 [A.S. 57]. *** PLEASE NOTE *** that "Edwardus" is only used in the written form of my second personas' late-period name and is simply pronounced as Edward ( 'Ed-wrd'); and similarly, both e's in Alforde and Yorke are silent, too.

Michael grew up in La Plata, Charles County, Maryland and has also lived in Orlando, FL and Ann Arbor, MI. Additionally, as his father was in the Armed Forces, Michael briefly lived in Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and the Canal Zone of Panama during his early childhood. At both the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the University of Central Florida (UCF), he studied computer programming and business management and received his B.S.B.A. from UCF in 1987. After attending Graduate School at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), he earned his Master of Information and Library Studies (M.I.L.S.) from UM's School of Information in 2007. Michael has been a full-time employee of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business - Kresge Library Services since October 1997.

Activities and Interests

Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian (Viking), Irish, Scottish, and English Histories; Court Heraldry and Heraldic Armorial Design; Illumination and Scribal Arts; Books, printmaking, paper crafts; Music (esp. recorder, ukulele, guitar); Bardic Arts; and Archery.

Food Preferences

Avidly omnivorous, with few dislikes and no known allergies, Eadræd CAN'T EAT: gin or red onions and WON'T EAT: raw fish/meat, snails, or oysters; tripe/haggis, etc.; grits; very spicy hot foods; and peas or lima beans by themselves [they're fine in soups, stews, or mixed with other foods].

Award Name Date Received
Award of the Elephants Heart 2015-03-07 Details
Award of Arms 2015-11-07 Details
Order of Towers Watch 2017-04-01 Details
Award of the Tower's Foundation 2018-09-01 Details
Award of the Purple Fret 2018-11-03 Details

For updates and corrections, please e-mail precedence@cynnabar.org. Include your SCA name, modern name, awards to add, and date received.

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