Caterina Caterina

The Honorable Lady Caterina Angelique Couer Noir

Born to the famille d'Couer Noir in 1559, Caterina grew up into a world where her parents were influential in politics and the arts, and she was encouraged to exert that influence herself, as a patroness of the arts and as a minister at the court of Henry IV, whom she called le Bon Roi Henri, le Vert Galant, much to his delight.

She continually implored the King to give back to the people the ten days that had been taken from the calendar by Pope Gregory in October of 1589, and has yet to understand where the days go when the Holy Father takes them away.


It was an exciting time to be French, while England and Spain were sinking each other's armadas, Rome was still burning people at the stake (though Caterina thought there might be some merit to the speculations of Giordano Bruno), and Miguel de Cervantes had just written the most interesting and entertaining book about a knight who did not accept the fading relevance of the Chivalry. 

Caterina agrees that any life without knights and honor is an awful thing to consider, and one of those silly "modern" ideas which is not likely to catch on.

Award of Arms
Sable Thistle (Ansteorra)
Order of the Dreigiau Bryn (Bryn Gwlad)
Order of the Iris of Merit (Ansteorra)
4th Baroness Bryn Gwlad
Court Baroness
Order of the Sable Pillar (Osprey)
Order of the Meridian Cross
Order of Meridian Majesty