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Madélène de Vos

[Photo of Madelene de Vos] The Honourable Madélène de Vos, member of the Order of the Golden Swan, with drop spindle in hand. (Taken Oct. 7, 1995 at Appledoreshire.)

The Golden Swan event is held annually by Appledoreshire and is a series of examinations designed to test the extent of a lady's persona. Tests include clothing, times and customs, entertainment or bardic skills, needlework and handcrafts, and a number of other areas. The tests are stringent, and less than half of the applicants are successful. The event is for female personas only, but there is one male Golden Swan who tested with a female persona.

Elizabeth Braidwood
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