Michael of Bedford
His Grace Michael of Bedford is a Knight and a Duke within the SCA. He reigned as King in the East Kingdom on 18th October, 1980 (A.S. XV). Shortly thereafter Duke Michael became Kingdom of Atlantia's first King and was crowned on 2nd May, 1981 (A.S. XVI). Since then Duke Michael has went on to reign eight more times. Duke Michael is also a triple peer; a Knight, Laurel and Pelican.
Duke Michael also won Atlantian Fall Crown Tourney 2010 which will make him the King during Atlantia's 30th Anniversary. This is a rare (if unknown) occurance of someone becoming King 30 years after his first Crown.
Kingdom Awards, unless otherwise noted. Listed in the order bestowed.
- Award of Arms (East)
- Viscount (Atlantia)
- Maunche (East)
- Knight (East - Resigned 5th November, 1984
- Count (East)
- Pearl (Atlantia)
- Duke (Atlantia)
- Gordian Knot (Atlantia/Barony of Nottinghill Coill)
- Laurel (Atlantia)
- Marlin (Atlantia/Barony of Marinus)
- Knight (Atenveldt)
- Shark's Tooth (Atlantia)
- Queen's Order of Courtesy given by Arianwen I (Atlantia)
- King's Award of Excellence given by Cuán I (Atlantia)
- Undine (Atlantia)
- Augmentation of Arms (Atlantia)(A unicornate seahorse, bearing a lance and pennon Or)
- Pelican (Atlantia)