Sunday 27 October 2013

Brennen Suibhne, Award of the Scarlet Banner, 2013

To all those who shall see or hear these present letters Nigel and Adrielle otherwise called King and Queen of Ealdormere greeting and al humble recommendation. Equity requires and reason ordains that men virtuous and of noble courage be rewarded for their merits by renown and that not only their persons in this mortal life so brief and transitory but after them those who shall issue and be procreated of their bodies may be in all places of great honour perpetually shining before others by certain signs and shows of honour and gentility. And therefore We, King and Queen above said who not only by common renown but also by the report and testimony of other noble men worthy of credence am truly advertised and informed that Brennen Suibhne has long persued feats of arms with the blade and as well in this as in other his affairs has borne himself valiantly and conducted himself honourably so that he has deserved well and is well worthy that henceforth and perpetually and for ever he is given an Award of the Scarlet Banner and is counted numbered and received among the number and in the company of other ancient gentle and noble Ealdormereans. In witness whereof We, King and Queen above named have signed with Our hands and sealed with Our seal these presents. Made and given the twenty-sixth day of October, in the year of the society forty-eight in Our Shire of the March of St. Martins at Crown Tournament.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on Patent of Arms to John Alfrey, 1459/60

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