Monday 3 March 2014

Mattius of Petrea Thule, Award of Arms, 2013

Nigel, the king, and Adrielle, the queen, greet Their Lawspeaker, and Siegfried the prince, and Ragni the princess, and all Our earls and all Our people, twelfhynde and twyhynde, clerk and lay, in Ealdormere, friendly; and We do you to wit that We will be kind and unfailing to Ealdormere’s rights and law. Among those rights is the recognition of worth of Our people, and one of those people is Mattius of Petrea Thule who is known for his enthusiasm both on and off the field of battle, skilled with both instruments of war and song. Now We beseech Our heralds and suffragan pursuivants that they all be attentive as we use Our royal authority to grace Mattius of Petrea Thule with the title of Hlaford. And we will that all people, clerk and lay, pay him due courtesy worthy of this rank. This We do in our Canton of Ardchreag, at the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire, on the feast day of Gertrude the Great, in the year of the society forty-eight. Wassail.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on the Charter of Canute, 1020 CE

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