Sunday, 22 October 2017

Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci, Duchy, 2017

Be it ordeined, established, and enacted by Edward, king, and Rylyn, quéene, of this realme of Ealdormere, with all the preheminence, and dignitie roiall to the same apperteining, that We do bestow, anoint and give unto Tangwustl Caterina D’Courci, first viscountesse of this Our kingdome, the title, style and right of duchesse, with the appurtenances thereto in anie wise due or appertaining. In her, Our kingdome’s first princesse, shall rest, remaine, and abide, our most roiall favour. This We order, Edward, souereigne lord king, and Rylyn, high quéene, with the grace of the North so to indure.

Done on the feast day of Blessed Charles of Austria, while Their souereigne maiesties sit in the castell of Rockton, within the lands of the boar known as Ben Dunfirth, in the yeare of the world 5984, and in the fifty and second yeare of the society, after the birth of the Lady Ealdormere 28, and in yeare ninetéene of the lupine realme.

Wording by Maister Colyne Stewart, based on “An act for the establishing of the crowne in the line of Henrie the seauenth” as recorded by Raphael Holinshed in Holinshed's Chronicles, which were written in 1577 with a second edition released in 1587.

In modern English, for the ease of the Court Herald:

Be it ordained, established, and enacted by Edward, king, and Rylyn, queen, of this realm of Ealdormere, with all the pre-eminence, and dignity royal, to the same appertaining, that We do bestow, anoint and give unto Tangwustl Caterina D’Courci, first viscountess of this Our kingdom, the title, style and right of duchess, with the appurtenances thereto in any ways due or appertaining. In her, Our kingdom’s first princess, shall rest, remain, and abide, our most royal favour. This We order, Edward, sovereign lord ing, and Rylyn, high queen, with the grace of the North so to endure.

Done on the feast day of Blessed Charles of Austria, while Their soverign majesties sit in the castle of Rockton, within the lands of the boar known as Ben Dunfirth, in the yeare of the world 5984, and in the fifty and second year of the society, after the birth of the Lady Ealdormere 28, and in the year nineteen of the lupine realm.

Original:

Be it ordeined, established, and enacted by this present parlement, that the inheritance of the crown of this realme of England, & also of France, with all the preheminence, and dignitie roiall to the same apperteining, all other seigniories to the king belonging beyond the sea, with the appurtenances thereto in anie wise due or apperteining, shall rest, remaine, and abide, in the most roiall person of our now souereigne lord king Henrie the seuenth, and in the heires of his bodie lawfullie comming, perpetuallie, with the grace of God so to indure, and in none other.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland
(3 of 6): England (7 of 9), Henrie the Seauenth, Sonne to Edmund Earle of Richmond, Which Edmund was Brother by the Moothers Side to Henrie the Sixt,
by Raphael Holinshed


which is part of the Holinshed's Chronicles, which were written in 1577 with a second edition released in 1587.

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