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Definition:[edit]

From the Glossary of Terms: Title (1) A form of address that indicates the rank of the person using it. The Society has formally reserved the titles found in Appendix C of the Administrative Handbook and their translations into languages other than English. These titles may only be used as authorized in Corpora.

(2) A heraldic title is the name of a heraldic office (such as Pelican and Wreath) and is unrelated to rank. See also Herald, Laurel, Pelican, Wreath. [[1]]


Rules:[edit]

Administrative Handbook, Appendix C: Corpora on Titles in the Society (from Section VIII. Personal Awards and Titles) - http:heraldry.sca.org/admin.html#APPENDIXC


Baronage in Corpora, selected notes[edit]

IV. ROYALTY - G. The Crown

1. The Crown may present Awards of Arms, the titles of Court Baron and Court Baroness, and Grants of Arms in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. The Crown may establish and present such other awards as the Crown shall deem proper, in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. (p. 21)

6. The Crown may appoint, remove and replace territorial Barons and Baronesses in accordance with this document, kingdom law and custom.

8. No Sovereign or Consort may hold any office in the kingdom other than territorial Baron or Baroness for the duration of the reign. (p. 22)

VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES - B. Other Awards

1. The title of Baron or Baroness, whether territorial or of the court, shall carry at least an Award of Arms if the recipient is not already armigerous.

5. Only royalty and territorial Barons and Baronesses may bestow awards. If an award is established for a specific branch, only the royalty or Baronage of that branch may bestow the award, unless the power is specifically delegated in a manner consistent with Corpora and kingdom law and custom. (pp 34-5)

https://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf



Period Examples:[edit]

Honorable Lord/Lordship:

  • Dedication of A Short Treatise of Hunting, 1591 by Sir Thomas Cockaine to the Earl of Shrewsbury - "To the Right Honorable and my singular good Lord..." "your honorable Lordship", "my honourable good Lord", "Your honorable Lordships..." Also uses "Lord" without adding "honorable" to address the same people, eg. "my good Lord", your Lordshippe", "your good Lordship", [[2]]

Precedents:[edit]

Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - [[3]] Morsulus Heralds Website - [[4]] (to search the LoARs and Precedents) Restatement Wiki - [[5]] (restatements of Precedents) Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.

Collected Precedents of the SCA: Titles - [[6]]