[Ansteorra] Same-Gender Consort Proposal

Kevinkeary kevinkeary at aol.com
Wed Jul 18 11:54:01 PDT 2012

 Daniel discerningly declared:

I therefore would
oppose allowing someone to fight without a consort; I would almost
sooner support requiring both a consort and a ma{i^}tresse-en-titre to
allowing neither.


 Well said, and I heartily agree. Probably should come up with a different term, unless you want to endure a whole series of 'mattress' jokes. Of course, only the Chief Consort or First Consort or whatever would become a Count or Countess (and probably grant awards and the like), but there's historic precedence for the lesser consorts to be made court baron(esse)s or the equivalent, and that could be done even before the end of the reign.

Mongol khans typically had as many wives as they could afford, but only the offspring of the First Wife were heirs to lands and titles. Same reason as the prevalence among many of the native American peoples: many hands make light work. The same would apply here, and just as there's no necessary implication that Sovereign and Consort are romantically entwined, the same would be true of this position or positions.



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