[Ansteorra] Tournament Societies was Questions about crowns

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Fri Jul 20 11:46:16 PDT 2012

The Magna Carta as a "modest proposal". I like it.

In Service,
Caelin on Andrede

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> bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Miles Grey
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> Consider also the English precedent that led to the Magna Carta.  No,
> they weren't choosing a ruler.  But the "northern barons" met,
> discussed, and agreed.  Had a sufficient number of them not agreed, they
> would not have . . . politely approached the king with their small
>    Miles Grey
> On 7/20/2012 11:25 AM, Richard Culver wrote:
> > The continental Saxon were ruled by aldermen until such time that war
> > broke out. Then they would elect a king from amongst those with
> > appropriate lines who would then retire at the end of conflict. This
> > system continued throughout the height of the Holy Roman Empire, with
> > Emperors having be separately approved by the Saxon law in addition to
> > other imperial electors.
> >
> > So voting was well known. Anglo-Saxon witans also had moments where
> > their vote on a matter of succession was more important than battle
> > skill, beyond the 1066 fiasco, the East Anglian witan pulling, I
> > believe, St. Anna (a make name there) out of a monastery to be crown.
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