[Bards] Ansteorran History and trival

Alden Drake alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 12 09:09:19 PDT 2007

That reminds me....I think during Ulstead/Cateau I & II, they preferred 
the use of "Long Live the King/Queen" instead of "Vivat Rex/Regina".  
Their Golden Staff (Brian O'hUilliam) might want to check on if TRHs 
Ulstead III & Ebergardis wish to use that preference during their reign 
as well, and relate that info to the heralds' list. 


Jay Rudin wrote:
> As a voice herald, if I were to try to correct any specific court 
> usage in Ansteorra, it would be to get rid of the 
> occasionally-heard two-language form "Vivat King!  Vivat Queen!"  
> Nobody in period, or even in England today, would ever say that.  It's 
> just an illiterate mistake, which says, in effect, "This isn't real. 
> We're re-enacting something we do not understand".  (And, no, I don't 
> always follow the heralds's lead.  When a herald says "Vivat King," I 
> echo, "Vivat Rex!")

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