NK - Getting a name
njones at ix.netcom.com
Fri May 5 14:55:25 PDT 2000
> What's peerage?
> Cheryl (aka Tamberlin) of
The Peerages of the Society for Creative Anachronism are:
Knights/Master of Arms: given for fighting. Knights swear fealty to the
Crown and are entitled to wear a white belt and gold chain. Master of Arms
are equal in rank to Knights and have chosen not to swear fealty. They are
entitled to wear a white baldric (like a belt worn sideways across the body
over on shoulder).
Pelicans: given for service. They are entitled to wear a medallion of a
"pelican in it's piety", that is with a slashed and bleeding breast. (In
Medieval times it was thought that this was how the bird would feed it's
young, and was a symbol of ultimate sacrifice and service.)
Laurels: Given for excellence in the Arts and Sciences. Many and varied
are the talents of the Laurels, too many to quickly catagorize. They are
entitled to wear a medallion of a laurel wreath.
This is the quickie version of these. There are other rights,
responsibilities and regalia that are associated with the Peerages, but I
won't go into those at the moment.
Oh, and I'll leave it to someone else to explain the subtleties of Royal
Peerages, I'm not that current on them.
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