[Sca-cooks] Forms of address

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 11 08:30:11 PST 2009

On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:50 AM, Michael Gunter wrote:

>> As an example of a legitimate period form of address for our Kings  
>> > that might underscore Lady Dame Selene's point, I submit: "My  
>> lord > King"...
> I prefer to be called "Your Grace" as King. "Majesty" didn't come  
> about
> until Henry VIII who didn't want to be called the same as a Bishop.

Or maybe he didn't want Bishops being called the same as him, which,  
given his issues with the Church, might be understandable.

> Sometimes when dealing formally with Landeds I'll call them by the  
> Baronial
> name, which is period as well. So instead of Baroness Katheryn  
> Cunningham
> I might refer to her as simply "Steppes".

Makes sense. Our current Viceroy refers to himself as Alexandre,  
Østgar∂r, and I believe he's not just adding his location for online  
comprehension's sake.

> Speaking totally correctly her title would be "Lady Katheryn  
> Cunningham,
> Baroness of the Steppes".

Agreed. But I suspect there was a good deal more fluidity of practice  
in period than we tend to apply in the SCA.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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