Saturday, December 20, 2014

AoA for Fiora of Darton

I'm experimenting with some more texts with notary attestations.  In this case, Their Majesties had authorized the Baron and Baroness of Bhakail to give out the AoA on their behalf, so it seemed a fitting time for the use of an attesting official.   This particular text was jotted out on fairly short notice, as a favor to the scribe.   I based it off of a charter of Adelaide, Countess of Turin and Savoy (1083, April 22).   And adding penalty language to texts is always fun -- you can find our fairly quickly who is really listening to the scroll   ;-)

On Saturday, the 13th of December, in the forty-ninth year of the Society, in the Barony of Bhakail, in the presence of the Baron and Baroness thereof and of many other good persons of the Kingdom of the East, Edward and Thyra, King and Queen of the East, did cause the following to be read, declared and proclaimed:

Let it be known that Fiora of Darton is a good, honored and noble lady whose manifold good works are deserving of reward.  Therefore, we do by these present letters award her Arms in a form meet, just and fitting for one of her worth: ________________________________  So that this our decree shall be protected as valid and inviolate we do further set as a punishment that if anyone shall presume to violate or corrupt the rights of the aforesaid Fiora as set forth herein, then they should pay to the aforesaid Fiora a penalty in the amount of one thousand good coins of silver.

Signed by the hands of Edward Rex and Thyra Regina, who requested that this award and charter be made as above.  I, Chrestienne la pescheresse, was present and wrote this document.

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