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Period heralds. Oaths for heralds. References.


NOTE: See also these files: arms-humor-msg, banners-msg, heraldry-msg, flags-art, heraldry-bks-msg, heraldry-tips-msg, mottoes1-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



Subject: Question for Heralds (fwd)

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:02:09 -0500 (CDT)

From: clevin at ripco.com (Craig Levin)

To: atlantia at atlantia.sca.org (Merry Rose)



> Does anyone know about something called a Herald's

> Oath and Herald's Vigil?  An old SCAdian friend

> mentioned it and can't remember where she heard it

> from.  We'd like information if anyone can help.


Herald's oaths are findable at my website,

http://pages.ripco.com:8080/~clevin/oaths.html . These particular

oaths are in English and date from the fifteenth century, and, by

and large, they aren't very different from the oaths taken by the

royal heralds of England today.


I've never heard of a herald's vigil. In general, a lad was taken

to work as a pursuivant in his teens, it seems, and gradually

worked his way up the ranks, being recognized as a herald in due

time as a result of his hard work, but no vigil, as in a

knighting ritual, seems to have taken place before his creation

as a herald.


Dom Pedro de Alcazar

Barony of Storvik, Atlantia

Drakkar Pursuivant

Argent, a tower purpure between 3 bunches of grapes proper


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