Royal Style of Address to RudgeFe maintiendrai, William III.
Your Grace, Henry IV.
Your Excellent Grace, Henry VI.
Most High and Mighty Prince, Edward IV.
Your Highness, Henry VII.
Your Majesty, Henry VIII. So addressed in 1520 by François I.
The Kings Sacred Majesty,
Your most Excellent Majesty,
Your most Gracious Majesty, our present style.
William I. called himself, Rex Anglorum, comes Normannorum et Cinomanentium.
William II. called himself, Rex Anglorum, or Monarchicus Britanniæ.
Henry I. called himself, Rex Anglorum et dux Normannorum. Subsequent to 1106 we find Dei gratia introduced in charters.
Henry II. called himself, Rex Anglorum, et dux Normannorum et Aquitannorum, et comes Andegavorum; or Rex Angliæ, dux Normanniæ et Aquitaniæ, et comes Andegaviæ.
Richard I. began his charters with. Dei gratia rex Angliæ, et dux Normaniæ et Aquitaniæ et comes Andegaviæ.
John headed his charters with, Johannes, D.G. rex Angliæ, dominus Hiberniæ, dux Normanniæ et Aquitaniæ, et comes Andegaviæ. Instead of Hiberniæ, we sometimes find Iberniæ, and sometimes Yberniæ.
Henry III. followed the style of his father till October, 1259, when he adopted the form, D.G. rex Angliæ, dominus Hiberniæ, et dux Aquitaniæ,
Edward I. adopted the latter style. So did Edward II. till 1326, when he used the form, Rex Angliæ et dominus Hiberniæ Edward I. for thirteen years headed his charters with, Edwardus, Dei gratia rex Angliæ, dominus Hibernæ, et Dux Aquitaniæ. But after 1337 the form ran thus: Edwardus D.G. rex Angliæ et Franciæ, dominus Hibernæi, et dux Aquitaniæ; and sometimes Franciæ stands before Angliæ.
Richard II. began thus: Richardus, D.G. rex Angliæ et Franciæ, et Franciæ, et dominus Hiberniæ.
Henry IV. continued the same style. So did Henry V. till 1420, after which date he adopted the form, Henricus, D.G. rex Angliæ, hæres et regens Franciæ, et dominus Hiberniæ.
Henry VI. began, Henricus, D.G. rex Angliæ et Franciæ, et dominus Hiberniæ.
Edward IV., Edward V., Richard III., Henry VII., continued the same style.
From Henry VIII. (1521) to George III. (1800) the royal style and title was, *by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, Defender of the Faith.
From George III. (1800) to the present day it has been, *by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, king Defender of the Faith.
(A knowledge of these styles is of immense value in establishing the time of royal documents. Richard I. was the first to adopt the style, king of England. The previous kings called themselves king of the English.)
Roys Wife of Aldivalioch, a Scotch song by Mrs. Grant of Carron (17451814).
Ruach, the isle of winds, visited by Pantagruel and his companions on their way to the oracle of the Holy Bottle. The people of this island live on wind, such as flattery, promises, and hope. The poorer
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd,
and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.