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Re: Awards and all that...

Poster: "Stephanie M. Thorson" <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>

On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Odinson13 wrote:

> You have my vote. As someone fairly new to all this (new member of Longship
> Co. & Ostik Vikings), my question is why cann't the awards be given the names
> of real awards of the period. Just curious. 

Well, it will of course depend on what awards you're talking about, but in
some cases at least, some of those medieval awards (like say the Order of
the Garter) still exist and it would be pretty presumptuous to call an SCA
award after a still-existing chivalric order ... not to mention possibly
illegal in Britain.  Here in Scotland, after all, Lord Lyon *still* has
total regulatory authority over heraldic displays of any kind.  

Stephanie M. Thorson			|  SCA: Lady Alianora Munro
Dept. of Scottish History		|  Clan White Wing
University of St Andrews		|  Tarkhan, Khanate Red Lion

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