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The '''Grant of Arms''' is a [[society level award]]. The [[arms]] of the recipient may be augmented with a a non-metallic black or steel-grey helmet. In some [[Kingdoms]], this award also conveys the title of Lordship or Ladyship.
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The '''Grant of Arms''' (GoA) is an [[SCA]] [[society level award]] with a [[rank]] between that of a [[Patent of Arms]] and an [[Award of Arms]]. Some awards automatically confer a Grant of Arms upon their award. These are known as grant level awards. A Grant of Arms may be awarded on its own or as part of a grant level award; which form is more common varies a lot from [[Kingdom]] to Kingdom.
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The [[arms]] of the recipient may be displayed with a [[Heraldic achievement]], including their arms.  In some Kingdoms, the style of the crest is specified in Kingdom [[law]].  For example, in [[Caid]], the [[device]] of someone with a GoA may be [[augmentation|augmented]] with a a non-[[metal]]lic black or steel-grey [[helm]]et.
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Although not formally approved by the [[Laurel Sovereign of Arms]] because there is no evidence of its use in period, this award may, by custom, convey the [[title]] of Lordship or Ladyship or The Honorable Lord/Lady; however, these titles are used more frequently in some Kingdoms than in others. When [[writing]], the title is often [[Alphabet soup|abbreviated]] as '''THL''', as in "THL Jack Grantholder."
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====See Also====
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* [[InterKingdom Anthropology]]
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* [http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/titles.html List of Laurel-approved titles in the SCA]
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[[category:awards]][[category:SCA]][[category:SCAism]]

Latest revision as of 17:56, 13 May 2009

The Grant of Arms (GoA) is an SCA society level award with a rank between that of a Patent of Arms and an Award of Arms. Some awards automatically confer a Grant of Arms upon their award. These are known as grant level awards. A Grant of Arms may be awarded on its own or as part of a grant level award; which form is more common varies a lot from Kingdom to Kingdom.

The arms of the recipient may be displayed with a Heraldic achievement, including their arms. In some Kingdoms, the style of the crest is specified in Kingdom law. For example, in Caid, the device of someone with a GoA may be augmented with a a non-metallic black or steel-grey helmet.

Although not formally approved by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms because there is no evidence of its use in period, this award may, by custom, convey the title of Lordship or Ladyship or The Honorable Lord/Lady; however, these titles are used more frequently in some Kingdoms than in others. When writing, the title is often abbreviated as THL, as in "THL Jack Grantholder."

See Also