A king is the male monarch of a nation. Historically these were determined primarily by hereditary succession. Depending on nation and time frame, this title was primarily passed through the eldest of the male line but exceptions to this rule could occur and disputes could arise.
Kings in the SCA
In the SCA, the choice of who will next become King is determined by victory in the Crown tournament, or by being the consort of the victor in a Crown Tournament. The King uses the arms of the Kingdom, the Royal crown and other regalia for the duration of the reign.
When speaking to the King or the Queen, the proper form of address is your Majesty (or your Majesties). Note however that this is a mild anachronism. It was not until the 17th cent. that Your Majesty entirely superseded the other customary forms of address to the sovereign in English. Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I were often addressed as ‘Your Grace’ and ‘Your Highness’, and the latter alternates with ‘Your Majesty’ in the dedication of the Bible of 1611 to James I.
|Malik / Sultan
|Cyning / Kyng
|Brenin / Teyrn