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A chair, often raised and covered, occupied by a personage of importance, like the [[King]] & [[Queen]] or [[Baron]] & [[Baroness]], during [[court]] or [[feast]]s.
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A '''throne''' is a [[chair]], often raised and covered, occupied by a personage of importance, like the [[King]] & [[Queen]] or [[Baron]] & [[Baroness]], during [[court]] or [[feast]]s.
  
Symbolically it represents the office and rank of those who sit upon it. Hence, it is used in [[English]] as a metaphorical term for the same:
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[[Symbol]]ically it represents the office and [[rank]] of those who sit upon it. Hence, it is used in [[English]] as a metaphorical term for the same:
:e.g.  ''ascended the throne'' = was coronated/became [[monarch]]
 
::      ''relinquished the throne'' = the monarch changed
 
::      ''won the throne'' = became monarch through [[election]] or [[war|battle]]
 
  
In the [[SCA]], it is common practice to acknowledge the presence of [[royalty]] when passing by their throne, even if they are not sitting in it. This is done by [[reverence|reverencing]] or [[bow]]ing the head towards the throne.
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For example,
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:''ascended the throne'' = was coronated/became [[monarch]]
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:''relinquished the throne'' = the monarch changed
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:''won the throne'' = [[becoming king|became monarch]] through [[election]] or [[war|battle]]
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In the [[SCA]], it is [[custom|common practice]] to acknowledge the presence of [[royalty]] when passing by their throne, even if they are not sitting in it. This is done by [[reverence|reverencing]] or [[bow]]ing the head towards the throne.
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Revision as of 11:47, 30 March 2006

A throne is a chair, often raised and covered, occupied by a personage of importance, like the King & Queen or Baron & Baroness, during court or feasts.

Symbolically it represents the office and rank of those who sit upon it. Hence, it is used in English as a metaphorical term for the same:

For example,

ascended the throne = was coronated/became monarch
relinquished the throne = the monarch changed
won the throne = became monarch through election or battle

In the SCA, it is common practice to acknowledge the presence of royalty when passing by their throne, even if they are not sitting in it. This is done by reverencing or bowing the head towards the throne.