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A '''title''' is a form of address appropriate to a particular person.
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A '''title''' is a form of address appropriate to the [[rank]] of a particular person.
   
 
Examples:
 
Examples:
* A person without a title is addressed as "my lord" or "my lady"
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* A person without a title is addressed as "my lord" or "my lady" in the [[SCA]]
 
* A [[Lady]] as Lady
 
* A [[Lady]] as Lady
 
* A [[Lord]] as Lord
 
* A [[Lord]] as Lord
 
* A [[Knight]] is addressed as [[Sir]] ( Some female knights prefer Dame )
 
* A [[Knight]] is addressed as [[Sir]] ( Some female knights prefer Dame )
* A [[Laurel]], [[Pelican]] or [[Master of arms]] is addressed as [[Master]] or [[Mistress]]
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* A [[Laurel]], [[Pelican]] or [[Master of arms]] is addressed as [[Master]] or [[Mistress]] in the [[SCA]]
* A [[Count]] or [[Countess]] as Your Excellency
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* A [[Viscount]], [[Viscountess]], [[Count]] or [[Countess]] as Your Excellency
 
* A [[Duke]] or [[Duchess]] as Your Grace
 
* A [[Duke]] or [[Duchess]] as Your Grace
 
* A [[Prince]] or [[Princess]] as Your Highness
 
* A [[Prince]] or [[Princess]] as Your Highness
 
* A [[King]] or [[Queen]] as Your Majesty
 
* A [[King]] or [[Queen]] as Your Majesty
   
Note that these are the conventional English versions. Many people prefer titles more appropriate to their [[persona]].
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Note that these are the conventional [[English]] versions. Many people prefer titles more appropriate to their [[persona]] eg. ''Graf'' is [[German]] for "Count".
   
Note also that medieval English kings were addressed as "Your Grace". "Your Majesty" is found in letters to King Henry VIII after about the time he broke with the Church of Rome (watch the gradual transition from "your grace" to "your highness" and "your majesty" in the letters addressed to Henry by his wives and daughters at http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letters.html). If you have examples of the use of "Your Majesty" before this time, please cite them here.
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Note also that [[medieval]] English kings were addressed as "Your Grace". "Your Majesty" is found in letters to King [[Henry VIII]] after about the time he broke with the [[Church]] of [[Rome]] (watch the gradual transition from "your grace" to "your highness" and "your majesty" in the letters addressed to Henry by his wives and daughters at http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letters.html). If you have examples of the use of "Your Majesty" before this time, please cite them here.

Revision as of 17:55, 20 August 2004

A title is a form of address appropriate to the rank of a particular person.

Examples:

Note that these are the conventional English versions. Many people prefer titles more appropriate to their persona eg. Graf is German for "Count".

Note also that medieval English kings were addressed as "Your Grace". "Your Majesty" is found in letters to King Henry VIII after about the time he broke with the Church of Rome (watch the gradual transition from "your grace" to "your highness" and "your majesty" in the letters addressed to Henry by his wives and daughters at http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letters.html). If you have examples of the use of "Your Majesty" before this time, please cite them here.