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Formally the [[England|English]] viscounties were first created in 1440, but the title existed (as ''vice-comte'' or deputy-count) into the days of the [[Charlemagne|Carolingian]] empire.
 
Formally the [[England|English]] viscounties were first created in 1440, but the title existed (as ''vice-comte'' or deputy-count) into the days of the [[Charlemagne|Carolingian]] empire.
   
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==Viscounts in the SCA==
 
In the [[SCA]], a viscount is a person who has ruled a [[principality]] at least once. They are referred to as "Your Excellency" and wear a [[coronet]] of their choice, most commonly with [[pearl]]s. However, in the [[Middle Kingdom]] and its descendant kingdoms ([[Calontir]], [[Ealdormere]] and [[Northshield]]), viscounts wear [[embattled]] silver coronets.
 
In the [[SCA]], a viscount is a person who has ruled a [[principality]] at least once. They are referred to as "Your Excellency" and wear a [[coronet]] of their choice, most commonly with [[pearl]]s. However, in the [[Middle Kingdom]] and its descendant kingdoms ([[Calontir]], [[Ealdormere]] and [[Northshield]]), viscounts wear [[embattled]] silver coronets.
   

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A viscount is a noble who is ranked higher than a baron but below a count. Traditionally, they are the son or younger brother of a count. In England, the title was also used after the Norman conquest for the Shire Reeve or sheriff. A viscountess is a female viscount.
Formally the English viscounties were first created in 1440, but the title existed (as vice-comte or deputy-count) into the days of the Carolingian empire.

Viscounts in the SCA

In the SCA, a viscount is a person who has ruled a principality at least once. They are referred to as "Your Excellency" and wear a coronet of their choice, most commonly with pearls. However, in the Middle Kingdom and its descendant kingdoms (Calontir, Ealdormere and Northshield), viscounts wear embattled silver coronets.

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Honorific