Re: [Authentic_SCA] Period charters for Organizations or Clubs
>My Lord and I are starting our household andI don't know off hand about period ones--if I
>thought it might be fun to include some sort of
>charter that members signed with our rules and
>tenets. As one of the purposes of our household
>is to pursue authenticity in our encampment and
>personas we were wondering if there any period
>basis for something like this? A gentlemen's
>club or society of some sort? We'd like to do it
>in calligraphy as an actual charter, and we
>would like it to be authentic if we can. Thanks
>for any links to text or images.
understand what you're looking for, but here are
a few modern reenactor manifestoes that might be
similar to what you're thinkingabout:
Original ACW Campaigner's Manifesto:
Authentic ACW Civilians
1812 US Marines and Navy
Micel Folcland Cýðing of Gerád
If that'snot what you're lookingfor, just ignore me. Good luck!
- If you do a web search for "The Order of St. George of Hungary" you should be able to find an on line copy of their charter. It was a period military order founded by the King of Hungary to bind powerful Lords together to defend against the Ottomans. An existing copy from which the on line copy was taken is in the Hungarian National Museum.
- (Moderator note: Please do not top-post to this list, thank you Despina)
Thanks for the links, the manifestos were definitely interesting read as to how other reenactors have done it and the Order of St. George seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.