Order of the Willow – October 2014

RedDragon2014WillowOrder of the Willow for Mughain nic Cairt Ciannact. Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata; calligraphy done in Higgins waterproof (blue, green, and red) inks and Dr. Martin’s black India ink using a .7mm Brouse nib.

The text reads:

Declare unto all that wee [sic] Annmarie, Queen of the Middle Kingdom by the right of arms of Cadogan our King and Defender of the Realm etc. are well pleased with our subjects. Knowe [sic] yee[sic] that of our especial grace, certaine [sic] science, and meere [sic] motion, we have bestowed, and by these presents for us, our heires [sic] and successors, we give and to our trustie [sic] and welbeloved servant Mughain nic Cairt Ciannact for the skill shee [sic] hath displayed in the scribal arts that shee [sic] be made a Companion of our Order of the Willow. With all prerogatives, commodities, jurisdictions, royalties, privileges, and franchises thereto or thereabouts what soever wee [sic] by our letters may bestow Provided alwayes [sic], and our will and pleasure is and wee [sic] do hereby give this by our hands this fouthe [sic] day of Octobre [sic], AS XLIX (49) whilst sitting on our thrones in our Marche of Tirnewydd.

Text provided was adapted (not by me) from a charter to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Unfortunately, this post languished in my Drafts folder for far too long and I’ve misplaced my illumination inspiration source.

Bad scribe.


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