Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Panache for Richard the Rampant

RichardBL MS Egerton 286, fol. 2

The exemplar is British Library MS Egerton 286, fol. 2. The scroll was done in one sitting; from start to finish it took just over 3 hours. This was my second time using oak gall ink; I'm still quite happy with it.

The text reads:

Lief and Morrigan king and queen of drachenwald to all seeing or hearing these words, greetings. It is the perogative of the crown to reward men of good skill and knowledge for their merits. And so we who have been truly advertised that Richard the Rampant has long persued feats of arts and sciences so that he deserves well and is well worthy that he be henceforth accounted, admitted, and renowned in all places among the number and in the company of our order of the panache. And for the remembrance of this we charge the said Richard to bear the badge of the order, and in witness of this we have signed our names below on the xth day of august, a.s. xlvi

© 2011, Sara L. Uckelman.

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