Lord Marshal William

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Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria
Acting Prime Minister of the Empire of Austenasia
In office
20 January 2013 - 19 November 2013
Monarch HIM Emperor Jonathan I
Predecessor HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
as Prime Minister
Successor HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis
as Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister of the Empire of Austenasia
In office
25 April 2009 - 7 March 2010
10 September 2010 - 20 January 2013
Monarch HIM Emperor Terry I
HIM Emperor Esmond III
HIM Emperor Declan I
Prime Minister HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Predecessor Office established
John K., OAO
Successor John K., OAO
Lord John Gordon
Chief Inspector of the Austenasian Police
In office
26 April 2009 - 7 March 2010
Predecessor HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Successor HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Head Guard of the Merger Club
In office
2 July 2006 - 30 March 2008
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office abolished
2nd and 3rd Deputy of the Merger Club
In office
9 September 2007 - 22 June 2008,
29 June 2008 - 18 January 2009
Predecessor Tim Boxall
Himself
Successor Himself
President of the Merger Club
In office
18 January 2009 - 23 August 2009
Predecessor Jonathan Austen (as Leader)
Himself (as Deputy)
Successor Inactive Merger Club disbanded
Personal information
Citizenship Austenasian, British
Residence Zephyria, Austenasia
Religion Methodist

Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria, formerly known as Lord General William, is a politician and military officer in the Empire of Austenasia. He currently serves as Representative of Zephyria, and was Acting Prime Minister for most of 2013 and for a few weeks in 2011.

Deputy Prime Minister before the Austenasian Civil War, after declaring war on Emperor Esmond III he was removed from his positions of power. After Esmond III won the war, William was brought back into government by Act 125 (Reform of South Kilttown) in September 2010, as it was clear that doing so was the wish of the Zephyrian people. Lord Marshal William served as Minister of Defence from 2009 to 2010, and then again from 2011 to 2015, holding the record amongst Representatives for the longest time spent in the same government ministry.

Biography

Pre-war

A good friend of Jonathan I and a supporter of the Austenasian Declaration of Independence, on 22 March 2009 William and his mother signed a Treaty of Annexation to join their house to the Empire. It was annexed as the town of South Kilttown (now known as Zephyria) on 25 April 2009, and Lord William was declared the new town's Acting Representative.

Strongly militaristic, Lord General William was the driving force behind the founding of the Austenasian Army. As well as being Magister Militum in (the professional head of) the Austenasian Army, he was Air Marshal of the IAF before it was dissolved following the outbreak of the Austenasian Civil War which he declared.

Austenasian Civil War

On 7 March 2010, after the failing of the Vestry Conference, the then Lord General William declared civil war on the Austenasian Government after realising that the then Crown Prince Jonathan had a recording of him denouncing the new Emperor. He was immediately removed from the offices of Chief Inspector and Deputy Prime Minister, and the following day lost all Austenasian titles and offices (as son of a Baron, he kept the style "The Hon."). He then raised an army of more than 80 people ready to engage the Empire in combat. On 21 March, South Kilttown Town Council reinstated him as Representative - an illegal move, as a bye-law cannot contradict an Act of Parliament. Although William therefore had effective power over South Kilttown for the rest of the war, his father Lord John was still regarded as the de jure Acting Representative in the eyes of the Austenasian Government.

On 18 April 2010, William met Crown Prince Jonathan and Gen. Sir Ryan Dickinson at Carshalton Park in order to discuss peace terms. However, he refused to settle for anything less than full reinstatment of all his titles and positions. The Crown Prince refused, and the government force attempted to handcuff William to make him surrender and end the war. William fought his way out and stole a bag of AAF equipment. After a short battle, he sustained a nosebleed, insisting that he had not been hit on the nose but that it had been caused by running around in the sun too much. The Crown Prince and General then escorted him out of the park and let him retreat to South Kilttown.

After the Battle of the Grove also ended in a government victory, William agreed to sign the Treaty of Carshalton, organising the Austenasian Monarchical Referendum. This ended in an Esmondian victory, and so William was bound by the terms of the Treaty of Carshalton to surrender. On 23 May 2010, William signed the Treaty of Ruskin Road 2010. This granted him full amnesty for his actions during the war, as it was recognised that he was only doing what he thought was his duty to who he believed was the lawful Monarch. By signing the Treaty, he was surrendering to the Austenasian government, recognising Esmond III as Emperor and Acts 105 and 113 as lawful. The Treaty came into force on 24 May 2010, after recieving the final signature, that of the Emperor himself.

Post-war

On 30 May 2010, William's father relinquished the Barony of South Kilttown, passing it on to William, who became 2nd Baron of South Kilttown. In September, South Kilttown was renamed to Zephyria, and Lord William was appointed Acting Representative over it. Lord William was given permission to found a Zephyrian air force independent from the Austenasian Armed Forces. This he did, naming it the Imperial Air Force after the previous Austenasian air force.

When the War of the Orlian Reunification broke out in December 2010, Lord William took charge of the Empire's military, leading an invasion of the Tsardom of Orly (which was eventually repulsed). He appointed himself Marshal of the Imperial Air Force after the Fall of Wrythe, when Emperor Esmond III ordered the armed forces of Austenasia to be rebuilt, and was appointed Minister of Defence on 2 January 2011. The previous day, he had been re-elected as Representative of Zephyria.

On 5 June 2011, Lord Marshal William was appointed Acting Prime Minister by Crown Prince Jonathan, and held the powers of the office of Prime Minister alongside the Crown Prince until Jonathan had finished his GCSE exams on the 22nd later that month.

December 2011 and onwards

Lord Marshal William was confirmed as a Candidate for the December 2011 Austenasian General Election on 11 November 2011, and also stood in the concurrent Local Election. Results were announed on Christmas Eve - although the Lord Marshal failed to be elected Prime Minister with only 25% of the vote, he was again re-elected Representative of Zephyria, with 100% of the vote. He was later that day appointed both Home Secretary and Minister for the Environment.

The Lord Marshal renamed his airforce to the Zephyrian Air Force in January 2012 after the Imperial Air Force proper was refounded, the former remaining under his private control with the latter joining the Austenasian Armed Forces. On 20 January 2013, Crown Prince Jonathan ascended the Throne as Emperor Jonathan I, losing his office of Prime Minister - as Deputy, William became Acting Prime Minister, a position he held until the November 2013 Austenasian elections on 19 November. He was re-elected Representative of Zephyria, but lost his office of Home Secretary in a Cabinet reshuffle. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor on 12 March 2014 upon the foundation of the Privy Council. On 3 May 2014, he was replaced as Minister for the Environment by Lord Charles C., and the following year on 4 March was replaced as Minister of Defence by Lord Legate Eren Lewis. He remains Representative of Zephyria.

Awards and decorations

link={{{2}}} Commander of the Austenasian Order: 21/9/2008 - 25/4/2009
link={{{2}}} Knight of Rose: 10/1/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Kinght Companion of the Order of the Crown Prince: 1/2/2009 - 1/3/2009
link={{{2}}} Distinguished Service Cross: 22/3/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Knight Commander of the Austenasian Order: 25/4/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Military Cross: 10/9/2010
link={{{2}}} Knight Companion of the Glorious Order of St. John: 15/9/2013
link={{{2}}} Imperial Knight of the Austenasian Order: 15/9/2013

Military appointments

link={{{2}}} General of the 1st Inner Austenasia Division: 23/5/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Colonel of the 1st Royton Regiment: 23/5/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Sergeant of the 1st South Kilttown Grenadiers Platoon: 23/5/2009 - 8/3/2010, 24/5/2010 - 10/9/2010
link={{{2}}} Air Marshal of the Imperial Air Force: 11/10/2009 - 8/3/2010
link={{{2}}} Lieutenant of the 2nd Greater Wrythe Battalion: 10/9/2010 - 13/1/2011
link={{{2}}} Sergeant of the 1st Zephyria Commando Platoon: 10/9/2010 - 13/1/2011
link={{{2}}} Marshal of the Zephyrian Air Force: 19/12/2010 - 28/4/2014
link={{{2}}} Magister Militum of the Austenasian Army: 13/1/2011
link={{{2}}} Centurion of Centuria II Zephyriae: 13/1/2011
link={{{2}}} Marshal in the Imperial Air Force: 28/4/2014

Lord Marshal William
Noble titles
Preceded by
HIH Princess Consort Margaret
2nd Duke of Royton
28 March 2009 - 8 March 2010
Succeeded by
HIM Emperor Esmond III
Preceded by
Lord John Kingsnorth, 1st Baron of South Kilttown, OAO
2nd Baron of South Kilttown
30 May 2010 - 10 September 2010
Succeeded by
Himself
as 2nd Baron of Zephyria
Preceded by
Himself
as 2nd Baron of South Kilttown
2nd Baron of Zephyria
10 September 2010 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
as Prime Minister
Acting Prime Minister of Austenasia
20 January 2013 - 19 November 2013
Succeeded by
HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis
as Prime Minister
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
as Prime Minister
Acting Prime Minister of Austenasia
5 June 2011 - 22 June 2011
with HIH Crown Prince Jonathan as serving Prime Minister
Succeeded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
as Prime Minister
Preceded by
Office established
Deputy Prime Minister of Austenasia
25 April 2009 - 7 March 2010
Succeeded by
Lord John Kingsnorth, 1st Baron of South Kilttown, OAO
Preceded by
John Kingsnorth, OAO
Deputy Prime Minister of Austenasia
10 September 2010 - 20 January 2013
Succeeded by
Lord John Gordon, Baron of Palasia
Preceded by
Office established
Acting Representative of South Kilttown
25 April 2009 - 1 January 2010
Succeeded by
Himself
As Representative
Preceded by
Himself
As Acting Representative
Representative of South Kilttown
1 January 2010 - 7 March 2010
Succeeded by
Lord John Kingsnorth, 1st Baron of South Kilttown, OAO
As Acting Representative
Preceded by
John Kingsnorth, OAO
as Acting Representative of South Kilttown
Acting Representative of Zephyria
10 September 2010 - 1 January 2011
Succeeded by
Himself
as Representative
Preceded by
Himself
As Acting Representative
Representative of Zephyria
1 January 2011 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Austenasian Minister of Defence
23 May 2009 - 8 March 2010
Succeeded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Austenasian Minister of Defence
2 January 2011 - 4 March 2015
Succeeded by
Lord Legate Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Home Secretary of Austenasia
24 December 2011 - 19 November 2013
Succeeded by
Lord John Gordon, Baron of Palasia
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Minister for the Environment of Austenasia
24 December 2011 - 3 May 2014
Succeeded by
Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge
Non-political Austenasian offices
Preceded by
Office established
Police Inspector of South Kilttown
26 April 2009 - 8 March 2010
Succeeded by
Vacant
Office next held by himself as Inspector of Zephyria
Preceded by
Office established
Steward of Commius Flats
29 August 2009 - 27 January 2010
Succeeded by
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
As Sheriff of Commius Flats
Preceded by
Vacant
Office last held by himself as Inspector of South Kilttown
Police Inspector of Zephyria
10 September 2010 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Rushymian titles
Preceded by
HM King Ptolemy IV
General of Rushymia
13 April 2012 - 4 March 2015
Succeeded by
Lord Legate Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia
Preceded by
Sir G. Allen, KOM
Warlord of the Playground
13 April 2012 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Vizier of Rushymia
20 January 2013 - 19 November 2013
Succeeded by
HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis