Henry, Lord of Esse

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Lord of the Essian Commonwealth
Assumed office
5 June 2015
Heir apparent Andrew, Count of Wingsington
Heaminister James Reginald Frisch
Newton von Uberquie
Himself
Coronation 24 June 2015
Predecessor Office established
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26th Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
Assumed office
25 June 2017
Vice Chair Newton von Uberquie
Justices Bradley of Dullahan (SJ)
Kit McCarthy
Jonathan of Austenasia
Predecessor Adam I of Überstadt (Elected)
Himself (Acting)
In office
28 March - 25 June 2017
(Acting Chair)
Vice Chair Newton von Uberquie
Justices Bradley of Dullahan (SJ)
Thomas Merrell
Kit McCarthy
Jonathan of Austenasia
Predecessor Adam I of Überstadt
Successor Himself
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1st President of the Federated States
In office
3 August 2014 - 5 May 2016
Vice President Brandon Wu
John Churchill
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office disestablished
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Vorsitzender
In office
27 February - 29 March 2017
Monarch Stephen I & II
Stellvertreter Michael Brazeau
Predecessor Grant Hawkins
Successor Michael Brazeau (Acting)
Patrick Renwick (Elected)
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Grand Prince of Teodoria
In office
30 June 2017 - 28 August 2017
Monarch Stephen I & II
Predecessor Emiel Hardy
In office
28 January - 29 March 2017
Monarch Stephen I & II
Predecessor H. Lars I
Successor Will McCracken (Regent)
Emiel Hardy
Personal information
Born 6 October
Saints Memorial Hospital, Lowell, USA United States
Citizenship United States
Essian Commonwealth
Empire of Paravia
Nationality Essian
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Independence (formerly)
Conservative (formerly)
Libertarian (formerly)
Residence Palazzo del Clement, Réma
Military service
Allegiance Wings flag.png Wingian Armed Forces
Service/branch Air Force
In service 2016-2017
Rank Pilot First Class
Awards Presidential Medal of Clouds

Lord Henry, known as Henry Clément and Gareth Henry Twain, Jr. in intermicronational politics, is a musician, poet, writer, and micronationalist well-known as the first Lord of the Essian Commonwealth and the first and only Lord Protector of the same country during its democratic era. President of the Federated States of America from its foundation, Henry became renown throughout his post-Federated States career for the economic organization he co-founded, the Micronational Economic Group.

Henry's micronational career has seen him establish several micronations, the most well-known of which are the Federated States of America and the Essian Commonwealth. The former was established along with friends Brandon Wu and John Churchill in mid-2014, while the latter was formed only hours after the Federated States' fold in June 2015. Through 2017, Henry became known as a leader in the MicroWiki community through his activities as Chairman, Acting Chairman, and Vice Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational.

In addition to his activities in the Commonwealth and State of Koss, Henry has been an active citizen and politician in the Abeldane Empire, Empire of Paravia, Republic of Mcarthia, Democratic Union of British States, and Mercia. Henry is a MicroWiki admin and has formerly served as a MicroWiki forum moderator.

Federated States

Early career

Henry started his first micronation, the Republic of Concord, on 3 August 2014. His micronation allied with the micronations of two of Henry's friends at the time, the Republic of Gorgania and the Republic of Zevanland, to form a military and economic pact. The three micronations designated a currency and passed provisions for open borders within the first week of their alliance's existence.

Despite close cooperation, the three Republics collectively went inactive by mid-September. This changed once Henry introduced friend Brandon Wu to micronationalism. The three Republics proceeded merged together and claim a larger land area, forming the Federated States of America. Composed of large states, the Federated States operated nearly identically to the US government upon its conception, with Henry leading the project as President, Wu appointed as Vice President, and beginning shortly thereafter a Secretary of State, John Churchill.

During the Second Convention, Henry successfully lobbied reformations referred to as the Progressive Reformations which intended to reform the FSA into the State of New Spain. Upon the adjournment of the convention the reformations were discarded.

By May 2015, Henry had become the face of the Federated States. His activity in the MicroWiki community was responsible for the nation's relations with the Kingdom of Blackland. During the Constitutional Convention, Henry moved for similar reforms to those of the Second Convention, launching the Royalist Reformation. It was highly criticized by his fellow Congressmen, and he disowned the movement shortly thereafter.

Henry announced that he would be resigning as President of the Federated States on 1 June after much speculation. Two days later, on 3 June 2015, the remaining members of Congress resigned, and as such Henry renounced his citizenship and declared the independence of the Essian Commonwealth.

Commonwealth reformations

The fall of the Federated States of America gave way to a split between the "Quartet" of the Federated States era. Brandon Wu went on to establish the Republic of Galveston and became a citizen of the Tsardom of Nolland and Mercia; John Churchill also became a citizen of Mercia after a brief hiatus; the fourth Congressman retired from micronationalism entirely. Henry continued on as Lord Protector of Esse.

Henry succeeded in reviving the Federated States in December 2015. The new convention, known as the Sixth Congress, set out to reform the Federated States. Despite wishes to remain the Federated States, others did not hold a similar sentiment, and a compromise led to the reformed Federated States to be known as the Atlantic Commonwealth.

The Atlantic Commonwealth was officially founded in January 2016, and quickly several political parties appeared. The first was Henry's own United Atlantic. United Atlantic had three political candidates at its height. The second to appear were the Populists, led by Churchill, with the fourth former Congressman as another member. The third party was a one-man Socialist Party which collapsed shortly after its conception due to inactivity.

January elections were fairly unanimous, with Henry being elected to a second term as President (the first term being his tenure as President of the FSA), despite his wishes to retire from the position. United Atlantic won 2 council seats, as did the Populists won 2, and the Socialists received 1.

Success was short-lived, however, as most every citizen of the Commonwealth resigned out of disinterest within the following two months. The Atlantic Commonwealth lasted for nearly two months as a described "egostan." With a growing interest in economics starting the year before, Henry began to consider the concept of starting a micronational stock exchange. Henry announced a retirement from micronational politics and passed a bill in the Atlantic Commonwealth which dissolved the Commonwealth on 5 May.

Present

Economics

Henry became a journalist for the Daily Micronational on 5 May. Henry's idea of creating a micronational stock exchange began to take form with a four-phased plan released on the MicroWiki forums. With the release of the plan, Talks with Kit McCarthy went underway to establish the trading currency for the Quetico Microinternational Stock Exchange. Quetico Street was opened its doors on 15 May. Alongside the launch of the stock exchange, Henry created the Quetico Street Journal. Twain became a full citizen of Mercia and joined the People's Democratic Party following an opinion article he wrote on the nation's recent general election.

Henry's rising involvement in the State of Koss and his partnership with Lucas Campos led to a self-coup of himself in St.Clemens. Henry ceded authority over the former land of St.Clemens (and the Valdslandic realm of Vespucciland) to the Anax of Koss. He also renounced citizenship in Abelden and Nedland, however remained in Mercia.

Henry and Campos began a project that intended to build on the concepts of both the Micronational Dollar and the QMSE. They considered whom to add to the project, agreeing a small group should be aware of the project's existence while it was being generated. The five micronationalists involved decided on a name: the Micronational Economic Group. The five worked nearly every day to some extent on the project. Henry wrote the majority of the Group's Foundation Treaty, which was ratified on 27 July 2016.

In Mercia, Henry turned coat to the PDP's primary opponent, the National Liberal Party during the August by-elections. Henry, after about two weeks in the National Liberal Party, was elected Deputy Leader, acting with Leader Horatio Eden. Only weeks afterwards after Henry turned coat, a vote of no-confidence was launched against First Minister Alejandro Whyatt, and the PDP officially dismantled.

On 22 August 2016, Henry was elected Chair of the Micronational Economic Group. He promised an inevitable launch, which came a week later, on 27 August. The organization saw membership triple upon launch. In September, Henry returned from his hiatus in the Abeldane Empire and founded the Independence Party of Abelden. After arranging for elections for his successor in the Micronational Economic Group, Henry left the community on hiatus.

Intermicronational politics

Pamphlet produced by Henry's GUM Chair Campaign, June 2017.
Henry returned publicly to micronationalism in January 2017, reviving the Essian Commonwealth and installing himself as absolute monarch. Esse was recognized as the successor of the United States of Wings by the Grand Unified Micronational, enabling Henry to keep his delegation in the organization. It was at this point when Henry's activity in the Grand Unified Micronational began to rapidly increase.

Henry, on behalf of the Independence Party of Abelden, was elected 16th Vorsitzender of the Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth on 27 February in a shock victory. Henry arranged a government composed of all major parties, a coalition continued by a long series of succeeding administrations and becoming known as the Reno-Twain Coalition. Shortly after the election, the Independence Party saw a large boost in membership migrating from the Conservative Party. His Vorsitzendership saw activity rapidly increase in the micronation, and has in hindsight been referred to as one of Abelden's greatest Vorsitzenderships.

On 11 March, Henry was nominated and elected Vice Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational following Thomas Merrell's resignation due to time restraints. Shortly after his election to the post, Henry began to roll back much of his quickly increasing micronational activity, resigning from all posts in the Democratic Union of British States, Republic of Mcarthia, Desi Empire, and Mercia. Henry became Acting Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational on 28 March following the resignation of Adam I of Überstadt, being pressured by Quorum to do so.

Hours following Henry becoming Acting Chair, Henry resigned as Vorsitzender of Abelden and relinquished his citizenship.

Henry's Acting Chairmanship was highly active, and saw a large number of restructures and projects, the most notable of which was the second 24 Hour Quorum, a charity event which raised over $200 for various charities. Due to the success of his term, he was elected unopposed as Chairman, only the second Chairman to be elected as such immediately after holding the position of Acting Chair.

In late August, Henry relinquished citizenship from all micronations but two, Esse and the Empire of Paravia. On 4 September, Jonathan I of Austenasia - as well as MicroWiki site owner - appointed Henry a MicroWiki admin.

Musical career

Henry Clément
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Origin Réma, Esse Esse flag.png
Genres Rock  • Jazz  • Avant-pop
Years Active 2016-present
Instruments Guitar  • trombone  • piano  • synthesizer
Labels Sandwich
Associated acts The Diarchy  • Newton von Uberquie  • Amoena Simphonia

Lord Henry records and releases music under his own Sandwich Corps label, formerly of Simphonia Records. His first engagements with music were as early as 2008, however he first began playing the trombone in 2013, which immediately became his primary instrument. He has since performed in orchestras, wind ensembles, marching bands, and the pit orchestra of a musical. He has also toured as both a classical trombonist and a jazz trombonist. His earliest musical recordings were on behalf of larger ensembles, which he eventually grouped together into the greater Amoena Simphonia project.

While he had played both piano and guitar in the past, Henry took up the guitar regularly in early 2017, almost immediately making recordings, mostly including simple chord progressions. His greatest influences being George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Matt Bellamy, among others, his first released recording including guitar was "Exhibiton," released that April, though his second single, "Rangers of the Covenant," featured it much more prominently. Over the course of the year, the guitar took on a much larger role in his music, and by the time his debut solo album was released, it was more prominent than trombone.

After his earliest demos were compiled in the poorly-produced Unfinished Music — Exhibition limited-edition extended play, he began a musical collaboration with Newton von Uberquie to form the Diarchy, which for the bulk of 2017 became his primary musical focus as they began recording their eponymous debut studio album. Personal issues and conflicts eventually led to the Diarchy album's delay, at which point Henry began recording songs. After several concept reinventions and nearly half a dozen track listing changes, The Flood was completed and released in early November.

An advert for the Flood (2017).

Discography

Includes all major works of Clément's both as a solo artist and with the Diarchy.

Studio albums

Extended plays

Singles

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

Royal Styles of
Henry, Lord of the Commonwealth
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Reference style His Illustrious Majesty
Spoken style Your Illustrious Majesty
Alternative style Sir

Because of his activity throughout a wide variety of community micronations, Henry's title has frequently changed despite increasing stability in recent months. The most frequent changes in his adopted style came throughout the summer of 2016. Since the reformation of the Essian Commonwealth, however, titles have been more firmly established, with the current style being established through both Commonwealth Code and the Constitution of the Essian Commonwealth. Earlier accounts of Henry's title have been altered to use his current pseudonym, as in 2014 and the first half of 2015, Henry did not use a pseudonym.

  • 3 August 2014 - 1 June 2015: President Henry Twain
  • 1 June 2015 - 6 January 2016: Lord Protector Henry Twain
  • 6 January 2016 - 5 May 2016: President-Councillor Henry Twain
  • 5 May 2016 - 1 June 2016: First Secretary Gareth Henry Twain, Jr.
  • 1 June 2016 - 27 July 2016: Grand Duke Harry of Saint Clemens
  • 27 July 2016 - 27 January 2017: Prince Henry I, OSC, OSR, MOG, ORL
  • 27 January 2017 - 28 February 2017: HG Lord Henry
  • 28 February 2017 - present: HIllM Lord Henry

Present offices

Full style

His Illustrious Majesty Henry the First, Lord of His Essian Commonwealth, Illustrissimus Majesty of the Saint Clément and Protector of His Realms, Leader of the Valitese Peoples and their Faith, Grand Prince of the Teodoria, Patrician-Viceroy of the Essian Domain, Marquis of New Keutschen, Count of Siñbaša, Duke of the Shorewellese Empire, Sovereign of the Order of the Saint Clément, Sovereign of the Order of the Sun and Nomad, Officer of the Austenasian Order, Captain of the Order of Uber-Ritter, Knight of the Order of Stravinia, Grand Commander of the Order of the Rampant Lion, Cavaleiro of the Majestic Order of Giovanna, Commander of the Order of St. Bartholomew, Knight of the Order of the Star and Rose, Knight of the Order of Memery, Knight of the Order of Peace, Great Knight of the Order of the Imperial Star, Knight of the Order of Custosia, Friend of the Kingdom of Jupiter, Recipient of the Space Port Protostar Medal, Former Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, Leader of the Essians, Defender of the Liberty.

Founder and President of the Federated States of America, Senator of the Federated States of America, President of the Atlantic Executive Council, Deputy First Minister of the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Council of the Triarchal Crowns of the Disciples, Acting President of the State of Galveston, Superintendent and Director of the Autonomous Financial District of the Intermicroeconomical Board of Trustees, Grand Duke of Twiselonia and the Saint Clément, Prince of the Principality and Tsar of the Tsardom of Valites, Co-founder and President of the United States of Wings and its subsequent states and municipalities, and so on and so forth.

Offices

Essian offices

Foreign offices

Honours

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