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Most Sovereign Principality of Lyonesse
Lyonesse (pronounced = "Lee-ah-ness") is the remergence of the nine (9) Royal Tribes of the ancient Island Kingdom of Lyonesse and their reclaiming of their families' Ancient Honor and causes. That in a phrase is what Lyonesse is about. Helping families claim, re-claim, and re-establishing their ancient honor within and for themselves and their inheritors. For these reasons the Lyonian Government assist all others attempting to do the same with their lives and Families.
Lyonesse was at one time a great Island Kingdom off the coast of Cornwall that stretched beyond the Celtic Shelf and into the Atlantic Ocean. Many Noble and Royal Families in Wales, southern Ireland, Cornwall, and in the Lothians of Scotland claim ties to these great lands. It is said that it was the birthplace of Arthur of Camelot and the mystical land of Avalon. According to the legend of today, the island itself sank into the ocean depths long ago but, submerged forests,streets, and buildings can be seen at low tide near Cornwall's Lands End. Sailors report hearing of the old church bells that once stood on Lyonesse as they pass an area known as the "Seven Sisters", a formation of rock jutting from the seafloor. Thus the Legend began.......
The Principality of Lyonesse declared independence as a Sovereign Nation on July 1, 2012 at Estelleton House. HRH Lothian I, by the grace of God of Lyonesse, was crowned Prince, Lord of the Lir & Elder Isles, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Realm.
On August 1, 2012, HRH Lothian I, with consent of the Royal Court, laid claim of the Atlantic Ocean Seafloor from the Celtic Shelf to Lorien Bank to Flemish Cap to Atlantis Seamount and back to the Celtic Shelf, encompassing a region to formerly be the Ancient Lands of the Island Kingdom of Lyonesse also known as Albion in English lore and even by the Greek writer Plato as Atlantis.
Government and Politics
Lyonesse is an absolute Monarchy with heriditary title and vast nobility. The Nine Royal Tribes of Lyonesse,are each headed by a seneschal, Title in dignity and honor by their own Right and ennobled by HRH Lothian I, Prince of Lyonesse. These seneschals make up the Royal Court of Lyonesse and its presiding authority. The Royal Court is the highest authority in the Land with two Courts presiding under it to handle day to day procedure, they are: The Court of Commons, which handles issues of a temporal matter. Then, there is the Court of Seculars which handles matters of spiritual reference and God's Law. Any decisions made by a lower Court may be appealed to the Royal Court. From time to time "special appeals" may be heard by the Prince himself but, these are rare and usually handed to the Royal Court for determinations.
Law and Order
The "Garde le Roy" provide for Law & Order within Lyonesse. The Law in Lyonesse is simple and laid before us by God Almighty. God said in Deuteronomy Chapter 1, 13-17..."Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your Tribes, and I will make them Rulers over you. And ye answered Me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. So I took the Chief of your Tribes, wise men, and known, and made them Heads over you, Captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your Tribes. And I charged your judges at that time, saying Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect the person in judgement; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgement is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring unto Me and I will hear it."
Thus laying the basis for which we govern ourselves through Gods Law and our Leaders.
The Principality of Lyonesse is open to Diplomatic Relations from any nations, whether Macro or Micro nation, as long as those relations do not come at the dissolution of our Sovereign Rights under God's Laws. Royal Consulates are established within micronations where treaties are held and several throughout the United States of America in states such as Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina. You may contact the Ministry of Foreign Relations, HRH George, Duke of Ys, through the Principality webpage listed on the bottom of infobox above.
Current Peace Treaties
The Lyonesse Red Guard (A Templar Order) with its FIVE (5) Regiments are the current Military arm of Lyonesse. The 1st Regiment,the "Garde le Roy", is sworn to protect the Royal Families of Lyonesse as their first duty. The remaining four (4) regiments make up the branches of military, known as "The Gules Lyon". Each Knight sworn before God to the service of the Realm and in the defense of its people by Oath. Squires and Laymen serve at the pleasure of their Knight, who in turn are sworn into the service of their individual Lord or Lady. All being sworn and beholding to the Realm and to one another, as One.
Visit the Lyonesse Red Guard's homepage at http://lyonesseredguard.weebly.com
Geography and Climate
Lyonesse is currently positioned on the northern edge of the Great Angola Bay Swamplands in southeastern North Carolina. The terrain and earth is execellent for farming and producing livestock. Hot moist summers followed by cool marginal winters provide for prime growth of plantlife and development of a variety of swine and poultry products produced in the region. Natural wetlands host a large variety of wildlife and freshwater game fishing.
Lyonesse is currently a large Swine producing nation with ties into Poultry (chickens and turkies). Cultivation of a variety of crops complete this region by growing such commodities as corn, soy, sweet potato, cucumber, turnip, collards, and many more. Great lots of sand are plentiful throughout the region as well which aid in construction concrete.
The Principality of Lyonesse uses several levels of currency in its exchanges with other Nations. The "Lyon" is their basic level of bank note equal to one ($1) US Dollar. Ten Lyons equals a "Crown". One Hundred Lyons are equal to a "Sovereign". Coinage is currently being designed and made for distribution with the Principality.
Lyonesse is a strong Christian based Community, firm in their belief in God and God's Laws. This is the makeup of our core beliefs in all matters. In the Holy Bible, God said in Deuteronomy Chapter 1, 13-17..."Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your Tribes, and I will make them Rulers over you. And ye answered Me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. So I took the Chief of your Tribes, wise men, and known, and made them Heads over you, Captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your Tribes. And I charged your judges at that time, saying Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect the person in judgement; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgement is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring unto Me and I will hear it.(Deuteronomy 5, the Lord's Covenant or Ten Commandments)
The media outlets in Lyonesse all enjoy great freedoms in the expression of ideas they do not have absolute "freedom of the press". All media is dispursed with approval of the Ministry of Public Information.
Royal Seneschals of Lyonesse
House Lyonesse…………………………HRH Lothian I, Prince
House Armorique(M)…………………....HRH Danielle, Princess Heir/Duchess
House Ys………………………………...HRH George, Duke
House Galice………………………….…HRH Kim Holden, Duke
House Pomperol(M)………………….....HRH Jacqueline, Duchess Prince Mother
House Dahaut……………………....…...HG George, Duke
House Mausheld……………………......HG Sidney, Duke
House Whenah……………………….....HG Edward, Duke
House Aclach…………………………....HG William, Duke
National Sports and Athletics
The National Sport of Lyonesse are the "Tournament Games", including the Sword, Bow, and Spear on foot and horseback but, the spectacle always turns toward the Joust. Though the compition in each is fierce, it is always the Joust and the prize of "Tournament Champion" that draws the biggest crowds and best Knights. Some Knights compete in multiple events, still others only one.
Lyonian Land Claims
On June 3, 2013, the Principality of Lyonesse presented claim and annexed those Lands belonging to the former and now defunct, Kingdom of Greater Carolina. Lyonesse also, honored those Land Claims presented by the Kingdom of Bolcar within the named State of South Carolina.