Reginald Hall

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Lord Colonel Sir Reginald Hall KCM
Hall in Governor's Residence, Imperial City
Archduke of East Adammia
In office
6 May 2013 - 28 October 2017
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office disestablished
Chief Advisor to the Monarch
Assumed office
21 April 2013
Emperor HIM Adam I
Predecessor Office established
Councilor of Tytannia
In office
3 August 2013 - 28 October 2017
Emperor HIM Adam I
Predecessor Vacant, created 30 June 2013
Successor Office disestablished
Councilor Tytannia (Sapientia before 24 November 2013) (100%)
Deputy Prime Minister of Adammia
In office
20 August 2016 - 28 October 2017
Emperor HIM Adam I
Prime Minister HG Sir Paul McKenna
Predecessor HG Madam Julie Foster
Successor HG Sir Alex Helliker
Minister of Finance
In office
1 September 2013 - 28 October 2017
Emperor HIM Adam I
Prime Minister HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher
Predecessor Office established
Successor HG Sir Alex Helliker
Personal information
Born 22 February 1940 (1940-02-22) (age 78)
Citizenship United Kingdom, Empire of Adammia
Ethnicity White British / Irish
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) HG Madam Winifred Hall (d. 11 April 2016)
Children HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher

Lord Admiral Sir Christopher Hall
Lord Sir Andrew Hall
Lady Madam Julie Foster
Lord Sir David Hall

Residence White Gold Palace, Tytannia
Occupation Retired
Military service
Allegiance Military of Adammia
Service/branch Adammic Army
Rank Colonel
Unit 1st Ranger Regiment

His Grace Lord Colonel Sir Reginald Hall, 1st Archduke of North Adammia KCM, usually referred to as Reginald Hall in the UK, is a noble and former politician of the Empire of Adammia. He is the Empire's oldest citizen and was one of the first individuals to attain Adammic citizenship due to being the grandfather of Emperor Adam I. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2014, and resumed the role from 2016 to 2017. He was also formerly the Archduke of East Adammia and the Minister of Finance, and is also the current head of the House of Hall. On 18 July 2015, he founded the Labour Party of Adammia. He is currently the Archduke of North Adammia.

Non-micronational life

Born in 1940 to Reginald Hall (senior) and Irene Hall (née Kelley), Reginald Hall grew up in the poverty-struck north of England in postwar Britain as the son of a miner. For most of his life, he worked as a maintenance worker at various power stations around the United Kingdom. He married Winifred Boxall in 1966 and had five children by the 1980s. After retiring, he took up the hobby of wine-making and became an adventurer. His accomplishments include walking the length of Britain and climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, both after having retired. He has also completed several marathons throughout his life.

Micronational career

Hall's personal coat of arms

Reginald Hall is one of the few individuals who knew about the Empire of Adammia before it was even founded (others include Adam Belcher's brothers and the members of the 'Forum Wars' online community). On 13 April 2013, Hall's grandson, Adam Belcher visited his home in what is now Tytannia, and talked to him about the concept of creating a micronation. Hall was skeptical at first, and the initial invasion of his house was a failure. Adammia was founded later that day in what is now Primoria.

On 21 April, Adam, now using the title Emperor Adam I, and his brother Crown Prince Daniel forcibly seized Hall's garden and named it the province of Tytannia. Hall made no attempt to stop this and willingly became a citizen of the Empire. Shortly afterwards, the Emperor granted him the position of Chief Advisor to the Monarch, his first political office and one of the oldest political offices in the history of the Empire. He became one of the very few citizens (alongside Sir Alex Helliker and Sir Oscar Gilmour) who was permitted to use the style of Sir before the Order of Adammia was established.

When Imperial Decree IV formed the territory and nobility system on 6 May 2013, Hall was made the Archduke of East Adammia, making him one of the most influential figures in the early politics of the Empire. This continued beyond the absolute monarchy era as he was elected Councilor of Sapientia on 6 August 2013, giving him a secure seat on the Ruling Council. He lost the 2013 National Elections to his daughter, Emperor Mother Jayne, but she permitted him to become the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance. He was one of the most active members of the Belcher Cabinet, as a key player in the formation of the Contributions Scheme in September 2013 and later providing the box used to store the Treasury. Hall came up with the idea of annexing new territories in December 2013 belonging to his children, leading to Watertopia and Myway joining the Empire.

Following the 2014 National Election, Hall was replaced as Deputy Prime Minister by his daughter Madam Julie Foster, but remained as Minister of Finance. He founded the Labour Party on 18 July 2015, though he stated that he did not wish to run for Prime Minister again and allowed fellow member Sir Paul McKenna to be the Labour candidate for Prime Minister. McKenna won the 2016 National Election and re-appointed Hall to his former role as Deputy Prime Minister.

Following the enactment of the Empire of Adammia Act 2017 on 28 October 2017, Hall lost his Council seat and therefore his Cabinet positions, making him effectively retired as a politician. He remains an Archduke, now of the new region of North Adammia.

Ancestry

Hall is half English and half Irish, his Irish mother Irene Kelly having emigrated to England and marrying his English father, Reginald Hall the senior. Extensive research has been carried out into Hall's English ancestry, but very little is known about his Irish ancestry.

Style

His Grace Lord Colonel Sir Reginald Hall, 1st Archduke of North Adammia, Lord Mayor of Imperial City, Knight Commander of the Order of the Meerkat

Reginald Hall
Born: 22 February 1940
Noble titles
Preceded by
Region created
Archduke of East Adammia
6 May 2013 - 28 October 2017
Succeeded by
Office disestablished
Preceded by
Region created
Archduke of North Adammia
28 October 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Lord Mayor of Imperial City
13 April 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Advisor to the Monarch
21 April 2013 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Vacant
Created 30 June 2013
Councilor of Tytannia
3 August 2013 - 28 October 2017
Succeeded by
Office disestablished
Preceded by
Office established

HG Madam Julie Foster
Deputy Prime Minister of Adammia
1 September 2013 - 17 August 2014

20 August 2016 - 28 October 2017
Succeeded by
HG Julie Foster

HG Sir Alex Helliker
Preceded by
Office established
Minister of Finance
1 September 2013 - 28 October 2017
Succeeded by
HG Sir Alex Helliker
Adammic Imperial Government offices
Preceded by
Office established
Treasurer of His Majesty's Imperial Treasury
31 May 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Constable of Tytannia
31 May 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Other offices
Preceded by
Office established
CEO of Capital Brewery Ltd.
3 May 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Party established
President of the Labour Party of Adammia
18 July 2015 - 24 September 2018
Succeeded by
Lord Maude

See also