Terry I, Emperor of Austenasia

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His Imperial Majesty
Terry I
Emperor of Austenasia

1st Emperor of Austenasia
Reign 20 September 2008 -
16 February 2010
(1 year, 149 days)
Coronation 20 May 2009
Predecessor Throne Established
Successor HIM Emperor Esmond III
Mayor of Wrythe
In office 10 February 2017 - present
Consort HIH Emperor Mother Margaret
Issue
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
HIH Crown Princess Caroline
Era dates
Foundation (20 Sep 2008 - 31 Jan 2009)
Increasing Glory (31 Jan 2009 - 20 Sep 2009)
Respected Harmony (20 Sep 2009 - 16 Feb 2010)
House Austen
Father David Austen
Mother HIH Emperor Mother Bette
Born 16 May 1961 (age 56)
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Occupation Gardener
Religion Christian (Methodist)
Monuments Wrythe Pet Cemetery,
Wrythe Genocide Memorial (ordered)

HIM Emperor Terry I, now known as HIH Emperor Father Terry, was the first Monarch of the Empire of Austenasia and is the current Mayor of Wrythe and Head of the House of Austen. He was declared Emperor of Austenasia on 20 September 2008 by the Austenasian Declaration of Independence, and ruled until his sudden abdication on 15 February 2010 took legal effect a day afterwards. He is father to the currently reigning Emperor Jonathan I, and a senior military officer in the Austenasian Army.


Early life

Terry was born on 16 May 1961 in Coulsdon to David and Bette Austen. He was the younger brother of three sisters (Their Imperial Highnesses the Princesses Christine, Pauline and Julie). In 1989, he married Empress Margaret, and in 1994 they had their first child, Jonathan. In 1998 Terry and Margaret had a second child, Caroline, and moved house in January 2004 to the current Imperial Residence.

In September 2008, the family considered declaring independence from the United Kingdom on the basis of national self-determination, reasoning that their family possessed all those characteristics which are usually used to define a nation (a common language, religion, culture and ethinic background, and living in the same territory). Terry was declared Emperor, and officially ascended to the Throne on 20 September 2008, the date on which the Empire of Austenasia declared independence.

Emperor of Austenasia

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Terry I as Emperor, from a Moylurgian-style codex on the Austenasian Civil War

Emperor Terry I was the head of a constitutional monarchy in which the Emperor had the ability to hold substantial power. Despite this, said powers were exercised only on the advice of the Prime Minister, his son Crown Prince Jonathan. Although Terry was enthusiastic about the idea of his family having its own sovereign state, he saw his role as mostly being to supervise his son's running of the country, and did not want to have to be too heavily involved in the day-to-day administration himself.

Using his own personal income he helped the country to stay strong during an economic depression, as well as encouraging the maintaining of democracy throughout the Empire, and even once personally entered conflict in the defence of Austenasia during the Skirmish of the Treasury - so far the only reigning Monarch to have led the Austenasian Army into combat.

Abdication

See main article: Terry I abdication crisis

On 15 February 2010, following a small row with other members of the Imperial Family, Emperor Terry I announced that he wanted no more to do with the running of the country and that he was abdicating. Although tempers were that day running high and the announcement was made purely on the spur of the moment, an abdication is irreversible. He was succeeded by the 2nd in Line to the Throne, the Duke of Highland, who had been placed in the line of succession by an Act of Parliament.

Post-abdication life

After his abdication, Terry held the title of "Sir" despite losing all Austenasian heraldic and noble titles, as he had been appointed a Knight Grand Commander of the Holy Military Order of Saint Polycarpus by Niels I of Flandrensis. He was also later appointed a Knight Companion of the Glorious Order of St. John in the 2010 Independence Day Honours by his successor Esmond III. During the Austenasian Civil War that his abdication ultimately caused, Terry expressed personal support for his daughter Princess Caroline early on in the conflict , but later declared himself neutral and voted to abstain on the Austenasian Monarchical Referendum.

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Emperor Father Terry in July 2014.

On 17 August 2011, Terry enlisted in the Austenasian Army and was appointed commanding officer of Cohors I Esmonda, gaining the rank of Tribune, and on 1 January 2013 was appointed that year's Second Consul. He assumed the title Emperor Father and the style of Imperial Highness upon his son's ascension to the Throne on 20 January 2013 as Emperor Jonathan I, and was made Duke of Davidopia on 4 May later that year. The following year, he was appointed a Privy Counsellor on 12 March upon the foundation of the Privy Council.

In February 2017, Terry stood for election as Mayor with no competition in the Wrythe local election, and was elected Mayor of Wrythe with 100% of the vote, taking office on 10 February. He was appointed Legate of Legio I Britannica on 7 July later that year.

Personal information

Emperor Father Terry's position on the political compass as of April 2012.

Emperor Father Terry is a baptised Christian, sometimes attending the nearby Carshalton Methodist Church. He has interests in golf, fishing, cars, and dogs. He owned two bullmastiffs, Rose and Edd, between 2006-2014 and 2009-2017 respectively, the former of whom he named the Order of the Bullmastiff after.

Terry has worked as a self-employed gardener since 1999, having previously held a career in security. He is a firm believer in social equality, describing himself as "holding a social conscience", and is a supporter of the British Labour Party.

In popular culture

Terry has starred in Cool Barbie, ATP's flagship sci-fi series. He has played Ken the Elder, a human protector of the toys' kingdoms, in Cool Barbie IV (2009) and Cool Barbie VIII (2014). He also had minor roles as a voice actor in the same two episodes, voicing the Royal Guards in the former and General White in the latter.

Ancestry

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

Imperial Styles of
Emperor Terry I
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Reference style His Imperial Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir
Imperial Styles of
Emperor Father Terry
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Reference style His Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Sir
  • 16 May 1961 - 20 September 2008: Terry Austen
  • 20 September 2008 - 20 December 2008: HRH Emperor Terry I
  • 20 December 2008 - 10 January 2009: HM Emperor Terry I
  • 10 January 2009 - 16 February 2010: HIM Emperor Terry I
  • 16 February 2010 - 18 September 2010: Sir Terry Austen
  • 18 September 2010 - 17 August 2011: Sir Terry Austen, KCJ
  • 17 August 2011 - 20 January 2013: Tribune Sir Terry Austen, KCJ
  • 20 January 2013 - present: HIH Emperor Father Terry

Honours

Arms

Military commands

link={{{2}}} Air Chief Marshal of the Imperial Air Force (honorary): 11/10/2009 - 16/2/2010
link={{{2}}} Grand Admiral of the Imperial Navy (honorary): 11/10/2009 - 16/2/2010
link={{{2}}} Commander of the Quiet Area Pathway (honorary): 23/11/2010 - 23/7/2014
link={{{2}}} Tribune of Cohors I Esmonda: 17/8/2011
link={{{2}}} Legate of Legio I Britannica: 7/7/2017


Preceded by:
First
Longest reigned Monarch of Austenasia
Held record from

20 September 2008 - 16 July 2011
Succeeded by:
Esmond III
Terry I, Emperor of Austenasia
Born: 16 May 1961
Preceded by
David Austen
Head of the House of Austen
20 May 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Austenasian Royalty
Preceded by
Throne established
Elizabeth II as Queen of the United Kingdom
Emperor of Austenasia
20 September 2008 – 16 February 2010
Succeeded by
HIM Emperor Esmond III
Imperial Titles
Preceded by
HI&RH Archduke Otto as de jure Imperator
De facto Imperator Occidentis
20 September 2008 – 16 February 2010
with HI&RH Archduke Otto as de jure Imperator
Succeeded by
Imperator Caesar Esmond Augustus
as de facto Imperator
HI&RH Archduke Otto
as de jure Imperator
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Mayor of Wrythe
10 February 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Rushymian titles
Preceded by
Vacant
Last holder unknown, c. 2000
Commander of the Quiet Area Pathway
23 November 2010 - 23 July 2014
Succeeded by
HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis
Preceded by
Midget Fuhrer Thomas
Commander of the Middle Playground
8 September 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Term ends 23 July 2018
Noble titles
Preceded by
Region created
1st Archduke of Inner Austenasia
31 January 2009 - 16 February 2010
Succeeded by
HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
Preceded by
Duchy created
1st Duke of Highland
21 February 2009 - 14 October 2009
Succeeded by
HIM Emperor Esmond III
Preceded by
Duchy created
1st Duke of Davidopia
4 May 2013 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Non-political Austenasian offices
Preceded by
Office established
Crown Steward of Imperial Wrythe
18 July 2009 - present
with
HIH Emperor Mother Margaret (18 July 2009 - )
HIM Emperor Esmond III (16 February 2010 - 20 September 2011)
HIM Emperor Declan I (19 December 2010 - 20 January 2013)
HIM Emperor Jonathan I (20 January 2013 - )
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Sheriff of Wrythe Public Park
18 July 2009 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Imperator Caesar Declan Augustus
and
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar
Consul of the Empire of Austenasia
2013
with
Carolina Kingsnorthus
Succeeded by
Eritoshi Augusta
and
Imperator Caesar Jonathan Augustus
Preceded by
Office established
HI&MH Crown Prince Jonathan as Chief Ambassador
Ambassador to Indonesia
20 October 2010 - 2 November 2010
Succeeded by
Vacant
HI&MH Crown Prince Jonathan as Chief Ambassador