Treaty of Ruskin Road (2010)

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Treaty of Ruskin Road
Type of treaty Peace treaty
Drafted May 2010
23–24 May 2010
24 May 2010
Austenasia HIM Emperor Esmond III
Austenasia HIH Crown Prince Jonathan
HIH Princess Caroline
The Hon. William K.
Austenasia Vicereine Margaret, 1st Baroness of Glencrannog
w:United Kingdom General Sir Joseph Goldie, KCP
w:United Kingdom Sir George Curtis, KPP
w:United Kingdom Dame Rosalind, DPP
 Empire of Austenasia
Carolinian leadership
Languages English

The Treaty of Ruskin Road was the peace agreement signed at the end of the Austenasian Civil War between the Austenasian government and Carolinian leaders. The treaty confirmed that Emperor Esmond III was the legitimate Monarch, declared peace between the two sides, and restored the situation in Austenasia to roughly the same that it was before the civil war.


One of the two main terms of the Treaty of Ruskin Road was the declaration of peace, as since early March, the Austenasian Army and their foreign supporters had been at war with Carolinian rebels and their foreign supporters. Articles 1, 4, 9 and 13 declared peace and had the Carolinians disband and surrender to the Austenasian government. The Austenasian Army was also directed to "disband all volunteer and superfluous forces".

The other main term of the Treaty was the recognition of the legitimacy of the reign of Emperor Esmond III. All signatories recognised Esmond III "as the lawful and legitimate Monarch of the Empire of Austenasia" under Article 2, and Princess Caroline's claim to the Throne was withdrawn and denounced in Article 3. The Treaty stressed this point, with the government of Esmond III being consistently described as "the lawful government" and Esmond III as "the lawful Monarch" nearly every time mentioned.

The Carolinian general William was granted amnesty, and the Treaty recognised that he was of the sincere (although mistaken) belief that he was doing his duty to who he believed was the rightful Monarch. Princess Caroline, however, was sentenced to a week in exile, which she carried out during August later that year. South Kilttown was taken out of martial law, and it was ordered that the Baron and Representative of South Kilttown (now Zephyria) should swear an oath of loyalty and allegiance to the Monarch the Sunday after every Independence Day in Austenasia.


The Treaty was signed on 23 May 2010 by Crown Prince Jonathan, the Prime Minister of Esmond's government; Princess Caroline, the Carolinian claimant to the Throne; and William of South Kilttown, her foremost general. These signatories signed the Treaty in a church on Ruskin Road in Carshalton (hence the name of the Treaty), and Vicereine Margaret (mother of the Crown Prince and Princess) and Dame Rosalind (their aunt) signed as witnesses to the three of them.

The final signature was that of Emperor Esmond III, the victorious Austenasian Monarch. He signed the following day at the school in Carshalton attended by himself and the Crown Prince, thereby bringing the Treaty into force and formally ending the civil war. General Sir J. Goldie (a leading government military officer) and Sir George Curtis (recipient of an Austenasian knighthood) - both members of the unofficial "Imperial Court" based at said school - signed as witnesses to the Emperor.

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