Romanesque Pelican: the text. 

The text to the Romanesque Pelican. 
I wanted this, even though it would be in English rather than Latin, to evoke the same time and place as the illumination, so since the Bury Bible was made in and for the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, I looked for local documents to base the text on. 

The final text is based on several documents found here, http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/chartershome.htm , and a standard An Tir text. 
St Anselms charter 
http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/abbey/anselmcharter.htm

Abbot Hughs charter to the Bakers guild. 
http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/bakerscharter.htm

These have both been translated from Latin. 

I grabbed various turns of phrase from these documents and combined them with what was needful for an SCA context. The recipient did not have registered arms, so those were not referred to. 

Standard An Tir Pelican text. 
http://scribes.antir.sca.org/Scribes/Kingdomtexts/Pelican.php
From St Anselms charter: 

‘Anselm, by the grace of God Abbot of St. Edmund’s, to all his barons and men, French and English, and all their successors, greetings.’ 

Becomes: ‘From Erik by might King of An Tir and Driffina by grace Queen of An Tir, to all their subjects, and all An Tir and her principalities, greetings.’

The grantor is still first in the text, God is removed and the Queen added to fit SCA conventions, and the French and English is changed to phrases that still show intent to include all. 
Next is fairly standard SCA order text, but still including the ‘Know you that’ phrasing found in Abbot Hugh’s charter; 

Know you that I here granted to the bakers of the villa of St Edmund their guild to hold well in peace‘ 

Becomes: ‘Know you that in recognition of her untiring and selfless devotion to the welfare of Our Kingdom and her people, and after consultation with said Order, We do, emulating Our Worthy forebears hereby elevate our subject Arianna Fremont as a Companion of Our Order of the Pelican.’

The exhortation also comes from Abbot Hugh’s charter; 
‘I will therefore and strictly command that the aforesaid William, his heirs, and the bakers ? the beforesaid L and they hold it lo? and ? so long as they legally exercise their employment to the advantage of the church and of the whole villa of St Edmund.’

 Becomes: ‘We will therefore and strictly command that the aforesaid Arianna receive all due rights and responsibilities of her rank from this day forward. Witnessed by Our hand and seal this day of 21st day of May Anno Societatis fifty one. ‘

I changed the pronoun, and then finished with a standard closing. 
Full text:

From Erik by might king of an tir and Driffina by grace Queen of an tir, to all their subjects, and all an tir and her principalities, greetings. 

Know you that in recognition of her untiring and selfless devotion to the welfare of Our Kingdom and her people, and after consultation with said Order, We do, emulating Our Worthy forebearers hereby elevate our subject Arianna Fremont as a Companion of Our Order of the Pelican. We will therefore and strictly command that the aforesaid Arianna receive all due rights and responsibilities of her rank from this day forward. Witnessed by Our hand and seal this day of 21st day of May Anno Societatis fifty one.  
Sources:

“An Tir College of Scribes: Order of the Pelican.” An Tir College of Scribes: Order of the Pelican. Web. 17 Aug. 2016. <http://scribes.antir.sca.org/Scribes/Kingdomtexts/Pelican.php&gt;

“St Edmundsbury Chronicle 2000 – Charter of Abbot Anselm.” St Edmundsbury Chronicle 2000- Charter of Abbot Anselm. Web. 17 Aug. 2016.<http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/abbey/anselmcharter.htm&gt;
St Edmundsbury Local History – Bury St Edmunds Guild of Bakers Charter.” St Edmundsbury Local History – Bury St Edmunds Guild of Bakers Charter. Web. 17 Aug. 2016<http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/bakerscharter.htm&gt;

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