Self-fashioning, is a term that was introduced by Stephen Greenblatt in order to describe the process of crafting one’s identity and public role according to social norms. Greenblatt relates how, in the Renaissance era, the nobility was instructed to dress in expensive clothing, to be educated in art, literature, sports, and other culturally determined noble exercises, … Continue reading Symbols of royal self-fashioning: the badge
Fortune favours the bold, but can they hold on to success once they reach it? Fame, fortune and influence can come quickly and unexpectedly in times of fast technological development! Every day the Internet’s unprecedented reach assists in raising Social Media Monarchs, Blog Wizards, Artistic Geniuses or Political “Passionados” from obscurity into the light of … Continue reading Full introduction: ACT LIKE A PRINCE – a handy guide to noble manners.
I’m happy to announce that I’m nearly finished with my new book ACT LIKE A PRINCE – A handy guide to noble manners. This little book provides a useful mix of etiquette advice for specific situations as well as timeless instructions on good manners. The text also includes a collection of adages, tricks and reflections … Continue reading Act like a Prince – a handy guide to noble manners
H.S.H. Prince Freï will give a presentation at NSU (Nordic Summer University, theme: Performing Heterotopia) a conference on artistic research in Vilnius – Lithuania in March 2019. We are seeking an Aid-de-camp to serve as assistant to Prince Freï during the presentation and conference. The Aid-de-camp is an important position in the household of the royal person, … Continue reading Seeking an Aid-de-camp for a conference in Vilnius 7 – 10 March 2019
The Grand Monogram of H.S.H. Prince Freï combines the monogram with the personal motto: Le Printemps Retournera (Spring Returns) and the Princely Badge which is a crowned crocus. The Greater Monogram of H.S.H. Prince Freï is part of the symbolism of Princely self-fashioning. The lesser monogram is depicted as two mirroring letters “F” conjoined by … Continue reading Greater Monogram of H.S.H. Prince Freï of Lorenzburg
Here is a Coat of Arms for the Hager family of the micronational Grand Duchy of Hagersbourg. In a way this heraldic achievement is a canting arms, since Häger is the Swedish word for heron. The charge is somewhat inspired by the royal badge of Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII: Azure … Continue reading Coat of arms for the Grand Ducal family Hager of Hagersbourg
Sweden is plagued by wild fires this summer, and my micronation Lorenzburg is unbearably hot, so I compose a coat of arms Inspired by the weather. Today’s challenge is to make heraldry that radiates waves of heat and that uses only two tinctures: the obvious choice is red and gold. Being the reigning prince of … Continue reading Micronational heraldry on a searingly hot day!
We have instituted the hereditary office of the most exalted Lady/ Lord of the Ceremonial Fans – Comes Flabellorum. Here some background information from Wikipedia: “A flabellum (plural flabella), in Christian liturgical use, is a fan made of metal, leather, silk, parchment or feathers, intended to keep away insects from the consecrated Body and Blood … Continue reading Micronational hereditary office of Comes Flabellorum
Here is a heraldic exposition of the coats of arms of the members, spouses and issue of the Princely House von Fräähsen (Peacock) of Lorenzburg. … Continue reading Heraldry of the different members of the Princely family of Lorenzburg
We are delighted to raise our paternal cousins Viking and Nathalie to the rank of Earl and Countess within the realm of Lorenzburg. Their name shall be “Vingekalk” and their arms is a “canting” coat of arms displaying Gules a lidded cup in fields 1 and 4, and Azure a golden wing bordering against the … Continue reading Micronational Heraldry the Earl and Countess of Vingekalk (Winged Chalice)