[LMB] CVA - Chapter Twenty-One

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 15 04:54:58 BST 2013

> From: Robert Woodward <robertaw at drizzle.com>

> On Apr 14, 2013, at 12:46 AM, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> > I'm interested in the terms used: ?it was like a
> > roll-call of the old Council of Counts. ?It?s a complete set.
> > A complete set of seal-daggers from all sixty Counts-palatine in existence a
> > hundred years back.? 
> > ... so, the OLD Council of Counts? All sixty counts who were in
> > existence a century before? Does that mean that sixty stays constant,
> > but the actual surnames change? 

> If Count's choice goes to a son-in-law (or perhaps daughter's son), the surname could easily change. 

Some of those daggers might be worth even more if they belonged to
an extinct family, since there'd be no more of that seal made?

> > And what's a 'count-palatine' in this context?
> You must had missed the discussion last year. Wikipedia has two articles of interest. The first is on counts palatine in general: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_palatine>. But what I think is meant is the English usage as shown in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_palatine.

The usage in that way rather implies that there were counts-NOT-palatine as well. 


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