From present backwards into time here we go.
For a dear friend, I made a Silver Rapier scroll for his elevation given on June 8, 2019. Matthew Miller is the nom de plume of Ysmay that she uses for fencing. I went straight to our good friend George Silver for resource material and the play on words was for fun with a very Italian Queen and a very English subject.
The words are as follows:
O that men for their defence would but give their mind to practice the true fight indeed and learn to bear true British wards for their defence,and that those imperfect Italian devices with rapier and poniard would be clean cast aside save for the protection of Us and Our persons, King Ozurr and Queen Fortune, most giving, loving and trusting of Their subject Matthew Miller, though he be English, do say this day that therefore with the zealous and unfeigned love that We bear for his true knowledge of this noble science and the excellence of the rapier fight, do we induct Matthew Miller into the Order of the Silver Rapier on this eighth day of June, A.S. Fifty four at our Southern Region War Camp in our Barony of Carillion.
From George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defense
Words, calligraphy and illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
Illumination done in pen and ink on opaline vellum, which is a vegetable composite to replicate animal skin vellum.