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Why, in Merlin, do they refer to Uther as "my lord" Watch

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    The bloke isn't a lord, he's a king. Isn't the correct honorific "Your Majesty"?
    I need answers because it's been bugging me for ages.
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    (Original post by Heirio)
    The bloke isn't a lord, he's a king. Isn't the correct honorific "Your Majesty"?
    I need answers because it's been bugging me for ages.
    Same reason that they’re always eating tomatoes even though it’s supposed to be set before America was “discovered “
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Same reason that they’re always eating tomatoes even though it’s supposed to be set before America was “discovered “
    gosh darn it the inaccuracies!!
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    (Original post by Heirio)
    The bloke isn't a lord, he's a king. Isn't the correct honorific "Your Majesty"?
    I need answers because it's been bugging me for ages.
    Because the word 'majesty' only came into regular use in 'English' as an honorific to the King after the Norman invasion, ie from its French route.
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    Because the writing is dire.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Because the word 'majesty' only came into regular use in 'English' as an honorific to the King after the Norman invasion, ie from its French route.
    I'm happy to be corrected if I am mistaken, but I thought it was Henry VIII who introduced 'Your Majesty'.
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    (Original post by Heirio)
    The bloke isn't a lord, he's a king. Isn't the correct honorific "Your Majesty"?
    I need answers because it's been bugging me for ages.
    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Because the word 'majesty' only came into regular use in 'English' as an honorific to the King after the Norman invasion, ie from its French route.
    'Your Majesty' as a formal address actually dates from Henry VIII. Before that 'Highness' or 'Grace' had been in general use since around the twelfth century.
 
 
 
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