Kingdom of Suleland
The Kingdom of Suleland
|Motto: Tota pulchra es, Maria (English: Thou art all fair, Mary).|
|Location||Estates and woodland in Battle, East Sussex.|
|King Sebastian I|
|Legislature||King Sebastian I|
|November 11, 2021|
|7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)|
|Currency||Sulean Punt (de jure)|
Great British Pound (de facto)
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time|
Suleland, officially the Kingdom of Suleland, is a European micronation located in Battle, East Sussex. The country was founded by an Englishman named Finlay Stovell, declared King Sebastian I, in late 2021 and was created in order to create a place for traditional Catholics to be independent of the so-called "atheist" English state.
The founder of Grýttlund had always been interested in nations, and experimented with a micronation called the Kingdom (also Tsardom, and Republic, as respective points in time) of Onoland. This lasted from 2016-2019, but became defunct due to the lack of interest. During the third lockdown enforced by the United Kingdom, he came to the conclusion that to fill time, he would create a successor nation, which became Grýttlund.
On the 9th of January, 2021, King Edmund I (formerly King Louis I) released a declaration publicly in Grýttonic, proclaiming nationhood under the name 'Stoffulas'. This proclaimed that Grýttlund (Stoffulas) was an independent nation, and also affirmed the regency of the House of Stovell. The formal coronation of King Edmund I has been put on a standby, as it requires the Nǣrþanhýrst Eorlþ to partake, but to avoid COVID related injuries, it shall wait.
The flag of the Kingdom of Suleland is a cross flag, containing a cruciform of navy blue, on top of a field of a white. This flag takes inspiration from two Kingdoms: England and Sussex. It used the shape of the flag of England, the nation that Suleland seceded from. It uses the colours of the flags of Sussex. It is also representative of the Catholicity of the country, which is evident from the Cross shape.
The national identity of Grýttlund is the Anglo-Saxon culture and heritage in which the whole society is based on. It takes several elements of their mythology, tales, and every day actions, as a foundation for Grýttonic life. For example, jewellery worn by the King during ceremonies is similar to that of an Anglo-Saxon king. Mead is the national drink, which is commonly drunk out of horns.
Religion and Spirituality
Grýttlund is, by law, a Roman Catholic state. While this is the state religion, the vast majority of citizens are agnostic, or deistic. It follows Catholic moral teaching, in law, about how a country should be run.
This is list of holidays often celebrated in Grýttlund.
|Circumcision of Our Lord||1 January||Holy Day of Obligation|
|Epiphany||6 January||Holy Day of Obligation|
|His Majesty's Birthday||20 January||Birthday of His Majesty King Sebastian I|
|Easter||changeable||Holy Day of Obligation|
|Ascension||changeable||Holy Day of Obligation|
|Corpus Christi||changeable||Holy Day of Obligation.|
|SS. Peter and Paul||29 June||Holy Day of Obligation|
|Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary||15 August||Holy Day of Obligation|
|All Saints||1 November||Holy Day of Obligation|
|The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary||8 December||Not a Holy Day of Obligation in Grýttlund.|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Holy Day of Obligation|
Government and Politics
The Kingdom of Grýttlund is based off of the same form of government as the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms were. The most powerful, and important, member of society is the King (Cynintt) - who has the power to rule over the whole Kingdom. Below him are the Earls (Eorlþ). They are appointed by the King. In the third tier of society are the Thanes (Þegns), whom own some land but are under submission to an Earl, who submits to the King. Below are the peasants (ceorlðs), whom have no noble title, but are not homeless or owned. Unlike Anglo-Saxon England, there are no slaves owned in Grýttlund, due to insufficient population, and also base laws in the United Kingdom, along with the ethics of the Catholic faith.
The King rules, and has direct authority, over the whole Kingdom, including all Earldoms (Eorlþoms). The primary Earldom is Nǣrþanhýrst, who must be present at all royal ceremonies.
The kingdom does not follow male primogeniture in regards to Royal succession. During the life of a king, he will name his successor, which typically is his eldest son, however can be any member of the Kingdom. If a king does not name a successor, the throne instantly goes to his eldest son. If he does not have a son, the throne goes to the Earl of Nǣrþanhýrst.
Grýttlund is very open to public relations. They have public relations with the Commonwealth of Lazonesia, and also Graecia.