The Supreme Collegium
In Britain, the august body of the Supreme Collegium met afterwards, and at times selected other High Kings. Thus, in 415 it selected Constantinus the Just to rule them, because the Roman Empire had again grown weak and selfish, abandoning the good folk of isle to the barbarians. The Collegium’s choices have always been respected as the legal rulers of the island.
The council was originally composed of the most distinguished people from all the British tribes and Roman institutions. Eventually, the number of seats was settled at 28, one for each of the Great Cities of Britain. Over time, the right to hold such a seat changed in various places. In some holdings it became the inheritance of one family or was appointed by the local leader, while in others the Legate was still selected from among the leading men of the land. The Supreme Collegium is subject only to itself. It is a legal political body and must conform strictly to its traditional rules to perform its function. The Collegium must meet whenever a new High King has to be selected, or whenever at least 15 of its 28 members decide mutually to meet. All members must be notified of the meeting six months in advance. Whoever attends the meeting may vote, but no proxies are allowed. All the other official proper procedures must be fulfilled, but when the result of the vote is announced, the results are permanent and the successful candidate reigns as High King for the rest of his life. Success requires that 3/4 of the attending members of the Collegium vote to elect someone as High King.
Seats of the Collegium in the Anarchy Period
|Bridge on the Cam||Count||destroyed||N/A||Huntland||Saxons|
|City of Legions||Duke||vacant||N/A||Cheshire||N/A|
|St. Albans||Archbishop||?||?||St. Albans||British Church|
Original Seats in the Collegium
|Bridge on the Cam||Count||Huntland|
|City of Legions||Duke||Cheshire|
|St. Albans||Archbishop||St. Albans|