The United Kingdom Yorkshire also known as The United Kingdom of Yorkshire and The Tykes is a micronation with an absolute monarchy government currently composed of one city and nine other territories. The United Kingdom Of Yorkshire is located in Huddersfield (Yorkshire), Wakefield (Yorkshire) and Vienna (Austria) with King Thomas I of House Halstead living at the Royal Residence. The nation was founded on 28th February 2019 after the merging of The Kingdom of Yorkshire and The Kingdom of The Tykes. It's current claimed territory is around 1.1 Acres and has a population of 9 citizens, all of whom live in the claimed territories. It is solely run by an absolute monarchy. The United Kingdom of Yorkshire's form of government is an Absolute monarchy, defined by the Declaration of Independence under international law. The current King is Thomas I of House Halstead, who has ruled the kingdom since it was founded. All citizens speak Broad Yorkshire or Northern Standard English, with other Germanic languages being recognised as minority languages.
After declaring independence, King Thomas I decided it was time to finally give Traditional Broad Yorkshire its own nation to belong to, free from external influence and the grip of globalisation. As a result of this, the much older variety of Broad Yorkshire now has official micronation status as an official language and can be preserved for the years to come and can begin to flourish once again.
Before the declaration, Traditional Broad Yorkshire was considered endangered and had been watered down throughout the centuries due to the increase of globalisation. As a result of this, our language slowly became a mere dialect and in recent times had been removed from schools and is considered by most to be classed as Yorkshire slang.
The traditional form of Broad Yorkshire has varying degrees of intelligibility with the Standard varieties of English and its roots lie in Old English and Old Norse. Traditional Broad Yorkshire can be split into the North Riding, East Riding and West Riding dialects but they are now united as one nation.
Now with the United Kingdom of Yorkshire behind it, the veil of oppression has been lifted and Traditional Broad Yorkshire will once again be allowed to flourish.
-King Thomas I of House Halstead (King of The United Kingdom of Yorkshire)
-Lord J. of House Halstead (Wairden of The North, Right Honourable)
-Lady A. of House Halstead
-Queen Elisabeth I of House Kaiser
-Lord D. of House Clayton (Advisor of The King, Right Honourable)
-Sir A. of House Stephenson (Knight of The Realm)
-Mr D. of House Thomas (Right Honourable)
List of Honours/Titles
A citizen is legally allowed to be awarded recognised honours and titles throughout the realm, these titles are awarded as follows:
-Lord and Lady (of The Realm)
-Sir Knight and Dame Knightess (of The Realm)
-The Right Honourable (Member of The Royal Court)
These are permanent honourary titles which are awarded to deserving citizens who excel in service(s) to others, The Realm and to the King.
Other titles include:
-Lord Wairden of the North
- Advisor of The King
-Lord of The King's Guard
These aren't permanent titles and they can only be given to the highest members of The Royal Court.
All citizens who bear an honourary title are officially entitled to a coat of arms.
The official currency of The United Kingdom of Yorkshire is known as Brass.
Other officially recognised currencies are the Pound Sterling and the Euro.
The United Kingdom of Yorkshire is a nation of peace, respect and neutrality and is looking to reach out to other micronations to form alliances across the globe.
The United Kingdom of Yorkshire is a member of the United Micronations Organisation and the Micronation Treaty Organization (MTO)
There are currently two celebrated national holidays:
28th February - Independence Day
1st August - Yorkshire Day
Message From The King (Important)
Our Kingdom is not only set up with a serious purpose in mind, but also to have fun and raise awareness in the process. It doesn't matter about titles or bloodlines, each and every citizen is greatly valued no matter where you're from or what you look like and you can always find a home within our global community. By being a part of our Kingdom, you're a part of a tight-knit community. Yes, I may be the King, but that doesn't make me any more or any less equal to any of our citizens. I am simply a leader and it's my job to not only look after, but also to listen to all of our citizens and protect our small community in the process. We are all leaders and protectors of our realm. To my citizens, just as you serve me, I serve each and every one of you. Now, let us forge out our community from the elements and the spirit which flows through our bodies.
"N' matter wat, owl'll bi reyt!" - (No matter what happens, everything will be fine)
-King Thomas I