Does anyone know of a comprehensive reference guide for varying forms of address, for nobles and royalty, across the broad period and cultural swath of Europe, early middle ages through late renaissance? I'm loosely basing the milieu of my Nano project on early Anglo-Saxon Britain (although mixing-mashing Celt, Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Welsh....heh) and following a more Shakespearean guide. My MC is a prince, but "my lord" is all that is used for the princes. Not "highness" for prince, perhaps for king instead (a la Hamlet).* OTOH, I've simply used "my liege" for the king so far. I'm about 95% satisfied with how I'm doing it. But I started thinking that a single, comprehensive guide to these things would be extremely handy to have around, if such exists. *Actually I did a longer search through Hamlet just now, and "highness" is used only once, heh. For the king. But "majesty" is used a lot for the king. Shakespeare may have been writing for his own time period audience, as well. Plus, he plays on the word "majesty" some, even when not using the word as an address.