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His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Terry I
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Official coronation photograph
Emperor of Austensia
Reign:
20 September 2008 - 16 February 2010
Predecessor: Throne Established
Successor: Esmond III
Personal Information
Birth name: Terry Austen
Born: 16 May 1961 (age 50)

HIM Emperor Terry I, now known as Sir Terry Austen, KCJ (born Terry Roy Austen on 16 May 1961), was the first Emperor of Austenasia and is the father of Pope Alexander II and the former Midget Master Caroline III. He was declared Emperor on 20 September 2008 by the Austenasian Declaration of Independence, and ruled until his sudden abdication on 15 February 2010 took legal effect a day afterwards.

Early Life[]

Emperor Terry was born on 16 May 1961 in Coulsdon to David and Bette Austen. He was the younger brother of three sisters (Their Imperial Highnesses the Princesses Christine, Pauline and Julie). In 1989, he married Empress Margaret, and in 1994 they had their fist child: Crown Prince Jonathan. In 1998 Emperor Terry had another child, Princess Caroline. The family moved house in January 2004 to Wrythe, the current Imperial Residence.

In September 2008, the family considered declaring independence from the United Kingdom on the basis of national self-determination - as a family unit, they could be said to have a shared culture and ancestry, technically grounds for being a national group. Terry was declared Emperor, and officially acsended to the Throne on 20 September 2008, the date on which the Empire of Austenasia declared independence.

Emperor of Austenasia[]

Emperor Terry was the head of a constitutional monarchy in which the Emperor had the ability to hold substantial power. Despite this, Emperor Terry was happy to allow the Prime Minister to be the real leader of the nation, rarely excercising any non-ceremonial powers and always granting Imperial Consent to Acts as long as they had been passed by Parliament - in short, Emperor Terry was happy to be a constitutional, if not ceremonial, monarch.

Using his own personal income he helped the country to stay strong during an economic depression, as well as encouraging the maintaining of democracy throughout the Empire, and even once personally entered conflict in the defence of Austenasia during the Skirmish of the Treasury - so far the only Austenasian Monarch to have led the Army into combat.

Abdication[]

On 15 February 2010, Emperor Terry announced that he wanted no more to do with the running of the country and that he was abdicating. Although the announcement was made purely on the spur of the moment, an abdication is irreversible. He was succeeded by the 2nd in Line to the Throne, Dark Lord Esmond.

Post-abdication life[]

After his abdication, Emperor Terry kept the title of "Sir" despite losing all Austenasian heraldic and noble titles, as he had been appointed a Knight Grand Commander of the Holy Military Order of St. Polycarpus by Niels I of Flandrensis.

Sir Terry now lives in a quiet retirement from the Imperial throne, and spends his time gardening or with his dogs.

During the Austenasian Civil War that his abdication ultimately caused, Sir Terry expressed personal support for Princess Caroline early on in the conflict. However, he later declared himself neutral and voted to Abstain on the Austenasian Monarchical Referendum.

He was appointed a Knight Companion of the Glorious Order of St. John in the 2010 Independence Day Honours.

Personal Information[]

Sir Terry is a Christian Methodist and has interests in golf, fishing, cars, and dogs. He owns two bullmastiffs, Rose and Edd, and named the Order of the Bullmastiff after them.

He holds two jobs, one as a self-employed gardener, and another as a dog breeder.

He is a firm believer in social equality and is strongly opposed to fascism, nationalism and many right-wing ideologies.

In popular culture[]

Sir Terry (while still Emperor) starred in Cool Barbie, the ATP's flagship sci-fi series. As well as voicing the Royal Guards, he also played Ken the Elder, a human leader/protector of the toys' kingdoms, both roles in Cool Barbie IV.



Terry I, Emperor of Austenasia
House of Austen
Born: 16 May 1961 Living
Preceded by:
Throne Established
Emperor of Austenasia
20 September 2008 - 16 February 2010
Succeeded by:
HIM Emperor Esmond III
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