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Q: Social Class Regency England ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Social Class Regency England
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: smoochmachine-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 29 Sep 2006 09:53 PDT
Expires: 29 Oct 2006 08:53 PST
Question ID: 769486
What is the ranking of importance within British Regency Aristocracy
from King down: i.e. Where do they fit?  Duke, Baron, Viscount, Lord,
Subject: Re: Social Class Regency England
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 29 Sep 2006 10:33 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Smoochmachine, 

Here is the order of British nobility


Prince and Princess
Duke and Duchess 

Fact Monster

?The five British peerage ranks in order of seniority are duke,
marquess, earl, viscount and baron.?

?Peer's wife and children are granted the use of certain titles,
depending upon the rank of  the peer.?

?Eldest sons (heirs) of earls, marquesses, and dukes are allowed to
adopt their father's next-highest title as a courtesy, which they use
in every way as if it were a "real" peerage?

Read more here:

?An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preeminence (hereditary or
acquired), given to persons by virtue of rank, office, achievement, or
privilege, or as a mark of respect. Title may be classified as those
of : A. Sovereignty, attached to hereditary rank and office, and
grouped as (1) higher- Emperor, Tsar, Kaiser, King, Sultan, Shah,
Mikado (2) lower, Grand Duke, Duke, Prince. B. Nobility, attached to
hereditary rank irrespective of office, and grouped as (1) Greater ?
Prince, Duke, Marquis, Count, Earl, Viscount, Baron; (2) Lesser ?
Baron, Knight, Chevalier, Ritter, Caballero, Esquire , Noble.? 
Webster?s New International Dictionary 1943 ?

Search terms:
British  titles of nobility 

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
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