Aristocracy

The Peeress in Her Own Right

When I first began reading and writing historical romance, the most pressing topic was the proper usage of British titles. For example, you address a duke as “Your Grace” (or, as seen in Downton Abbey, “Duke” if you are of the same rank), the second, third, and so on sons of earls are the Honourable …

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Aristocracy

Kate Middleton and Heraldry

Heraldry, or Coat of Arms, are one of those forgotten, but very important perks of being to the “manner born” (or is it to the manor born?), so it is obvious why Michael Middleton, Kate’s father applied for one for the family! According to the Daily Mail: Coats of Arms came into being during medieval …

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