Aristocracy

Addressing Titled Persons

Proper etiquette demanded not only seating persons by their rank, but addressing them correctly. If one not of the “manner born” managed to travel in the highest circles, one slip of the tongue could betray one’s formerly common social status. As owners of a grand house like Downton Abbey, the Earl and Countess of Grantham …

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Aristocracy Men

Ten Edwardian Dukes-a-Dining

Yesterday we were introduced to ten of Britain’s dukes, their fortunes, their family history, and their personal claims to game. But, let’s see how they stack up against their Edwardian counterparts, with a little help from Wikipedia, John Bateman’s book, The Acre-ocracy of England, and a 1907 edition of the Royal Blue Book.

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Aristocracy Men

Ten Dukes-a-Dining

From the Daily Mail: Dukes are just one rung down from royalty in the social pecking order and enjoy a special status way above the rank and file of the aristocracy. As peerages go, it’s the jackpot. Today, there are just 24 non-royal dukes in existence, down from a total of 40 in their Georgian …

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