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|Why stop at a Baronetcy?
Written by Rae
(10/31/2008 6:03 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Re: Wentworth being made a Baronet, penned by Rachel G
There are several examples of men from relatively humble backgrounds - by which I mean gentry rather than aristocracy - becoming Lords as a result of naval service. The most obvious is, of course, Nelson, who was the son of a parson, but others include Edward Pellew who became Viscount Exmouth and who I have always thought might have been the 'Lord St Ives' whose company Sir Walter so resented!
However, most of these men were a generation above Wentworth, and had longer careers.
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