knighthoods and peerages
Posted by Laura W on July 08, 1998 at 15:44:22:
In response to Was it like now?, written by Ann on July 07, 1998 at 00:49:07
] Was this done in a similar manner to the way it is done today?--the PM nominates a list of people for honors. Is the current system the same one that was in place then, or is it more recent?
I am pretty sure that the basics were the same, except that in that time the sovereign had more of a say. People would still be recommended to the
PM (or he would nominate them himself), and he would present a list of suggestions to the monarch. But I think that it was still usual during the 19th century for the sovereign both to make his or her own suggestions, and to refuse others. IOW, he played a greater role and wasn't just a rubber stamp.
For example, shortly after George III acceded, he created several peers and elevated others (promises he had made before his accession). Probably George IV did the same when he became Regent.
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