Posted by Barbara on June 27, 1997 at 00:07:02:
In reply to Re: Peerage posted by Carolyn on June 26, 1997 at 08:09:28
] ] I actually thought that the monarch could create titles right up to and including Dukedoms (which I _think_ is the highest). The Duke of Marlborough, for example, got that title because of service in the wars of the Spanish Succession. The title would _then_ be inherited, but it had to be created at _some_ point.
] The most famous "new" title to come about in the Regency was that of the Duke of Wellington.
But doesn't a Duke have to have some royal blood? I believe so.
] He was awarded the title for his victories on the Pennisula Wars, but he worked his way up from Sir, to Viscount to Duke.
] In the end, he outranked his older brother who was an Earl.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.