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The Titled

Dear Readers,

There were two orders of the titled during the Regency period. One was the Peerage, which included the dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons (ranked in order).  The second titled group, who were not considered Peers, were the baronets and knights, who were always addressed as “Sir.”

Together with bishops and archbishops of the church, the Peers composed the House of Lords.

Titles were almost always passed from father to eldest son, but if no son was born into that family, then often  the title would end, or else it was passed to the next oldest male in the direct line of descent.




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