The British aristocracy

Did you know that the British hereditary aristocracy is still around?

I had thought it had mostly died out, since the British government has handed out so few important hereditary titles during the last 75 years (and so few of any kind during the last 40).

But, no, the hereditary aristocracy still exists, though considerably less powerful and wealthy than it once was (this book details why). If you are interested in which peerages are still active:

Dukes
Marquesses
Earls
Viscounts
Barons

Advertisements

One Response to “The British aristocracy”

  1. Spillmann Says:

    Whither the German Barons?

    Baron von Spielmann?

Comments are closed.


%d bloggers like this: