Some nobles are
more senior than others. To help differentiate the seniority of nobleman, a rank
system has been developed of the years. When researching history, it is usually
helpful to understand this system. The aim of this article is to give you a
basic understand of the system in England.
The below table is a list of the ranks, in both the masculine and feminine forms, with an example. It is in descending order of seniority.
|Duke||Duchess||Duke of Suffolk|
|Marquess||Marchioness||Marquess of Granby|
|Earl||Countess||Earl of Leicester|
|Viscount||Viscountess||Viscount Horatio Nelson|
|Baron||Baroness||Baron Grey of Groby|
|Baronet||Dame||Sir _____________ Bt|
By Thomas J Williams