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Alexander Duff, 6th Earl of Fife, was made the First Duke of Fife on 24 April 1900: On 24 April 1900, Queen Victoria issued another Letters Patent by which she created for The 1st Duke of Fife the further dignities of Duke of Fife and Earl of Macduff, both in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and both with a special remainder that allowed these titles to ...


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On 7 December 1964, when the former Lord High Chancellor Reginald Manningham-Buller was created Viscount Dilhorne, of Greens Norton in the County of Northampton. He had originally been elevated to the peerage two years prior, as Baron Dilhorne, of Towcester in the County of Northampton, for his appointment to the Lord Chancellorship. This was also one of the ...


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17th Century Russian Nobility There were indeed numerous ranks within the nobility: boyars okol'nichie dumnye dvoriane In general, Wikipedia's Russian nobility is instructive though it focusses on the 19th century. However, it does describe circumstances where nobility (formalized status of nobility, that is) could be granted, such as by Imperial grant or ...


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Under Feudalism, nobles are everyone who is a tenant-in-chief of the sovereign. That status requires both satisfaction of mutual obligations (viz. The noble has right to property income from a fief(s), in return for feudal duties typically fulfilled as labour, often military service) and good behaviour. Whatever the legal apparatus, upon conviction of any &...


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