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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

English Nobility

If you've ever been confused about English nobility and all those dukes and earls. Hop on over to read Shannon Donnally's post here. Apparently, it started with William the Conqueror who landed on England's shores in 1066 and brought with him French/Norman traditions.

You can read more about English history here

Members of the Royal Family and Nobility
Ranking of British Nobility


2 comments:

So many books, so little time said...

Oooh will need to nip over and have a wee nose!

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Joanne said...

I admit it gets darn confusing. Check out Rosalind Adam's blog - Writing in the Rain. She lives in Leicester, England and I guess they've unearthed Richard III's grave - supposedly getting it confirmed that it's really him. lots of English excitement and mystery surrounding it all.