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Re: New Peerage?
Poster: email@example.com (Ed Hopkins)
> All right. I have a question. Why about Court Barons/esses? Why not
> this over to being the title of the Peerage? I've always thought of the
> Court Baron/ess thing as mainly a thing where the Crown said, "You're the
> kind of nifty person we need, but you don't fit in any Peerage criteria".
> Or, am I completely off-base here?
I like the concept of Court Baron as currently instituted a lot more than
I like the title. It's my understanding that, when the phrase "Court
Baron" was used in the Period, the word "Baron" was the adjective in the
phrase; that is, "Court Baron" was the term for something like what we
call "Baronial Court", except lighter on the awards and heavier on
judging disagreements on the Baron's lands.
But I don't like using "Marquis" as proposed on this thread either;
I would like that to be used as an equivalent to "Margrave".
(in no danger of getting such a title)
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
And of thir fair wlonkes, tua weddit war with lordis,
Ane wes ane wedow, I wis, wantoun of laitis.
"The tretis of the twa mariit women and the wedo"
William Dunbar (1460?-1520?)
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