Understanding the Aristocracy

Understanding the Aristocracy

Laura Frey interviews Tom Chamberlayne Macdonald about Aristocratic Titles and their meaning. In the episodes below you will understand how a Duchess receives her title, and how Sir Alan Sugar became a Lord.

The Kings and Queens of England a quick guide to remembering their Order of Succession.

Willie, Willie, Harry Stee, Harry, Dick, John, Harry three;
One, two, three Neds, Richard two
Harrys four, five, six... then who?
Edwards four, five, Dick the bad,
Harrys twain VII VIII[7] and Ned the Lad; Mary, Bessie, James the Vain, Charlie, Charlie, James again...
William and Mary, Anna Gloria, Four Georges I II III IV, William and Victoria
Edward seven next, and then
George the fifth in 1910;
Ned the eighth soon abdicated
Then George the sixth was coronated;
After which Elizabeth
And that's the end until her death.

Kings & Queens

Kings & Queens

Laura and Tom discuss Kings and Queens, how they inherit, primogeniture, and the role of a Prince Regent

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Dukes

Dukes

How did Camilla Parker Bowles become the Duchess of Cornwall?

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Marquess

Marquess

How does one address a Marquess?

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Earl

Earl

How would you address Earl Spencer if you had to write to him?

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Viscount

Viscount

Yes it's a title, not a biscuit!

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Lord

Lord

The difference between some Lords and others. What made Sir Alan Sugar become Lord Sugar?

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Baronet

Baronet

The most complicated of them all.... Laura Frey explains..................

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