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CD: Dods Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage…

CD: Dods Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland,…

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Accounts of the titled classes had hitherto been confined to those who possessed hereditary distinctions, omitting any reference to nearly one thousand officers in the colonial, diplomatic, military, naval, and civil service of the state. Bishops, Judges, Privy Councillors, and the different classes of Knights, enjoy distinctions which command universal respect, discharge functions of the highest dignity, and are in the daily habit of performing services to the State, on which the authority of England abroad and her security at home are mainly dependent; yet a complete collection of memoirs relating to those distinguished individuals remained unattempted till this publication made its first appearance. The introductory pages include illustrations of various insignia, an essay explaining the grounds for each claim to precedence, an article on the inferior titles of living peers, and a list of Her Majesty's Officers of Arms. Part One of this volume collects the following ten classes into one general dictionary, in which details are given of their titles, parentage and descent, ages, birthplaces, marriages, education, professions, residences, public services, offices, the occasions on which their titles were conferred, with numerous historical, personal, and professional details: The Peers, The Peeresses, The Bishops, The Baronets, The Scottish Judges, The Privy Council, The Knights of the Bath and of St. Michael and St. George, The Knights of the Order of the Star of India, and of the Indian Empire, The Knights Bachelor and Widows of Knights. Part Two of this volume contains several articles: The Sons, Daughters, etc. of Peers, Bearing Courtesy Titles; Modes of Addressing Letters; The Privy Council; and The Orders of Knighthood.

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