Titles of the Realm

monarchs

Kingdom
1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head.

Sovereign
–noun
1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler.
2. a person who has sovereign power or authority.

Monarchy
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
Compare to:
absolute monarchy (a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution. )
limited monarchy (a monarchy that is limited or restrained by laws or a constitution)

2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
Definition: kingship
Synonyms: command, crown, kingdom, sovereignty, throne

Nobility
1. the noble class or the body of nobles in a country.
2. (in Britain) the peerage.
3. the state or quality of being noble.
4. nobleness of mind, character, or spirit; exalted moral excellence.
5. grandeur or magnificence.
6. noble birth or rank.
Definition: aristocracy; eminence
Synonyms: dignity, elevation, elite, ennoblement, exaltation, excellence, generosity, gentry, glorification, grandeur, greatness, high society, honor, illustriousness, incorruptibility, integrity, loftiness, magnanimity, magnificence, majesty, nobleness, patricians, peerage, royalty, ruling class, society, stateliness, sublimity, superiority, upper class, uprightness, virtue, worthiness

Aristocracy
1. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, esp. the hereditary nobility.
2. a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class.
3. government by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
4. a governing body composed of those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
5. any class or group considered to be superior, as through education, ability, wealth, or social
prestige.
Definition: privileged class, government
Synonyms: elite, gentility, gentry, haut monde, high society, nobility, noblesse, patricians, patriciate, peerage, society, upper class, upper crust

Gentry
1. wellborn and well-bred people.
2. (in England) the class below the nobility.
3. an upper or ruling class; aristocracy.
4. those who are not members of the nobility but are entitled to a coat of arms, esp. those owning
large tracts of land.
5. ( used with a plural verb ) people, esp. considered as a specific group, class, or kind: The polo
crowd doesn’t go there, but these hockey gentry do.
6. the state or condition of being a gentleman.
Definition: nobility
Synonyms: aristocracy, high society, upper class

Peerage
1. the body of peers of a country or state.
2. the rank or dignity of a peer.
3. a book listing the peers and giving their genealogies.
Definition: privileged class, government
Synonyms: elite, gentility, gentry, haut monde, high society, nobility, noblesse, patricians, patriciate, peerage, society, upper class, upper crust

Medevil Times

Knight –

Squire – (Knight in Training, arms bearer, heads a small villiage) –

Page – (attends a Knight, asst Squire)

Page (servant)

A page or page boy is a traditionally young male servant, sometimes also called a bowitt.

Medevil Page -served, cleaned and his Lord could begin his combat training at 7 years of age, could become a squire at 14 and a Knight at 21

Similar pages served in castles, and great houses fetching things and running messages for aristocrats and royalty. These boys were often the scions of other great families who were learning the ropes of the manorial system by watching and learning. Their residence in the house served as a goodwill gesture between the two families involved and helped them gain political contacts for their adult lives

Modern Day Page – Boys of humble background might also gain a similar place in a great house. According to the International Butler Academy, these pages were apprentice footmen. Unlike the hall boys, who did heavy work, these pages performed light odd jobs and were liveried when the aristocrat was entertaining.
Title Female Equivalent Address as
Knight / Baron Lady (Dame) Sir Hubert and Lady Middleberg
Baron Baroness Lord and Lady Middleberg
Viscount Viscountess Lord and Lady Middleberg
Earl Countess Lord and Lady Middleberg
Marquess Marchioness Lord and Lady Middleberg
Duke Duchess His Grace, Lord Middleberg and Her Grace, Lady Middleberg

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