Their Noble Lordships
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Their Noble Lordships

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Published by Faber and Faber .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nobility,
  • Great Britain

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7855820M
ISBN 10057111069X
ISBN 109780571110698

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Their Noble Lordships: Class and Power in Modern Britain Hardcover – August 1, by Simon Winchester (Author) › Visit Amazon's Simon Winchester Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Cited by: 1.   The book was actually challenged for publication by peers who did not want to be “exposed” while others championed the cause. Winchester deftly explores the subject mining anecdotes such as the necessity for the ultra-wealthy in Scotland to eat their porridge standing up and also to serve their cheese with a scoop rather than a knife.4/5. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Their Noble Lordships: The Hereditary Peerage Today by Simon Winchester (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Buy a cheap copy of Their Noble Lordships book by Simon Winchester. Free shipping over $ of the are also some curious effects that follow enoblement."Those who carry a title as a consequence of their birth are not in one single case as distinguished in any field as was the first holder of the title; in every single case they /5(3).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Winchester, Simon. Their noble lordships. New York: Random House, © (OCoLC) Document Type.   The Hardcover of the Their Noble Lordships: The Hereditary Peerage Today by Simon Winchester at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Barnes & Noble Press. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More.3/5(1). A gallimaufry of oddities and a treasure house of material for the aspirant bore""—so Winchester describes Burke's Peerage, and the words might serve for his own slighter summary of the state of the British hereditary (as opposed to mere lifetime) peers. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: map, portraits ; 23 cm: Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

I lived in the UK about the time Noble Lordships was published, and had hoped the book would provide a bit of clarity on the peerage. Instead, I was often cringing on behalf of some of the peers--an unusual experience for a DAR applicant!--because of the author's off-putting tone and his evident pride in tricking peers into sharing family Reviews:   , p. I am of an age and political bent that makes me fairly dismissive of aristocracy and I bridle at deference demanded on the basis of birth or wealth alone. On the other hand, I must admit a sneaking fascination, tinged with horrified . Their Noble Lordships: How to Tell a Duke From an Earl And Other Mysteries Solved The book was actually challenged for publication by peers who did not want to be “exposed” while others championed the cause. Winchester deftly explores the subject mining anecdotes such as the necessity for the ultra-wealthy in Scotland to eat their 5/5(10). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Their Noble Lordships: Class and Power in Modern Britain by Simon Winchester (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!