Peerages

Some articles on peerages:

List Of Peerages Inherited By Women
... In the peerages of the British Isles, most titles have traditionally been created for men and with remainder to male heirs ... women who have inherited titles with the British peerages ...
Stormont - Peerages
... Viscount of Stormont, title in the Peerage of Scotland. ...
Jack Dromey - Donation Scandals - Cash For Peerages
... On 15 March 2006, in the Cash for Peerages scandal, Dromey spoke of not being aware, despite being party treasurer, of £3.5 million loaned to the ...
Edith Abney-Hastings, 12th Countess Of Loudoun - Peerages
... On 19 October that year, she and her sister, Viscountess St Davids, petitioned the Committee for Privileges for the baronies of Botreaux, Hungerford, de Moleyns, Hastings (de Hastings) and Hastings (de Hungerford), which were abeyant between them and their other sister, Lady Flora, since the death of the 11th Earl ... They also petitioned for the baronies of Strange (de Knockyn) and Stanley as descendants of the last holder, Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby ...
Cash For Honours - Background
... Historically, hereditary peerages were awarded to members of the landowning aristocracy and royal favourites ... In the late 19th century, peerages began to be awarded to industrialists with increasing frequency ... In the second half of the 20th century the granting of hereditary peerages, other than to members of the Royal Family, virtually ceased, giving way to life peerages, which have been granted since the passing of the ...