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A '''duke''' is the senior rank in the [[England|English]] [[peerage]]. The word is derived from the [[Latin]] ''dux'', meaning leader: thus [[William the Bastard]] was titled as ''Ducis Normannorum et regis Anglorum'' -- Duke or senior man of Normandy and King of England. The premier dukedom is Cornwall, but that is an appenage of the [[Crown]]; the first non-[[royal]] dukedom was granted in 1351 to Henry, Earl of Lancaster, Derby, Lincoln and Leicester; the premier surviving non-royal dukedom is Norfolk, first created in 1397.<br>
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In [[Scotland]], David, son of [[Robert I]], became Duke of Rothesay in 1398 but the premier non-royal dukedom extant is that of Hamilton, created in 1599.<br>
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No [[Ireland|Irish]] dukedom remains from [[period]].
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==Dukes in the SCA==
 
==Dukes in the SCA==
 
In the [[SCA]] this title is awarded to someone who has completed a [[reign]] over a [[kingdom]] two or more times. The ducal [[coronet]] displays [[strawberry]] leaves and dukes are permitted to have a [[ducal coronet]] on their [[arms]]. The [[honorific]] for a duke is "Your Grace".
 
In the [[SCA]] this title is awarded to someone who has completed a [[reign]] over a [[kingdom]] two or more times. The ducal [[coronet]] displays [[strawberry]] leaves and dukes are permitted to have a [[ducal coronet]] on their [[arms]]. The [[honorific]] for a duke is "Your Grace".

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