Difference between revisions of "Title"

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* A [[Lord]] as Lord
 
* A [[Lord]] as Lord
 
* A [[Knight]] is addressed as [[Sir]]
 
* A [[Knight]] is addressed as [[Sir]]
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* A [[Laurel]], [[Pelican]] or [[Master of arms]] is addressed as [[Master]] or [[Mistress]]
 
* A [[Count]] or [[Countess]] as Your Excellency
 
* A [[Count]] or [[Countess]] as Your Excellency
 
* A [[Duke]] or [[Duchess]] as Your Grace
 
* A [[Duke]] or [[Duchess]] as Your Grace

Revision as of 07:31, 23 December 2003

A title is a form of address appropriate to a particular person.

Examples:

Note that these are the conventional English versions. Many people prefer titles more appropriate to their persona.

Note also that medieval English kings were addressed as "Your Grace". "Your Majesty" is found in letters to King Henry VIII after about the time he broke with the Church of Rome (watch the gradual transition from "your grace" to "your highness" and "your majesty" in the letters addressed to Henry by his wives and daughters at http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letters.html). If you have examples of the use of "Your Majesty" before this time, please cite them here.