On the nobility of the British gentry, or the political ranks and dignities of the British Empire, compared with those on the Continent: for the use of foreigners in Great Britain and of Britons abroad; particularly of those who desire to be presented at foreign courts, to accept foreign military service, to be invested with foreign titles to be admitted into foreign orders, to purchase foreign property, or to intermarry with foreigners (Google eBook)
T. Hookham and Simpkin and Marshall, 1827 - Aristocracy (Social class) - 129 pages
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