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Buying a title

Subject: Buying a title
From: (Denise Thorpe)
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 96 18:57:46 PDT
On Monday, Stephen Brook explained:

> If you are interested, you could buy yourself the title 'Lord/Lady of the 
> or some other minor title of nobility. These are readily available (totally
> legally) where the title is currently defunct in a particular area. They do
> not give you any real powers (you do *not* get a seat in the House of
> Lords, the UK's Upper House!!)

Darn.  A cable station here recently showed either the House of Lords or 
Commons, I don't know which, in action.  It was hysterical!  They heckled 
each other unmercifully.

> but sometimes you get to exercise
> ancient privileges.

Like the right of first night?  ;-)

Denise Thorpe

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