Baronet

related topics
{son, year, death}
{@card@, make, design}
{church, century, christian}
{law, state, case}
{area, part, region}
{work, book, publish}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{rate, high, increase}
{government, party, election}
{household, population, female}
{land, century, early}
{mi², represent, 1st}

Count & Countess

Baronet & Baronetess

A baronet (traditional abbreviation Bart, modern abbreviation Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a hereditary baronetcy awarded by the British Crown. The practice of awarding baronetcies was originally introduced in England and Ireland by James I of England in 1611 in order to raise funds, and is now practically obsolete as hereditary honours are generally no longer recommended.

A baronetcy is the only hereditary honour which is not a peerage; baronets are commoners. A baronet is styled "Sir" like a knight, but ranks above all knighthoods except for the Order of the Garter and the Order of the Thistle. A baronetcy is not a knighthood and the recipient does not receive an accolade.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Lady Margaret Beaufort
Umberto II of Italy
Duke of Norfolk
Eugénie de Montijo
Mary of Burgundy
Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
Robert II of France
Agrippa I
Jens Immanuel Baggesen
Alphonse Daudet
Mary Tudor, Queen of France
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Birger jarl
Abigail Adams
Diane de Poitiers
George Cavendish (writer)
Neustria
Mitford family
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
Thomas Francis, 1st Prince of Carignano
Matsuo Bashō
Paul Claudel
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Marie de' Medici
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Felix Yusupov
Queen Silvia of Sweden
Berenice (daughter of Herod Agrippa I)
William Quiller Orchardson
Elizabeth Gaskell