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Authentic titles at a price.

BIRMINGHAM legal eagle Michael Baxendale stresses that there are legitimate organisations, such as e Manorial Society, which sell authentic titles. Scottish feudal baronries are still up for grabs, for example.

But the price is prohibitive. e Barony of MacDonald recently went up for sale for more than PS1 million.

A rarer, but still legitimate route to some kind of royalty is the Norman tradition of bestowing the title of Lord on farmers who worked the land. When those lords carved up the acres they cultivated, each smallholder was bestowed with the same title.

Anyone who can provide proof that they are living on one of those plots is in with a shout of becoming more than a mere commoner.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Apr 5, 2015
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