Saturday, June 25, 2011

British Titles for Sale

Read this fascinating article about how various British titles are being sold off. As much as I am wary of British nobility, I am curious as to what it is like to have these titles in the modern world, especially since multiple tiles are currently or will be on sale soon, including " Lordship of Elrington in Northumberland, Lordship of Showell in Oxfordshire...Lordship of Grateley in Hampshire" and "Lordship of the Manor of Manaton." This last one was apparently the inspiration behind the Sherlock mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles."
Manor of Manaton could easily become one of those touristy places, where mostly non-British people come to see the house from the Hound of the Baskervilles.

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