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Tue Sep 13 20:15:56 BST 2011
PG> On Wed, 8/3/11, Peter Granzeau wrote:
PG> For instance, until King Henry VII in England the king
PG> was "Your Grace".
"Your Grace" is a Duke. Which makes me wonder, at what point did those guys put being King of England before being Duke of Normandy?
FYI the English crown retains a bit of Normandy: while John Lackland lost most of Normandy in 1204, the islands of Guernsey and Jersey stayed in English hands. As a result the monarch of England is, in regards to these islands, the Duke of Normandy as well. I guess that's where the "your Grace" comes from.
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