[LMB] Titles

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Wed Sep 14 00:08:18 BST 2011


At 03:15 PM 9/13/2011, Harimad wrote:
>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.

I believe it was Henry VII who first became "Your Majesty" instead of "Your Grace".  Note that he was the first non-Plantagent Kind of England.


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