[LMB] Marrying out of Vor

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Dec 3 23:55:56 GMT 2014


On Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:58:50 -0500, "Paula Lieberman" <paal at filker.org>
wrote:

>I think of Heyer novels, where Lady So-and-So marries plain Mister Whoever. 
>Their children are of the aristocracy, but not the nobility.  Some of 
>Heyer's lead male characters were plain Misters, and not Lord or Sir 
>Whoevers--related to nobles and baronets and such and part of the Society 
>due to male descendance or the wife's title, but if the descendants did not 
>marry back into the nobility, they turned into e.g. the familes such as the 
>Heyer heorines who were second or third cousins of nobility, and in 
>semi-genteel poverty and social obsurity.

Even today, the offspring of a life peer may call themself "The
Honourable xxx", but that's all.
-- 

Marc

There are no violent gangs fighting over aspirin territories. 
-- Harry Browne (Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party)


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