Austenasian Nobles

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The system of Nobles in the Empire of Austenasia is a collection of mostly hereditary titles granted by the Monarch or Parliament which consists of Imperial Titles, Nobility and Peerages.

Before the implementation of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011 on 20 September 2011, Nobility held functions in local government and the military. From then until December 2015, all Nobles held purely honorary titles. However, since the passing of the Judiciary Act 2015 on 2 December, Nobles have been eligible (along with Representatives) to serve as judges in the high court of their respective duchy; this remains the only actual function of the titles.

Imperial Titles

The Monarch may make his/her husband, any of his/her sons, brothers, male cousins, uncles, sons-in-laws, nephews or male ascendants, or any male with the consent of the Prime Minister and all Archdukes of the Empire, a Caesar of Austenasia. Caesars may keep this status until their death (unless the Monarch revokes it or the Caesar relinquishes it), but it is not hereditary. Caesars will have the secondary title of Forename Nobilissimus Caesar, and (if they do not have so already) have the style of Imperial Highness.

—Article XI, Sections A and B of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011

The Monarch may make his/her wife, any of his/her sisters, nieces, or female ascendants, or any female with the consent of the Prime Minister and all Archdukes of the Empire, an Augusta of Austenasia. Augustae may keep this status until their death (unless the Monarch revokes it or the Augusta relinquishes it), but it is not hereditary. Augustae will have the secondary title of Forename Augusta, and (if they do not have so already) have the style of Imperial Highness.

—Article XI, Sections C and D of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011

Imperial Titles (in the context of Nobles) are comprised of two individual titles, Caesar and Augusta, bestowable by the Monarch since the passing of Act 124 (Imperial Powers) on 1 July 2010. The title of Caesar is the second highest in precedence that the Monarch can bestow, sometimes being referred to as "honorary deputy Emperor" during the Era of Mighty Imperium. The title of Augusta was declared on 20 September 2013 by Imperial Edict to come before that of Caesar in precedence, and so is the highest-ranking honour that the Monarch can bestow.

Caesars

Augustae

Nobility

Every Town shall have a Baron/Baroness; every Province shall have a Count/Countess; every Duchy shall have a Duke/Duchess; and every Region shall have an Archduke/Archduchess. These positions are collectively known as Nobility (singular: Landed Noble) ... A title of Nobility can only be granted and taken away by Parliament.

—Article XI, Sections E and J of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011

Each administrative division of the Empire has a Landed Noble, the plural of which is Nobility. This was established by Act 54 (Nobility) on 31 January 2009.

Archdukes and Archduchesses

  • Archduke of Britannia (Inner Austenasia before October 2015)
  1. HIM Emperor Terry I: 31 January 2009 - 16 February 2010
  2. HIM Emperor Jonathan I: 16 February 2010 - present
  • Archduke of Northern Austenasia (Outer Austenasia before October 2015)
  1. HIM Emperor Jonathan I: 21 February 2009 - present
  • Archduke/Archduchess of Germania
  1. HIH Princess Christine: 30 January 2016 - present
  • Archduke/Archduchess of Asia Minor
  1. HIH Crown Princess Caroline: 6 August 2017 - present
  • Archduke/Archduchess of Pannonia
  1. HIH Emperor Mother Margaret: 6 August 2017 - present

Dukes and Duchesses

  • Duke/Duchess of Royton
  1. HIH Princess Consort Margaret: 31 January 2009 - 28 March 2009
  2. Lord General William, 2nd Duke of Royton, KOR, KCA, DSC: 28 March 2009 - 8 March 2010
  3. HIH Lord Esmond McLaughlin, Duke of Royton: 8 March 2010 - present
  • Duke of Highland
  1. HIM Emperor Terry I: 21 February 2009 - 14 October 2009
  2. HIH Lord Esmond McLaughlin, Duke of Royton: 14 October 2009 - present
  • Duke of Davidopia
  1. HIH Emperor Father Terry: 4 May 2013 - present
  • Duke/Duchess of Grantabridge
  1. Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge: 17 June 2013 - 23 September 2016
  2. HIH Emperor Mother Margaret: 23 September 2016 - present
  • Duke of New Virginia
  1. Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia: 7 September 2014 - present
  • Duke of Bohemia
  1. HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia: 21 February 2016 - present
  • Duchess of Lowland
  1. HI&SH Princess Consort Hannah: 7 March 2016 - present
  • Duke of Insulae:
  1. HRH Prince Aggelos: 6 August 2017 - present
  • Duke of Dalmatia:
  1. Iron Lord Daniel Dankovsky, Duke of Dalmatia: 6 August 2017 - present


Counts and Countesses

  1. HIM Emperor Jonathan I: 31 January 2009 - present
  • Countess of Nearloch
  1. HIH Crown Princess Caroline: 21 February 2009 - present
  • Count of Greater Corinium
  1. Lord Centurion William Wade, Count of Greater Corinium: 4 May 2013 - present
  • Countess of Vienna
  1. Lady Victoria Gordon, Countess of Vienna: 12 July 2013 - present
  • Countess of Colltiree
  1. HIH Emperor Grandmother Joyce: 13 April 2014 - present
  • Count of Linnheside
  1. Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge: 13 April 2014 - 23 September 2016
  2. Vacant
  • Count of Greater Richmond
  1. Lord Dux Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia: 7 September 2014 - present
  • Count/Countess of Greater Shineshore
    • Vacant
  • Count of New Bernardston
  1. HM King Quentin I: 4 June 2016 - present
  • Count/Countess of Rokytka
  1. HIH Eritoshi, Countess of Memphis: 30 January 2016 - 14 June 2017
  2. Vacant
  • Count of Ousten
  1. HRH Grand Duke Niels I: 4 June 2016 - present
  • Count of Mentavlos
  1. Lord Peter Palaiologos, Count of Mentavlos: 27 June 2016 - present
  • Count of Samos:
  1. HRH Prince Aggelos: 6 August 2017 - present
  • Count of Risinium:
  1. Iron Lord Daniel Dankovsky, Duke of Dalmatia: 6 August 2017 - present

Barons and Baronesses

  1. HIH Crown Princess Caroline: 31 January 2009 - present
  1. HIH Emperor Mother Margaret: 21 February 2009 - present
  1. Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium: 4 May 2013 - present
  1. Lord John Gordon, Baron of Palasia: 12 July 2013 - present
  1. Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia: 13 April 2014 - present
  1. Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge: 13 April 2014 - 23 September 2016
  2. Vacant
  1. Lady B. Barger, Baroness of New Richmond: 7 September 2014 - present
  1. HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan: 4 June 2016 - present
  1. Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia: 3 December 2014 - present
  1. Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora: 30 January 2016 - present
  1. Lord Kit McCarthy, Baron of Amerdansk: 7 March 2016 - present
  1. HE Pope Euclid I: 10 July 2017 - present
  1. HRH Prince Aggelos: 6 August 2017 - present
  1. Iron Lord Daniel Dankovsky, Duke of Dalmatia: 6 August 2017 - present

Peerages

Peerages are hereditary titles which may be granted by the Monarch. Recipients of peerages are known as peers. Peers shall be known as Name, Baron/Viscount/Count/Marquess/Duke of Place. The Monarch shall decide which title is granted (female equivalents obviously permitted) and which place the person is made peer of. The same place may not have more than one simultaneous peerage named after it.

—Article XI, Sections K and L of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011

To date, ten Peerages have been bestowed:


Nobles in order of precedence

The following is a list of all Nobles in order of precedence - those in italics are already situated higher in the list.

  1. HI&SH Princess Consort Hannah, as Augusta.
  2. HM King Calum I, as Caesar.
  3. HIH Lord Esmond McLaughlin, Duke of Royton, as Caesar.
  4. HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia, as Caesar.
  5. HIM Emperor Jonathan I, as Archduke of Britannia.
  6. HIH Princess Christine, as Archduchess of Germania.
  7. HIH Crown Princess Caroline, as Archduchess of Asia Minor.
  8. HIH Emperor Mother Margaret, as Archduchess of Pannonia.
  9. HIH Emperor Father Terry, as Duke of Davidopia.
  10. Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia
  11. HRH Prince Aggelos, as Duke of Insulae.
  12. Iron Lord Daniel Dankovsky, Duke of Dalmatia
  13. HIH Emperor Grandmother Joyce, as Duchess of Merton.
  14. Lord Geoffrey Trory, Duke of Belfast
  15. HM King Adam I, as Duke of Washington.
  16. Sir James von Puchow, KVJ et al, as Marquess of Atkantia.
  17. Lord Centurion William Wade, Count of Greater Corinium
  18. Lady Victoria Gordon, Countess of Vienna
  19. HM King Quentin I, as Count of New Bernardston.
  20. HRH Grand Duke Niels I, as Count of Ousten.
  21. Lord Peter Palaiologos, Count of Mentavlos
  22. Victoria Hathaway, Countess of Sidney
  23. Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium
  24. Lord John Gordon, Baron of Palasia
  25. Lord Alastair Cranston, Baron of Beith Craobh Iostan
  26. Lady B. Barger, Baroness of New Richmond
  27. HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan, as Baron of Shineshore.
  28. Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia
  29. Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora
  30. Lord Kit McCarthy, Baron of Amerdansk
  31. HE Pope Euclid I, Baron of Hoagland
  32. Lady Alexandra Steggals, Baroness of Roehampton
  33. HH Prince Milomir I, as Baron of Arenberg.
  34. Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria
  35. Lady Strawberry Easton, Baroness of Thanasia