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

The Regions of Asia Minor and of Pannonia were created for Ionisia and Jovanovo respectively, and would ordinarily have been dissolved upon each one's loss of Town status. However, by special provision, the titles were kept in place in order to provide for prospective future expansions in the same areas of the world.

  • 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 - 18 November 2017
  2. HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Virginia: 19 May 2019 - present
  • Duke of Bohemia
  1. HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Virginia: 21 February 2016 – present
  • Duchess of Lowland
  1. HI&SH Princess Hannah: 7 March 2016 – present
  • Duke of Occidentia
  1. Lord Charles Ross, Duke of Occidentia: 14 March 2019 - present
  • Duke of Frisia
    • Vacant

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
  • Count of Colltiree
  1. HIH Emperor Grandmother Joyce: 13 April 2014 - 2 November 2018
  2. Lord Michael, Duke of Merton: 2 November 2018 – present
  • Count of Linnheside
  1. Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge: 13 April 2014 - 23 September 2016
  2. Vacant
  • Count of Greater Richmond
  1. HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Virginia: 7 September 2014 – present
  • Count of Greater Hoagland
  1. Lord Grant Hawkins, Count of Greater Hoagland: 18 November 2017 – present
  • 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/Countess of Greater Bregusland
    • Vacant
  • Count of West Frisia
  1. Lord Dionisiy Tedzhan-Smahin, Count of West Frisia: 21 March 2019 - present
  • Count of New Grémmia
  1. Lord Edward Gunderson, Count of New Grémmia: 22 April 2019 - 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 - 18 November 2017
  2. HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan: 18 November 2017 – present
  1. Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge: 13 April 2014 - 23 September 2016
  2. Vacant
  1. Lady Brenda, Baroness of New Richmond: 7 September 2014 – present
  1. Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston: 3 December 2014 – present
  1. Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora: 30 January 2016 – present
  1. Lord Anthony Clark, Baron of Amerdansk: 7 March 2016 – present
  1. Lord Grant Hawkins, Count of Greater Hoagland: 10 July 2017 – present
  1. Lord James Ellis, Baron of Bregusland: 14 March 2019 - present
  1. Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate: 14 March 2019 - present
  1. Lord Edward Adjei-Prempeh, Baron of Dragovina: 22 April 2019 - 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, twenty Peerages have been bestowed (defunct peerages in italics):

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 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 New Virginia, 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 Charles Ross, Duke of Occidentia
  11. Lord Michael, Duke of Merton
  12. Lord Geoffrey Trory, Duke of Belfast
  13. HM King Adam I, as Duke of Washington.
  14. Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston.
  15. Adam I of Adammia, as Duke of Deira.
  16. HRH Prince Aggelos, as Duke of Insulae.
  17. Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia
  18. Lord Centurion William Wade, Count of Greater Corinium
  19. Lady Victoria Gordon, Countess of Vienna
  20. Lord Grant Hawkins, Count of Greater Hoagland
  21. HM King Quentin I, as Count of New Bernardston.
  22. HRH Grand Duke Niels I, as Count of Ousten.
  23. Lord Dionisiy Tedzhan-Smahin, Count of West Frisia
  24. Lord Edward Gunderson, Count of New Grémmia
  25. Victoria Hathaway, Countess of Sidney
  26. Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
  27. Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium
  28. HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan, as Baron of Iostan na Beithe.
  29. Lady Brenda, Baroness of New Richmond
  30. Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora
  31. Lord Anthony Clark, Baron of Amerdansk
  32. Lord James Ellis, Baron of Bregusland
  33. Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate
  34. Lord Edward Adjei-Prempeh, Baron of Dragovina
  35. Lady Alexandra Steggals, Baroness of Roehampton
  36. HH Prince Milomir I, as Baron of Arenberg.
  37. Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria
  38. Lady Strawberry Easton, Baroness of Thanasia
  39. Sir Michael Lewis, Baron of Feltham
  40. Sir Julian Sharma, Baron of Hounslow
  41. Sir Daniel Morris, Baron of Huntingdon