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  • Mary Jo Putney

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    Word Wench 2006-2016

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  • Years published: 164

    Novels published: 231

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    Range of story dates: nine centuries (1026-present)


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The Nitty-Gritty on Dukes

18th_Duke_of_Norfolk_Allan_WarrenAndrea here, musing today about . . . dukes. It’s hard not to think about them, as these days, every Regency romance novel seems to have “duke” in the title. Which would logically lead one to imagine that in Britain, dukes are a farthing a dozen.

But not so! A cursory glance at Debrett’s, the bible of the British peerage, quickly corrects that fantasy. So I thought it would very fun—and very educational—to take quick look at the reality of dukes and dukedoms in order to have a more accurate idea picture of the past and the present. (Above: the 18th Duke of Norfolk at his estate.)

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