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tony draper
24th Dec 2006, 20:55
Question came up tonight,how many Dukedoms are there in this country?
I know a lot of counties have their own Dukes, ie Northumberland Cornwall Lancaster ect, but the likes of Yorkshire don't seem to own one,I think Durham is unique in that it belongs to a Bishop instead of a Duke.
:confused: :rolleyes:

Loki
24th Dec 2006, 21:11
When you say "this country" do you mean the UK as a whole? Did what is now the Irish republic have any dukedoms (I suppose that should be duchys), if so do we include those?

Burkes Peerage will help:

http://www.burkes-peerage.net/code/newsearch.asp

mcgoo
24th Dec 2006, 21:20
Theres 4 in the US, Bo, Luke, Daisy and Jesse.

dontpickit
24th Dec 2006, 21:26
Don't know how many, but a lot of the big league feature in here,

for example:

http://www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/page_cache/su/westminster.htm

G-CPTN
24th Dec 2006, 21:52
Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Westminster, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Norfolk,

Bo Nalls
24th Dec 2006, 21:53
Wiki to the rescue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dukes_in_the_peerages_of_the_British_Isles#Dukes_in_ the_Peerage_of_England) :D

tony draper
24th Dec 2006, 21:53
Thanks chaps,think one will hang on for a Earldom then,common as muck the Dukes is.
:rolleyes:
Draper, Earl Marshall of the Northern Marches, Hammer of the Fluffist.
:uhoh:

pigboat
24th Dec 2006, 22:09
Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Westminster, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Norfolk,

As the music quizmeister, I feel compelled to add the Duke of Earl.

tony draper
24th Dec 2006, 22:14
Hmmm, don't think that William Duke of Cumberland is very popular North of the Border,they called him Stinking Billy.
:uhoh:

henry crun
24th Dec 2006, 23:15
Ah, memories of a classic hit from yesteryear.

All together now, and don't forget to pronounce Duke as Dook

Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl

Blacksheep
26th Dec 2006, 03:21
I always thought he was the Dook of Oil? :confused:

obgraham
26th Dec 2006, 05:11
All together now, and don't forget to pronounce Duke as DookWell, they're ain't no "J" in Duke!
Y'know what am sayin?

Blacksheep
26th Dec 2006, 06:42
Nah!
Dook is spelled D-O-O-K
Juke is spelled J-U-K-E
Djuke is spelled D-U-K-E

Its in the roolz - a D followed by a soft vowel ending in a hard consonant is a Dj.

Which of course, means that Dook should be spoken as as Djook. :confused:

Like Djakarta or Djibuti for instance (so where on earth did Jakarta and Gibraltar come from?)

Ought not John be Djohn? Born in the month of Djune (its djust before Djuly, which is an exception to the rule.)

English! Possibly the world's most confusing language...

(After Finnish.)

tony draper
26th Dec 2006, 08:30
I believe Duke is a Roman title,whereas yer Earl originates from the time the scandyhooligans held sway here,Baron is probably Norman,it has something of the French about it.
:cool:

GOLF_BRAVO_ZULU
26th Dec 2006, 08:39
A quick way of counting is to run through the name list of Mr Stanier's later Class 8P Pacific engines and the Navy's Type 23 Frigates. Beware of the Jokers in both, though.