Peerage of the United Kingdom


Peerage of the United Kingdom

The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801, when it replaced the Peerage of Great Britain. New peers continued to be created in the Peerage of Ireland until the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.

The ranks of the peerage are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron.cite web
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Until the House of Lords Act 1999 was passed, all Peers of the United Kingdom were members of the House of Lords. However, from that date most of the hereditary peers were expelled as part of Parliamentary reform.

Lists of Peers

*Dukes: see "List of dukes in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"
*Marquesses: see "List of Marquesses in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"
*Earls and Countesses: see "List of Earls and Countesses in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"
*Viscounts: see "List of Viscounts in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"
*Hereditary Barons: see "List of hereditary Baronies in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"
*Life Barons and Baronesses: see "List of Life Barons and Baronesses in the Peerage of the United Kingdom"

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