Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Heraldry - more from the silly season

Following yesterday's story of the attempts by Willi Sturzenegger to be recognised as territorial Earl of Arran, comes news of another story where the money/sense ratio may well be called into question for those interested. For a quarter of a million pounds you can now buy the earldom of Wigtown. Except as things stand you'll be treated as a baron, because it's not really a peerage earldom, and you won't get the frilly bits on your coat of arms that you want and ... (oh, check out yesterday's post, I'm not going through all that again! lol).

The full story is in the Herald (seriously, still not a pun!) at www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/last-feudal-earldom-on-sale-for-250-000-1.1050386

Chris


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