Excerpt from Peerage Law in England: A Practical Treatise for Lawyers and Laymen; With an Appendix of Peerage Charters and Letters Patent; (In English) Peerage law in England possesses a wide and enduring interest. It appeals alike to the lawyer and the states' man, to the student of history and to the antiquarian. It appeals, on personal grounds, to those who are descended (and their number is legion) from ennobled ancestors; and last, not least, it appeals to those who possess or hope to inherit or recover an existing peerage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.