2017-09-02 21:25:10 UTC
Hard on the heels of the death of the 11th Duke of Beaufort,
the man who succeeded him as the oldest living British Duke
has died...the 10th holder of three separate dukedoms in the
peerages of England (Richmond),Scotland(Lennox),and the United
Kingdom(Gordon) was 87.
Before these two deaths the eight oldest Dukes were each born
in separated sets of two consecutive years (1928 & 1929,1934 & 1935,
1939 & 1940,and 1944 & 1945) but now the oldest set is gone.
Only seven Dukes remain who were born before the present reign,
which began when there was a Duke born in 1869 (the 3rd Duke of
Abercorn,whose octogenarian grandson becomes the new oldest Duke)
and four born in the 1870s.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.