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Teenage Knights?
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Louis Epstein
2020-07-15 22:25:51 UTC
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On what occasions have knighthoods ever been bestowed on
non-royal teenagers?

I see it noted that the eldest son of the first Baron Spencer
(ancestor of the Dukes of Marlborough and Earls Spencer through
the Earls of Sunderland) was born in December 1590 and died
in August 1610...as SIR John Spencer.

Anyone have the story behind this or similar cases?
Normally it takes a lot longer to earn that distinction.
(Baronets can inherit the style at birth,but there were
no baronetcies at this point).

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Louis Epstein
2020-07-15 22:29:35 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
On what occasions have knighthoods ever been bestowed on
non-royal teenagers?
I see it noted that the eldest son of the first Baron Spencer
(ancestor of the Dukes of Marlborough and Earls Spencer through
the Earls of Sunderland) was born in December 1590 and died
in August 1610...as SIR John Spencer.
Of course,the Wikipedes may have made an error;
thepeerage.com has him as "Hon." and Burke's omits
him completely.
Post by Louis Epstein
Anyone have the story behind this or similar cases?
Normally it takes a lot longer to earn that distinction.
(Baronets can inherit the style at birth,but there were
no baronetcies at this point).
-=-=-
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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