onthe45 asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 month ago

If you're a Lord or a Lady are you considered aristocratic?

Update:

Are you sure about that. I've never heard Sir Andy Murray's wife described as Lady.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.   That makes you 'Gentry'   You may come from an aristocratic family, but more often than not you are some jumped up politician, and - yes - getting a knighthood allows your wife to call herself 'Lady'.     Knighthoods are very much not aristocracy, they are people who have given dodgy accounting services to some local politico in a far off hot country, or perfected the 'hop, skip and jump' or won a Gold medal for pushing a bicycle about.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A Lord, yes, "Lady" is more complicated. Many people titled "Lady" are aristocrats, but some are the wives of knights ("Sir"), and are therefore not aristocrats.

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