What is a Peerage
In the Middle Ages, the term "lord" was synonymous with "sire" and implied Feudal superiority.

The term "peerage" includes the Derived from the mecieval Latin paragium, simply meaning "a company of equals" and was originally applied to those of similar rank within the nobility. From 1321, the term was used to describe those senior barons of England who normaly received writs of summons to Parliment. . In there coat od arms, peers use a silver helmet with gold bars, a coronet appropriate to their rank.

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