In the UK, a marquis (or marquess), is a title of nobility that ranks between a duke and an earl. Whilst these titles are less well known, this somehow adds an air of mystery and prestige.
In the past, a marquis was responsible for frontier territories called a march. He had responsibility for defending and fortifying this land against hostile neighbours and so had a more elevated position than counts (whose territories were not located on a country's border).
Here's a quick overview of the origin of these titles:
Marquis (or marquess): Originating from the Old French marchis – this title originally described a nobleman responsible for a defending a frontier territory called a "march".
Marchioness: A title given to the wife or widow of a marquis.
If you'd like to become a marquis or marchioness for show purposes, you'll find the Elite Titles' process is very simple.
To start with, you need to choose either the Seated or Non-seated option.
Next, purchase your new "title" from us.
Elite Titles will handle all the legalities involved in changing your title. In return, you'll receive a Document Pack that contains your Certificate of Title, along with all the information you need, to start using and enjoying your title immediately.
"Just wanted to let you know that I received the package this morning!! I am just thrilled with the certificates and relating paperwork. Thank you so very much!!!!"
T - April 2005 – USA
"Elite are a fantastic company who are only too willing to help their customers. Throughout the whole process of acquiring a Title, Andrew has been most helpful, answering countless emails. Well done Andrew and Elite!"
Happy Customer, New Zealand 2003
Buying a title is a fun way to raise your social status. So if you'd like to become a marquis or marchioness for show purposes, let Elite Titles help.
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