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Great Estates of Medieval Europe

Great Estates of Medieval Europe

During the Middle Ages, the drama and politics played out most notably in the hubs of government, the royal courts and the palatial seats of imperial power. Yet the everyday stories of millions of medieval people, from all walks of life, were simultaneously carried...

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Famous Palaces in India

Famous Palaces in India

Is there anywhere in the world that sums up the opulence and grandeur of royal life more than the palaces of India? Boasting over eighty palaces and palatial royal retreats, India’s wealth of regal residences are the result of centuries of dynastic development...

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What Are the Oldest Palaces in France?

What Are the Oldest Palaces in France?

No country in the world epitomises finery, opulence and elegance quite like the French. So, it is not surprising that some of the most beautiful and extravagant royal palaces throughout Europe are to be found across the French cities and regions. Their reputation for...

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The Most Beautiful Royal Palaces of Europe

The Most Beautiful Royal Palaces of Europe

The royal palaces of Europe conjure up visions of vast wealth, extravagance and architectural splendour. Unlike the functional roles of defensive castles and keeps, palaces were designed for more refined purposes, such as sovereign celebrations, imperial pomp,...

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The Lifestyle of an Indian Prince

The Lifestyle of an Indian Prince

As the empires of the Indian subcontinent rose and fell across the centuries, the many and varied royal dynasties left a historic legacy on the culture of India. Although its monarchy was officially abolished in 1950 when the country became a republic, the vibrancy,...

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What are the Levels of Nobility?

What are the Levels of Nobility?

The Nobility is a powerful and glamourous social class that emerged during the Middle Ages. In the earliest times of the noble classes, the roles and levels were vague and fluid, especially across the different kingdoms and continents. However, as this influential...

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Aristocratic Titles for Sale

Aristocratic Titles for Sale

Our firm has in its archives an immense portfolio of aristocratic titles of nobility for sale. Here you can buy a French or Italian aristocratic title of nobility. We are exclusively dedicated to the genuine sale of hereditary and fully inheritable aristocratic titles...

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Ancient Italian Principality For Sale

Ancient Italian Principality For Sale

The Titular Nobility of Italy, also known as the Italian Nobility, is a very complex and difficult historic and legal system. We do have in our books some rare and magnificent Italian Principalities. This type of title is even scarcer than the Duchies, and there are...

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The Hierarchy of European Nobility

The Hierarchy of European Nobility

The nobility of Europe is a topic that intrigues and fascinates people from all walks of life, the world over. There is something endlessly captivating about the esteemed and privileged classes who have enjoyed a position within the finest social circles across the...

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The Oldest Castle In Germany

The Oldest Castle In Germany

There is some debate over which of Germany's 25,000 castles can rightly claim to be The Oldest of Them All. With so many castles dating from the early Middle Ages, it can be difficult to accurately state which is officially Germany's Oldest Castle, especially as many...

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The Oldest Noble Family In Europe

The Oldest Noble Family In Europe

The history of medieval and Renaissance Europe features a whole host of legendary noble families. It is difficult to state which of the ancient noble families of Europe is officially the oldest, as this can depend on a whole range of definitions and criteria. However,...

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The Oldest Fairy Tale Castles in Germany

The Oldest Fairy Tale Castles in Germany

Germany is renowned for its fairy tale castles. Although there are estimated to be over 25,000 castles throughout Germany, many of the more famous castles, the legendary Neuschwanstein for example, are relatively modern buildings, built in the last two hundred years,...

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Top Ten Must-See German Palaces

Top Ten Must-See German Palaces

With over 25,000 castles in Germany, it can be difficult to know which ones to visit, or which area of Germany to base your trip. And with so many castles, there is such a vast range of architectural styles and structures. For example, many medieval castles were built...

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Ancient French Feudal Barony For Sale

Ancient French Feudal Barony For Sale

We have in our archives several kinds of French nobility Titles of Baron for sale. In this world dominated by the loss of the traditional values and globalisation, there are many people interested in obtaining noble & feudal titles. Some want the titles for...

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Five of the Most Famous Castles in Italy

Five of the Most Famous Castles in Italy

Like many European countries, Italy’s turbulent and dramatic history gave rise to a wealth of castles and fortified buildings. Whether built to protect their coastline from invaders across the seas, or to fortify the northern territories against the threat from...

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Famous Noble Families of Medieval Europe

Famous Noble Families of Medieval Europe

The noble families of medieval Europe shaped the very history of the period. From their esteemed positions of power and privilege, the famous noble houses of the Middle Ages impacted the politics and governance, influenced the royal dynasties and the church, and left...

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What are Aristocrats?

What are Aristocrats?

The stories and lifestyles of aristocrats have intrigued and captivated people for centuries. Even in the times of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, the ordinary man and woman would have been fascinated by the members of this social elite. Louis de Silvestre / Public...

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Why Are There So Many Castles in Germany?

Why Are There So Many Castles in Germany?

Europe is famous for its abundance of castles, many dating back to medieval times. With so many neighbouring nations, as well as the turbulent history of the last 1000 years, European countries needed to defend their territories and protect their people. In medieval...

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Ancient Italian Duchy For Sale

Ancient Italian Duchy For Sale

In some cases, we are able to research Italian Duchies. It is indeed a title with a very scarce availability, and there are just a few left. Should you be interested in the acquisition of this type of title, please inform us at your earliest convenience, as this is...

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The Definition of Aristocracy

The Definition of Aristocracy

The commanding role of the aristocracy may have faded over the centuries, but the realm of history's rich and powerful nobles still fascinates people from all walks of life, in all corners of the globe. Even today, with our demands for democracy and equality, we have...

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The Definition of Nobility

The Definition of Nobility

Nobility is a word that's often used to describe certain classes of society, both in modern times and throughout history. It's also sometimes used to denote certain qualities and characteristics. But what is the true definition of nobility? Workshop of Agnolo Bronzino...

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Famous French Castles in Films

Famous French Castles in Films

Even though the castles of old were originally built as fortresses, the idea of castles often evokes a world of fairytale, fantasy and splendour. With their impressive grounds, stunning architecture, vast interiors, and dazzling imagery, as well as fascinating...

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The Nobility of Norway

The Nobility of Norway

The Norwegian Nobility consisted originally of warrior Chieftains, Earls (Jarls), and minor kings, before the unification of the Kingdom under the sceptre of Harold Fair Hair, known as King Harald I of Norway. A nobility in the true sense of the word was unheard of...

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The Title of Prince in France

The Title of Prince in France

The title of Prince was not formally recognised in the grading of non-royal French titles that start with the title of Duke: the monarchy accepted only the royal Princes and the foreign Princes. The title of Prince is borne by all the members of the different Royal...

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San Marino Nobility Titles

San Marino Nobility Titles

The nobility ranks of San Marino are based on the Italian model (with the exception of the titles of Prince and Viscount , which were never granted) and are as follows: Duca, Duchessa. (Duke, Duchess). Resulting from the Latin dux, a military leader, this title...

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Noble Titles For Sale in Europe

Noble Titles For Sale in Europe

European Titles of Nobility for sale Ostlichter LTA also may obtain for you Feudal and Noble titles from other areas and countries of Europe. We also must say again that we do not work and will never work with any sort of Irish, English, Scottish or any sort of...

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The Belgian Nobility

The Belgian Nobility

The Belgian nobility consists of Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, Barons, Knights and untitled noblemen. It owes its legal existence to Article LXXV of the Constitution of 7th February of 1831. The aristocracy of Belgium is very old and ancient, and the...

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Spanish Titles & the Spanish Nobility

Spanish Titles & the Spanish Nobility

Origins of Spanish Nobility Titles The origins of the Spanish nobility lie in the Visigothic kingdom, with its capital in Toledo, that arose in the early sixth century of the Christian era, following the Romanisation of the Iberian Peninsula. The first titles, duke,...

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French Dukedom for Sale

French Dukedom for Sale

After careful investigation we are proud to announce that our researchers have indicated that a French Title of Duke might be available soon for our distinguished clients. This fact is completely unusual, and probably we will not be able to offer something like this...

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The Danish Nobility

The Danish Nobility

Titled Nobility was unknown in Denmark before 1671, when the power of the old nobility, having been broken by the introduction of the autocracy and by the abolition of the old state council, King Christian V, by a decree of 25th may 1671, instituted a new Nobility...

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Portugal and the Portuguese Nobility

Portugal and the Portuguese Nobility

The Nobility of Portugal consists of Dukes, Marquesses, Counts, Viscounts, and Barons: the first three titles carry with them the rank of Grandee of the Kingdom, but Viscounts and Barons are only Grandees if specially created as such. In older times, the only title...

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Method, Pricing and Procedure: FAQ

Method, Pricing and Procedure: FAQ

Where do your Titles come from? We provide nobility and feudal titles only and exclusively from France, Germany and Italy. Please be aware that we do not engage in counsel or advice or sales related to English, Irish, Scottish or any other type of British title. What...

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Italian Barony For Sale

Italian Barony For Sale

The route to become a titled Italian Baron Ostlichter LTA has available in his files and archives some extremely old Mediterranean Baronies for sale from the Ancient Kingdoms of Italy. There is much history here. These are particularly aged Feudal Baronies, with all...

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Rare German Principality for Sale

Rare German Principality for Sale

German Prince titles for sale are a very uncommon commodity. After a long time, and extensive work, our team is now able to research for our clients some German princely titles with links to the Holy Roman Empire. Those interested in claiming the ownership and...

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The Swedish Nobility

The Swedish Nobility

The Nobility of Sweden The Swedish Nobility has its origins in the reign of King Magnus I Ladulas (1279-1290). This King married the Princess Hedwiga of Holstein, who suggested to the monarch the institution of the Fralse in 1290. This "Fralse" freed all those who in...

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The Roman Nobility

The Roman Nobility

"The Roman Nobility was the most sophisticated caste of Machiavellian aristocrats that ever existed in Italian history", as quoted by Michele Arditi, a Neapolitan nobleman, lawyer, and famous author and antiquarian in the XIX century. The Roman princely families...

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