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A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. Historically, some duchies in Continental Europe were sovereign, while others (especially in France and Britain) were subordinate districts of a kingdom. Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud, feoff, or fee, often consisted of inheritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a form of allegiance, originally to give him the means to fulfill his military duties when called upon. ... A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ... The term duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Spain and France (in Italy, principe... World map showing the location of Europe. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... For related meanings see also Monarch (disambiguation) A monarchy, (from the Greek monos archein, meaning one ruler) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ...


Traditionally, a grand duchy, such as Luxembourg, was generally independent and sovereign. Sovereign duchies were common in the Holy Roman Empire and German-speaking areas. A grand duchy is a territory whose head of state is a Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. ... The extent of the Holy Roman Empire around 1630, superimposed over modern European state borders Capital None Language(s) Latin, German, many others Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy Emperor  - 962–967 Otto I  - 973–983 Otto II  - 996–1002 Otto III  - 1014– 1024 Henry II  - 1027–1039 Conrad II  - 1046...


In France, a number of duchies existed in the medieval period. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom still holds the medieval French title of Duke of Normandy; the only lands still attached to the Duchy of Normandy are the Channel Islands although there no longer is a King of France (in effet ruling). Important French duchies included Normandy, Burgundy, Brittany and Aquitaine. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Bold textInsert non-formatted text here This statue of Rollo the Viking (founder of the fiefdom of Normandy) stands in Falaise, Calvados, birthplace of his descendant William I the Conqueror (the Duke of Normandy who became King of England). ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... Flag of Normandy Normandy (in French: Normandie, and in Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region in northern France. ... Coat of arms of the second Duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: ; German: ) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks; the former gave their... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Dordogne Gironde Landes Lot-et-Garonne Pyrénées-Atlantiques Arrondissements 18 Cantons 235 Communes 2,296 Statistics Land area1 41,308 km² Population (Ranked 6th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ...


In medieval England, the territories of Lancashire and Cornwall were made duchies, with certain powers accruing to their Dukes. The Duchy of Lancaster was created in 1351 but became merged with the Crown when, in 1399, the Duke, Henry Bolingbroke ascended the throne of England as Henry IV. The Duchy of Cornwall was created in 1337 and held successively by Dukes of Cornwall who were also heirs to the throne. These duchies today have lost their political role,[citation needed] although there is an ongoing dispute over the status of Cornwall. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Cornwall (pronounced ; Cornish: ) is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... A not-so-nice duchy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In more recent times, territorial duchies have become rare; most dukedoms conferred in the last few centuries have been of a purely symbolic character (see Duke). No independent duchies exist today; however, Luxembourg is an independent Grand Duchy. A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ... A grand duchy is a territory whose head of state is a Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. ...

  • For the history of duchies as an institution, see the entry on Duke.

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A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ...

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Current or historical duchies

A grand duchy is a territory whose head of state is a Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. ... The only modern duchies in England are those of Cornwall and Lancaster. ... The Duchy of Limburg was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, located between the river Meuse and the city of Aachen. ... The Dukedom of Cornwall was the first dukedom created in the peerage of England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cornwall (pronounced ; Cornish: ) is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... The flag of Cornwall (Kernow) The constitutional status of Cornwall, in the south west of Great Britain, is the subject of ongoing debate. ... A not-so-nice duchy. ... Official language German Capital Riga Regent Adolf Pilar von Pilchau Area ? km² Population ? Independance 12 April 1918 Admission 22 September 1918 (German State) National anthem ? The United Baltic Duchy (in German: Vereinigtes Baltisches Herzogtum) was a shortlived construct in 1918 made possible through Germanys occupation of Latvia and Estonia... Coat of arms Map of the Duchy of Warsaw after 1809. ... The Duchy of Normandy stems from the Viking invasions of France in the 8th century. ... The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ... Coat of arms of the duchy of Aquitaine. ... Duchy of Vasconia (red) in time of Eudes the Great (early 8th century) The Duchy of Vasconia (also Wasconia, later Gascony) was a Duchy formed in the 7th century that included the former Roman province of Novempopulania and, at least in some periods, also the Basque lands south of the... Map of the historical and cultural area of Gascony. ... The Duke of Brittany (French: Duc de Bretagne) governed Brittany, a region with strong traditions of independence, including a language and a distinctive culture. ... Mayor of the Palace was an early medieval title and office, also known by the Latin name, maior domus, used most notably in the Frankish kingdoms in the 7th and 8th centuries. ... The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuanian: , Ruthenian: Wialikaje Kniastwa Litowskaje, Ruskaje, Żamojckaje, Belarusian: , Ukrainian: , Polish: , Latin: ) was an Eastern and Central European state of the 12th[1] /13th century until the 18th century. ...

Fictional duchies

The Grand Duchy of Jeuno, or more commonly just Jeuno, is a booming city-state in the World of Vanadiel from the game Final Fantasy XI. Built upon Heavens Bridge, the city is a structure that allows passage between the Quon and Mindartia continents. ... Final Fantasy XI ), also known as Final Fantasy XI: Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) as a part of the Final Fantasy video game series. ... The Duchy of Grand Fenwick is an imaginary country created by Leonard Wibberley in a series of comic novels, most popularly The Mouse That Roared (1955). ... Borogravia is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Cover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by Josh Kirby Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of... Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Cover of an early edition of The Colour of Magic; art by Josh Kirby Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of... Robin Hobb, Finncon 2004 Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden (born 1952 in California) is an author of fantasy fiction. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Robin Hobb is the pen name of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden (born 1952 in California). ... Zeons Emblem In the TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century series) universe, Zeon can refer to the Republic of Zeon, the Principality of Zeon or Neo-Zeon. ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... The Belgariad is a five book fantasy epic written by David Eddings. ... Capital Oviedo Area  - total  - % of Spain Ranked 10th 10 604 km² 2,1% Population  - Total (2003)  - % of Spain  - Density Ranked 12th 1 056 789 2,5% 99,65/km² Demonym  - English  - Spanish Asturian asturiano/a, astur Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 ISO 3166-2 O Parliamentary representation  Congress seats... The Belgariad is a five book fantasy epic written by David Eddings. ... Mimbre is a region of Arendia in The Belgariad and The Malloreon, related fantasy serieses by David Eddings. ... The Belgariad is a five book fantasy epic written by David Eddings. ... The Belgariad is a five book fantasy epic written by David Eddings. ... The Riftwar Saga is a series of fantasy novels by Raymond E. Feist. ... The Riftwar Saga is a series of fantasy novels by Raymond E. Feist. ... Krondor can refer to either: Betrayal at Krondor, (video game) Return to Krondor, (video game, sequel to Betrayal at Krondor) The world called Krondor set out in Raymond E. Feists Riftwar series. ... The Riftwar Saga is a series of fantasy novels by Raymond E. Feist. ...

External links

  • The Duchy of Cornwall - On the Prince of Wales' official web-site
  • Tyr Gwyr Gweryn The Duchy charters, Cornish foreshore case and much more in full

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