Friday, January 4, 2019

Fact of the Day: Becoming a Duke

Like his older brothers, the future King William IV of Great Britain wanted an official title of Duke. However his father King George III wasn't ready to give him a dukedom. Prince William however was clever and told his father he would hold office in the House of Commons if he wasn't a Duke. Since the royal family at the time meddled with politics in Parliament, and that the sons of George III had often opposing viewpoints on political issues than their father, the King agreed and made William a Duke.   

8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Threats work I guess

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Obviously a skilled negotiator.

Christine said...

Clever

Sakuranko said...

Oh interesting fact
xx

Jenn said...

checkmate!

Kirk said...

Disagreed with his father politically? I wonder if that means he was in favor of the American Revolution.

Al Penwasser said...

We had something like 5 German Shepherds growing up.
They were all named Duke.
Coincidence.
Or is it?

Martha said...

Very clever