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Social Hierarchy

Class hierarchy of Regency England

This graphic offers a quick overview of the societal hierarchy, along with the population.

The break down within the highest order changed considerably between the years of 1795-1820, with as many as 27 Dukes at one point and as few as 17, as many as 370 Earls at one time then as few as 94, and so forth, as many lines became extinct or dormant while others were newly created.

The chart comes from the Vic's post in Jane Austen's World's Social Classes in England article, while the information came from Kristine Hughes' book.

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