New Nobility

New Nobility

 

a widely used name for the portion of the 16th- and 17th-century English nobility that, unlike the old feudal nobility, was able to adapt to the development of capitalist relations. It emerged as the main ally of the bourgeoisie during the English Civil War. The majority of the new nobility were of the minor and middle nobility, that is, members of the gentry.

References in classic literature ?
For new nobility is but the act of power, but ancient nobility is the act of time.
a new nobility is conferred in groves and pastures, and not in castles or by the sword-blade any longer.
Once political participation in the Great Council was restricted, membership in it defined a new nobility.
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Most think of him as someone who spent his time with (often spurious) genealogies, making up coats of arms for the new nobility.
Entails in France had a strange evolution due to the political needs of Napoleon and his desire to attract a new nobility while undermining the old nobility, but were generally abolished by 1849.
Since his last performances in the fall of 1998, he has brought a new nobility to the character of the Knight of the Holy Grail, singing with greater restraint and, in the Bridal Scene, increased tenderness and compassion.
In chapter 1, Hills offers a convincing portrait of how the seventeenth-century growth of Neapolitan convents was intertwined with political turf battles among the old and new nobility, between secular and religious authorities, and even among the religious themselves.
Nietzsche's goal, teaching a new nobility without noble lies, introduces philosophizing gods, as it rejects Platonist images of beings above humanity possessing perfect wisdom and declares the superiority of philosophers to all other beings, as they are deserving of rule over all other things, including religions.
The grant of a wardship or marriage to a loyal new man was not only bound to increase the king's power over his new nobility through both their expected gratitude and the need for recipients to keep on the right side of the monarch due to the conditional and/or often less than permanent nature of such grants.
40) This example notwithstanding, most officiers' families who became a part of this new nobility did so in a very gradual manner rather than by a formal judicial decision.
19) In order to resist the pressure, particularly of the new nobility and the professional and merchant classes, which represented most of the ascendant social energy in the city (at Court), the noble Piazzas requested and obtained agreement from Philip II that no new members could be admitted to the Piazzas without royal license and the full agreement of all the nobles of the Seggio in question.