From the early fourteenth century there had in fact been two different baronages
Richard points to three factors to explain Alice's failure to recover Champagne: the erosion of her support due to concerns over her legitimacy; papal influence over local baronage
and bishops through the threat of excommunications; and, the death of her champion, Peter Hurepel, the Count of Boulogne.
Traditionally, it has been assumed that the Vespers and its immediate aftermath were evidence of a well-defined baronage
, capable of unseating the repressive Angevins and, through its parliaments, holding the Aragonese king of the island in check.
A BEAUTIFUL villa with fine lawn in front, studded with trees and surrounded with plantations and gardens was how St Ann's Lodge was described in D M Peters' Baronage
of Angus and the Mearns in the 19th century.
52) Immured in a keep on the site of Clifford's Tower at York Castle and beset by a predominantly rural mob led by lesser members of the local baronage
eager to obliterate all record of their Jewish bonds,(53) they are said to have cut each other's throats or to have killed themselves.
The clergy and baronage
are summoned to treat, ordain and execute; the representatives of the Commons are to bring full powers from those whom they represent to execute what should be ordained by the common council.