the entire British peerage, including all dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons.
Also, barony. the dignity or rank of a baron.
Historical Examples

If he struck at the baronage, it was through Lady Salisbury, in whose veins flowed the blood of kings.
History of the English People, Volume III (of 8) John Richard Green

But the baronage or Squirearchy of the country were of another mind.
History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle

Firmly as he still clung to prerogatives which the baronage were as firm not to own, the main struggle for the Charter was over.
History of the English People, Volume II (of 8) John Richard Green

From the first his aim was to free the Crown from the control of the baronage.
History of the English People, Volume III (of 8) John Richard Green

But he was too closely connected with the baronage to be altogether trusted by the king.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4 Various

The baronage hated his strong hand and his strict enforcement of the law.
A History of England Charles Oman

It was in the Hebrew coffers that the foreign kings found strength, to hold their baronage at bay.
History of the English People, Volume II (of 8) John Richard Green

This at Pg 165 once brought him into conflict with the clergy and the baronage.
A History of England Charles Oman

But it ends with a most peculiar and important clause, which shows how little the baronage trusted the king.
A History of England Charles Oman

The baronage did not come into existence until after the Conquest.
The Mother of Parliaments Harry Graham

barons collectively
the rank or dignity of a baron


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