Compiled by Mary Jo
The Wenches invite readers to submit questions to us, and due to general overwork, two interesting questions got lost, but now are found. So both questions are being answered today, and the questioners will each get a book from me.
Here is the first question from Rosa Berini Franco:
I would like to ask you about a question that has us debating several friends who are fond of historical romance. The question is the following:
When a distant relative inherits a title (e.g., earl) from someone who dies without direct heirs, do the sisters of that relative receive the courtesy title of lady? By distant relative, I am referring to a fourth or fifth degree cousin who has no title whatsoever.